OGHS Student Edition 5.20.20

May is Mental Health Matters Month - Week 3

Dear Students,

As we enter the third week of Mental Health Matters Month, we continue to explore the theme of "Express Yourself!". With the end of the school year approaching, you may be experiencing a variety of different feelings. Please know that your feelings are valid, they matter, and we are in this together. Learning to express your feelings in healthy ways is a life skill that will help you cope not only with our current situation, but with any future challenges you may face as well. Please explore the resources below to learn more about how to express yourself through writing, art, and even TikTok!

Counting today, we officially have 8 school days left to go before summer! Please keep an eye on your emails and school websites for information regarding specific check-out procedures and schedules for our Class of 2020 Senior celebrations. Wrap up those last assignments, and reach out for support if you need it. Have questions? Your teachers, counselors, and other school staff are all here to support you!

We hope you are all doing well, staying safe, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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Wellness & Mental Health

How do people and communities deal with difficult events and challenges like a serious illness, the death of a loved one, relationship problems, the loss of a job, and other traumatic events? How can we provide support to our loved ones when they are struggling?

Research shows that resiliency – or the ability to “bounce back” after difficult experiences – is not an innate trait, but rather a complex set of behaviors, thoughts, and actions that can be learned and strengthened. And one of the best ways to build resiliency is by fostering connections with the people around you – whether that’s people in your community or your friends and family. Strong, supportive relationships with close family, friends, and loved ones are a key element for a happier and healthier life.

This week, strengthen your community by expressing encouragement to those around you:

  • Join the #ManySidesToMyStory Social Media challenge! This year throughout May, Each Mind Matters is teaming up with Disney star and mental health advocate, Sofia Wylie, to encourage others to express the many sides of their story to raise awareness about mental health and support those who may be experiencing mental health challenges. Visit manysidestomystory.com to learn more and join the movement.

  • Print the new “Take One” poster (available in English and Spanish) and post it outside your home, or maybe in your apartment building. It might just brighten someone’s day!

Stay Connected

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Get to know your community!

North County Crisis Intervention and Response Team

North County Crisis Intervention and Response Team is a behavioral crisis center that provides walk-in and same day appointments to children and youth ages 4-25 who are experiencing severe behavioral and/or emotional difficulties. A mobile assessment team is also available for youth who are unable to come into the Center.

All callers and walk-ins receive immediate screening for potential and additional services that may include:

  • diagnostic assessment
  • brief psychotherapy
  • information and referrals
  • case management
  • psychiatric evaluation

Their short term services are client driven, strength-based and trauma informed.

Address: 225 W Valley Pkwy #100, Escondido, CA 92025

Hours: Monday-Friday 12-8PM; Sat 12-5pm

Phone: (760) 233-0133

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/

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Distance Learning, help is on the way!

The OGHS Counseling team has created some tools for parents and students navigating distance learning for the first time. Check out the resources at the OGHS Counseling Website.
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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.
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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