RISD COUNSELING SERVICES
Dear Parents and Guardians of our Royal ISD students,
As we are continuing to deal with the outbreak of COVID-19, we as school counselors want to encourage you to limit your children’s exposure to the media and remain calm about this issue with your children in order to help them address their fears.
Below are coping resources as well as tools to help you and your student understand COVID-19 and discuss it together.
If your family has had a tough time over this break with changes or stresses, please be sure to check in with your child’s school counselor(s). We are always available by email, and we are here to help. We hope these resources are helpful. Details will be available
Royal ISD Counseling Staff,
Lakisha Murray, Royal ECC, STEM Elementary / firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Alcover, Royal Elementary 2-5 / email@example.com
Sherlynn Perrow, Royal Jr. High, STEM Jr. High / firstname.lastname@example.org
Cynthia Hendrix, Royal High School Grades 10 and 11, On Ramps / email@example.com
LaSandra Watts, Royal High School Grades 9 and 12, ECHS / firstname.lastname@example.org
RISD COUNSELING SERVICES (VIA ZOOM)
Royal ISD counselors from all campuses will be offering counseling services to our students via zoom beginning Tuesday, March 31, 2020. If a student would like to receive counseling, they should email the counselor that they would like to counsel with (see below for email addresses). A meeting invitation will then be sent to the student with the date and time of the meeting. Also, if parents would like to meet with a Counselor, they would follow the same procedures as the student. We look forward to serving our students, staff, and community.
Also see Royal ISD Crisis Supports.
The Falcon Forum video series is designed by RISD teachers and staff to help Royal students and parents navigate virtual learning.
Introduction and Available Resources /Episodio uno Introduccion y recursos disponibles - In this introductory episode, we share the learning, mental health, and college preparation resources RISD has made available to help students and families thrive in the new Falcons Learn@Home program.
Just for Adults!
STATE AND LOCAL RESOURCES
Texans can dial 2-1-1 (option 6) for information on COVID-19 and local community resources on health care, utilities, food, housing, and more.
As Texas schools continue to navigate the COVID-19 outbreak, it is important to recognize that students and families may be struggling with stress, anxiety, grief, and loss. To support schools and communities, the Texas Education Agency has created a resource is a list of statewide resources that can help schools connect families with specific resources. Click here to access this resource.
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL & ACADEMIC SUPPORT
Love is Louder - Tips, tools and resources for taking care of our physical and mental health, and supporting each other during this time of uncertainty.
Well-Being Playbook - A hands-on, start-anywhere guide to inform and empower your day-to-day actions and interactions.
Guided Imagery - Guided imagery (or visualization) is a therapeutic technique that has been used for centuries. By creating images in the mind, a person can reduce pain, stress and other symptoms associated with his or her condition. The more specific the visualization, the more therapeutic it will likely be.
TALKING TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT COVID-19
ChildMind Video (available in other languages)
The Yucky Bug - Kid-Friendly Video about the Virus