Parent Questions, Answers and Resources

This site is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.



Academic Counseling Questions

Q.  When will my 8th grader begin scheduling for high school?

Q.  What academic opportunities are available to my child outside of school?

Q.  How could I help my 6th grader prepare for middle school?

Q.  How do I check on my child's grades?



Career Counseling Questions

Q.  What is my child doing at school to explore future careers?

Q.  What could I be doing to help my child plan for their education after high school?

Q.  What could I be doing to help my child explore potential careers?





Personal Counseling Questions

Q.  How do I know what video games, movies, shows, books, apps and websites are safe for my child? 

A.  Common Sense Media can help you https://www.commonsensemedia.org/.  It is a website dedicated to empowering kids to thrive in a world of media and technology. Parents, educators, and policymakers turn to Common Sense for unbiased information and trusted advice to help them learn how to harness the positive power of media and technology for all kids. The website offers reviews of video games, movies, shows, books, apps and websites.  Please visit site to stay informed about the technology your child may be using.

Q.  What should I do, if my child is self-harming?

A.  This resource might be helpful http://www.selfinjury.bctr.cornell.edu/perch/resources/info-for-parents-english.pdf.  Although self-injury does not always or even usually indicate that a person is considering suicide, if you believe there is an emergency, please call 911.  Also, for non-emergency support or for a list of local resources, you may call the school counselor at 304-291-9300.

Q.  How can I help protect my child from suicide or accidental injury?

A.  We can't always prevent a young person from attempting suicide, but we can reduce the risk of death.  In addition to providing love and support and finding help for them, we can also take some simple steps to insure a difficult situation doesn't become a tragedy.  Here is a link to a site dedicated to helping adults suicide proof their homes, http://suicideproof.org/suicide-proof.html.