Clever Counseling Connection

Fall 2020

Message from the Clever Counselors

Hello Clever Bluejay Family!

Happy October! We are six weeks into the school year and Fall is just around the corner.

We know that this year looks vastly different than any other and your Clever School Counselors are here to support you and your students every step of the way. This newsletter is full of information about our role in the school, community resources that are available to you and your family and tools to help us all as we navigate our new normal. We are here to address any questions or concerns that you may be having.

Please don't hesitate to reach out! Our contact information is provided at the bottom of this newsletter.

Happy Fall!

Lindsey Casey, DaLynn Twigg and Rebecca Waisner

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Continuing Conversations about Coronavirus

We know that information is being shared everywhere about Coronavirus and the conversation continues to change as we learn new information. We are all be required to change how we function in our daily lives, including here at school. While our students have done an amazing job adapting to these changes, we know that they may still have questions and anxiety about all that is happening around them. Here a few simple tips continue the conversation with your children:

  • Monitor what your children are seeing and hearing. It is okay for children to have information but it should be filtered by you and appropriate for their age.
  • Ask your children how they are coping with the changes in their world and if they have questions for you. Answer the questions that you can and let them know when you don't know the answer. Sometimes, our kids need to know that we have questions without answers too!
  • Listen to what your children are saying and validate their feelings. It is okay to be worried about the unknown!
  • After your child has been heard, encourage him/her to focus on his/her "circle of control". This terminology should be familiar to our students as we use this often at school. What do we have control over right now? Creating a routine. Spending time with family. Communicating with friends and loved ones. Eating healthy meals. Completing educational activities. Watching a movie. Choose something that can be a positive focus for your child and run with it.

Looking for Resources? Check out the links below!

Looking for a Counselor in Clever?

We have had the wonderful opportunity to partner with Candace Burch, LPC with Purple Elephant Therapy Services. She comes to Clever several times a week to provide therapy services to our students at office spaces set up for her on each of our campuses. Candace is able to provide her services during the school day to eliminate the need for transportation. She is able to bill with private insurance, Medicaid or accept self-pay. If you are interested in learning more about this service, please visit Candace's Facebook page, contact her at or your student's school counselor.

Kindergarten - 4th Grade

DaLynn Twigg

School Counselor

5th - 8th Grade

Lindsey Casey

School Counselor

9th - 12th Grade

Rebecca Waisner

School Counselor