JISD Counseling Weekly Update

March 30th -April 3rd


JISD Counseling Department is proud to provide our students, parents, and community updates during this unusual time. Our focus is resources, social emotional learning, and college and career readiness.

We also will continue to provide as many updates and answer as many questions as possible.

Need to speak, text, or email a Counselor click on the link below for phone numbers and emails. Seniors if you have any questions we have not answered call our Senior Hotline.

Counseling Services

Elementary, Middle and High School Counseling Services

Students who are experiencing anxiety, stress, sadness, or feeling uncertain about he Coronavirus.


Students worried about school work, scheduling, STAAR Testing or need a check in with Counselor.


High School Senior Hotline

During this unusual time we want to be available to answer any questions you may have.



Communities in Schools - New Site Coordinator at Candlewood

Welcome Andrea Romero to Judson ISD. We are excited to have you at Candlewood Elementary.

Judson High School, Wagner High School, and Veterans Memorial High School Seniors GPA and Class Rank is Coming Soon

Our 3rd 9 week grades were just completed. We now can start finalizing GPA and Class Rank. Once complete, counselors will contact you and we will share an update in our newsletter how we will distribute them to you.

Registration for Students New during the 2019-2020 School Year During School Closure

Welcome to Judson ISD. No need to worry we are still registering students during school closure. It is quick and easy. Click on the link below. Complete registration and your child's Principal or designee will call you.



Food Distribution

Judson ISD will continue to provide breakfast and lunch at the same locations and time. New this week JISD is piloting food distribution by dropping off in the Hartman and Park Village area. Look for the JISD bus as they will deliver.

If you are in need of additional food services. Please contact one of our staff members by clicking link .https://www.judsonisd.org/Page/24846

Internet Assistance

Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.


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MindYeti Grades PK-5th Grade

In these times, we may need to stop for just a moment to check in with ourselves. Mind Yeti is a great way to help you if you are not sure where to start. Here are a couple of links to some videos that your families can use to help in these unsure times.

Intro Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8sYqsD2WZQ&list=PLiaUKiwbiHMQDQLCXoPaMMYotldKlUQCw&index=2&t=0s

Intro What is Mindfulness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqoBX_mN6JA&list=PLiaUKiwbiHMQDQLCXoPaMMYotldKlUQCw&index=4&t=0s

Hello Breath: Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIPMk9qHJBQ&list=PLiaUKiwbiHMQDQLCXoPaMMYotldKlUQCw&index=3&t=0s

Hello Hubbles: Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qKcI6yGAYg&list=PLiaUKiwbiHMQDQLCXoPaMMYotldKlUQCw&index=5&t=0s

Mindfulness Techniques

Quick, simple, and mindful practices for students of all ages to be more present. Easy to do at home.

Each video is 1 minute long and has both the directions and a students performing the activity.

Bonus: We'll be adding new content each week. Click on link below to view videos.

Mindful Minutes

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Dual Credit Update

Judson ISD Face-to-face core dual credit courses will be provided remotely. The goal of remote instruction is to continue to deliver instruction via ZOOM (video conferencing technology) and CANVAS (online learning management system) for a period of at least 3 weeks.

Some low-cost and short-term free internet services may be obtained here: https://www.alamo.edu/experience-the-alamo-colleges/current-students/low-cost-internet/

Free Wi-Fi will also be available in various parking lots around Alamo Colleges campuses.

If you have any questions, please email your college counselor or Ms. De Anda, Post Secondary Education Director, at gdeanda@judsonisd.org.

TEA Coronavirus Update: SAT, ACT, TSIA, and AP/IB Programs


SAT The College Board has cancelled the March 28, 2020 and May 2, 2020 national test administrations. Registered students will receive a refund. The College Board has not yet cancelled the national SAT test administration scheduled for June 6, 2020.

To help students keep their college readiness skills sharp while many schools are closed, the College Board and Khan Academy continue to provide free resources online, including full-length practice tests and personalized learning tools at khanacademy.org/sat.


ACT has rescheduled the April 4, 2020 national test administration to June 13, 2020. ACT will send an email to registered students with instructions on how to reschedule.


Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) For all TSIA 1.0 testing, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is encouraging testing centers to utilize Examity, College Board's Online proctoring partner. Examity is offering a reduced price of $20 per test session through April 12, 2020.


As schools and communities navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the health and safety of educators and students are the AP Program’s top priorities. Here’s how we’re supporting schools:

About This Year’s AP Exams

Students remain eager to take AP Exams and to have a chance to earn credit and placement. We surveyed 18,000 AP students and 91% indicated they want to complete this important step, urging us not to cancel this opportunity they have been working toward.

We’ll continue to support students with free resources through exam day. And while we encourage students to wait until closer to the test date to decide, any student already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

The IB program has cancelled their exams and will be awarding their diplomas or course certificate for work completed.

Hotlines and Help Lines

SA Food Bank

Families can call in and provide their zip code to find the closest food resource location to them. Hours of operation 8:00 AM- 8:00 PM.

(210) 431-8326

United Way Information and Referral

211 or (210) 227-4357

Texas Child Abuse Hotline

1-800 252-5400

Center for Health Care Services/ Bexar County 24 hour Crisis hotline

(210) 223-7233 or 1-800-316-9241

Crisis Text Line

Text home to 741741 when going through any kind of emotional crisis and a crisis counselor will respond via text.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline



Military Family in our district and you need assistance contact Ms.Greenwood by email sgreenwood@judsonisd.org or by phone (210) 802-6709

If you participate in our McKinney Vento program and are in need of assistance. Please contact Ms. Young by email dyoung@judsonisd.org or by phone (210) 764-9571

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

More to Come Next Week

AlamoPromise Update- Please continue to complete FASFA and Apply Texas.

Judson ISD Guidance and Counseling Department

Thank you for choosing Judson ISD!

Monica Garcia

Director of Guidance and Counseling