Counseling Services Continue During School Closures

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.

Fort Sam Houston ISD counselor Jessica Garza remotely counsels a new student to Robert G. Cole Middle/High School.

Check out your district’s counseling link here:

Alamo Heights ISD

Boerne ISD

Edgewood ISD

Floresville ISD

Fort Sam Houston ISD

Judson ISD

Medina Valley ISD

North East ISD

Northside ISD

San Antonio ISD

South San Antonio ISD

Southwest ISD

 

Helpful Additional Resources:

wikiHow- How to remain calm amidst an outbreak

https://www.wikihow.com/Deal-with-Coronavirus-Anxiety 

 

Mental Health America-Resources and links to mental health and anxiety articles, hotlines, webinars, and how-tos

https://mhanational.org/covid19

 

Positive Psychology-  Breathing and mindfulness activities for children

https://positivepsychology.com/mindfulness-for-kids/

 

TEA- Counseling and mental health services in schools information

https://tea.texas.gov/texas-schools/safe-and-healthy-schools/coordinated-school-health/counseling-and-mental-health-services-of-the-coordinated-school-health-model

Lunch Pickup

Keeping Students Fed: Find Your District’s Meal Program

Floresville ISD Focuses on Social and Emotional Learning

Educating the Whole Child

Floresville ISD prepares students for success by providing not only exceptional academic opportunities, but also social and emotional support for our students. Every secondary student takes a researched-based strengths assessment identifying their top five strengths. Teachers use researched based strategies to build relationships with students that connect them to their peers, school, and community. Elementary and middle school students create social contracts in every class that define how they will treat one another and the values that they want to see as they learn.  This gives students a voice in their educational experience.

Students create social contracts on how they’ll treat each other.

FISD provides peer-mentoring opportunities for students. For instance, Link Crew, an organization made-up of upperclassmen, mentor freshmen throughout the year to ensure a successful transition to high school. They also hold a 6th grade camp to help the difficult transition from elementary to middle school. Incoming 6th graders are able to learn the campus, meet teachers and peers as well as set goals for their first year at Floresville Middle School. Learn more about Floresville ISD here.

Are charter schools private schools?

ARE CHARTER SCHOOLS PRIVATE SCHOOLS?

Floresville Middle School Students Decorate the community

Go Public with David Visits Floresville ISD’s Generous Students

David Chancellor visits Floresville Middle School and shows us how the staff and students have come together to help spread Christmas cheer to others in the Floresville community.  What started with one tree and an idea from Principal David Lehman became a school-wide project which they hope will continue to grow!

 

 

Go Public with David (Floresville ISD)

This week's Go Public with David segment is from Floresville Middle School where the school spirit is matched by an amazing display of Christmas spirit.

Posted by David Chancellor on Monday, December 16, 2019

 

#GOPUBLICSANANTONIOHASHTAGFAVES!!

Fine Arts

District RoundUp: Dec. 2018 – FINE ARTS THRIVE IN OUR SCHOOLS

Proven to contribute to happiness and enhance academic success, students all across the region are mastering Fine Arts.

From Broadway actors, a nod to Boys to Men, and an out-of-this-world jazz band check out what Alamo Heights, Floresville ISD, Harlandale ISD, Judson ISD, North East ISD, Northside ISD, Medina Valley ISD are doing in this monthly edition of our San Antonio Public School District Roundup.

Fine Art San Antonio

The Path Less Traveled – December 2018

Cole photography and journalism students traveled to attend and compete at the JEA/NSPA national journalism conference in Chicago with over 6300 students from across the United States! Junior, Raquelle Bennett competed in the Photography Portfolio division at the conference and was one of only three students in the country to receive a Superior Rating. 

Teachers Inspire

District Roundup: NOV 2018 – Inspiring Hearts, Minds and Ideas

Leadership and community is our November theme this year where students in public schools learn to connect to their hearts, expand their minds and to create ground-breaking ideas. Our public schools have a crucial role in helping to cultivate a civic-minded community of the future. Read more about our educators that go out of their way to make mastery of standards fun, to schools learning the importance of giving back in this edition of the District Round-up.