Please click below for a heartfelt letter from a Principal in NH to his senior students.  It gives some guidance to those supporting senior students during this time. (i.e. teachers, counselors, parents).

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Students, are you feeling frustrated, confused or just need a listening ear? Missing your teachers, friends and the routine of going to school? Mrs. Hilton and Mr. Kruse are now available for audio/video meetings via GoToMeeting. We’ve set up daily hours from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Students should feel free to schedule a meeting anytime during those hours with us via Calendly. Please use the following links to schedule appointments:
We are also, as always, available to communicate via email at khilton@marian.com and tkruse@marian.com. We check our emails throughout the day each day. If, for any reason, you’re experiencing an emergency and we are not available you must reach out immediately to a trusted family member, or call an emergency helpline such as the McHenry County Crisis Line, 1-800-892-8900. Many more resources for help are also available on our website via this link:https://www.marian.com/22467-2/
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We in the Marian Central Guidance Department are especially concerned for the wellness of all our students and families at this uncertain time in all our lives. Please know that it is our mission to continue to support you even as we’re all “sheltered in place” and doing our best to support our fellow human beings by maintaining “proper social distance”.

Do not hesitate to contact us with any needs, questions, concerns, or just to say HI! Your guidance counselors, Mrs. Hilton and Mr. Kruse, are available to connect via email at khilton@marian.com and tkruse @marian.com. They are currently working on the capability for students to schedule meetings daily either via audio, audio/video or chat. Check this page in the next couple of days for info on how to connect. Your college counselor, Mr. Stamatakos, is available to meet via FaceTime or Zoom. Please contact him via email at jstamatakos@marian.com to schedule a meeting. Mrs. Diamond, the Guidance Secretary, can always be reached via email at jdiamond@marian.com should any students need transcripts or any other supporting documents for scholarships, etc. Our office hours are currently 9:00 am-4:00 pm Monday thru Friday. If, for some reason, you need to meet outside of office hours, this
must be arranged in advance.

It is critical that all of you pay particular attention to your mental health during this stressful time of constant unknowns and changes. This page will be used to share resources that will aid in this process. For updated information on all other guidance/college counseling information, please visit our Guidance website: https://sites.google.com/view/mcchsguidance.
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Link to McHenry County Mental Health Board: https://www.mchenrycountyil.gov/county-
government/departments-j-z/mental-health-board/resources

McHenry County Crisis Program: 1 in 4 people will have some sort of mental health problem in their life. If you are encountering problems yourself, or know someone else who is experiencing them, please phone the McHenry County Crisis Line at 1-800-892-8900.
www.nm.org/crisismc

MCHELP: Teens can confidentially and anonymously reach out to professional crisis counselors via text messaging 24-hours a day/7 days a week and receive an immediate reply if they or a friend is struggling with: bullying; alcohol & drug use; depression; relationship conflicts; exams/finals; anxiety or if they just need to talk. The app is available for download on iTunes and Google Play. This free service is provided by The McHenry County Community Foundation, Centegra Health System and McHenry County Crisis Line.

Helping Numbers for McHenry County: a phone number list of organizations in a variety of categories and services including: abuse/neglect, advocacy, autism service needs, housing concerns and many others. https://www.mchenrycountyil.gov/home/showdocument?id=93831

School Shelf Digital Books & InfoGuides: These digital books and InfoGuides are great resources for both students and parents to use throughout your academic career at Marian Central Catholic High School. If you have any questions or would like assistance, please contact Mrs. Hilton in the Guidance Office. Check the Health & Wellness tab for support focused on mental health:
http://www.schoolshelf.com/981085-marian/

Managing Stress Anxiety from the Centers for Disease Control: For mental health tips, resources, and crisis helpline info related to the coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control go to:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-
anxiety.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-
ncov%2Fprepare%2Fmanaging-stress-anxiety.html

ISBE Student Support:  At the Illinois State Board of Education, our number one priority is you—the student! We recognize that many of you have to deal with some pretty heavy issues on top of your education. If you or a friend are struggling, we encourage you to reach out to a trusted adult like your school counselor, social worker, a teacher, or an administrator. There are also hotlines available, such as the Crisis Text Line, that can help you anonymously. Check out the topics listed on this page for more resources that can help with limited challenges.  https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Student-support.aspx

NACAC College Admission Updates:  As a service to students and families, NACAC has created an online tool as a central resource for information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, and more as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
https://www.nacacnet.org/news–publications/newsroom/college-admission-status-
coronavirus/