Counselor's Corner

Tips, Lessons, and Resources from FOES Student Services

First things, first...

First and foremost, we hope that you are all healthy and safe! Secondly, we miss seeing you in the hallways, in the classrooms, and in the office. While we never imagined something like an invisible virus could actually stop our daily activities, we are working very hard to meet your needs where you are at, which is home!


We will be posting tips, quick lessons and resources here so you can access what you need, when you need it.


Mostly, this is unchartered territory for us all and we are just trying to get through each day together. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us by whatever means you are used to doing so, and don't be afraid to email or call. We are checking our emails often and our office phones now work from our personal telephones. If you are more comfortable reaching out to your teacher but feel like you need to talk to a counselor or social worker, let him or her know and they will get you in touch with us.


We love and miss you all! Stay safe, stay well, and remember to wash your hands.

If you are interested in joining the Student Services Support Portal Google Classroom, please email emilythornton@johnston.k12.nc.us for the code.

Your classroom teacher has the code as well.

Internet Safety (A Viewpoint from Mrs. Thornton)

March was supposed to be the month where 3-5 students focused on being a good digital citizen. I know many of you are now using the internet for almost all your social interactions. Just today my phone told me my usage was up 37% percent and my computer has been front and center... but here is the thing, please, make sure your interactions are with people you know, people you trust, and if you see something that doesn't seem right, please tell your parent or guardian.


If you feel that someone is using the internet to bully you, make someone aware as soon as possible. Do not friend people you do not know and most importantly, do not engage in conversations with people that are strangers. Furthermore, it is equally important to treat people with respect-- use your manners, treat interactions with compassion, and if you have nothing nice to say or share, scroll on!


Also, keep in mind, that sometimes we just need a break from social media and the internet... get in the practice of turning off the screens every so often... get outside, get some fresh air, just maintain social isolation rules!


If you have questions, concerns, or need to talk through a situation, please do not hesitate to reach out.

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