Welcome to Rockledge Elementary
School's Comprehensive School Counseling Program

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During the school closure, Ms. Horton is actively monitoring her email on school days from 8:50 AM to 3:50 PM.  Ms. Mack is actively monitoring her email on Wednesdays and Fridays, the days in which she is assigned to our school, from 8:50 AM to 3:50 PM.  When possible, we will provide email responses during these times.  Our emails will not be monitored during the PWCS scheduled spring break (April 4-April 12).


*Limits of Confidentiality: PWCS school counselors recognize that students and parents or guardians have a right to know the limits of confidentiality. Please click here to see PWCS Regulation 651-2 regarding information on the confidentiality of student-disclosed information.

Your PWCS school counselor will discuss with you how the email or Zoom platform you are using for academic advising or parent/student consultation works, as well as some best practices for using the platform.

 

PWCS cares deeply about students’ emotional well-being during their time away from school. If a student is in need of emotional support during this time, please feel free to send an e-mail to studentsupportservices@pwcs.edu. A school mental health or health professional will answer and offer virtual support to students to the best of their ability. This e-mail is not to be used for emergency situations as it will not be monitored 24 hours a day. If a student is ever in an emergency situation he/she is encouraged to call 911 or utilize one of the resources listed below:

Emergency Resources:

ACTS Helpline    
703.368.4141

1.800.SUICIDE (24-hour hotline)      
1.800.784.2433

Crisis Text Hotline (24-hour hotline)
741741   

PWC Child Protective Services Hotline
703.792.4200

PWC Community Services Board 
703.792.7800

Community Resources:

Meal Distribution

Food Pantry List

Food Help Line: 703-794-4668



Please take a moment to explore our page!

Family Support Resources:

Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety

This website from Mental Health America (MHA) and Shine gives parents tips on how to deal with their own anxiety, feelings of isolation, and financial fears, as well as tips for talking to kids.

Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

This document from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers practical ways to deal with stress during an outbreak.

Manage Anxiety & Stress

This page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention not only gives parents ways to support themselves and their families, but also gives parents some stress indicators to watch for in children and teens.

My Kids’ School is Closed; So Now What?

This article from Confident Parents Confident Kids gives parents ideas on how to set their children up for success at home, and on how to create a family coping kit.

The Parent Guide to Resilience

This online guide from the Why Try organization provides families with a comprehensive way to build supportive relationships and resilience in children.

Protecting Yourself Against the Coronavirus

This video from Vector Solutions helps families identify how coronavirus spreads, recognize its symptoms, explain how to prevent and treat the virus, and determine what to do if someone becomes sick with coronavirus.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

This website from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides tips on how to take care of your mental health in light of current events.

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

This website from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and National Association of School Nurses has tips for talking to kids at age-appropriate levels, as well as establishing routines. PDF versions of this information is available here in English, Spanish, Amharic, Chinese, Korean, French, and Vietnamese.