Allison Steele Counselor Connection

Allison Steele Family,

We hope you and your family are well during this time of new challenges that we are all facing. We have an incredible community, and we believe that although we are being faced with a situation unlike any most of us have ever seen in our lifetime, we are strong and are all committed to what is best for our students and families, and we will learn to navigate it together.


We have complied a list of resources that we hope you will find useful during this time. Scroll down to see it all. Please be assured that we know you are overwhelmed with challenges with Remote Learning and we simply want to reassure you that we are available to you and your student. The best way to contact us during this time is by email. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us.


We know you may have questions and we will do the best we can to answer them for you. In this uncertain time, we may not be able to provide answers as we await further guidance from our district leaders. I plan to send out a newsletter weekly with updates.


Please stay healthy and safe. We hope we can see you soon!

Mrs. Theis, Counselor

HOW DO I CONTACT MY HELPERS?

We are here and ready to help. Feel free to email, text or call.

COUNSELOR - SUSAN THEIS

Susan Theis, School Counselor

stheis@scuc.txed.net

(210) 802-5660‬ text me here

(210) 945-6406 call me here

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS (CIS) - SARAH GORDON

Sarah Gordon, LMSW, site coordinator

phone: 210-802-7226

email: segordon@scuc.txed.net

website: https://www.scuc.txed.net/domain/1779

SOCIAL WORKER - RAQUEL RODRIGUEZ

To reach our district social worker during this time regarding McKinney Vento (homelessness), Foster Care Status, Pregnancy Related Services, or Migrant Programs questions you can contact her by phone or email as shown below:


Raquel Rodriguez, LBSW, School Social Worker

phone: 210-802-6732

email: rrodriguez@scuc.txed.net

website: https://www.scuc.txed.net/Page/32509

STAAR EOC TESTING


Governor Abbott and TEA have cancelled all EOC/STAAR testing for the remainder of this school year including summer testing. Students taking a course for first time credit this year will have their testing requirements waived for those courses. See the latest correspondence from TEA.


https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/news-and-multimedia/correspondence/taa-letters/cancellation-of-staar-testing-for-the-remainder-of-the-school-year


And information from our district can be found here:


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-b_j_3WYERpBMREVMuK1Kr7dED7q60SnuUhtdWhmQNM/edit

LEARNING RESOURCES

SCUC ISD is compiling a list of resources for students to keep students learning during the school closing through April 24, 2020. These resources are located here. These resources will not be graded and are not mandatory. A more robust remote learning plan is being developed by SCUC staff and is expected to be implemented on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. More information on how remote learning will work will be shared soon.


If the "Request a Device" link is not working now please try again later. They are filling many requests for devices.


The following are links to Educational Support Resources:

SCUC Remote Learning Resources for Students

SCUC Mobile App

Subject Specific Resources and Links

Request a Device to Use at Home

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH

In addition to the meals distribution program at Schertz Elementary, starting on Tuesday, March 24, SCUC ISD will set up drive-thru mobile meal distribution sites for SCUC ISD students at the following locations from 11:30am-12:30pm:, Monday-Friday:


1. Old Rose Garden parking lot at 506 North Blvd in Universal City

2. Wendy Swan Memorial Park- (Northcliff pool) at 4601 Cherry Tree Drive in Schertz

3. Guadalupe County Services office (Schertz Substation) parking lot at 1052 FM 78

4. Entrance to Pecan Grove Mobile Home Park at 125 Nu Pecan Grove in Schertz


Please look for the yellow school bus and child nutrition/transportation staff. The student(s) must be in the vehicle in order to receive the meals and they will receive lunch and breakfast for the following day at the time of pick-up.


As stated earlier Schertz Elementary will continue to serve meals for breakfast from 7:30-8:30am and lunch from 11:30am-1:00pm.

Food, Rent and Utility Assistance

Church of the Good Shepherd Food Assistance (every 2 weeks) including meats, veggies, fruits. 1st/3rd/5th Mondays 10am-12pm 1605 Live Oak Rd. Schertz ID required


Real Life Christian Assistance Food, Rent & Utility Assistance Wednesdays 9am-11am River City Church, 16765 Look Out Rd. Schertz


RACAP Food, Rent & Utility Assistance (Food is once every 6 months) Monday- Friday 1pm-4pm 307 Pfiel Street Schertz ID required & Proof of Income


Converse First Baptist Church Food Assistance Monday & Thursday 9-1 9162 FM 78 Converse


GRASP Rental Assistance up to $100.
Monday- Friday 8am-5pm 250 Donalan, Converse Individual can only receive assistance 1x per year. They must have a UC or Converse address.
Requirements:
Letter stating they were laid-off due to Covid 19
Copy of rental lease/ agreement
Picture ID
Social Security cards for ALL family members
2 months of paycheck stubs


San Antonio Food Bank Food Assistance Call 210-431-8326 or go to www.safoodbank.org/cvresponse


New Braunfels Food Bank Food Assistance Monday-Friday 9am-11am, 2pm-4pm and Saturday 9am-1pm 1620 S. Seguin St., New Braunfels 830-327-6000


Meals on Wheels Meals and other programming available for Seniors Meals delivered to Seniors homes Call: 210-735-5115 or mowsatx.org to sign up


United Way Various assistance programs including Child Care 1-866-211-9966 provide zip code


Food Benefits Texas Health and Human Services Commission; programs like SNAP yourtexasbenefits.org Call: 211


211 Connect to Help United Way connects caller to resources either by phone or website 24/7 www.211.org Call: 211

Health Resources

Crisis Text Line Mental Health Crisis Line 24/7 Text 'HOME' to 741 741


Blue Bonnet Trails Crisis Line Mental Health Crisis Line 24/7 Call: 1-800-841-1255


Suicide Prevention Link Mental Health Crisis Resources https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/ 24/7 Call: 1-800-841-1255 or visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/


Methodist Healthcare Ministries School Based Health Clinic Pediatric primary health care and dental services. A comprehensive range of services is offered to children enrolled in the Marion and Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School Districts, as well as their siblings up to age 21.
Services include:
Medical (pediatrics, immunizations, physical exams)
Dental
Parenting Programs
Counseling (individual and family)
Case management (assistance including housing, utilities, clothing, Medicaid and CHIP applications)
*Does not offer urgent care. Call the clinic to set up an appointment. *Work with uninsured/underinsured *No COVID-19 testing* Near Schertz Elementary School 757 Curtiss Ave., Schertz M-F 8am-5pm (closed 12p-1p) Call: 210-658-4875


Centro Med Family First Clinic Family Practice- works with uninsured/underinsured. Call to set up eligibility appointment. *No COVID-19 testing* 9135 Schaefer Rd., Converse M-F 8am-5pm Call: 210-922-7000


Medical Insurance Coverage Texas Health and Human Services Commission; programs like Medicaid and CHIP Call: 211 or go to yourtexasbenefits.com

Volunteer and Paid Employment

New Braunfels Food Bank Volunteer or donate to help food distributions to community Volunteer times available Monday-Saturday, call or go online to set up 1620 S. Seguin St., New Braunfels Call: 830-327-6000 or sign up at www.NBFoodBank.org/volunteer


San Antonio Food Bank Volunteer or donate to help food distributions to community Call or go online; some volunteering suspended under "shelter in place" order Call: 210-431-8326 or go to http://safoodbank.org/ or www.safoodbank.org/cvresponse


HEB Hiring careers.heb.com

Target Hiring corporate.target.com

Shipt Hiring shipt.com

GrubHub Hiring driver.grubhub.com

UberEats Hiring uber.com

Costco Hiring costco.com

Amazon Hiring amazon.jobs

Coca Cola Hiring coca-colacompany.com

Frito Lays Hiring fritolayemployment.com

Educational Resources

Region 20 TEA COVID Updates Up to date information on COVID-19 and the school system https://tea.texas.gov/texas-schools/health-safety-discipline/coronavirus-covid-19-support-and-guidance


Amazing Educational Resources Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings amazingeducationalresources.com


Manuela Molina, author of the COVIBOOK PDF printable interactive book made for children ages 2-7 to discuss emotions arising from the current COVID situation. Available in multiple languages. https://www.mindheart.co/descargables


NASP: National Association of School Psychologists Talking with kids about COVID-19: A Parent Resource https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource


Schertz Public Library Library Services including: Free homework help from professional tutors availaibe from 3pm to 12pm M-F. Available for Elementary-College curricukum, spanish speaking tutors available https://www.schertz.com/569/Public-Library You will need to be an area resident to be eligible for a Library Card. Check out a wealth of services under "Services For You" tab.


San Antonio Public Library Library Services including: Free homework help from professional tutors availaibe from 3pm to 12pm M-F. Available for Elementary-College curricukum, spanish speaking tutors available mysapl.org You will need to be a resident of Bexar County to be eligible for a SAPL Licbrary Card. You can find the tutoring resources link under the "Services" tab - "Educational Services & Programming"

DISTRICT NEWS REGARDING THE COVID-19

Information provided by the district regarding the Corona Virus, the district's plans for learning, and resources to support students and families during this time can be found at this link:

https://www.scuc.txed.net/Page/32560

TALKING TO OUR CHILDREN ABOUT COVID-19

This is an uncertain time even for adults. That makes it an especially critical time for adults to consider the impact on children/teens who may have a difficult time understanding of the actions, and events happening around them. Multiple agencies have created talking points for parents to assist children with fears and anxiousness during this challenging time. We hope you can use these to assist you and your family:


• Published by National Assoc. of School Psychologist and National Assoc. of School Nurses

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource


• Published by the Center for Disease Control

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/talking-with-children.html


COVID-19, School Closure, and Trauma

• Published by STARR Commonwealth

https://starr.org/covid-19-school-cancellation-and-trauma/