January 29, 2021
Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:
I hope you and your families are all well. In a few short days, we will be concluding the first half of the 2020-2021 school year. As we navigate through these unprecedented times, we’re continuing to remain flexible and persistent to the needs of our students.
Currently, the academic expectations set forth by the New York State (NYS) Education Department and Board of Regents remain unchanged, including the administration of the NYS Regents exams. Although we recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic is ever evolving, our goal is to provide the support necessary for our students to grow academically and emotionally.
This letter includes two attachments. One is a list of open office hours that our guidance department and administrative teams are beginning to provide for any student who would like to stop in and express their successes, concerns or ask questions. The second is a list of community supports for mental health and counseling that can be accessed by parents/guardians. Our school counselors can assist with accessing these services or choosing which service providers are most appropriate.
As a reminder Mrs. White (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the counselor for students who have last names that begin in A-F, Ms. Hazen (email@example.com) for letters G-O, and Ms. Nikolis (firstname.lastname@example.org) for letters P-Z. They can also be reached by calling the school phone number and dialing extension 2006 or 2011 during school hours.
Thank you for your continued patience and support. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.
Stay safe, and healthy.
All the Best,
LHS Open Office Hours for Students
|Mrs. White – School Counselor (A-F)
Office Hours: Wednesday, 2:15-2:57
|Mr. Matuszak: Assistant Principal of Grades 9 and 11
Office Hours: Friday, 3:15-4:00 PM
|Ms. Hazen – School Counselor (G-O)
Office Hours: Monday, 1:30-2:12
|Mrs. Barrow: Assistant Principal of Grades 10 and 12
Office Hours:Tuesday, 11:15am to 11:57am
|Ms. Nikolis – School Counselor (P-Z)
Office hours: Monday, 2:15-3:00
|Mr. Adams: Principal
Office Hours: Tuesday, 3:15-4:00 PM
|Ms. Dworetsky: School Psychologist
Office Hours: Thursday, 11:00 to 11:30
|Mrs. Taylor: Social Worker
Office Hours: Tuesday, 1:30-2:15 PM
Community Supports for Mental Health and Counseling
|Emotional Support Hotline – NYS Office of Mental Health-For individuals who are overwhelmed by the anxiety and loss caused by the COVID-19 crisis
|Michael Schwartz PsyD Neuropsychologist
Sullivan County MH
(845) 513-2037 (direct line)
|Laurel Bertram LCSW, CASAC
|Astor Services for children and families
|Sandi Hecht LCSW
|Center for Stress Reduction
|Barbara Shaw Zirt Ph.D Psychologist
|Crystal Run Healthcare Group
|Jill Harmon, Therapist
|Synergy of Sullivan County
|Sullivan 180 Community Resource Guide– https://sullivan180.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Sullivan-180-Resource-Guide-Draft_010521_V2.pdf|
|Sullivan County Mental Health
|New Direction Counseling Services