RHES Counseling Newsletter

Dear Red Hill Families,


Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! Although this year looks different than others, we are looking forward to continuing to support your child's personal, academic, and career development. Counseling services during virtual learning will include classroom lessons via Zoom and SeeSaw, as well as individual counseling, small group counseling, and consultation by phone and over Zoom.


We are here to help, so please don't hesitate to contact us!


Sincerely,


Ms. Z and Ms. Ferrer

Counseling Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete this counseling survey. This survey will help Ms. Z meet the needs of all students and plan relevant programming this year!


Click here to complete the survey in Spanish.

Request Family Assistance

We know that this pandemic has created economic hardship for many families. If you are in need of food, clothing, or virtual learning supplies assistance, please complete this Family Assistance Request. Although we cannot guarantee that all requests will be fulfilled, the Student Support Team will do our best to help!


Click here for the request form in Spanish.

Also make sure to check out the counseling website's Family Assistance Resources page for updated information about resources in our community.

Ms. Z, School Counselor

I am your school counselor, Ms. Z! This is my second year at Red Hill. I love helping students solve problems, manage their feelings, and spread kindness. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time in nature, reading, and baking.

You can contact me by phone, email, or by completing this referral form. If you choose to contact me by phone, call the Red Hill main office and leave a message on my voicemail. I will return your call as soon as possible. Please note that when I return your call, it may appear as "Blocked Number" because I am primarily working from home during remote learning. I will return contacts received after school hours the following school day. I look forward to working with you and your child this year!

Mrs. Ferrer, School Pyschologist

Hi! I am your school psychologist, Mrs. Ferrer! This is my 8th year at Red Hill and I love working with the students, staff, and families here. I also work at Walton Middle School, so I get to continue to work with students who have graduated from Red Hill. I enjoy helping students learn about themselves and to grow and develop into the people they want to be. When I am not working I like spending time outdoors with my friends and family.

You can contact me by phone or email. If you choose to contact me by phone, call the Red Hill main office and leave a message on my voicemail. I will return your call as soon as possible. Please note that when I return your call, it may appear as "Blocked Number" because I am primarily working from home during remote learning. I will return contacts received after school hours the following school day. I am excited about getting to know more Red Hill students and families this year!

Monthly Mindful Moment

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us (Mindful.org). There is evidence that mindfulness can reduce stress and improve health. Each month, we will share a mindfulness activity that your family can do together. Send a picture of your family's mindful moment to azlotnick@k12albemarle.org if you'd like it posted on Red Hill's Twitter account!


This month, take a mindful moment by making a Nature Mandala. Use natural materials to create a circular pattern, like the one shown below. For more detailed directions, click here.

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Mental Health Services in Our Community

Many local service providers are offering virtual counseling sessions! Please contact Ms. Z if you would like more information. In the event of a mental health crisis, you can contact Region Ten Emergency Services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week at 434-972-1800 or 1-866-694-1605.