Counseling Information for Parents & District Staff
We understand that our students may feel additional stress and anxiety during this time of uncertainty, and we are committed to supporting the social and emotional needs of our students and families. Starting Monday, March 23rd, students or parents can request to speak with their school counselor by emailing their counselor. A list of email addresses is available at the bottom of this page.
School counselors will be available to respond to emails and appointments can be made to connect with a parent or student via phone if needed. Responses and appointments would occur during normal operating hours while schools remain closed.
In the event of a medical or mental health emergency, please do not email your school counselor. The following is a list of resources available to you in an emergency:
- Williamson County Mobile Outreach Team (MOT) @ 512-864-8277
- Bluebonnet Trails Community Services @ 1-800-841-1255
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline @ 1-800-273-8255
- 911 or the nearest hospital emergency room if you can get there safely
Suicidal thoughts or behaviors are both damaging and dangerous and are therefore considered a psychiatric emergency. Someone experiencing these thoughts should seek immediate assistance from a health or mental health care provider. Click here for an additional list of available resources.
FREE MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING FOR TEXANS: Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This new resource offers COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texans. People can call the Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll-free at 833-986-1919.
For help accessing local community resources, please reference the following directory providers and local organizations:
- Aunt Bertha via Healthy Williamson County
- 2-1-1 via United Way of Williamson County
- Hutto Resource Center
Community Resources during COVID-19: Click here for a list of resources available to help your family during this time. The list includes everything from mental health resources to health insurance information to how to apply for unemployment.
For more information about supporting your child during this time, please consider the following resources:
- National Association of School Psychologists - Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
- Child Mind Institute - Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
- SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
- Center for Disease Control - Managing Stress and Anxiety
Homeschool Survival Guide - Video
Hutto ISD School Counselors and Mental Health Professionals by campus
Hutto High School & River Horse Academy
Farley Middle School
Hutto Middle School
Cottonwood Creek Elementary School
Howard Norman Elementary School
Hutto Elementary School
Kerley Elementary School
Nadine Johnson Elementary School
Ray Elementary School
Veteran’s Hill Elementary School