Counselor Connection

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Borrow the Internet

Hotspots are available for checkout at the Library Public Service Desk.

  • You need a Glendale Public Library card in good standing. Your card is considered to be in good standing if the library has a current address on file for your account, you do not have fines or fees of $10 or more, and any fines you do have are less than three months old. You do not need to be a Glendale resident to obtain a free library card. Click here for more information about applying for a library card.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age, with a valid photo I.D. that shows your date of birth. The name on your photo I.D. and library card must match; you are not permitted to check out a hotspot on behalf of another person even if you have their library card with you.
  • You must sign a Checkout Agreement Form. Available in both English and Spanish, this form acknowledges limitations and appropriate use of the device.
  • You may check out only one hotspot per household at any given time. This rule applies regardless of how many family members have library cards.

Attendance and Routines

There is a strong relationship between attendance and student achievement. If your student is struggling, the first thing that we look at is how often they miss school. Sometimes, improving their time on campus is all the intervention they need to improve their grades and their mental health. Below are linked two articles, one on why attendance matters and one on routines and how they affect mental health.

Why Does Attendance Matter?

Why Routines are Important for Mental Health

If your student is at home due to close contact tracing, they can still stick to their routine by getting up at the same time they normally would, and completing their work in canvas during the time they would normally be in each class. You, as a parent, can sign up to be an observer on their canvas to see what they get done during their time on quarantine. Below is a link to how to become an observer on canvas.

Creating a Parent Account for Canvas

Your Counselors and Social Worker Contact Information

Your counselors and social workers are here to help student's and families navigate middle school. Some reasons a school counselor or social worker may want to see your student.

  • Academic concerns

  • To report bullying, harassment, abuse, etc.

  • Feeling emotional distress

  • Conflict intervention

Mrs. Champion, Counselor


Ms. Koehnke, Counselor (Mon, Wed, alt Fri)


Mrs. Billet Social Worker


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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Hotline 602-222-9444 or 480-784-1500

Teen Lifeline 602-248-8336

Family Promise (homeless support): 480-659-5227

One-n-ten 602-279-0894

Kinship Support 1-888-737-7494

Grateful Hearts (free food/clothing) 602-809-9828

Faith House (domestic violence shelter) 623-939-6798

New Song Center (grief support for children and families) 480-951-8985 (free health and social service search) (heath and human service programs) (mental health provider search)