Guidance & Counseling Newsletter

October 2020


Class Catalyst is NEW and available for all of our Judson ISD students in grades K-12. What is Class Catalyst? It is a Check in tool for students to tell us how they are feeling. Students should check in every morning and throughout the day as needed. Once students check in they will be provided with a mindfulness technique to use to help their emotions so they are ready to work.

Ask your teacher or counselor for their class code and login to your JISD Portal and click on the class catalyst link. You will then login with your Google account and enter your class code to begin. At some schools class codes will be distributed by your counselor.

Mindful Practices for students, staff and parents.


Need some relaxing activities to do at home to destress? Mindful Practices has Mindfulness activities, Town halls, even a Family Reading Night of Halloween Stories on 10/28! Click on links below to see the Mindful Practices October calendar for Judson ISD educators and families available throughout the month. A new calendar with current links will be provided each month.

. Early Childhood

· Elementary School

· Middle School

· High School

· Español PreK - HS

· Live Offerings and Office Hours

· PDF for Early Childhood

Upcoming Events

Does your child need immunizations? Please don’t miss this event click link to schedule an appointment..

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SchooLinks is our college and career readiness platform. The first step is to onboard once you completed onboarding you can explore colleges and careers.

Login to your JISD portal and click on Schoolinks 7th-8th grade students start the onboarding process! More details to come from your counselor or CCR Teacher.

9th-12th grade students should have completed onboarding if not login and onboard today! More details to come from your counselor.

How do you onboard?

1. Login to JISD Portal

2. Locate the Schoolinks Icon >click on it

3. Sign in with clever

4. Answer the questions and you have started the onboarding process

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


Other Assistance Needed

Are you experiencing loss of housing or need assistance with McKinney Vento/Foster Care or are you a new Military Family in JISD and need assistance contact Ms. Greenwood by

email or by phone (210) 945-5362.

If you are a teen parent and have questions or think you might benefit from services through the School Age Parent Program contact Ms. Palmer by email or by phone (512) 553-8023.

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

Linda Wilber by email or by phone (210)945-5335,

Katie Newgren by email or by phone (210) 945-5322, or

Reynae Herrera by email or by phone (210) 945-5364.

If you have attendance questions or need any other assistance please contact Monica Garcia by email or by phone (210) 945-5215

Guidance and Counseling Department

Thank you for choosing Judson ISD. Visit our guidance and counseling website for more information.