Hello and welcome to HOW Elementary. The counselors, Mrs. Stanley and Ms. Smith, are online and still available to our students and families. This website will function primarily to dissiminate information to parents, and our Google Classroom will primarily be used to communicate with students, provide guidance, and continue lessons. We miss our kiddos and hope to provide a little stability during these uncertain times.
Please join our Google classroom using code: rjdgsdq
Parents and guardians, you may contact us with any needs you may have and specific student concerns:
Miss Smith (2nd – 3rd grades) email@example.com
Mrs. Stanley (PreK – 1st grade) firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are two video links that have some great information to help guide your children with factual information about the Coronavirus. These videos are also in the google classroom I have set up for our campus. If your child has not yet joined our google classroom, please have them do so. The code is listed above. This is a way for me to help support them, and they can contact us directly for any additional needs.
Video 1: Answering Kid's Questions about the Coronavirus
Video 2: Coronavirus Information for Kids
Student Support (24/7)
The list below provides options for assistance 24 hours a day.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trevor Lifeline - Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Rape Crisis and Victim Services
You may also wish to visit the links below for additional resources and avenues for assistance:
- “Tip 411”- When a student or parent makes a report, it is sent to the Groesbeck Police Department. This allows students/parents to make anonymous calls regarding problems that they or their friends are having that could be harmful to their health and safety. The Groesbeck Police Department works with GISD to help support students and maintain the safety and security of our community. With the app, residents submit anonymous tips by texting the keyword GPD followed by your tip to 847411.
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline - We can all help prevent suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
- Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids about Being Online - Net Cetera is a guide for parents, teachers and other mentors with practical tips to help kids navigate the online world safely. Net Cetera covers a variety of topics – from cyberbullying to file-sharing – as well as where to go for more information and issues to raise with kids about living their lives online
- Military OneSource (www.MilitaryOneSource.com), a Department of Defense program, provides free help and information, 24/7, to service members and their families on issues that affect them, including parenting and child care, the concerns of families of children with special needs, budgeting and finances, consumer purchases, education, relationships, the cycle of deployment, and overall health and well-being.
- The Dangers of Prescription Drugs - As communities around the country renew their focus on the dangers of prescription drugs, parents are not alone and there are many free resources available. Learn why teens are abusing prescription drugs, the signs and symptoms of abuse, and which drugs are more frequently abused Partnership for Drug Free Kidshere.
- 5 Drugs Kids Steal Most Often From Parents (CBS Early Show 5/7/09)
HOW Elementary School provides a comprehensive counseling program in accordance with Texas Education Agency (TEA) and The Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs, 5th edition. School counseling programs offer a variety of services divided into four areas: guidance curriculum, responsive services, individual planning, and system support. Below are the areas within the Guidance Curriculum.
Guidance Content Areas:
- Positive student self-concept
- Effective executive functioning skills
- Appropriate behavior to the situation and environment
- Effective interactions with diverse populations
- Effective and appropriate communication skills
- Effective conflict resolution skills
- Development of healthy relationships
Post-Secondary Planning and Career Readiness
- Motivation to succeed in personal endeavors
- Demonstration of career exploration skills
- Possession of the knowledge and skills to gather information for the purpose of post-secondary education and career planning
- Demonstration of awareness of the importance of postsecondary education
- Understanding of the relationship of academics to the world of work and to life at home and in the community
Personal Health and Safety
- Incorporation of wellness practices into daily living
- Demonstration of resiliency and positive coping skills
- Possession of assertiveness skills necessary for personal protection