JISD Counseling Weekly Update

April 20th-24th

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Dear Students and Parents

As you all are aware we will not be returning to school for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. The announcement may have brought many different feelings and emotions. I know it is hard but I am going to ask parents to help your child redirect those feelings into positive feelings during this difficult time. One major change students may be feeling emotional about is that we are not going to have interactions with friends and teachers. As we know that can be difficult we can still make learning at home fun! It gives families time to strengthen relationships with family members and build stronger interactions.

Seniors we know for you this closure brings on many emotions we are here to help! If you need to talk to a counselor about any concerns or questions please call our Senior Hotline. Click on this link for hotline numbers https://www.judsonisd.org/Page/24710

Guidance and Counseling Website

Have questions call a counselor or social worker or if you are going through a difficult time a counselor is always available to help you. Click on link for phone numbers.


Judson ISD Families there is a Local Event on Wednesday, April 22nd

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Cardboard Kids Reveal Date Wednesday, April 22nd

JISD Family cannot wait to see all your pictures of cardboard Kids or pinwheels!

Our Judson ISD reveal date is April 22nd. Post your creation either a Cardboard kid, pinwheel, or both! Please share or post your photos with us Facebook or on twitter #JudsonISDCardboardKidsSA #JudsonISD.

Judson ISD is committed to keeping our students safe. If you know anyone that may be suffering please report it.Texas Child Abuse Hotline 1-800 252-5400

Suicide/Homicide Prevention and Self -Harm

Judson ISD has counselors and social workers who care and our trained to help our students. Being at home does not mean all of our emotions stop. If you are in need of assistance call us. Students love your friends and if they reach out to you report it!

Parents the JISD Counseling Department cares about our students. We have protocols for suicide/ homicide ideation and self-harm that we follow to keep our JISD students safe. Suicide and Homicide protocols can be found on the Guidance and Counseling website under resources / suicide prevention or please click link. https://www.judsonisd.org/Page/16463

Students and parents we also want you to help us and report any items that you see or hear from one of our students you could be saving someone’s life. You can email your teacher, counselor, or principal. However, if you feel that it is an urgent matter please contact one of the following:

Thank you for helping us ensure all JISD students are safe. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Monica Garcia Director of Guidance and Counseling mgarcia083@judsonisd.org.

Chromebooks in Judson ISD

We are on our third distribution for chromebooks if you have completed an application and have not picked up your chrome book the next available pick up dates area as follows:

Tuesday, April 21st from 12:00-7:00 at PAC located @Judson HS

Thursday, April 23rd from 8:00-3:00 at PAC located @Judson HS

Parents please remember to bring your ID/or Drivers License and your student ID or number.


Resources for Parents and Students

Below you will find Covid-19 resources , copy of our counseling department community resources, and the City of San Antonio resources list. If you have any questions please call us. You can reach a counselor by phone. Please click link above to visit our Guidance and Counseling website for phone numbers.
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Second Step- Dealing with Strong Emotions

Watch our Awesome Ms. Duhart Escondido Counselor as she shares a lesson in how to monitor strong emotions.
PK-1st Guidance Lesson: Handling Strong Emotions

College and Career Readiness

High School Students Click on Link Below to Register for a Virtual College Fair Starts Today, April 20th-April23rd


7th- 9th Grade SchooLinks Activity – Love Your Career

10th Grade SchooLinks Activity – Career Exploration

11th Grade SchooLinks Activity – Job Hunt

12th Grade SchooLinks Activity – Ace the Interview

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Judson High School and Wagner High School Seniors. Please do not forget you need to complete 3 steps to be eligible for AlamoPromise.

#1 Complete Save your Seat

#2 Complete Apply Texas

# 3 Complete FASFA.

The priority deadline was March 20 to have all 3 complete. If you still need to complete #2 and # 3 please complete them as soon as possible as students who submit will be reviewed on a space available basis. College Counselors will be scheduling FASFA Zoom meetings next week if you need assistance. More details to come. If you have any questions contact your college counselor and check their website for more information.

Other Assistance Needed

Military Families contact Ms.Greenwood by

email sgreenwood@judsonisd.org or by phone (210) 802-6709

McKinney Vento contact Ms. Young by

email dyoung@judsonisd.org or by phone (210) 764-9571

School Age Parent Program contact Ms. Palmer by

email apalmer@judsonisd.org or by phone (512) 553-8023

If you are experiencing difficulty in providing basic necessities for your family and need additional assistance, please contact the following:

Monica Chavarria by email mchavarria@judsonisd.org or by phone (210) 541-2731

Trisha Walker by email twalker972@judsonisd.org or by phone (210) 595-9698

Reynae Herrera by email rherrera447@judsonisd.org or by phone (210)595-9541

Monica Garcia by email mgarcia083@judsonisd.org or by phone (210) 275-4031

Guidance and Counseling Department

Thank you for reading our newsletter. We will continue to have weekly updates during school closure. Thank you for choosing Judson ISD.