Support Resources

Support Resources
Posted on 09/11/2020
For students and families

With a recent loss in our school community. Our district’s counseling crisis response team is available for students to access via Zoom and in the Blue Heron building today to help our school community deal with this loss. Students will receive the link in their student email.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools are able to provide limited in person support at the school sites.  However, our districts school counseling crisis response team is available to provide support to students, staff, and family members.

Students can access services through the counselor’s regular schedule using the contacts below.

  • Students can access services through Zoom today, Friday, September 11, 10:45am to 3pm
  • Counselors are arranging a special time for those who were close friends or teammates of Travis to meet virtually to share how they are feeling and doing.

Your child may be affected by this news and express his or her grief at home. Some students may feel sad or confused; this could also bring up memories of other losses. These feelings are normal, and we encourage you to let your student talk about them at home. As a parent, you will know best how to support your child as he or she works through the shock, grief and questions that may arise. This information on Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief may help.

We appreciate your support during this sad time. If you have questions, or if we can help you or your child in any way, please call our counseling department, they are available Monday-Friday.

Port Townsend High School, Kiley Gard, call to schedule an appointment, 360-379-4523

Blue Heron and OCEAN, Kirsten Bledsoe, kbeldsoe@ptschools.org, 360-379-4544

Salish Coast, Ellen Thomas, ethomas@ptschools.org, 360-379-4888

If you would like to schedule an appointment for a student with the School Based Health Clinic for a counseling appointment please contact 360-379-4609 or msmith@mcscounseling.org.

Students and Families can also reach out to Discovery Behavioral Healthcare. Crisis services are available on a walk-in basis from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, please call first 360-385-0321. The crisis line is available 24/7 call 888-910-0416. You may also contact National Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 or Text the word “HOME” to 741741.

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