Virtual Days Information and activities

Virtual Days information and activities
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Koontz Virtual Counseling


Counseling Support During Virtual Days
I will be available by email, colleen.mckay@bcsemail.org or at (828)684-1295 or (828) 771-6279 each weekday from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.  

I hope to establish regular times that I will meet with the students in a virtual classroom.  More to come on this.  I will also be available for individual sessions as well as small groups.  Students, parents/guardians and teachers are able to make referrals for these services.  See the links below for referral process.  

If you are experiencing an emergency mental health crisis, please call 911 or Mobile Crisis at 1(888)573-1006.  

School Based Therapy or Outside Mental Health Suppor
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Please call your provider directly to inquire about options and appointments for care.  They are working on different options such as teletherapy appointments or sessions through other means of communication such as FaceTime or Skype.  They may also offer the option for appointments at designated locations.  Again, please call you provider directly.

Community Resources

  • Governor Cooper’s office has released a texting tool to locate nearby free meal sites for kids:  FOODNC to 877-877, or in Spanish, COMIDA to 877-877.
  •  No Kid Hungry has created a map of local school sites, community organizations and food assistance programs across NC where families can access food.  The map can be viewed at this link: http://nokidhungrync.org/covid19.
  • Parents may also call 2-1-1 to speak with an operator who will help them locate meal sites in their community.  The 2-1-1 service is available 24/7. Services are provided in English, Spanish and many other languages.


BCS ONLINE EXPECTATIONS

When anyone engages online, it's essential that everyone behaves appropriately. BCS students must follow the Responsible Use Policy that is agreed to during each device login. And it's not just students who have to follow those procedures, the adults do as well. As a quick reminder, when you're online, be sure to:

  • Use respectful behavior and language.
  • Stick to appropriate topic discussions.
  • Send only appropriate video transmissions.
  • Use only appropriate icon, emoji, and avatar submissions.
  • Wear school appropriate clothing if you are attending meetings virtually.
  • Be honest and do not plagiarize or copy others’ work -- use academic integrity.
  • Do not falsify information about yourself or impersonate others online.

When everyone remembers to act kindly, show consideration for others, and treat one another online as you wish to be treated in person, we'll all be able to focus on learning.  


Be well and hope to see you soon!