JISD Counseling Weekly Update

March 23rd-27th

Welcome Judson ISD students and parents as we continue to be closed we are here for you.


Every week we will have a newsletter providing you as many updates as possible. We will also be updating the guidance and counseling website with more information.


If you need to contact a counselor or social worker by email, text, or phone we are available. Please see link below under counseling services for area of assistance.

Food Distribution - We will continue to post local food distributions available

Mobile distributions open to the public:

Thursday, March 26:

  • Dawson Park | 2500 E. Commerce, 78203 | 4:30pm
  • Southside Lions Sports Park | 3100 Hiawatha, 78210 | 4:30pm
  • Normoyle Park | 700 Culberson, 78225 | 4:30pm

Friday, March 27:

  • Woodward Park | 1011 Locke St., 78208 | 4:30pm
  • Ramirez Community Center | 1011 Gillette Blvd., 78224 | 4:30pm
  • Jean Yates Community Center | 568 Rasa, 78227 | 4:30pm





Dinner Distributions For Kids March 23 – 27:

  • Dawson Park | 2500 E. Commerce, 78203 | 4:30pm
  • Southside Lions Sports Park | 3100 Hiawatha, 78210 | 4:30pm
  • Normoyle Park | 700 Culberson, 78225 | 4:30pm
  • Ramirez Community Center | 1011 Gillette Blvd., 78224 | 4:30pm
  • Cuellar Park | 5626 San Fernando, 78237 | 4:30pm
  • Frank Garrett Multi Service Center | 1226 NW 18th St., 78207 | 4:30pm
  • Garza Community Center | 1450 Mira Vista, 78228 | 4:30pm
  • San Juan Brady Center | 2307 S. Calaveras, 78207 | 4:30pm
  • Lady Bird Johnson Park | 107000 Nacogdoches Road, 78217 | 4:30pm







* Please bring your own bag for mobile distributions

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING AND MINDFULNESS

This is week two of our mindfulness techniques. If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed practice some of the mindfulness techniques below. Coming soon... Visit the Guidance and Counseling website for more techniques and to hear recordings.


Brain Massage : This activity helps us cool down and relax. It is a tool to use at any time we are anxious or worried and need to cool down and focus. This activity is a positive way to manage our emotions, and is also an easy thing to do if we are at home and need a break.

1. Sit up tall and roll your shoulders back.

2. Close your eyes and take a deep breath.

3. Keeping your eyes closed and your breathing deep tap your fingertips on your forehead, around your eyes , down your cheekbones, on the bridge of your nose, and then on your chin.


Cool Down Breath : This is a great way to support ourselves in a challenging situation. You will need a small every day object like a pen, pencil, eraser, or key to hold in your hand.

1. Sit up tall and roll your shoulders back.

2. Curl you tongue like a straw and suck in air to a slow count of three. Then exhale through your nose to a slow count of three.

3. Now breathe easy and close your eyes. Notice how the object feels in your hand. (Is it heavy or light, rough or smooth).

4. Continue for one minute. Each time your thoughts wander, redirect them back to the object.


Name It and Doodle It! : Activity to help us identify, name, and understand our emotions so that we can be present. You will need a scratch piece of paper and something to write with.

1. Close your eyes and take three deep breaths.

2. Notice what thoughts are in your mind (are you feeling happy, relaxed, energetic, tired, sad, vulnerable, scared, angry?) Notice how your body feels.

3. For the next 4 minutes, write or draw something that expresses how you are feeling.


Owning My Own Story Journal : This activity helps us to learn to be compassionate with ourselves and bravely accept our strengths as well as our challenges. You will need a scratch piece of paper and something to write with. Writing prompt: Today, I am telling my story of being strong.

1. Take 30 seconds to silently reflect. Then fold your piece of paper in half.

2. Spend one minute writing key words and ideas for your story on one half of the paper.

3. Take 5 minutes to write or draw your story on the other half of paper.

4. On the back of the paper write the following: I give myself permission not to be perfect. The most important thing I can do each day is try my best. Signed, (your name) and date (today’s date).

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Counseling Services Available

We are proud to announce Judson ISD will be providing Counseling Services for our students throughout this time of closure. We will have services for elementary, middle, and high school students.


Different areas of assistance will be provided with our expert staff to help. Services will be limited Monday-Friday 8:00-3:30 PM for after hour services we have listed emergency phone numbers below.


Counseling Services Provided

Elementary, Middle and High School Counseling Services


* Students who are experiencing anxiety, stress, sadness, or feeling uncertain about he Coronavirus. You can email, text, or call a counselor or social worker. If calling you will be asked to state your name and school of attendance. Please click link below for contact information.


https://www.judsonisd.org/SocialEmotionalCounselors



* Students worried about school work, scheduling, STAAR Testing or need a check in with Counselor. You can email, text, or call a counselor or social worker. If calling you will be asked to state your name and school of attendance. Please click link below for contact information.


https://www.judsonisd.org/AcademicCounselors


High School Senior Hotline


Being a Senior this school year will require for us to be ready for change and knowing that there may be many uncertainties let us help you. Please call for the most up to date information. You can email,text, or call a counselor. If calling you will be asked to state your name and school of attendance. Please click link below for contact information.


https://www.judsonisd.org/SeniorHotline

College and Career Readiness

SAT UPDATE

Students who were unable to take their SAT on March 14, 2020 due to a testing location closure will receive a refund. Please allow 2-4 weeks for the refund to be credited back to your bank account/credit card. The May 2, 2020 test date has been cancelled. If you signed up for either of these dates using a waiver, please contact College Board to reschedule and ask if the rescheduling fee can be waived.

The June 6, 2020 administration has not been cancelled yet. College Board will continue to monitor the status of test locations. Please be sure to monitor your email for messages from College Board.

SAT waivers are available for students within a qualifying financial bracket. Students who tested on the SAT School Day, March 4, 2020, will be able to access their waivers through their College Board Account. If you were unable to take the test on March 4th, and you believe you qualify for a waiver, please contact your campus college counselor.

College Board Contact Information

Students
Email: sat@info.collegeboard.org
Phone (domestic): 866-756-7346
Phone (international): +1-212-713-7789

Updated Customer Service Hours
To better support you throughout this crisis, and in compliance with local, state, and federal safety regulations, College Board's phone support hours are now 9 a.m.—6 p.m. ET, Monday—Friday.

SchooLinks Parent Login Information

Parent SchooLinks Login Information

  • SchooLinks Login app.schoolinks.com/login
  • Each JISD student has FOUR guardian accounts that can be claimed:
    Example for Guardian Account #1
    • Your username:
      judsonisd-{student ID}-a
    • Your temporary password:
      {student ID}{MMDD of student dob}


Hint: You might know your student's ID as their lunch number


Example: If a student ID is 56789 and their birthday is January 8th (01/08)

Username would be:
judsonisd-56789-a

Password would be:
567890108

TRANSCRIPTS

High School students can request transcripts from Parchment. Please contact your College Counselor if you are requesting a transcript and you need assistance.


Coming soon... We are currently working with SchooLinks so you can order transcripts from SchooLinks.

Breakfast and Lunch

Judson ISD will be providing food services for breakfast and lunch at the following campuses:



  • Candlewood
  • Crestview
  • Hopkins
  • Olympia
  • Metzger Middle School
  • Wagner High School
  • Judson High School



Meals will be served through curbside service and no one will be allowed in the building



Breakfast will be served curbside from 8:00-9:00 a.m.

lunch will be served curbside form 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Please come by and pick up your child's breakfast and lunch.


If you participate in our McKinney Vento program and are in need of assistance. Please contact Ms. Young by email dyoung@judsonisd.org or by phone (210) 764-9571

Other Assistance Needed

Military Family in our district and you need assistance contact Ms.Greenwood by email sgreenwood@judsonisd.org or by phone (210) 802-6709


If you participate in our McKinney Vento program and are in need of assistance. Please contact Ms. Young by email dyoung@judsonisd.org or by phone (210) 764-9571


If you are experiencing difficulty in providing basic necessities for your family and need additional assistance, please contact the following:

Monica Chavarria by email mchavarria@judsonisd.org or by phone (210) 541-2731

Trisha Walker by email twalker972@judsonisd.org or by phone (210) 595-9698

Reynae Herrera by email rherrera447@judsonisd.org or by phone (210)595-9541

Monica Garcia by email mgarcia083@judsonisd.org or by phone (210) 275-4031

Hotlines and Help Lines

SA Food Bank

Families can call in and provide their zip code to find the closest food resource location to them. Hours of operation 8:00 AM- 8:00 PM.

(210) 431-8326


United Way Information and Referral

211 or (210) 227-4357


Texas Child Abuse Hotline

1-800 252-5400


Center for Health Care Services/ Bexar County 24 hour Crisis hotline

(210) 223-7233 or 1-800-316-9241


Crisis Text Line

Text home to 741741 when going through any kind of emotional crisis and a crisis counselor will respond via text.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

More to Come Next Week

* MindYeti for elementary students.

* Class Catalyst for elementary students.
*TSI testing update

* Verification of Enrollment (VOE Form) We have had students ask about picking up a VOE form. Currently the Texas Department of Public Safety is closed. So do not worry you cannot turn in a VOE form at this time. However, we will work on a plan to distribute VOE's in the future.