Camas Ridge Counseling Corner

Back To School: Fall 2020

Dear Families,

Welcome to the new school year at Camas Ridge Community School. While this year may be different, we're striving for a year of learning, wonder, community-building and a feeling of normalcy and security for your children.


Each week, I hope to share a few resources and thoughts to help us all navigate this time with our children learning away from school and continuing to develop their amazingness.


In this episode:


Comprehensive School Counseling Program

At Camas Ridge, we strive to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that provides curriculum related to mindsets and behaviors for all students, providing targeted skill instruction, responsive services (individual problem-solving and short-term counseling when needed), referrals to community agencies as needed, and systems-level support at Camas Ridge and the district, as appropriate.


Students are typically identified as candidates for participating in a small group by their teacher, based on observation and data from staff related to students across settings, or across years. Since the times are different now, students may be having challenges with big emotions, new worries, or other issues that we may not be aware of or may not present when we interact with them.


To request consideration of your child for a small group, please complete this Small Group Consideration form.

Parent Information and Collaboration Chats

Distance learning is hard. It is hard because it is new and different. It is hard right now because there are many other issues and obstacles that are impacting our lives and/or the lives of others in our community. As parents and facilitators of our youth's' education, there may be many things to consider and plan around, such as managing screen time, establishing consistent and healthy routines, working through disappointment and frustrations, in addition to meeting basic needs for food, shelter, emotional engagement and connection, and self-care.


We would like to help by providing time for parents to come together to learn about, collaborate, and problem-solve some of these challenges. I plan to work with other school counselors, social workers, and other specialists in the field to cover a range of topics.

To help us design these groups so it can be useful to you, please complete this Parent Chats Survey

Food Resources

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Can't make it? Need school meals delivered?

If you cannot access school meals from one of the sites below within the serving timeframe and need delivery, complete this meal delivery request form to request delivery or leave a message at 541-790-7654.

Childcare Resources

Eugene School District 4J is providing space and partnering with local childcare providers to offer families childcare options for their elementary school students.

Childcare programs for students in grades K–5 will be hosted at four school sites across the district, in addition to other community childcare options. Childcare will be offered at the school sites at least until students return to in-person learning in a hybrid model, which will be January 5 at the earliest.

Please contact the providers to enroll in childcare or to ask about financial assistance. Per their agreement with 4J, these childcare providers must offer some scholarship opportunities.

https://www.4j.lane.edu/2020/10/4j-partners-to-offer-childcare/

EWEB Bill Assistance

EWEB's bill assistance program opens on the first day of each month. You can apply on-line at: http://www.eweb.org/residential-customers/income-based-assistance/customer-care-application or by calling 541-685-7000. The program has run out of funds quickly, so apply at 9:00 am and have your information ready.

Need Help or Connection to Resources?

If your family is in need of any additional resource, whether it is food, clothing, school supplies, parenting supports, mental health supports or something else, please do not hesitate to reach out.

We will always do what we can to help!

Use this Google Form to request support: https://forms.gle/W5VzfcyBtMWKhwdYA

Contact Info

Jaime Hock

School Psychologist

Camas Ridge Community School

1150 E. 29th Ave.,

Eugene, OR 97403

(541)760-6199

hock_j@4j.lane.edu

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