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Counseling Corner!

Hello Students and Families!  We will be adding updates from our School Counseling Department under the "COVID-19" page to the left of your screen.  Each week our counseling department will be attempting to record some videos to our students and families to encourage us all to remain focused and positive during this time of uncertainty.  As we continue to receive updates we will do our best to provide additional resources, tools, and information for all of our students, parents, and community members.  We are starting to work virtually as of Monday, March 23rd, but we also want to make sure that we are providing all the resources we can in case we are not able to reply to a concern immediately.  This is a message directly from our Student Services' team:

PWCS cares deeply about student's emotional well-being during their time away from school.  If a student is in need of emotional support during this time, please feel free to send an e-mail to studentsupportservices@pwcs.edu.  A school mental health or health professional will answer and offer virtual support to students to the best of their ability.  This e-mail is not to be used for emergency situations as it will not be monitored 24 hours a day.  If a student is ever in an emergency situation he/she is encouraged to call 911 or utilize one of the resources listed below:
Emergency Resources:
ACTS Helpline:  703-368-4141
1-800-SUICIDE (24-hour hotline) 1-800-784-2433
Crisis Text Hotline (24-hour hotline) 741741
PWC Child Protective Services Hotline:  703-792-4200
PWC Community Services Board:  703-792-7800

As a general reminder, make sure to check your teachers' webpages and YouTube channels for information and fun interactive items to keep your minds busy during this time away.  We miss each and every one of you and hope you are taking time to rest and relax so that you can return to school and finish out the school year strong!

Ms. Young, Director of School Counseling youngce@pwcs.edu
Ms. Barbour, A-C  barboujn@pwcs.edu
Mr. Gorham, D-K  gorhamcd@pwcs.edu
Ms. Hager, L-P  hagermd@pwcs.edu
Ms. DiMisa, Q-Z  dimisasl@pwcs.edu
 Mrs. Bruce, Registrar  brucedd@pwcs.edu
Mrs. Dutch, Parent Liason  dutchla@pwcs.edu

If you need to meet with your school counselor please click on the link to the left "Request to See Your Counselor".

New to the area?  Please refer to the following page for information on how to register your student(s) for the 2019-2020 school year:


Registration Materials:

Registration Packet ENGLISH
Registration Packet SPANISH

Opt-Out Form for Counseling Services
If you do not want your child to receive counseling services or to speak with the school counselor, please complete the opt-out form here and return to the Counseling Office.

Parents/Guardians please note that opt-out forms ​do not transfer to another school and that parental/legal permission is not required for personal/social counseling and/or crisis intervention that is needed to maintain order, discipline, or a productive learning environment.