BHS School Counseling Newsletter

Special Edition

This has been a trying time for all of us as we endure the uncertainly of the pandemic crisis. Although, one thing for sure is that we are all in this together. The Barrington High School community has forged ahead to support our amazing students and families!

This issue in particular includes academic/ social emotional and college information to support our students and families. As always, The School Counseling Department is always available to support each and everyone of you as you continue to navigate the remainder of the school year.

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Seniors: Class of 2020

Trying to make decisions about where to attend without visiting campus in person?

Virtual College tour

As a service to students and families, NACAC is providing this online tool as a central resource for information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, and more as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. As a service to students and families, NACAC is providing this online tool as a central resource for information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, and more as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

NACAC College Admission Status Update

Has your financial circumstance changed as a result of the pandemic? Here is a template to appeal the financial aid package you received.

Financial aid appeal letter templates

Support for seniors

Juniors: Class of 2021

Collegeboard has updated information about future SAT dates.

Colleges are providing virtual tours of their campuses. Colleges will also encourage you to join them for a virtual event or speak with a representative via phone or email. Admission offices may even allow you to set up a time for an official interview.

There are online resources to visit multiple campuses using these links.

Online Resources

Students and parents may visit multiple campuses using these links:

For students who may wish to connect with multiple schools at once, a virtual college fair is taking place the week of April 20. Students may visit to register for this online even

Common Application Information

The higher education community has come together to make sure students feel supported and heard. We’ve compiled a list of resources students can use to stay organized, explore, and connect with college opportunities. Common App has compiled a set of resources to help guide students through the process as they figure out their plans.

College admissions-Impact of the Coronavirus

Guest panelists from Brown University, Mt. Holyoke, University of Rhode Island and St. Anselm College share their views on financial aid, virtual college visits, standardized testing and grades during this time of crisis as it impacts future applicants.

Sophomores/Freshmen: Class of 2022, 2023

Academic : Support for online learning

College/Career :

Social Emotional :

How to regulate your stir crazy crazy emotions : Findings and recommendations from a survey of people on Lockdown.

Student Assistance Program

Joanne Royley, the BHS Student Assistance Counselor is available to meet with students every school day between 10:00 am-12:30.

The zoom link is

Please see Joanne’s google classroom (um7myea) for some video resources about anxiety during the pandemic.

Please check out Lynn Lyons on Facebook to see her helpful videos for parents as well.

The following are some local resources that may be helpful:

For mental health issues for people under 18 yrs. old Lifespan’s Kids’ Link RI hotline, 1 (855) 543-5465 is answered around the clock every day of the year.

For mental health issues for adults call BHLink (401) 414-5465 or visit BHLink 24-hour/7-day triage center at 975 Waterman Ave. East Providence, Website:

The Lifespan Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health offers telephone and video telehealth sessions to serve the community. Call (401) 606-0606. Current hours for the Access Center are Monday-Friday 8 am-8 pm.

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School Counselor by Last Name listed below

Grade 9

Mrs. Ruhle: Breer, A - DaPonte, L
Mrs. Stebenne: Curry, L - Ingham, L
Mrs. Cacchillo: Jackson, H - Murphy, P
Mrs. Corry: Misiurski, C - Schnippering, E
Mrs. Wood: Schmidt de Carvalho - Zwolinski, J

Grade 10

Mrs. Ruhle: Abadi, E - Devine, L
Mrs. Stebenne: Goldstein, Y - Klinger, B
Mrs. Cacchillo: Koble, J - Niemann, G
Mrs. Corry: Niemeyer, J - Silva, Z
Mrs. Wood: Robbins, A - Zwolinski, G

Grade 11

Mrs. Ruhle: Adams, T - Dumas, S
Mrs. Stebenne: Dillon, J - Kim, K
Mrs. Cacchillo: Kelleher, J - Muller, E
Mrs. Corry: Napolillo, M - Romain, M
Mrs. Wood: Roche, A - Zoltak, B

Grade 12

Mrs. Ruhle: Ackley, L - Cruz, B
Mrs. Stebenne: Chun, S - Grover, E
Mrs. Cacchillo: Hackett, O - McConville, B
Mrs. Corry: McGee, A - Reid, P
Mrs. Wood: Renaud, S - Zimmerman, H

**Please also be aware, your son/daughter's school counselor has DAILY virtual office hours posted within the Google Classroom. If you need to make an appointment beyond what has been offered in the virtual office hours, as always reach out to your school counselor by email to set up an appointment.**