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Live Chat and Appointment Information
Hello from your counselors that miss you very much! We are here for you and are offering live chat times every Tuesday and Thursday from 10-12. See instructions below. We look forward to hearing from you soon! 

Steps to Downloading Google Chat

If you have Google Hangouts, you can skip all these steps and just proceed to sign-in under your school g-mail on the Hangouts app. There, you’ll be able to contact anyone from Burnet. 

There are two ways you can download Google Chat. 

First Way: 

  1. Go to your app store and download the app. 
  2. After it has downloaded, provide your login information for your school account on the app.

Second Way:

  1. Click on this link: https://chat.google.com/ (Please note this only works on phones, when using a computer you will have to sign up for Google Suite)
  2. Provide your login information for your school account.
  3. Next it will take you to a webpage where you should be able to click on the link “Download on the App Store."
You should be able to contact your counselor by searching for their name and start chatting! Email us if you need any help!

Your counselors are eager to meet and connect with you! We are offering appointment times on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10-12. See instructions below for Google Hangouts Meet. This will allow us to see your smiling faces!!!!!

To schedule an appointment with a specific counselor follow the link below:
Mrs. Cook: https://tinyurl.com/yyrkc3qw
Mrs. Jeffries:https://tinyurl.com/y3e5f9xb
Mrs. Castillo: https://tinyurl.com/yxj2avde
Mrs. Behrens: https://tinyurl.com/uhck8ep

Once you have scheduled a time with your counselor, your counselor will set up a google meet with you. You will follow the link in the google meet found in your google calendar to virtually meet with your counselor at the appointment time.
Dear families, 
The Burnet High School Counseling team is committed to providing your student social-emotional support and counseling services during school closure. Communication will be sent this week with information on how to access those services. In the meantime, please email counselors. We are here to help in any way. 
Last name A-K: Jane Jeffries jjeffries@burnetcisd.net
Last name L-Z: Trisha Cook tcook@burnetcisd.net
College and Career Coordinator: Jill Castillo jcastillo@burnetcisd.net
Intervention Counselor: Hallie Behrens hbehrens@burnetcisd.net
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) identify children and teens as people who may respond more strongly to the stress of a crisis. Below is helpful information for parents from the CDC.  
For parents

Children and teens react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them, especially children, if they are better prepared.

Not all children and teens respond to stress in the same way. Some common changes to watch for include

  • Excessive crying or irritation in younger children
  • Returning to behaviors they have outgrown (for example, toileting accidents or bedwetting)
  • Excessive worry or sadness
  • Unhealthy eating or sleeping habits
  • Irritability and “acting out” behaviors in teens
  • Poor school performance or avoiding school
  • Difficulty with attention and concentration
  • Avoidance of activities enjoyed in the past
  • Unexplained headaches or body pain
  • Use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs

There are many things you can do to support your child

  • Take time to talk with your child or teen about the COVID-19 outbreak. Answer questions and share facts about COVID-19 in a way that your child or teen can understand.
  • Reassure your child or teen that they are safe. Let them know it is ok if they feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn how to cope from you.
  • Limit your family’s exposure to news coverage of the event, including social media. Children may misinterpret what they hear and can be frightened about something they do not understand.
  • Try to keep up with regular routines. If schools are closed, create a schedule for learning activities and relaxing or fun activities.
  • Be a role model.  Take breaks, get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat well. Connect with your friends and family members.
Learn more about helping children cope.
Burnet High School Counseling Office Hours
 BHS Counseling Team
Jane Jeffries: Letters A-K Trisha Cook: Letters L-Z Lead Counselor
jjeffries@burnetcisd.net tcook@burnetcisd.net
Jill Castillo: College/Career/Military Coordinator Hallie Behrens: Intervention Counselor
jcastillo@burnetcisd.net hbehrens@burnetcisd.net
Jennifer Roberie: Registrar Melinda Nelson: Administrative Assistant
jroberie@burentcisd.net mnelson@burnetcisd.net
Like our Facebook page 'Burnet High School Counselor's Corner' for more information
Need a Letter of Recommendation???
“The Green Packet”
  • Student, Parent, and Teacher portions
  • Complete and turn in to counselor at least 2 weeks before deadline
Recommendation Request Forms
  • Give to teacher and/or counselor
  • Stamped, addressed envelope
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TSI Testing Dates:
Upcoming SAT Testing Dates:
September 26
Upcoming ACT Testing Dates:
June 13th: Register by May 8th
July 18th: Register by June 19th