Remote Counseling Services

Counseling Guidance

The Helena School District is following the state’s recommendation for social distancing. Our school will begin with remote learning starting on Thursday, March 19th.

What does this mean for school counseling services? 

The C R Anderson School Counseling team will be available remotely during our school closure. We will be available through email and Microsoft Teams for students and parents beginning Thursday, March 19th (8 AM – 3:30 PM). Scroll down to access your school counselor’s email address. 

Video/audio calls must be scheduled through email first. Directions of how to make a video/audio call in Microsoft Teams can be found by using this link: Teams Infographic

We have included some resources below that can help to facilitate conversations with your student regarding their concerns with COVID-19.

How to Talk to Your Kids and Teens about COVID-19
A Parent’s Guide for Talking about COVID-19
Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus
Ways to Support your Mental Health During Covid-19
Tips to Ease Anxiety: 7 Tips
Daily Schedule Suggestions: Sample Schedule
Study Tips: Basic Tips for Teens to Stay Productive with Online Classes

Take care of yourself and each other during this time away from school. Remember that if you are in crisis, call 911 or report to the Emergency Room.  Other resources would be the crisis hotline: 1-800-273-8255 or the Crisis Text Line: Text MT to 741 741. 

Ron Silvers ( 6th Grade Counselor) rsilvers@helenaschools.org

Marc McCauley ( 7th Grade Counselor) mmccauley@helenaschools.org

Linde Hennessy (7th Grade Counselor) lhennessy@helenaschools.org

Mary Anderson (8th Grade Counselor) maanderson@helenaschools.org