Community School News
November 2nd - November 6th
Dates to Remember
Tuesday, November 3rd: Election Day
Wednesday, November 11th: Veteran's Day NO SCHOOL
Thursday, November 12th: Last Day of first Quarter
Friday, November 13th: Grading Day NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, November 25th-27th: Fall Break NO SCHOOL
Mental Health Matters! COVID-19 Community Counseling Program
Washington County has a COVID-19 supportive counseling program. The COVID-19 Community Counseling Program (CCCP) is a partnership between Washington County, Lifeworks NW, Western Psychological, Asian Health and Service Center, and Lutheran Community Services NW. CCCP provides support to Washington County community members who need help related to the pandemic. Core services include:
- Supportive counseling with an emphasis on developing coping skills and resilience.
- Support in understanding personal reactions, planning action steps, and developing solutions to resolve losses and overcome difficulties.
- Referral and connection to longer-term behavioral health care if needed.
Services are provided at no charge. Linguistically and culturally specific services are also available.
How to get help:
To request an appointment, email COVIDCounseling@co.washington.or.us or call Washington County Behavioral Health at 503-846-4528.
This is not a crisis line, and you will not be able to speak with a counselor right away. It is also meant to be short-term assistance (a few sessions per individual).
Childcare Subsidy Program
¡Aún se aceptan solicitudes! El condado de Washington ha obtenido una subvención a través de la Ley federal CARES para proporcionar subsidios para el cuidado de niños a los padres y/o tutores. El Distrito Escolar de Beaverton distribuirá aproximadamente $2.4 millones a las familias que sean elegibles y soliciten estos subsidios. En otras palabras, si paga una guardería, podría ser elegible para recibir dinero para ayudar a cubrir algunos o todos sus gastos.
All students who plan to attend 4-year university or community college, need to apply for financial aid. Many of our seniors will qualify for grant money to help them pay for post-high school education. Grant money is not a loan, it doesn't need to be paid back. It's the best kind!
Seniors will be asking you for some help. They will need access to your 2019 tax information and you will need to sign their application.
These guides are my favorite resource on FAFSA because they are simple, helpful, and easy to understand. I encourage you to take a look!
If your student will file an ORSAA application, please watch this short informational video:
Questions? Book an appointment with me...
News from the Library
Mecado de Merlo- Merlo Market
Merlo Station Campus now has a small food and home supplies market; Mercado de Merlo is for the students and families in all of our programs. We receive some food from local partners and the rest is donated by supporters. Mercado is open by appointment only and measures are in place to ensure safety. Contact Erin Wirtz at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Merlo Main office to make an appointment.
Virtual Wellness Center
Social Worker Virtual drop-in Wellness Center for Merlo Station students on Mondays and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This can be a time to check-in, to talk, to listen, to learn some new skills, or more.
Meeting ID: 920 2183 5795
Merlo Station GSA
JOIN OUR MEETINGS! Every Thursdays 2:45 to 3:15 p.m.
¡ÚNETE A NUESTRAS REUNIONES! Todos los jueves de 2:45 a 3:15 p.m.
Meeting ID: 956 2277 9625