Welcome to the School Counseling Office

  • FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR VIRTUAL IGP CONFERENCES

    VIRTUAL IGP conferences will start Wednesday, December 2. We hope you can meet virtually for this informational meeting, where we will discuss your student's graduation progress, post-secondary plans, college, and potential course request for the next year.

    Please schedule your virtual appointment by clicking on the link below. Please list your student's name, grade level and not the parent/guardian. Meetings will be scheduled in 30-minute increments. Please be mindful to select the correct counselor (by your student's last name) when planning your meeting.

    Scheduling Your Virtual Appointment:

    NEED TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR STUDENT'S VIRTUAL IGP CONFERENCE?
    See the instructions below.
    IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be sure to sign up for the correct counselor and enter the student's name in the appointment information.

    How to schedule your appointment:
    Click on the link below and complete the sections as listed below.

    • Section 1:  Select the date that you would like to meet.

    • Section 2:  Find your counselor. Scroll over the tabs to choose a time that works best for you. Please be sure to select the correct counselor (by student's last name):              

      •  Davis A—C             

      •  Linen D—Ha             

      •  Green He—Mc             

      •  Johnson Me—Se             

      •  Wallace Sh—Z

    • Section 3:  Enter the STUDENT's first and last name, GRADE level, the parent/guardian's phone number, and EMAIL address. By providing this information, you will receive a confirmation email and a reminder email the day before your virtual appointment. Also, you will receive links to documents to review before the Virtual IGP meeting.

    • Section 4:  Click Confirm

    Click here to access Flash Appointments and schedule your Virtual IGP Conference now!

    Thank you for your support and we look forward to our virtual meeting in the coming weeks!


    Cougar Connections Fall 2020

    YCHS SCHOOL COUNSELING NEWSLETTER

    WELCOME BACK

    Welcome back to another exciting school year at YCHS! We hope our students have had an opportunity to relax, recharge, and are ready to start another school year. We understand this year will look and feel very different than in the past. Please know all of us are working through challenging feelings and circumstances and your school counselors are here to help. We look forward to working with students and parents to navigate this "new normal." Working together, we will make this a successful year!

     
     
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    COUNSELING DEPARTMENT STAFF

    School Counselors
     
    Mrs. Lisa Davis (last names A-C) - lidavis@york.k12.sc.us
    Mrs. Freda Linen - Department Chair (last names D-Ha) - flinen@york.k12.sc.us
    Mrs. Jennifer Green (last names He-Mc) - jgreen@york.k12.sc.us
    Mr. Richard Johnson (last names Me-Se) - rjohnson@york.k12.sc.us
    Mr. Lynda Wallace (last names Sh-Z) - lwallace@york.k12.sc.us

     Career Development Facilitator    Tashiba Pearson - tpearson@york.k12.sc.us                                                       Registrar    Carroll Spires - cspires@york.k12.sc.us                                                                                                       Administrative Assistant    Robin Dawkins - rdawkins@york.k12.sc.us

     
     

    NEED AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR COUNSELOR

    Due to COVID 19, we ask that you do one of the following to schedule an appointment with your counselor:
     

    NEED A SCHEDULE CHANGE

    Schedule changes are made by completing the  Schedule Change Request Form.
    Please note there will be minimal changes. There will be NO GENERAL Schedule changes. After your form is submitted, your counselor will contact you ASAP. Please note there will be no changes after the 5th day of school.
     

    CONNECT WITH US

    Besides email, there are many other ways to connect with us!

    Our website is the primary location where we post the majority of our information:
     
    YCHS Counseling Webpage

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    REMIND

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    Class of 2021: text 81010; @ychs2021

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    BASIC TIPS TO STUDY/WORK FROM HOME

    • Create a realistic work schedule - Keep up with each class, break your day up by A/B days.
    • Don't hang around in your pajamas all day - You'll feel more productive by getting showered and dressed each day.
    • Create a designated workspace - Keep it clear of clutter. Make sure there is plenty of light. Have the materials you need (pencils, pens, paper, etc.)
    • Stay away from your phone - Put the phone away when working on schoolwork (unless you are using it for work) Get rid of the distraction and temptation by putting it on airplane mode, put it in a drawer, or another room.
    • Watch your sleep schedule - Don't let your sleep schedule get out of whack by binge-watching shows. While your sleep schedule may not need to be as strict, getting a good night's sleep is essential.
    • Schedule some fun things to do - Plan for something you can look forward to in your day. This is an important part of maintaining your mental and physical health! Get outside for some fresh air. Get physically active. Plan phone calls with your friends-something more than texting to feel a social connection.
    • Communicate with your teachers … Teachers get worried if they haven't heard from students in some way shape or form … they will first reach out to students to see how they can help.
    • What counts as "communication."
    • *Turning in Assignments
    • *Emailing a teacher if you are struggling or have a question
    • *Logging on to an assigned program
    • *Logging on to complete online classes if you enrolled in credit recovery

     

     
     
     
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    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Senior Conferences - September-October 2020
     
    College Application Week - October 2020
     
    ACT and SAT makeup for Seniors - October 2020
     
    PSAT - October 14, 2020
     
    Sophomore Conferences - November-December 2020