WELCOME TO THE NTHS COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

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    The NTHS Counseling Team is committed to continuing communication with students and families and keeping you up to date during remote learning and beyond.  Email is the best form of communicating directly with your school counselor.  We are happy to set up phone or video meetings during remote learning as well.  When emailing to request a meeting, including details of when you are available and purpose of the meeting is helpful for scheduling purposes.  We are trying our best to respond to emails within 24 - 48 hours. Thank you and we look forward to working with families and students.
     

     
     

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     What is School Counseling?

    According the American School Counselors Association, School Counselors are uniquely qualified to work with students to address and solve academic hardships, support social and emotional growth of students and assist with career and college readiness to prepare students for the world beyond.

    Our goal as counselors at North Thurston High School is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that attends to the personal/social, academic and college and career planning needs of students. Services provided by our department include: academic advising, group and individual social/emotional support, facilitating communication between students/families and teachers to support academic success, linking students an families to community resources, crisis intervention, career and college planning and student advocacy.  We strive to ensure that all of our students are actively engaged in learning and are respectful and responsible problem solvers, enabling them to become productive members of the local and global community. 

     

     

    Confidentiality Statement

    School counselors recognize their primary obligation for confidentiality is to the student but balance that obligation with an understanding of the family or guardians’ legal and inherent rights to be the guiding voice in their children’s lives (ASCA Code of Ethics) as well as abiding by legal and ethical standards.

    • The role of the school counselor in regards to confidentiality is:
      • To support the students right to privacy and protect confidential information received from students, the family, guardian and staff members
      • To explain the meaning and limits of confidentiality to students in developmentally appropriate terms
      • To inform students and the family of the limits to confidentiality when: Student poses a danger to self or others, Court ordered disclosure, Consultation with other professionals in support of the student i.e. colleagues, supervisors, treatment teams, and other support personnel
      • To adhere to all laws protecting student records, health information, and special services (i.e., HIPAA, FERPA, IDEA)

     

     

     

Counseling Center Updates

  • Do you need a transcript? Ms. Sarah Smith, NTHS Registrar, is the main contact for transcripts. Her contact information is below.

    • There are two kinds of transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are essentially a copy of your transcript and can be used for many things.  Official transcripts are signed, dated, and sealed and are a more formal record.  Most applications, etc. will indicate if you need an unofficial or official transcript.
    • Please email Mrs. Smith with your request for unofficial or official transcripts and any questions.  Ms. Smith has been arranging for "quick pick ups" of official transcripts, but please give multiple days notice to allow for processing and arranging this service.

    Email Contact:  ssmith1@nthurston.k12.wa.us

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  • Crisis Clinic of Thurston/Mason County: Thurston/Mason County Crisis Clinic hotline is a resource for those seeking social/emotional and mental health related services. This is a non-emergency number where you will speak with a trained person who can provide additional resources and be a supportive listener. In cases of emergency, calling 911 is the best resource.

    Phone: 360-586-2800

    Web: http://www.crisis-clinic.org/

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