June 12, 2024
Counselor

Janet Potter

Janet Potter, MLADC, LADC, LMFT
Student Assistance Provider (SAP)
802-295-8640 ext 3306
potterj@hartfordschools.net 

Signs

There are updated signs around the school property indicating that alcohol, tobacco products (including vapes), and cannabis are not allowed on school property, this includes at after school events and sports.  If you or someone you know is struggling with substance misuse, or you have further questions, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Potter at potterj@hartfordschools.net or by calling 802-295-8640 ext 3306.

HHS - Substance Free School sign

How to Administer Naloxone/Narcan

Student Assistance Program

All Hartford School District students are taught about the dangers of drugs and alcohol on developing brains in the health classes (for middle and high school), and by their school counselor in elementary schools.  All students and families have access to a Student Assistance Provider (SAP).

Would you like to learn more about the prevention efforts within the Hartford community? Curious about the curriculum that your students are learning about?  Perhaps you would like to learn more, reteach some lessons, or have a great dinner conversation? 

Here is the Stanford curriculum that is utilized for prevention education: https://med.stanford.edu/tobaccopreventiontoolkit.html

Please feel free to reach out with any additional concerns, questions or suggestions to Student Assistance Provider (SAP), Janet Potter, MLADC, LADC, LMFT at 802-295-8640 ext 3306 or email potterj@hartfordschools.net 


School Supports

Tips for Quitting

Protective Factors

Resources for Parents

Second Hand Vape PSA

HMMS Prevention Groups for students
  • VKAT
    (Vermont Kids Against Tobacco and other drugs)
  • Getting to Y
  • Ala-teen
  • Making Change Educational Group 
  • Clubs (vary throughout the year and student interest--past years have included baking club, fishing club, chess club and gaming club)

For more information or to join a group, please email Mrs. Potter at potterj@hartfordschools.net

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

HMMS SAP group


There are student-led groups at both the middle and high school, co-facilitated with Hartford Community Coalition (HCC), that is called "Why RBS"--please email Mrs. Potter at potterj@hartfordschools.net if you would like to join!

Hurricanes Help: Resources for Student Athletes