JISD Counseling Weekly Newsletter

May 4th-8th

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Welcome Students, Parents, and Staff

Judson ISD is so proud of all of our students, parents, and staff members. We only have one month to go ! We hope you have enjoyed learning from home and hope that you continue to practice social emotional learning while at home. This month is Mental Health Awareness Month. We want students, parents, and staff to know that we care. Mental illness should not be a stigma and we are here to help.

It is also, National Foster Care Month and Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Month.

Judson ISD Guidance and Counseling Department

Vist the Guidance and Counseling Website for more details about SchooLinks, Mindfulness techniques, Resources, or if you need to contact a JISD Counselor, and much more.


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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week !! Judson ISD Teachers Thank you for all that you do!

Class of 2020 Seniors -Virtual Graduation

Get ready Senior activities are starting up! Virtual Graduation will take place on the following dates:

JECA -May 15, 2020 @6:30

Judson HS- May 23, 2020 @9:00 AM

Veterans Memorial HS- May 23, 2020 @ 2:30 PM

Karen Wagner HS - May 23, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

JLA- May 28th @ 6:00 PM

Please read Dr. Ball's letter below addressed to the Class of 2020.

Mental Health Resources

Clarity 1-5 Minds

  • Clarity CGC also created a Special COVID-19 page on 1in5minds.org to help parents and their kids, especially those who have kids with mental health challenges. It includes encouragement and advice about self care, supporting their children, and fun print-out tips and activities. Here's the link: https://www.1in5minds.org/covid

Online Resource for Teachers to Work with Students Struggling with Mental Health Disorders

  • Realizing that teachers are under huge stress, Clarity CGC published a new online resource specifically for educators to provide information and resources to work with students struggling with mental disorders. This new webpage is the result of two years of collaboration with the H.E. Butt Foundation and Communities in Schools. In addition to topics on Mental Health 101, Common Issues, Helping Students, Helping Parents and Self Care, it includes specific COVID-19 information to help teachers adjust to the new situation. Here's the link: https://www.1in5minds.org/educators

Social Emotional Learning

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Mindfulness for Students, Parents, and Staff

Monday- Friday from 8:00-8:30 if you do not join live they are recorded.

Monday, May 4th Mindfulness For Students & Teachers

Tuesday, May 5th Mindfulness For Students & Teachers

Wednesday, May 6th Mindfulness For Students & Teachers

Thursday, May 7th Mindfulness For Students & Teachers

Friday, May 8th Mindfulness For Students & Teachers

Thank you Ms. Copeland Converse Elementary Counselor for sharing an Activity to Help when you are Anxious or Stressed

Activity for When You are Anxious or Stressed

Upcoming Zoom Parent Meeting -From Laurel Ridge

Building Resiliency Together Managing Stress & Practical Parenting

College and Career Readiness

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9th Grade-Your Chosen Career /Income & Job Growth

10th Grade-Planning for the Military

11th Grade- Both Job Shadowing and The Power of Mentorship

12th Grade-Associate's Degree Vs Professional Certificate

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AlamoPromise-Judson HS and Wagner HS Seniors

Please do not forget you need to complete 3 steps to be eligible for AlamoPromise.

#1 Complete Save your Seat

#2 Complete Apply Texas

# 3 Complete FASFA.

The priority deadline was March 20 to have all 3 complete. If you still need to complete #2 and # 3 please complete them as soon as possible as students who submit will be reviewed on a space available basis. College Counselors will be scheduling FASFA Zoom meetings next week if you need assistance. More details to come. If you have any questions contact your college counselor and check their website for more information.

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


Other Assistance Needed

Military Families contact Ms.Greenwood by

email sgreenwood@judsonisd.org or by phone (210) 802-6709

McKinney Vento contact Ms. Young by

email dyoung@judsonisd.org or by phone (210) 764-9571

School Age Parent Program contact Ms. Palmer by

email apalmer@judsonisd.org or by phone (512) 553-8023

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