LAHS School Counselors

COVID-19 Updates & Other Good Info

HI LAHS!

We realize that this message is being sent to you at extremely uncertain times. We want you to know that the district administrators are meeting often to discuss what the future may bring as there are so many unknowns right now. As the next weeks unfold, our district will continue to bring you updates.


Emotions have value and they tell us something. We all may have big feelings because we are perceiving something big with COVID-19. Anxiety is a feeling of generalized threat and can cause us to shut down. One key to moving forward can be reconnecting with our own sense of purpose. Sometimes we treat feelings like anxiety as something negative or something to push away. When you feel fear, work to repurpose it by telling yourself you care about our community and world and seek out an adult to talk about it.

We encourage you to follow the recommendations to keep yourself and everyone around you safe. What’s going on around us is new territory, but please know you have people in charge who are working to make decisions to support you.

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Things you can do to support yourself (per the CDC):

Since we cannot be together, we thought it would be good to share some resources that might help you practice self-care.


  • Wash your hands and reduce time spent in public places.
  • Moderate news intake from reliable source (i.e. www.cdc.gov/COVID19)
  • Take care of your body. Eat healthy meals, get outside and exercise, and practice deep breathing.
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others. Use face-time or Zoom to connect with friends and family.


Do you need help with food or other basic needs? Dial 2-1-1 from your phone to reach the United Way Help-Line 24 hours per day, or visit the website to search their online resource database https://www.uwp.org/211gethelp/


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4aafa729a5fa7-covid19

Try different apps for self-care:

  • Calm, Mindshift, Headspace, Calm My Mind, HappiMe, Insight Timer, and 365 Gratitude Journal are just a few recommendations.
  • Lots of free at home exercise options, too - Les Mills, Pop-Sugar, Beachbody

Mental Health Resources

If you find yourself struggling with your mental health and have thoughts of harming yourself or others, or need support please call or text the following:

CMSU Crisis Hotline: 1-800-222-9016 ** Local option**

National Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

National Crisis TEXT line: SHARE to 741 741

Trevor Project Lifeline (LGBTQIA): 1-866-488-7386

TrevorText: START 678 678

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Naviance

Please remember you can always use a little extra time to be starting your College and Career Search progress by using Naviance.


www.student.naviance.com/lewisburghs


IF YOU HAVE NOT RESET YOUR PASSWORD, you need to!!

Your prior password was your computer log-in information.

email: last_f

password: lunchID


When you put this in, it automatically sends a password reset to school email.

To log into school email - search Office 365 and put same above info in (computer log in).


** Please save your new password in a safe place since you only have access to your password.**


Try the CollegeSearch or under the "About Me" tab, the assessments.


Email us if you have trouble getting in.

Scholarships

If you have not started to look for scholarships, now is the time. Here are some good resources to get you started. Remember: in order for you to be awarded scholarships, grants and other financial aid, a completed FAFSA form must be submitted.



If you are doing the local Common App for Scholarships, please see the website for this info and know the deadline has been extended until March 30th. Please monitor local scholarship deadlines.

SAT and ACT

Go to www.collegeboard.org and www.act.org for most up to date info related to changes.


SAT: May 2nd test is canceled. Check email for updates.

ACT: Students registered for the April 4th date will get an email about the reschedule to June 13th.

Contact Info

If you have a nonemergency and feel like reaching out to the counselors during this time we are not in school, feel free to connect with us via email or Remind with Mrs. O'Connor


Mrs. Fennell: fennell_v@lasd.us

Mrs. O’Connor: oconnor_e@lasd.us