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Counselor: Anne Gile
Counselor: Jennifer Bush
Behavioral Health would like to offer support during this extremely difficult and unknown time that we are all going through. You are all being faced with difficult decisions during this time and we understand the stress and anxiety that can cause. Our School Based Specialists want to support you during this time in any way that we can.
Our agency has moved to virtual tele-therapy through an app called Life size Video Conferencing. It is an easy app to download and use. If you are interested in talking to a School Based Specialist for any reason, or enroll in brief therapy services, please reach out to any of us and we will gladly take time to meet with you virtually.
Please see the following information on handling stress and anxiety during COVID-19:
Call 719-589-3671 for information and appointments.
Time Management at Home
Your teachers will be available online during the day, so it’s important that you follow a schedule in case you need help on an assignment, or have questions you can get in touch with them.
7 - 7:40 - wake up, eat breakfast, get yourself ready for the day - like you would a regular school day. It’s awesome to be able to do school while you’re in your pj’s, but if you’re having trouble getting in the school groove, it might be a good idea to get dressed!
7:40-9:15 - Google Classroom lessons/assignments
9:15-9:25 - Take a break. Eat a snack. Staring at a computer screen can be draining. Walk around, stretch, take a brain break. Remember GoNoodle? Check it out - get crazy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwn4beja1QE
9:25-10:55 - Google Classroom lessons assignments
10:55 - 11:25 - Break. Eat lunch. Did you love doing GoNoodle? Again? Here’s another one - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFQWVN4xip0
11:30-1:00 - Google Classroom lessons/assignments
1:00 - 1:10 - Break
1:10 - 2:05 - Read a book or have an author read to you - https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/
2:05 -4:00 - watch an episode of Brainchild on Netflix and do the corresponding lesson
(Add the PDFs for elementary and middle school brainchild attached in last weeks email Here)
Make sure you are:
Getting adequate sleep
Keeping up with proper nutrition
Getting outside as much as possible
Engaging in regular physical activity
Practicing mindfulness, meditation, yoga or other forms of self care can also help center you in routines and awareness.
Mindfulness Video (to be changed every week.) this weeks is https://youtu.be/1VgMbYujjS8
Mindfulness/Meditation Apps - Calm; Headspace; Aura; Stop, Breathe, and Think
Consider keeping a journal. The time you are living in will be history. Write about how your routine has changed, what you are feeling, what’s on the news, or what you might be worried about. Write whatever feels right. Don’t worry about spelling or grammar errors. Journaling can be a helpful tool in managing your mental health.
Monitor your time on social media and be aware of how it makes you feel. Instead of scrolling through Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat, FaceTime with your friends, or do a Google Meet. It’s important that you still have face to face social interactions.
Please reach out to your school counselor if you need anything - academic or otherwise! We are still here for you, even if it’s digitally.
Sierra Grande Comprehensive Health and Wellness Plan
With the purpose of the District Comprehensive Health and Wellness Plan is to:
Identify district health and wellness priorities.
Select evidence-based practices to implement.
Put mechanisms in place to ensure the success of our plan