School Counselors Office

Dear Parents,

Greetings!  Governor McMaster’s order to shutdown public schools has caused Beaufort County School District to move to an e-learning/virtual learning platform.  The School Counseling Office at HHIMS wants to recognize the anxiety and concern that this may cause students and families as we enter a critical time in the school year.  Please know: 

School Counselors are available and able to communicate with you through technology.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to your counselor (see listing below).  We only ask for your patience as we all adjust to this new learning environment. 

 Hilton Head Island Middle School Counselors

6th Grade - Jen Simmons jennifer.simmons@beaufort.k12.sc.us,
Google Classroom Code: Y7zkrie 

7th  Grade – Carmela Larkby carmela.larkby@beaufort.k12.sc.us,
Google Classroom Code: 2zju7gl

8th Grade – Gaby Wheatley marie.wheatley@beaufort.k12.sc.us,
Google Classroom Code: 456fdcl

 

  • Students are expected to log in to their google classrooms to obtain assignments and instructions on a daily basis.  Students can also reach out to their teachers (as well as counselors) via email with questions.  Students should check their school email daily! 

 

If you run into a problem or a concern that something is not working for you please do not hesitate to reach out to your Counselor so she can point you in the right direction or provide necessary information.   

 

  • If you are concerned for your child’s mental health during the coronavirus outbreak please make use of the available resources (not an exhaustive list).  See attachments as well as information below. 

 

Please see the link below to an article on talking to your children about the Coronavirus (available in English and Spanish). 

 

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/