Welcome to HMS Counseling

  • Incoming 7th Graders

    Orientation Information (for English click here)

    Orientation Information (for Espanol click here)




    Current Students

    When would a student make an appointment to see a counselor?
    A student would make an appointment to see a counselor if they were experiencing any of the following issues. The earlier they make an appointment, the better!

    • academic concerns (grades, sign up for tutorials, prepare for college)
    • behavior concerns (citizenship, bullying, harassment)
    • emotional support (feelings, family life)
    • social issues (relationships with others)
    • special programs (AVID, GATE, MIGRANT)

     

    When would a parent call to make an appointment to see a counselor?
    A parent would make an appointment to see a counselor for their child if they had exhausted the list of options below and the situation still has not changed. For any questions related to the following strategies for success, please contact Mrs. Vargas at the number on the side of this page.

    • establish a consistent routine at home
    • decide on an "electronic free" space to do homework or read
    • sleep well, eat well, and regularly attend school
    • discuss each class as a family each night
    • interact with childs agenda and help them use it to prioritize their homework
    • address agenda concerns with child if you see blank spaces night after night
    • learn and use Home Access Center at least weekly
    • contact teachers by email (faster) or by phone
    • shadow student by attending classes with them
    • sign up student for homework center if you work late or need a teacher's help
    • start and continue weekly progress reports until issue resolves
    • tie in rewards or consequences to weekly progress reports
    • call Ms. Yasin for student to see counselor and discuss areas of concern

     

    How would a parent/guardian refer a child for possible intervention?
    A parent or guardian would fill out and submit a Parent Request Form (English / Spanish) for their child to be reviewed for possible intervention support services in any of the following areas. The earlier the intervention, the better!

    • academic concerns (grades, sign up for tutorials, prepare for college)
    • behavior concerns (citizenship, bullying, harassment)
    • emotional support (feelings, family life)
    • social issues (relationships with others)

    Please submit form to the office. The Intervention Team reviews requests weekly and a return call will be made to confirm that you request was received and being reviewed.

     

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