COVID-19 Distance Learning
Faribault High School Counseling Office

The Faribault High School Counseling Department will be providing remote school counseling during the time of Distance Learning.  School Counselors will be online during the school day from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to respond to questions and provide remote counseling through email/Schoology, phone communication, and Google Hang-Out. Counselors will also be able to meet with students outside of these hours if prior arrangements are made. It is very important to check Schoology and email messages daily.  Students will need to access their school email account in order to receive invitations and links to join a Google Hang-Out counseling meeting. Schoology and gmail will be the primary platforms for general and individual information. You may reach your counselor through Schoology or you may email them. Students and families may also reach out to Amy Severson, our department secretary, to set up a meeting at  507-333-6200 or Counselors or Mrs. Severson will coordinate a meeting through your preferred method of communication. Students can also request a check-in with their school counselor through this link.

In addition, we encourage students and parents to visit our Faribault High School Counseling webpage regularly for helpful information during this time. This information that will be posted in an effort to continue to support students’ academic, career, and social/emotional wellness.

If at ANY TIME you or someone you know is in crisis, or if you have any concern for the safety of yourself or someone else, CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY. Police officers are trained to conduct wellness visits and have the resources to connect individuals in need with appropriate services.   

Additional crisis resources:

South Central Mobile Crisis Team: 877-399-3040 

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line: text "HOME" to 741741

Please be aware of these community mental health resources and chemical health resources.

Faribault High School Counseling Office and Career Center Staff:

Amy Severson (department secretary) is available through Schoology, by email ( and phone (507-333-6200) for any registration and enrollment needs. In addition, she will be available to assist with scheduling appointments for students and parents/guardians wishing to speak with a counselor or other Counseling Department staff.

Shelly Fritz (registrar) is available through Schoology, by email ( and phone (507-333-6207) for any transcript, scholarship, or Naviance needs.  Shelly will also respond to students needing information for insurance, social security, and other county and state documentation.

Mary McNelis (career center coordinator) is available through Schoology, by email ( and phone (507-333-6161) for any college and career, scholarship, financial aid, or Naviance needs.    Mallory Fuchs (chemical health specialist) is available through Schoology, by email ( and phone (507-333-6104) for any chemical health needs.

2019-2020 School Profile.pdf

Contact Information

Mrs. Dawn Peanasky,
(A-D) Counselor
(507) 333-6199


Mrs. Emma Balow,
(E-K) Counselor
(507) 333-6205


Faith Thompson,
(L-Q) Counselor
(507) 333-6147


Mrs. Michelle Breun,
(R-Z) Counselor
(507) 333-6206


Mallory Fuchs
Chemical Health Specialist
(507) 333-6104

Shelly Fritz,
(507) 333-6207


Mary McNelis,
Career Center Coordinator
(507) 333-6161


Amy Severson,
Counseling Secretary
(507) 333-6200


Office Hours:


Office Location:
330 9th Ave SW
Faribault, MN 55021
Office: (507)333-6200
Fax: (507)333-6111

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