Henry E. Huntington Middle School

HMS SAILING THE 7 Cs: CHARACTER, CITIZENSHIP, CRITICAL THINKING, COLLABORATION, COMMUNICATION, CREATIVITY, CARING

The HMS Online Wellness Center & Virtual Counseling Office

In the midst of a crisis, students and parents often look to the school to provide resources and assistance. Counselors are often the ones that help staff and students navigate through many different types of crises, including the one we are currently facing. We realize that students, as well as their families, may be experiencing high levels of stress at this time as well as heightened levels of anxiety. Although assisting students while they are home poses some unique challenges, we will do our best to continue to support students.

 

The HMS Online Wellness Center serves to provide resources and OPTIONAL Mindfulness activities that can assist students during these difficult times as well as provide supports for parents to assist in communicating with their children at home.

 

If students or parents have any questions, please contact me by email at jgonzalez@smusd.us

 

Office Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 2:30 pm  626-299-7060 ext. 5006 (voicemail only)

 

Be Well.

June Gonzalez, MS, P.P.S.

School Counselor

 

 

Virtual Counseling Office - Now Open!

Virtual Counseling Office

 

Students - Click Here to Check-In with Mrs. GonzalezHMS Counselor

 

Students can participate in virtual academic & wellness counseling

with their School Counselor

 

 

 

 

 
 

Mindfulness Activities

 

 
MUSIC - A relaxing music video that provides soothing sounds as background music for studying, stress relief, sleep, meditation, healing, and yoga.
 
DEEP BREATHING & GUIDED RELAXATION - A variety of 5-25 minute guided meditations.
 
CREATE YOUR OWN Breathing Meditation with CUSTOMIZABLE visual background, sound, and pace. https://gritx.org/breathing/
 
YOGA - 4-minute yoga for strength and focus https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/strengthen-your-focus
 
 
SKETCHING - Explore the mental health benefits of expressing your creativity in a 5-10 min quick sketch activity. Pick an Inspiration: Dreamboard, Safe or Special Place, Feel your Power, Gratitude Finding what you lost, Getting through, Maze
 
 
Short Videos / Taking in the Outdoors with Virtual Hikes:

Articles

 

 

For Students:

 

 
For Parents:

 Free Evidence-Based Mental Health Relief Downloadable App 

Is anxiety getting in the way of life? MindShift™ CBT Anxiety uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help adults and children learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of anxiety.

Get the tools to tackle:

  • Worry
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Social Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Coping with COVID-19
 
CREATE YOUR OWN Breathing Meditation with CUSTOMIZABLE visual background, sound, and pace. https://gritx.org/breathing/
 

 

Resources

 

Community:

Information and referrals for all health and human services in LA County. The phone line is open 24 hours; 7 days a week, with trained Community Resource Advisors, prepared to offer help with any situation, any time. The community services go far beyond phone referrals (housing, food, transportation, senior services, crisis services, legal services, COVID-19 testing locations, etc.) Call 211

 
The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parents and youth, 7-days a week from 8 am - 8 pm at 1-855-427-2736 or https://caparentyouthhelpline.org

 

  • School Lunch

Even though your students will not be on campus, nutritious lunch will be available throughout the distance learning period. Please complete the Grab and Go Order Form at https://bit.ly/SMUSDGrabandGo, or call 626-299-7000 x1323 or email lunchorders@smusd.us to place your order.

Sack lunches sold or served during this time will meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines and COVID -19 school food service preparation and handling recommendations. Be assured that all meals are prepared and served by trained qualified child nutrition professionals. Menu available at http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=1409090847458151&page=menus

Sack Lunches will be available to all San Marino USD students K-12 grades from any of the two locations below:

1) Huntington Middle School by the drop off circle in front of the school office
2) San Marino High School by the drop off circle in the front of the school

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm 

 

 

Counseling/Teletherapy:

 

A SIMPLE, FAST and SAFE tool for mental health help whether you have insurance or not. The most trusted community of care and in partnership with San Marino Unified School District.

caresolace.com/smusdfamilies

 

*Their Care Concierge is available 24/7, in multiple languages (English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Vietnamese) and can be reached by email, phone, or video chat.

 

They are also prepared to assist all mental health concerns related to COVID-19. Especially since this situation can exacerbate existing mental health conditions. Care Solace is a consistent and steady source of support; please utilize their services and allow them to help you and your family.

 

 

Crisis Information

 

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

WE TIP (SMUSD anonymous reporting) 1-800-78-CRIME

Child Abuse Protection Hotline 1-800-540-4000

Emergency Services - 911

San Marino Police Department - 626-300-0720