We are currently so bombarded with information about coronavirus and COVID-19 that it can be confusing and sometimes overwhelming. There are so many contradicting opinions that seem to evolve daily, and it’s difficult to keep up. For some young children, this uncertainty can be scary or cause anxiety. For older kids, they may be stressed because of questions about how to navigate distance learning and manage their time.
Our San Antonio- area public school counselors are available to help alleviate some of that stress and uncertainty. Many schools have set up reference pages on their websites tailored to their individual communities. Several school counselors offer guidance online via video conferencing with Zoom or Google Hangouts. Parents and students are encouraged to explore and utilize the many free resources and support that is available through their local school districts.
Check out your district’s counseling link here:
Helpful Additional Resources:
wikiHow- How to remain calm amidst an outbreak
Mental Health America-Resources and links to mental health and anxiety articles, hotlines, webinars, and how-tos
Positive Psychology- Breathing and mindfulness activities for children
TEA- Counseling and mental health services in schools information
Melissa Machado of Perales Elementary School is an Edgewood alumnus and now works as a literacy coach in the district that she loves! A literacy coach works collaboratively with teachers, administrators, school board, and department staff to improve student achievement in literacy.
Melissa graduated from John F. Kennedy High School, and she says her goal was always to return to the Edgewood area where she grew up. “I love the sense of community and the authentic relationships I have built with my students and families in EISD. I am extremely blessed to be working in the district that I am a proud product of.”
We are so thankful that Edgewood provides this type of support for its teachers and students, and that former students return to continue to be #Edgewoodproud!!
Edgewood ISD’s Women with Vision and Teen Board met to share ideas on how to improve community and learning environments. The two groups were able to discuss teacher recruitment and teacher profiles.
The Teen Board is made up of students within the district that help decide policy at the district and state levels. Women with Vision is comprised of involved, informed, and engaging females within the district who are passionate about working together to better the district’s schools, teachers, etc.
Edgewood ISD hopes to continue the collaborative meeting of these two influential groups in order to build a network of support with one another and make Edgewood schools the best they can be.