Ladd Elementary School Counseling
Hello from Ladd Elementary,
Hi, this is Ms. Weaver and I am reaching out to you as your student's school counselor. I want you to know that even though our school building is not open, I am working and available to support your student during this time. Virtual school counseling, like traditional school counseling, has limitations but can be very effective! I know that this is a stressful time for families and students, and I want to let you know that I am still here to support. If you or your student would like to talk to me, please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can coordinate a time to talk over the phone or video.
I’ll continue to provide learning opportunities for student social-emotional wellbeing and growth. To do this, I have joined the Ladd Specialist teachers (Library, Music, Gym) on their Google Classroom to provide optional, online social-emotional lessons/engagement opportunities. Find your students Specialist classroom code here: Ladd Specialist Classroom Codes
Additionally, every Wednesday from 12:00-12:30 the specialists and I are going to have a Specialist video “check-in” open to all students. Here’s the link: https://zoom.us/j/3888395987, the link can also be found in the Specialist Google Classrooms. Depending on the number of students that join, we may have to modify what that looks like.
In non-emergency situations, students, parents, and guardians may reach out to me through email. In life threatening emergencies, please call 911. During emergencies that are non-life threatening, please consider these resources:
Fairbanks Community Mental Health: 907-371-1300 (has immediate crisis counseling)
National Suicide Hotline: Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text 741741
Alaska Suicide & Crisis: (907) 452-4357 (HELP)
Visit Community Resources for information about financial assistance, housing, healthcare and medical assistance and so much more.
Our school district is making every effort to help ensure that ALL children (ages 18 and under) are fed while schools are closed. Breakfast and lunch are available for pick up Monday-Friday for any child, get the details here: Nutrition Services
Additionally, visit Age-Appropriate Covid-19 Resources for age-appropriate resources regarding school closure.
Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC)
Ladd’s MFLC, Ms. Patt Garrett is also available for virtual counseling services for our military-connected students and families. If you are interested in this, please call Ms. Patt between 8:00AM-3:00PM, Monday-Friday at 907-370-3328.
I look forward to supporting your student during these challenging times. Please feel free to reach out to me.
Ladd Elementary School Counselor
(907) 451-1700 x 37521