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Counseling

Virtual Back to School Videos!

Click here to see the Counseling Team's Back to School Video!!

Welcome to the Rocky Top Counseling Department 

Students may sign up during the academic year for a time slot for a video counseling session via Google Hangouts. Students can discuss any topic for which they would typically sign up to see us (academic, social/emotional, career, family, friends, etc.). Students will be directed to check their email at the start of their session to get the link for the Google Hangout. Students are also more than welcome to send an email or call us with any questions/concerns if they’d prefer to not talk via video chat. 

**We ask that parents provide a confidential environment for their student to engage in a safe and private conversation with their counselor (much like we offer them at school). This can be done by asking siblings to give them time alone, staying out of earshot of your student’s meeting, providing them headphones to use, etc. Counselors will maintain confidentiality and privacy on their end as well (outside of a situation involving safety)**

Student Safety:

In the same manner that we do when we are at school, if a member of our mental health team is ever concerned about your student’s safety, we will reach out to a parent/guardian right away. Please be sure to respond to correspondence in a manner as timely as possible to help us support your student’s safety. If a parent does not answer, the mental health personnel will follow district protocol to contact an outside agency (such as law enforcement) to help us initiate a well-being check. 

If you become concerned about your student’s safety and/or well-being, please use the resources below to access immediate mental health support for your student. If safety is an immediate concern, contact 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

You may also fill out a Safe 2 Tell report.  You can also call the Colorado Crisis Center (24 hours) 1.844.493.8255

Bear Necessities

Check out the information your student is learning in Bear Necessities by visiting the Bear Necessities website, linked here!

RTMS Counseling Team

Our office hours are a structured time during which students may sign up to speak with us via Google Hangouts and when we can return parent/guardian contacts via phone or email. We will still make every effort to return parent/guardian/student communication within one business day. You may contact us via phone or email outside of these contact hours, however we will be upholding our 24-hour response time during the school week. 

Nicole Bernabe 6th Grade Counselor
Rachel McNiff 7th Grade Counselor
Porfidia Beuke 8th Grade Counselor
Maureen Pleil Social Worker

Counseling supports the development of the whole child by advocating for academic, social/emotional, career and postsecondary needs and strives to develop life-long learners and productive citizens.

The counseling program in Adams 12 Five Star Schools works collaboratively with parents, community members and educators to empower every child, regardless of individual differences or obstacles, to ensure all students are prepared for meaningful, productive learning through a data-driven comprehensive K-12 school counseling program.

Latest News

6th Grade Upstanders

Posted: Mon, 01/27/2020 - 7:30pm
On January 28th, Ms. Bernabe supplemented the lessons which were presented by 6th Grade Bear Necessities teachers with a discussion about being change agents and upstanders throughout the school day. Students: CLICK... Read More

7th Grade Conflict Links

Posted: Mon, 01/20/2020 - 12:22pm
Rachel McNiff, our 7th grade counselor, presented to 7th graders on January 21st regarding healthy ways to work through conflict with friends and peers. Complete the exit slip LINKED HERE. 

7th Grade SOS Links

Posted: Mon, 11/18/2019 - 3:24pm
Rachel McNiff, our 7th grade counselor, presented to 7th graders on Novermber 19th regarding Signs of Suicide. Done with the presentation? Complete the exit slip linked here! Curious what we talked about? See... Read More

Parent Meetings with Counselors

Posted: Mon, 03/05/2018 - 2:05pm
This is just a friendly reminder that the best way to see a counselor is to call or email us to schedule an appointment. In the case of an emergency (someone’s life is in danger), please call the Rocky Top main number... Read More