Flandreau Indian School

School Counselor Newsletter

Dear Students & Families,

This week we will be providing information on Relationship Skills. This is the third part of Social Emotional Learning (SEL). The past couple weeks we have provided information on Self-Awareness and Decision-Making. Those newsletters can be found at https://flandreauindianeducation.com/distance-learning.

As a reminder, students, please, continue to complete and turn in your assignments. Again, communication and honesty is important. If you need assistance please contact your school counselor or teachers as soon as possible. After all, help will always be given at FIS, students, to those who ask for it. :)


The School Counseling Team

Flandreau Indian School

Relationship Skills

What are relationship skills?

Relationship skills is the ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. This includes communicating clearly, listening actively, cooperating, resisting inappropriate social pressure, negotiating conflict constructively, and seeking and offering help when needed. The following pdf and videos provides information to help and maintain healthy relationships through these skills

SEL Wheel

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Good Friends vs Toxic Friends

10 Differences Between Good Friends and Toxic Friends

Setting Boundaries on Social Media

Teen Voices: Friendships and Boundaries

Songs about 'ships...

TLC - What About Your Friends (Album Version)
Queen - You're My Best Friend (Official Video)

Managing Mental Health during Covid-19 Pandemic

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk offers tips on how to help children and adults cope with Covid-19

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, author of the bestselling book, "The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma," offers specific ways in which parents and caregivers can help children (and themselves) cope with the new (or residual) feelings of trauma that Covid-19


For more information visit Dr. van der Kolk's website at:


Dr. Bessel van der Kolk offers tips on how to help children and adults cope with Covid-19

Ideas of what you can do during the COVID-19 pandemic

To our students, there is a lot you can do to help others during this time. Here are just some examples. What else can you do within your community to help others but still practice social distancing?
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Helpful Links for Parent(s)/Caregiver(s)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides information for parents and caregivers on how to take care of yourselves.


If in Crisis

If you find yourself in an emergency, please, call local law enforcement or 9-1-1.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(800) 273-TALK or (800) SUICIDE


2-1-1 (helplinecenter.org)


FIS Staff Directory

To view the directory, please, open the pdf file below. This is the contact information for teachers at Flandreau Indian School. Communication is key for students to be successful during this time. Families, please be sure your child(ren) is/are reaching out to their teachers, and that our teachers have current contact information for you and your child(ren). Thank you!