OGHS Student Edition 5.13.20

May is Mental Health Matters Month - Week 2

Dear students,

We are entering Week Two in Mental Health Matters Month. This week we will focus on "Express Your Well-being." Below you will find different ways to take care of yourself while at home: gardening, coloring, and deep breathing. There are also short meditation videos in both English and Spanish to help guide you in a practice to take care of yourself. Keeping a consistent routine with physical activity, school work, connecting with friends, eating well, and a good sleep routine will help you stay balanced and honor your well-being!

We know being at home for so long can be difficult for so many different reasons. Remember to stay connected with your family, friends, and school. Look below for some fun apps that help you stay connected while staying at home. There are only 3 weeks left in the semester, so connect with your teachers, or the IT helpline, if needed. Have you registered for summer school? Check out the links below to stay connected to your school!

Last, but certainly not least, we are so proud of the CLASS of 2020. No one imagined you would be ending your senior year at home. EUHSD looks forward to celebrating you and we are continuing to develop ideas to honor your successes. Check out the information below about this Saturday's televised event for the Class of 2020!

We hope you all are doing well and look forward to seeing you all soon!

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EUHSD seniors will have a multi-phase graduation recognition which includes:

  • Senior pick up of cap and gown via drive-thru style on campus.
  • EUHSD Senior Celebration Video, not to be confused with a graduation ceremony. The Senior Celebration Video is meant to be a united message of hope, inspiration, and congratulations from students and staff across our district. The video will be broadcasted for all to view on May 29.
  • Senior pictures on campus in cap and gown receiving their diploma with a graduation stage backdrop. Seniors may come to campus with limited members of their immediate household for photo appointments.
  • Face-to-Face Graduation Ceremony which will be held at a future date after we are given permission to gather by our public health department.

Express Your Well-Being

Stay Connected

Graduate Together: High School Class of 2020 Commencement

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This Saturday, May 16th, former President Barack Obama will deliver the main address at a virtual event. ABC, CBS, Fox and NBS will simultaneously air the special at 5 p.m. Other guests include the Jonas Brothers, Yara Shahidi, Bad Bunny, Lena Waithe, Pharrell Williams, Megan Rapinoe, and H.E.R.

Be Mindful

Get to know your community!

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness by increasing awareness, education and support.

The NAMI SD Helpline

To address the changes experienced from COVID-19, NAMI has created the NAMI SD Helpline. The NAMI SD Helpline is staffed by experienced volunteers and Peer/Family Support Specialist who can provide support, experience and resources. They are not a crisis hotline but can offer education and lend an ear to help direct you to appropriate resources; including learning about support groups available in your area. Available Monday-Friday from 10am-3pm.

NAMI SD Helpline (619 543-1434)

Support Groups

Visit the NAMI website to learn more about support groups available within your community. Due to COVID-19, these support groups are currently being offered via zoom. Support groups include:

To learn more about these support groups visit the NAMI Calendar Page

Website: https://namisandiego.org/

NAMI SD Helpline: (619)543-1434

Pandemic EBT

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency. Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries.

Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals must apply after online before June 30, 2020. The online application will be available beginning May 22, 2020 at ca.p-ebt.org. Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply, their P-EBT card will be automatically mailed in May 2020.

To apply or learn more about this program CA Pandemic EBT or visit their website at https://www.cdss.ca.gov/home/pandemic-ebt

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For more resources on financial assistance programs and other supports in California visit California COVID-19 Response or https://covid19.ca.gov/

Need Support?

San Diego Access & Crisis Line

(888) 724-7240

7 days a week/24 hrs a day

Crisis Text Line


7 days a week/24 hrs a day

211 San Diego

2-1-1 San Diego is a resource and information hub that connects people with community, health and disaster services.


Patriot Site - Tutoring Services & Resources

Tutoring Services (Online)

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OGHS Counseling Team

Counseling Team:

Sara Steadry (A-Cl) ssteadry@euhsd.org

Michelle Ferrer Flores (Cm-Gom) mferrerores@euhsd.org

Tiffany Wilson (Gon-Lup) twilson@euhsd.org

Freddy Delgado (Luq-Pem) fdelgado@euhsd.org

Melissa Allen (Pen-Sanc) mallen@euhsd.org

Ryan Chesire (Sand-Z) rchesire@euhsd.org

School Social Worker

Mayra Gonzalez mgonzalez@euhsd.org

Office Line: (760)291-5000 ext. 5302


Visit OGHS Counseling Page for more resources