Brochure — School Counseling Services 

    Folleto — Servicio de Consejería Escolar 

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    Dear Parents,

    The past year has been filled with unprecedented changes and challenges for each of us. While the much-anticipated return to in-person instruction is a welcome sign of an increased return to normal, some of us may have feelings of uncertainty. School Counselors will continue their important work. They will be working on campus, focusing on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) lessons for all students, professional development for staff, and parent education. They will check in with students individually, as needed.

    As we return, please be mindful of the emotions that you and your child are feeling. These feelings are normal, and should not be ignored; welcome them, and take a moment to acknowledge them. If you or your child feel anxious, take time to practice mindful breathing, and to talk about the feelings they/you are experiencing. Empower your child by reminding them to take charge of their own health and safety by wearing their masks properly, social distancing, washing their hands, and following school guidelines. Structure and routine are also positive antidotes to the effects of stress and anxiety.

    Structure is something we can rely upon; because it provides clear expectations regarding our future. Routine is a predictable pattern over time. Whether your child will continue in remote instruction, or return to school for inperson instruction, structure and routine will play a critical role in their successful adjustments in learning throughout the coming weeks, and throughout their life. Model and explain the value of structure and routine in your life, and help your child to correlate the importance of it for success in his/hers. We have missed you and your children! We are looking forward to welcoming you back to in-person instruction over the course of the next two weeks.

    Please stay safe and well.

    Christina Palmer

    Director, MTSS, PBIS, and Health Services

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