NISD Counseling Department

Responding to COVID-19 - updated weekly

In response to the anxiety and confusion you may be feeling amid the COVID-19 school closures through April 24, the NISD Counseling Department is committed to helping families find the most up to date and relevant resources available in our community. Below you will find helpful links for families needing assistance with food, mental health services, and talking to children about their concerns.

new updates 3/24/2020

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How To Support Your Child

There are many things you can do to support your child:

  • Take time to talk with your child or teen about the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Answer questions and share facts in a way that your child or teen can understand.
  • Reassure your child or teen that they are safe.
  • Let them know it is ok if they feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn how to cope from you.
  • Limit your family’s exposure to news coverage of the event, including social media. It is easy to misinterpret what they hear.
  • Try to keep up with regular routines. Even as schools are temporarily closed, try to create a schedule for learning activities and relaxing or fun activities.
  • Be a role model. Get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat well. Connect with your friends and family members.

For more information:

National Association of School Psychologists

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Talking to kids about the coronavirus

How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus

Hable con sus hijos sobre el COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Un recurso para padres

Hable con sus hijos sobre el COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Beginning Sunday, March 15, all stores began opening at 8 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m. until further notice. This also includes Central Market, Joe V’s and Mi Tienda locations.

HEB Pharmacies:

The H-E-B Pharmacy team is working hard to ensure Texans are receiving their prescriptions and care they need. To focus on serving pharmacy customers, as well as all H-E-B customers, they are now temporarily changing hours of operation. Starting Monday, March 16, most H-E-B Pharmacies will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. All stores will follow there normal weekend hours.

Walmart Information

Walmart will adjust their operating hours beginning Sunday, March 15. Walmart stores and Neighborhood Markets will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. until further notice.

San Antonio Food Bank

Be aware that some food pantries may not be open for regular hours of service. For questions regarding the nearest benefit assistance in your area, please contact the San Antonio Food Bank.