Elementary School Counseling

Quick Contacts

Lorraine Longing, Director of Guidance K- 12, 353- 7123, llonging@nyackschools.org

Marina Gomez, Elementary Guidance Counselor at Liberty and Upper Nyack, 353 - 7259,  mgomez@nyackschools.org

Jon Christopher Hogg, Elementary Guidance Counselor at Upper Nyack and Valley Cottage , 353 - 7279, jhogg2@nyackschools.org

  Valley Cottage  Upper Nyack Liberty 


Jon Christopher Hogg   Marina Gomez
Tuesday  Jon Christopher Hogg

Marina Gomez  
Wednesday    Jon Christopher Hogg Marina Gomez
Thursday  Jon Christopher Hogg   Marina Gomez
Friday    Jon Christopher Hogg Marina Gomez

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Resources for parents in response to COVID 19 and reopening schools :

Being out of school since March and  preparing for the return remotely or in person, might increase stress and anxiety. If you need someone to talk to, be sure to reach out to your guidance counselor through email.

Information about helping your child's increased anxiety about returning to school: https://childmind.org/article/back-to-school-anxiety-during-covid/

Information about emotional support during COVID:  Emotional Hope -Creole.pdf , Emotional Hope - French.pdf ,  Emotional Hope Espanol.pdf ,  Emotional Hope.pdf 

National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource- https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/NASN/3870c72d-fff9-4ed7-833f-215de278d256/UploadedImages/PDFs/02292020_NASP_NASN_COVID-19_parent_handout.pdf

Child Mind Institute: Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus - https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/


The Governor has opened a Emotional Support Hotline: 1-844-863-9314, more information can be found at: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/covid-19-resources.html

Here are some tips on how to Keep Mindful: https://mailchi.mp/littlefloweryoga/kids-and-coronavirus-anxiety?e=93768a4a9b

Second Step SEL resources available to parents: https://www.secondstep.org/covid19support

Resources for Grief

Grief work may be helpful to provide support for students and families to process their grief over what was lost at the end of the school year. 

Safety supports 

      • National Suicide Prevention and Crisis Line:  1(800)273-8255
      • Or text TALK to 741741
      • Behavioral Health Response Team - 845-517-0400