Dear Driscoll families,
First and foremost, WE MISS OUR DRISCOLL STUDENTS!! We know this is a really trying time with so much uncertainty, but we will work together to support our students and continue to grow and nurture them just as we always do.
To that end, please know we want you to reach out anytime you and/or your child needs support. NEISD has set up a “Counselor Hotline” based on your cluster high school. A student can reach out to the numbers listed below and speak with a live counselor in our district from the hours of 8 am-4 pm, Monday- Friday. You can also email your Driscoll counselor directly at any time for support.
Please know we understand how challenging this is for our students and our families. It is incredibly difficult for us not to see our students and all of you as well. We will continue to stay positive, work together, and do all we can to stay healthy so we can go back to our usual routines. Please remember to take a few minutes a day to focus on your physical and emotional health. If you have any specific concerns or topics you would like support for, please contact us using the info provided below.
Your Driscoll Counseling Team
Jonnalyn Hines, 6th and 7W firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Martinez, 7X and 8th email@example.com
Anita Forde STAN counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
Martha Diaz, Family Specialist email@example.com
MacArthur (210) 356-7619
Madison (210) 356-1619
Talking_with_Children_and_Young_Adults_about_COVID-19.pdf (92.3 KB)
Talking to kids
Reduce student anxiety
Talking to Children About COVID-19
Published by National Assoc. of School Psychologist and National Assoc. of School Nurses
Talking With Children About Coronavirus Disease in 2019
Published by the Center for Disease Control
COVID-19, School Closure, and Trauma
Published by STARR Commonwealth
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Comprehensive Guidance Plan
The guidance curriculum is designed to systematically provide lessons to students that facilitate growth, development, and transferable skills in the areas of educational, career, personal, and social development. Guidance lesson topics will include Healthy Coping Skills and Mental Health, Healthy Relationships, Bullying, Cyber-Bullying, and Social Media Safety, and Healthy Life Choices.
The purpose of responsive services is to intervene on behalf of students whose immediate personal concerns or circumstances put their continued educational, career, personal, and social development at risk. These services include responding to crisis, individual counseling, group counseling, and parent conferences.
The purpose of individual planning is to guide all students as they plan, monitor, and manage their individual educational, career, personal, and social development.
The purpose of system support is to identify and coordinate resources and activities on campus and in the community that indirectly benefit students.