Southwest Counselor Connection

March/April 2020

Hello students and families. We hope that you are getting adjusted to the changes around us. Know that we are here to support you and that we miss you. Mrs. Watts, Mrs. Weathers and Mrs. Murrell will be checking their emails daily from 8:30-3:00. Please free to email us to let us know how you are doing and if we can be of assistnce to you. Our emails are below. Please see links below for other ways to stay in touch with us. Again, we miss you and are looking froward to staying connected with you while we are not in school.


kmwatts@gaston.k12.nc.us

lrweathers@gaston.k12.nc.us

kmmurrell@gaston.k12.nc.us

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Log into your grade level counselor's google classroom. If you need the code, just email your counselor! Join us each day for encouragement, fun and maybe a little learning too!!

ASCA Ethical Standards for Virtual / Distance School Counseling


School Counselors:


a. Adhere to the same ethical guidelines in a virtual/distance setting as school counselors in face-to-face settings.


b. Recognize and acknowledge the challenges and limitations of virtual/distance school counseling.


c. Implement procedures for students to follow in both emergency and non-emergency situations when the school counselor is not available.


d. Recognize and mitigate the limitation of virtual/distance school counseling confidentiality, which may include unintended viewers or recipients.


e. Inform both the student and parent/guardian of the benefits and limitations of virtual/distance counseling.


f. Educate students on how to participate in the electronic school counseling relationship to minimize and prevent potential misunderstandings that could occur due to lack of verbal cues and inability to read body language or other visual cues that provide contextual meaning to the school counseling process and school counseling relationship.

Partner's Helpline

f you are experiencing an emergency and need immediate assistance, please call 911 or PARTNERS help line at 1-888-235-4673