School Counseling Newsletter

May 2020

In this issue...

  • A note to our seniors
  • How to support your child during school closures
  • Parent resources
  • For all students: Activities to Boost Your Mental Health and Optional Naviance Activities
  • Video: Rooted in Love
  • Scholarships

To our seniors...

I know that it feels like it's over... but it's not over. As you miss your friends and sit in your remote learning "classrooms," as you think about prom or what graduation will now look like, as you feel slighted--- our hearts are with ya. I know these huge moments are what you have thought about for the past 4 years. We understand that you feel sad, angry, confused and overwhelmed. We're here to tell you that it is just getting started. High schools helps shape us into who we are going to be. The lessons you have learned and memories you have created will carry you. And remember, memories don't have to be made from just traditions, they can be created through sadness, tears and laughter. So keep making memories-- keep having car parades, leave a treat on your best friend's doorstep, have a virtual sleepover, reach out and stay connected. It isn't over... you're just getting started.


You are strong! Keep moving forward!


-The Counseling Department


An article for seniors - Counselors’ advice for college-bound students facing coronavirus uncertainty.


NACAC is providing this online tool as a central resource for information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, and more as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

How to Reduce the Stress of Homeschooling on Everyone

A journal article offered through UC Berkeley's Science Center where a school psychologist offers advice to parents on how to support their child during school closures.

Resources for parents:

National PTA
Resources for families concerned about remote learning and stress and anxiety related to COVID-19.


The BRYT Family Engagement Team invites you to participate in our weekly Parent Support Group

Free daily support groups


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

National Association of School Psychologists
Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource

For all students:

Activities to Boost Your Mental Health:


We encourage you to choose a category to work on for 15-30 minutes. Do all categories if you want! Share your thoughts, ideas and projects with your school counselor if you’d like. We would love to see what you are doing! Remember, we are here for you.


Week of May 4th: Mental Health Monday


Optional Naviance Curriculum:


Be sure to log into Naviance and complete the curriculum sequence that are posted in your google classrooms! Reach out to your counselor with questions and concerns.

Rooted in Love

During this difficult, confusing, and frightening time, Mike Smith, the host of The Harbor™ by Jostens, takes to the crate to acknowledge the challenges we are all facing during the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions. Mike issues a call to action for all of us, in this unprecedented time, to find ways to build community, take care of one another, and stay rooted in love. Please find the video HERE!

Scholarships

If you need to submit a scholarship application that was supposed to be handed in to the counseling office, please email the application directly to Mrs. Scott at julie_scott@wrsd.net.


For those students who are eligible to apply for the Koplik scholarship, an email will be sent directly to you! The deadline to submit that application is now JUNE 1st! Those applications can be emailed directly to Mrs. Clark at lauren_clark@wrsd.net.


If you need a copy of your transcript, please email your counselor directly!

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