**The Wellness Center is currently closed until further notice. We will post an announcement on students' Schoology Advising Courses when the Wellness Center re-opens.**
What is a Wellness Center?
The Wellness Center provides a safe, supportive environment on our school campus. It’s a place students can go to discuss a variety of issues including sadness, grief, loss, self-esteem, family life and stress, sexual identity, and other socio-emotional health needs.
Through both on-campus programming and community-based partnerships, students receive coordinated counseling and other support services to maximize student engagement and success.
What kinds of concerns does the Wellness Center address?
The Wellness Center addresses a wide variety of socio-emotional concerns that may be interfering with students’ success in school.
What types of services are provided for students?
Students can participate in a variety of services including mental health, counseling, referrals to community agencies and more. Wellness services provided to youth are free and confidential!
*All school personnel are mandated reporters. If students report harm to self or harm to others, then staff are required to report that information.*
How do I refer a student to the Wellness Center?
Students can be referred to Wellness Services by speaking to the Wellness Specialist, School Counselor, or Intervention Counselor. In addition, students can also self-refer by coming directly to the Wellness Center or using the Counseling Department’s QR code to electronically submit a referral request. The Wellness Center is a safe and caring space. Students are not in trouble when they are referred or when they drop in.
QR codes can be found in the main office on Miss Min’s door, room 203 on Ms. Contreras’ window, or room 204 on Miss Garcia’s window.
How often will students miss classes to utilize Wellness services?
Students may drop by during break or lunch on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The Wellness Center is closed on Wednesdays, due to the current covid surge. Students participating in counseling groups may take up to one hour once a week. Students may self-refer as needed (outside of Wellness Center hours).
Where exactly is the Wellness Center located?
Hutchinson Middle School’s Wellness Center is located in room 204.
Who runs the Wellness Center?
Hutchinson’s Wellness Specialist, Miss Garcia. She is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with a PPS Credential in School Counseling. Miss Garcia works closely with the School Counselors to ensure the social-emotional needs of Hutchinson’s students are addressed.
Can teachers use Wellness Center services?
If you would like support, please come stop by or reach out – all are welcome!