AHS COUNSELING UPDATE

Coronavirus edition - March 2020

Important info you need to read:

  1. For those of you who registered to take the April 4th ACT, you have received an email with information about the test being postponed. Please visit actstudent.org to change your test date.

  2. For those of you who applied to SRTC, some interviews will be conducted by phone. If you receive a phone call from a Monett, MO number, PLEASE ANSWER.

  3. PLEASE please please be checking your email everyday!!! PLEASE.

Student Check-ins

Students:

Just because we aren't together in the building doesn't mean we aren't still here for you when you need us. This is a scary and difficult time, and we want to know how you are doing. Each week you will receive a form from us to check in on how you are doing. You can access the form for this week below.

Parent Resources and Check Ins

Parents:


We know this time will be difficult for you as well, so we want to provide you with some resources to use while your students are at home:


Ideas for your students while they are at home:

  • Journal!

  • Write a Letter to a Friend or Family Member!

  • Make a List of Things You’re Grateful For!

  • Read a Book or Magazine...for fun!

  • Have a Dance Party with Friends via FaceTime!

  • Disconnect from Social Media...even if it’s just for 30 minutes!

  • Center Yourself When Things Get Overwhelming By Practicing Mindfulness Techniques

  • Virtually Tour Museums: Google Arts and Culture

  • Virtually Visit the Zoo: Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari Each day at Noon on Facebook

  • Actor Josh Gad (the voice of Olaf from Frozen) Each night on his Twitter page @joshgad, he will read a children’s book for families.


Parent Check Ins:

We want to make sure our families have what they need during this time, so we will be sending out weekly parent check ins along with the student check ins. Please watch your emails on Wednesday from the AHS Counseling office. We'd love to hear how your family is doing and if there is anything that you need that we can help with. The first Parent check in form is below:

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Above all else, take care of yourselves. We are all in this together. Reach out for help when needed.

AHS Counseling Department

Mrs. Manuel - 11th/12th Counselor

dmanuel@aurorar8.org


Mrs. Millington - 9th/10th Counselor

mmillington@aurorar8.org