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Atlantic School Counselors

Letter to Our Families During COVID-19

Dear Parents and Students,

We know that this can be a difficult time for all of you and we want you to know that we are in this together!  While the way in which we interact may have changed, our commitment to our students and their overall well-being and success has not.  Below you will find the contact information for each counselor.  Counselors are available Monday-Friday, 8:00-3:30 via email and will do our best to get back to you within 24 working hours. 

The link to district web-site is .  Here you can find an abundance of information and up-to-date info as we get it.  We will also be updating and posting information on our twitter account that will be used to update parents and students; follow us at @atlguidance. 

This is unchartered territory for all of us so please be patient as we navigate this situation and know that we will be here to help you in any way we can.  Your school counselors are working together to figure out new ways to reach our students and to get information out to you all. We miss all of our students and we hope to be back to campus soon!  Until then, take care and stay healthy.  Fins up!

If you are experiencing an emergency after hours here are a few hotlines available to you:

  Suicide prevention hotline - 1-800-784-2433

  Crisis intervention hotline - 1-800-273-TALK

  Mental Health assistance - 1 - 800-539-4228

or if you are experiencing an emergency - dial 911

Hoping you are staying home and safe.  We will get through this!

School Counselors

Mrs. Anne Ornstein (previously Mrs. Giacovelli) - ext. 38132, Teams ext. 76579 [email protected]

        Students whose last names begin with A-E

Mrs. Jan Turp- ext. 38183, Teams ext. 75933 [email protected]   Director of Guidance

         Students whose last names begin with F-I

Ms. Anna Tai- ext. 38139, Teams ext. 75864 [email protected]

         Students whose last names begin with J-Q

Ms. Tonya Jackson- ext. 38130, Teams ext. 75778  [email protected]

         Students whose last names begin with R-Z

Counseling Office Staff

Ms. Yolanda Kennedy, Registrar- ext. 38141

Mrs. Renee GutierrezGuidance Secretary- ext. 38497

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For absences of less than 3 days, we ask that the student make arrangements directly with their teacher to get any make up work. In order to request make up work due to a lengthy absence of 3 or more days, contact the Guidance Office at 386-322-6100 ext. 38497. Please allow 24 hours for the work to be collected from the teachers.


School Counselors are available for conferences throughout the school day, however, to ensure that your child's counselor is available we recommend that you call ahead and set up an appointment. Please contact our secretary at 386-322-6100 extension 38497. Parent/Teacher conferences are setup with at least 24-hour advanced notice.


VIMS (Volusia Instructional Mgmt System) is your tool for staying informed as a student or parent by providing access to attendance, grades, current and upcoming assignments and teacher e-mail addresses. VIMS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any computer with an Internet connection. Access to VIMS requires a confidential username and password that may be obtained by contacting the DLTL Coordinator at 386-322-6100 extension 38109.


The ParentPortal will allow parents to monitor their child's progress in school by providing Internet access to grades, attendance, discipline, academic history, graduation verification, and standardized test results in a secure password protected environment. An authorization form needs to be obtained through the School Counseling Office (Mrs. Gutierrez) in order to access your child's data.


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