Student Services News April 20, 2020

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 3:26pm

Glenelg High School Student Services News April 20, 2020

We’re Here to Help!


Email your school counselor if you have any questions or concerns. #BetterTogether

Steve Burnett Ed.D

School Counselor/Instructional Team Leader

Glenelg High School

Mindy Hirsch

School Counselor

Glenelg High School

Carolyn Devlin

School Counselor

Glenelg High School

Kelli Brandt

School Counselor

Glenelg High School

If you have an immediate need for help with depression, suicidal thoughts, or other serious mental health issues, please contact:

Grassroots Crisis Intervention at 410-531-6677

The Maryland Crisis Hotline: Dial 211 and then choose option 1

The Crisis Text Line: Text 741741 and a trained counselor will respond.

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 INSPIRATIONAL:

Take a moment to listen to Mike Smith, the host of The Harbor™ by Jostens. How can we find ways to build community, take care of one another and stay rooted in love? Stay rooted in hope.Stay rooted in optimism. Stay rooted in love. - Mike Smith ROOTED IN LOVE


Grassroots Crisis Intervention is a 24 hour resource to individuals and families in need of immediate assistance with a personal, mental health, family, or shelter crisis. Visit Grassroots Crisis Intervention to learn more


Slow down, take a deep breath How are you feeling, what are you thinking? Check-in with your emotions to receive daily meditation and mindfulness recommendations tuned to how you feel. This calming meditation app experience is uniquely designed to help you stay mindful, de-stress, sleep better, and build the emotional strength and confidence to handle life’s ups and downs. Mindfulness & meditation is the practice. Stop, Breathe & Think is the process.

SELF CARE: Noun 1. the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health. "autonomy in self-care and insulin administration" the practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress. "expressing oneself is an essential form of self-care

Coping Skill Spotlight: How to practice the 5-4-3-2-1 grounding technique This technique will take you through your five senses to help remind you of the present.

This is a calming technique that can help you get through tough or stressful situations.

Take a deep belly breath to begin.

Take a second deep belly breath to end.

Simple grounding exercise:

5 Things you see

4 Things you feel

3 Things you hear

2 Things you smell

1 Thing you taste

Grounding helps with anxiety, anger, and focus.


SCHOLARSHIPS: Question: How can I find scholarships on Naviance?

Answer: Log into Naviance.

Click on the COLLEGES tab. Click scholarships and money. You will then click on one of four options:

Scholarship Match

Scholarship List

Scholarship Applications

National Scholarship Search


A message from the Principal

Dear Glenelg families,

This week high school students will fully engage in the distance learning model. By 9:00 a.m. today, teachers are posting assignments in Canvas. Students will submit work through Canvas by 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020.

Regular class check-ins will follow the schedule below. Teachers will share the meeting time with students via Canvas.


Period 4A Google Meet Check-In: 1:00-1:45 p.m. OR 2:00-2:45 p.m.


Period 1 Google Meet Check-in: 8:00-8:45 a.m. OR 9:00-9:45 a.m.

Period 4B Google Meet Check-in: 1:00-1:45 p.m. OR 2:00-2:45 p.m.


Period 2 Google Meet Check-in: 8:00-8:45 a.m. OR 9:00-9:45 a.m.

Period 5 Google Meet Check-in: 1:00-1:45 p.m. OR 2:00-2:45 p.m.


Period 3 Google Meet Check-in: 8:00-8:45 a.m. OR 9:00-9:45 a.m.

Period 6 Google Meet Check-in: 1:00-1:45 p.m. OR 2:00-2:45 p.m.

AP Exam Updates

The AP exam schedule is posted on the CollegeBoard COVID-19 page. CollegeBoard will be running two at home testing windows, May 11-22 and June 1-5. Please check the site for specific content exam dates. The June window is in place to provide options for students who experience technical difficulties or have scheduling conflicts. Students should prepare to sit for the May exam.

As CollegeBoard provides more AP updates, HCPSS is developing a frequently asked questions resource that will be shared on the Continuity of Learning page of the HCPSS website. We anticipate this content to go live later this week.

Our Glenelg team is excited to reconnect with students and families. Please do not hesitate to email me with any questions.

Thank you,

David P. Burton, Principal


Twitter @hcpss_ghs