Hey Joy Cubsters!
Right now we are all experiencing disruption in our normal day and lives. While there are some downsides to the current situation there are upsides. We get to learn a new way of learning, learn how to connect in meaningful ways with each other even when we cannot be face to face with them, and build resilience. I am excited to hear that a lot of you are connecting with your teachers and classmates to continue to take advantage of all the knowledge that your teachers have. They have worked hard the last few weeks to provide you the opportunity for learning.
I have sent out a letter to parents with information and that information can be found here: School Counselor Parent Letter. I am available from 8-3:30 through phone and email. The phone number to call is 456-5469 ext 36520 and I will check messages at least twice a day. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be checking that several times per day.
Above is the link to a request to see a counselor form. If your student would like to meet with me or you would like your student to meet with me please fill out the form and I will get in touch with you to set up a time. My office hours will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9-12 or upon request if needed at a different time.
Optional activities will be posted on the counseling lessons page and are optional. These will include a weekly activity chart based on different things to do around a theme and lessons that continue on what we had been working on prior to school closing. I will also be stopping in on different classroom meetings to say hi and engage with students.
If you have any questions please let me know either by email or phone. I look forward to hearing from you and learning how you are doing.
School counselors are not able to provide therapeutic counseling services to students in school, but do work with students and families in challenging times, providing a safe place in the school and communicating/coordinating with other staff as needed. School counselors can also help connect families with district and community resources. The school counselor’s office is a safe place for students to come when they need help working through problems they might be having, whether academic or social/emotional.