The CHS Counselor Connection

Virtual School Counseling Updates

We miss you, Panthers!

We are bringing in this spring season in a different way, but wanted to let you know there isn't a day that we are not thinking of you and your families. This is an unprecedented and difficult time for all of us. As we approach a whole new world of using virtual platforms to communicate with you... we are in this together!

Counselors at Corona High School hope to stay connected with our amazing students & families during this time. We have added some resources to provide support for your mental and emotional health as well as ways to contact us.

Seniors! We are thinking about you!

This is a different time for us all and we did not anticipate the school year ending like this! Our hearts are with you. You are definitely finishing this year strong!

You have the opportunity to raise your grades! Please communicate with your teachers! Take a look at the CHS website and your teacher's office hours and contact information. *** Make sure that you are passing your REQUIRED classes to graduate.

We may not be at school... but learning doesn't stop!

Getting back to a routine may be a struggle. As you may hear from teachers soon ... creating a daily schedule to reflect each of your classes will help and bring back some type of normalcy.

Successful Tips on Schooling from home:

  • Set up a "work station" - Find a place in your home where you will do your work.
  • Make it Comfortable - Have comfortable seating.
  • Use the Rule of Three - Make a to-do list and try and to get 3 things done everyday.
  • Keep Notes - As an online student, you may be listening to your teachers do lessons, pull out a notebook and pencil and jot down notes!
  • If you want, you can even switch out from your PJ's and get dressed!
  • Set your phone aside (put it in a drawer, another room, or airplane mode) - Prevent any distractions
  • Schedule some fun things to do! - Plan for things that you get excited to do for the day.

** Self Motivation is key! - When doing independent study, you need to have a lot of self discipline and when needed - take short breaks and stretch to help keep you going!

If you need assistance on how to access google classroom, or signing into the chrome browser, please take a look at the resources on our District's website:

Internet Access Resources


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Update on COVID-19 Response

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Mental and Emotional Health Support

It is important to take care of your mental and emotional health. This time can bring up a lot of emotions, we can feel stress, anxious, overwhelmed, and/or worried, etc... and that's okay. It's how we handle these emotions that matters. Coping strategies are a way to successfully handle these emotions in a calm manner.

We have to take it one day at a time. Everybody's brain works differently. We all have coping strategies that works for us, but it's important to remember that what works for us or your friend may not work for you... and that's also okay! Just find the right one for YOU. Here are some coping strategies that can help.

More tips on how to manage anxiety and stress:

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Down Dog App is FREE!

Down Dog App has granted all students (K-12 and college) and teachers free access to use their app until July 1st. You will have access to workouts such as: Yoga, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), and Barre (Ballet inspired workout) to name a few. Exercise is great for your mental and physical health! It can reduce stress and cope with anxiety. It releases chemicals like serotonin and endorphins that will help improve your mood.

Try it out!

Stress and Coping Strategies about COVID-19

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It is very important to know the facts from the correct resources.

Struggling and need someone to talk to?

Crisis Line provides free 24/7 support via text and you will be connected to a crisis counselor. It's okay to express your feelings, it's a sign of strength.

Please visit here for resources and other support hotlines:

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Counseling Website Updates during COVID-19 Closure

Check out our new COVID-19 Counseling update website:

You can find useful information on the website such as COVID 19 updates from the District, mental health resources, summer school info, UC admission updates, college and career information, CSU admissions update, College Board/AP test updates, incoming 9th grade info, and NCAA updates. In addition, you can find our office hours and contact information.

How to connect with your counselors

You still have the ability to contact your counselor during this time. We are here to support you! Office hours are times when you can contact your counselor for immediate responses.

Please take a look at our office hours and contact information. You can still email your counselor but the response may take time if it is not during their office hours.

Do you know who your counselor is?

It is by your last name. If you are in a program, each counselor is responsible for one. Find your program and you will know who your counselor is.

AVID A-L and A-Car

Mrs. McGonigle-Martin, Mary

Email Address:

Office Hours


12 pm (noon)- 1:30 pm

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STEM Bio Med and Cas- Flores

Mr. Haggins, Anthony

Email address:

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10 am - 12 pm (noon)

Click here for Mr. Haggins schedule

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PUENTE A-L and Fo-Joh

Mrs. Villalobos, Vanessa

Email Address:

Office Hours


1:00 pm- 3:00 pm

Click here for Mrs. Villalobos's schedule

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AVID M-Z and Joi-Mon

Mrs. Ferrara, Anna

Email address:

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

1 pm- 3 pm

Click here for Mrs. Ferrara's schedule

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Puente M-Z and Moo-Ros

Dr. Hernandez, Sam

Email address:

Office Hours

Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

12 pm (noon)- 2 pm

Click here for Dr. Hernandez's schedule

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English Language Learner (ELL) 1-5 and Rot- Soq

Mrs. Santos, Martha

Email Address:

Office Hours

Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

10 am- 12 pm (noon)

Click here for Mrs. Santos's schedule

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STEM Engineering and Sor- Z

Ms. Babin, Ann

Email Address:

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

10 am - 12 pm (noon)

Click here for Ms. Babin's schedule

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Intervention Counselor

Ms. Tran, Sharaya

Email Address:

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

12 (noon)- 3 pm

Click here for Ms. Tran's schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What will be my final Spring 2020 grades?

In grades 7-12 current grades will be based on all school work completed up to Quarter 3, which ended March 13 shortly before the schools were closed. All distance learning assignments completed up to the end of the school year will be able to increase a student's final grade and will not reduce it. Students have the opportunity to raise their grades AND learn the most essential information teachers can convey through distance learning. PLEASE COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR TEACHERS.

2. When is Summer School?

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3. What about my AP exam?

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4. What are some tips for distance learning?

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5. Is the CNUSD Meal Program during School Closures still being offered? If so, where?

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6. What resources is the Parent Center offering?

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7. Is CNUSD lending laptops to students that do not have one?

Completing this survey and indicating you need a device will put students on the list for the second round of device distribution. Please fill out the survey by 11:59 pm on Thursday, April 16. 2020.

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Everyone needs a good laugh!

Girl, 4, can't be consoled after learning her favourite takeaways have shut

Try to end your day in a calm way.

When you have a moment, listen to the soft and relaxing music. You can also focus on your breathing and/or do yoga (mentioned above) with this music.
Relaxing Music for Stress Relief. Soothing Music for Meditation, Healing Therapy, Sleep, Spa

We are here for you!

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