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Counselor's Role

Contact the teacher directly if:

  • Your student's problems involve academic performance in a specific class.  Teachers can be accessed by calling the staff access line at 503-353-5810 or their email address can be found on the CHS website.

  • The situation with a particular class or teacher remains unresolved, contact the counselor for consultation.

  • Teachers can be accessed by calling the staff access line at 503 353-5750 or their email addresses are in Adrienne C. Nelson Website under About Us - Staff Directory.

  • If the situation remains unresolved, contact the counselor for consultation.

  • Parents can check grades by going to ParentVUE.

Contact/access your counselor if:

  • There are attendance, academic, social/emotional concerns.

  • You need guidance around academic and/or college planning.

  • You need help problem-solving and/or do not know who else to ask to help.

Other Forms of Assistance:

  • Students can meet with teachers before or after school upon arrangement with the teacher.

  • After school tutoring is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 pm in room 306.  An activity bus can take students home at 5:00pm.

  • Students can access the school social worker or student engagement specialist as needed for social and emotional support.

  • Students can be referred to a mental health therapist through their school counselor.

How can you help?

  • Ask to see their homework.  Give them honest feedback.

  • Help them set up a consistent "homework time" and provide them with a place to study.

  • Help them organize their notebooks and assignments.  Check over weekly.

  • Encourage them to get involved in activities at CHS.  Students in sports and activities are often more successful academically.

  • Get to know their friends.

  • Set clear boundaries and expectations for their behavior.

  • Follow through on consequences.

  • Allow them to make some decisions for themselves.

  • Give them encouragement and positive feedback when they show you responsible behaviors and decision-making skills.

  • Choose your battles.  Decide what's really important to you as a parent and be flexible about some of the other issues.