For Mental Health & Wellness Resources
and Student & Family Services
OFFICE OF SCHOOL COUNSELING
The Tuscarora School Counseling Department is honored to serve the student school community by providing academic, social, personal and career development support throughout high school.
It is our priority to assist each and every student to determine their post-secondary goals. By working in tandem with the faculty, administration, and community, we hope to present an environment of academic excellence to ensure an opportunity for all students to succeed.
Tracy Mandina, School Counselor (A-COF & AVID 2 & 3)
Keegan Barr, School Counselor (COG-HAC &AVID 1 & 4)
John Han, School Counselor (HAD-McA)
Megan Beardsley, School Counselor (McB-SCHE)
Samantha Charmo, School Counselor (SCHI-Z)
Celene Goodwyn, School Social Worker
Benjamin Fernandez, School Psychologist
801 North King Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
CEEB Code: 471-232
Follow us on Twitter: @husky_counselor
Free AP Review Classes
The free, live AP review lessons, will be delivered by AP teachers from across the country. The classes can be accessed from the AP YouTube channel (youtube.com/advanced placement) and will also be available on-demand, so teachers and students can access them at any time. These optional, mobile-friendly classes are not dependent on current AP teachers continuing instruction. The lessons will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. There will also be some supplementary lessons covering the final 25% of the course. All lessons can be accessed from the Advanced Placement YouTube channel. It does not require that students visit AP Central or AP Classroom, the lessons are accessed directly from YouTube.
More information about exam format and the exam schedule will be posted on April 3rd. Exam question types and the two exam dates for each AP exam will be posted on the site AP Updates for Schools Impacted by Coronavirus.
Resources for Loudoun Families
Loudoun County Public Schools
- Expanded School-Based Meal Services: school based meal service will be provided from 8:00am to 1:00pm at all LCPS schools. Students will be allowed to receive two meals daily (a breakfast and a lunch) and can choose to take both meals at the same time. Students can receive meals at the school of their choice, not just the school they
- Expanded Community-Based Meal Services: Meals are being delivered to community locations between 10:00am and 1:00pm on weekdays. You can view the interactive map for locations and scheduled times of “meal stops” here.
Food and Meal-Based Community Resources
- Mobile Hope is a local non-profit They are providing food assistance, personal hygeine products, and diapers to community locations in Leesburg, Lucketts, Purcellville, Hillsboro, Ashburn, Sterling, South Riding, and Middleburg. Please see the attached flyers for their schedule and where you can find the Mobile Hope bus.
- To keep up-to-date on their schedule and learn how to get involved, please visit Mobile Hope on Facebook.
- Loudoun Hunger Relief provides food assistance to all residents in need. They are remaining open for normal service and providing emergency preparedness food bags during this crisis (limit 2 per household).
- Their regular food distribution is located at 750 Miller Drive, Suite A-1, Leesburg, VA 20175. Their hours are from 10:00am – 12:45pm on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. You can also call to schedule an appointment at 703-777-5911.
- To keep up-to-date on their schedule and learn how to get more involved, please visit Loudoun Hunger Relief on their Website, Blog, and Facebook.
- Women Giving Back is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting women and children in crisis. They are working with local schools and agencies to provide food for families in
- To keep up-to-date and learn how to get involved, please call 703-554-9386 or visit Women Giving Back on Facebook.
- Tree of Life Ministries will continue to offer weekly free community meals in Leesburg and Purcellville. They also offer weekly food deliveries from their food pantry, food “to-go” meals available in Leesburg (Tuesdays) and Purcellville (Thursdays), financial assistance, and health/medical
- The Community Church Messiah’s Market Food Pantry offers food assistance to anyone in They are offering a special shopping opportunity on Sunday March 22 from 3:00 – 4:00pm. They are located at 19790 Ashburn Road, Ashburn, VA 20147.
- For more information and schedules, please call 571-209-5000 or visit their website.
- Dulles South Food Pantry provides food, personal supplies, and other assistance to those in need in the Dulles South They offer food distribution hours on Wednesday by
appointment. Suplemental food will be provided to families with children on LCPS’s free and
reduced meals program.
- Faith Chapel Church Operates the Lucketts Community Food Pantry and remain open on the second Saturday of each month from 9:30 – 11:00am. Please call 703-608-8616 or visit their website for more
- The Lovettsville Food Pantry provides food assistance at the New Jerusalem Lutheran Church on Lutheran Church For people in the Lovettsville area in need, please contact the church at 540-822-5576.
- Loudoun County Information and Referral Program (I&R) connects individuals to resources in Loudoun County, including child care assistance; health and dental care; mental health, substance abuse, and developmental services; financial assistance, housing assistance, and public benefits. You can call 703-777-0420 (Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm).
- Loudoun Cares is a nonproft organization working to centralize information about how to access community resources and get
- To access their referral helpline, please call 703-669-4636.
- To remain up-to-date on additional community resources or ways to get involved, please visit Loudoun Cares on Facebook.
- Comcast Internet is offering families with limited income 60 days of free internet To sign up, call 855-846-8376 (English) or 855-765-6995 (Spanish). You can also visit their website.
- Healthworks of Northern Virginia provides healthcare, dental care, and behavioral healthcare to anyone, with or without
- If you are experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or have come in contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19 (and are already an exisiting patient of HealthWorks OR do not have a primary care provider), please call their office at 703- 443-2000 and select option 1 to be screened before going to the office for an appointment or going to the hospital for testing. You can also visit their website for more.
- Loudun Free Clinic provides healthcare services for Loudoun County
- Please call 703-779-5416 to be triaged for an appointment. You can learn more about their services at their website.
- Please note they are not accepting walk-in partients and are not offering testing or treatment for COVID-19 at this time. All no-show fees are waived if you need to cancel your appointment.
- Simplicity Health Clinics provide primary care services at affordable fees for adults who do not qualify for Medicaid, do not get health insurance through work, or have insurance with high copays and deductibles. Their Sterling office is located at 46440 Benedict Dr., Suite 208, Sterling, VA 20164. Please call 571-665-6500 for appointments and more
Resources for Talking about COVID-19 and Helping Children and Teens Cope
- Talking with Children about COVID-19: Messages for Parents, School Staff, and Others Working with Children – CDC
- Talking to Children about COVID-19: A Parent Resource – National Association of School Psychologists
- Available as a handout in English, Spanish, Amharic, Chinese, Korean, French, and Vietnamese
- How to Talk to your Kids about Coronavirus – PBS Kids
- How you and your Kids can De-Stress during Coronavirus – PBIS Kids
- Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus – The Child Mind Institute
- Helping Children and Teens Cope with Anxiety about COVID-19 – Seattle Children’s
- Tips on Managing Anxiety and Stress – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Additional handouts are available
Mental Health and Crisis Resources
- Many mental health agencies are offering Telehealth appointments during this If your child already sees a private psychotherapist, please contact their office to determine continuity of care.
- In an emergency, call 911 and ask for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) deputy or officer.
- There are also resources available 24 hours/ 7 days a week for youth experiencing depression, suicidal thoughts, or other behavioral crises. Please visit LCPS’s Suicide Prevention Website.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused The
toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support services is available to all residents in the United States. To connect with a trained crisis counselor, call 1-800-985-5990 (Spanish- sepakers can press “2” for 24/7 bilingual support). Callers to the hotline can also connect with counselors in over 100 other languages via third-party interpretation services; simply indicate your preferred language to the responding counselor. You can also text “TalkWithUs” for English-speakers or “Hablanos” for Spanish-speakers to 66746. You can learn more about this service at their website.
For a printable copy, please click here.
As a service to students and families, NACAC is providing this 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. One resource that's been incredibly helpful is NACAC's new College Admission Status Update tool. More than 600 colleges and universities have submitted information regarding changes in their admission events, deposit dates, and more.
THE CAREER & APPRENTICESHIP FAIR RESCHEDULED
The Career & Apprenticeship Fair has been rescheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 27. It will still be held at the Academies of Loudoun from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. LCPS will monitor how COVID-19 affects Loudoun County and surrounding areas over the next several weeks and if need be, will push the event out even further.
The Mock Interview with AWS has been changed to a virtual event, but will still take place on March 26. Details to follow and students who have signed up have been notified by email.
AP Central was updated with information about flexible testing options for schools experiencing substantial disruption or closure and guidance for schools that plan to maintain AP instruction while students are at home. You can find the update here: apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update
If you are interested in taking a Dual-Enrolled Music, Social Studies, English, Spanish, Math, Science, or Childhood Education class, through NOVA:
- you must enroll at NOVA, at www.NVCC.edu, AND
- then complete the Dual Enrollment Intent Form. Everyone taking Dual Enrollment courses, through NOVA, must take the Virginia Placement Test (VPT) or have SAT/ACT scores high enough to waive this requirement.
To enroll for a DE class, go to: https://webinter.lcps.org/DualEnrollment/splash
The School Counseling Department has arranged an administration of the VPT at Tuscarora on
- (Thursday) 4/16/2020 at 4:30 p.m. or
- (Saturday) 4/25/2020 at 9:00 a.m.
You may only use your school issued device. Our Career Center specialist, Mr. Newkirk, will manage the sign-up via Naviance.
If you cannot take the VPT at Tuscarora, it is given at Northern Virginia Community College, the closest campus being in Sterling, VA. Please remember that you must first apply to NOVA before testing because you cannot test without a NOVA ID (EMPLID) number.
*ALL REGISTRATION and TESTING HAS TO BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 5, 2020 OR YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE CLASS. NO EXCEPTIONS!
GALE'S CAMERON COLLECTION - TEEN MENTAL HEALTH EBOOKS
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Gale, Cengage Learning’s compassion and awareness of the imperative and dire need for providing solutions that will support our students mental health and wellness has given birth to the curation of a collection of resources for teens who are battling with anxiety and depression- and provides targeted resources of guidance for students, teachers, and counselors- letting our students know that they are never, ever alone. Teens will have the comfort of utilizing such support resources in the safe and private avenue of The Gale Virtual Reference Library via their own private device.
Click here to learn how to access the Cameron Collection.
Tuscarora High School has many types of resources available to students. Please click this link for a list of ways to get help academically, socially and/or psychologically. Also, be sure to check out the Tutor List.
HUSKY NEWSLETTERFor the latest monthly news and happenings at Tuscarora check out the Husky Highlights.
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