Nyack School District's Comprehensive Guidance Plan: K - 12 Nyack School District Guidance Plan 2019-2020.pdf
Elementary School Counseling
We want to hear from you:
Mr. Hogg, UN and VCE guidance counselor would like to hear from you, please complete his daily check in: https://forms.gle/xmzTsFfcFy3mJr5k6
Ms. Gomez, bilingual counselor at Liberty and UN would like to hear from you, please complete her daily check in: https://forms.gle/U1Wh9HNiEQC6MPpQ9
Being out of school and hearing about the coronavirus may make you feel scared or anxious. If you need someone to talk to, be sure to reach out to your guidance counselor through email or our daily "check in" form.
Lesson 1: Calming our Worries
SECOND STEP RECORDED LESSONS k - 5
Please see direct links to recorded Lessons for Second Step. As you know , the Nyack School district is committed to the health and well being of all of our students. This year the elemetnary counselors were busy providing elementary aged students with SEL lessons through the SECOND STEP Curriculum. Due to COVID 19, SECOND STEP has supplied us with recorded lessons for you to view at home.
Lesson 12 https://bit.ly/SSKinderLesson12
Lesson 13 https://bit.ly/SSKinderLesson13
Lesson 14 http://bit.ly/SSKinderLesson14
Lesson 15 https://bit.ly/SSKinderLesson15
Lesson 16 https://bit.ly/SSKinderLesson16
Lesson 17 https://bit.ly/SSKinderLesson17
Lesson 18 https://bit.ly/SSKinderLesson18
Lesson Guides https://www.secondstep.org/covid19support/kindergartenlessons
Lesson 12 https://bit.ly/SSGrade1Lesson12
Lesson 13 https://bit.ly/SSGrade1Lesson13
Lesson 14 https://bit.ly/SSGrade1Lesson14
Lesson 15 https://bit.ly/SSGrade1Lesson15
Lesson 16 https://bit.ly/SSGrade1Lesson16
Lesson Guides https://www.secondstep.org/covid19support/grade-1-
Lesson 11 https://bit.ly/SSGrade2Lesson11
Lesson 12 https://bit.ly/SSGrade2Lesson12
Lesson 13 https://bit.ly/SSGrade2Lesson13
Lesson 14 https://bit.ly/SSGrade2Lesson14
Lesson 15 https://bit.ly/SSGrade2Lesson15
Lesson 16 https://bit.ly/SSGrade2Lesson16
Lesson Guides https://www.secondstep.org/covid19support/grade-2-
Lesson 11 https://bit.ly/SSGrade3Lesson11
Lesson 12 https://bit.ly/SSGrade3Lesson12
Lesson 13 https://bit.ly/SSGrade3Lesson13
Lesson 14 https://bit.ly/SSGrade3Lesson14
Lesson 15 https://bit.ly/SSGrade3Lesson15
Lesson 16 https://bit.ly/SSGrade3Lesson16
Lesson Guides https://www.secondstep.org/covid19support/grade-3-
Lesson 10 https://bit.ly/SSGrade4Lesson10
Lesson 11 https://bit.ly/SSGrade4Lesson11
Lesson 12 https://bit.ly/SSGrade4Lesson12
Lesson 13 https://bit.ly/SSGrade4Lesson13
Lesson 14 https://bit.ly/SSGrade4Lesson14
Lesson 15 https://bit.ly/SSGrade4Lesson15
Lesson Guides https://www.secondstep.org/covid19support/grade-4-
Lesson 9 https://bit.ly/SSGrade5Lesson09
Lesson 10 https://bit.ly/SSGrade5Lesson10
Lesson 11 https://bit.ly/SSGrade5Lesson11
Lesson 12 https://bit.ly/SSGrade5Lesson12
Lesson 13 https://bit.ly/SSGrade5Lesson13
Lesson 14 https://bit.ly/SSGrade5Lesson14
Lesson 15 https://bit.ly/SSGrade5Lesson15
Lesson Guides https://www.secondstep.org/covid19support/grade-5-
Lesson 2: Responsibility ( Spanish)
Lesson 2: Responsibility ( English)
Lesson 3: Confidence
Lesson 3: Confidence ( Spanish)
Happiness Lesson #4
Happiness Lesson #4 ( spanish)
Lesson 5: Peaceful
Lesson 5: Peaceful ( Spanish)
Resources for parents in response to the COVID 19 school closure:
National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource- https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/NASN/3870c72d-fff9-4ed7-833f-215de278d256/UploadedImages/PDFs/02292020_NASP_NASN_COVID-19_parent_handout.pdf
Child Mind Institute: Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus - https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/
The Governor has opened a Emotional Support Hotline: 1-844-863-9314, more information can be found at: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/covid-19-resources.html
Here are some tips on how to Keep Mindful: https://mailchi.mp/littlefloweryoga/kids-and-coronavirus-anxiety?e=93768a4a9b
Second Step SEL resources available to parents: https://www.secondstep.org/covid19support
Social Emotional Learning Activities
Nyack Elementary Guidance Social Emotional Task list. Children can choose 1 task per day: Elementary SEL TASK LIST.pdf
Nyack Strong: Draw a picture or write a letter for patients in a hospital or nursing home who are unable to receive letters. Address the letter to “ Special Person”
United We Stand: Draw a rainbow and place it on your window for everyone to see!
Relax while Drawing: Have your parents put on soothing instrumental music( such as Disney instrumental songs on Youtube), dim the lights (if possible), and color/draw! Pay attention to your breathing and relax your body!
Stress free!: Make a stress ball with two balloons (one for protection), rice, and /or flour. Take a balloon and fill it with rice or flour. Then tie it up! Finally, place the filled up balloon inside a second balloon for protection.
Bake cookies: Younger kids can gather ingredients and older kids can help measure them out.
Creating Together: Draw half of a drawing and have a friend or a family member draw the other half. Use old newspapers to protect your surfaces. This can be done virtually.
Create a fort in your living room out of blankets: Flat sheets work great for forts! While in your fort, come up with an adventurous story!
Facetime a family member or friend: Grandparents will definitely appreciate seeing everyone.
Stage a family photo shoot: Pick a theme (like princess glam or crazy colors) take a family photo.
Create a treasure hunt: Leave clues all around your house. Use picture clues for younger kids.
Write a play: You can use old Halloween costumes to get into character. Perform it for other family members.
Research a favorite animal and give a presentation to your family: Give them a pop quiz to see who paid attention.
Collect rocks and decorate them: Write inspirational words on them with paint pens for cute memory stones. Leave them at Neighbors doors, to send a positive message. (Remember to wear gloves, and practice social distancing)
Make homemade playdough: Then, use the dough to create an animal kingdom or fun fairy-tale characters.
Do a puzzle together or/and create your own puzzle: Put little kids in charge of finding all of the edge pieces.
Have a dance party on Friday Night to celebrate all the school work being done: Make up your own dance routine to your favorite music.
Yoga: Check YouTube for kid-friendly yoga sequences. Use bath towels for mats.
Hoop Challenge: Throw balls into a hoop or garbage can. Stand 5 feet away and see how many hoops you can make in a minute. Challenge your family members. Then challenge your friends and their families.
Stack Attack: Stack up plastic cups (7 in the bottom, then 6,5,4,3,2,1). See how fast you can stack them up. Record your time and then challenge your family and friends to see who can stack and un-stack the cups the fastest.
Watch a movie! Have family movie night during the day. Pop some popcorn and snuggle on the couch. Watch a movie based on topics such as empathy, friendship, and hope. After, discuss with your family about an experience you had in school about empathy or friendship.
Create a calendar of special days, take pictures and send them to your child’s teacher:
- Superhero Day:
Students can wear or create their favorite superhero costumes, make a cape from a blanket, or even show off their “good deeds” for the day. Write a letter or draw a picture to someone serving in your community (such as doctors, nurses, police officer, EMT, post office)
- Parent Day:
Showcase the parents, have the students dress up like the parents, or even showcase what working from home might look like.
- Sports Day:
Sports may be canceled, but it doesn’t mean you can’t pull out your sports outfits or support your favorite teams. Challenge a family member to play and a classmate to beat your record at the Hoop Challenge.
- Future Day:
Have students think outside the box and put together something that futuristic to share. What do you want to be when you grow up? Design something that you think can be used in the future.
Remember to always stay positive and we will all get through this together! Stay connected to us, we would love to hear from you.
A message from Ms. Longing
A message from Mrs. Gomez
A message from Mr. Hogg
Lorraine Longing, Director of Guidance K- 12 , 353- 7123, email@example.com
Jon Christopher Hogg, Elementary Guidance Counselor at Upper Nyack and Valley Cottage , 353 - 7279, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marina Gomez, Elementary Guidance Counselor at Liberty and Upper Nyack, 353 - 7259 , email@example.com
|Valley Cottage||Upper Nyack||Liberty|
|Jon Christopher Hogg||Marina Gomez|
|Tuesday||Jon Christopher Hogg
|Wednesday||Jon Christopher Hogg||Marina Gomez|
|Thursday||Jon Christopher Hogg||Marina Gomez|
|Friday||Jon Christopher Hogg||Marina Gomez|
Guidance Department Quick Links
Elementary November Newsletter: Elementary Guidance Newsletter November 2019 003.pdf
Winter Elementary Newsletter: Elementary Guidance Newsletter January 2020.pdf
Spring Elementary Newsletter: Elementary Guidance Newsletter March 2020.pdf
New Program at Elementary Schools: Letter to the Parents: letter to parents pdf.
New Program at the Elementary School: Letter to the Parents in Spanish: letter for parents in spanish pdf.
Need to Know
UPPER NYACK ELEMENTARY
Upper Nyack Elementary Main Office: (845)353-7260
Upper Nyack Elementary School Social Worker: Brett Sloane : firstname.lastname@example.org
Upper Nyack Elementary School Psychologist: Alex Kelly: email@example.com
Family Resource Coordinator at Upper Nyack Elementary : Rachel Berlin (845)353-7268
Upper Nyack Elementary Guidance Counselors on Tuesdays: Marina Gomez , firstname.lastname@example.org
Upper Nyack Elementary Guidance Counselor on Wednesday and Friday: Jon Christopher Hogg, email@example.com
Liberty Elementary Main Office :(845) 353-7240
Liberty Social Worker: Enisa Nikocevic: firstname.lastname@example.org
Liberty School Psychologist: Dr. Elizabeth Di Prima: email@example.com
Family Resource Coordinator at Liberty Elementary : Silvia Falcomer-Henry (845)353 - 7247
Liberty Elementary Guidance Counselor on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: Marina Gomez, firstname.lastname@example.org
VALLEY COTTAGE ELEMENTARY:
Valley Cottage Elementary Main Office: (845)353 - 7280
Valley Cottage Elementary Social Worker: Brett Sloane : email@example.com
Valley Cottage Elementary School psychologist: Margaret Byrne: Mbyrne@nyackschools.org
Family Resource Coordinator at Valley Cottage Elementary : Jessica Misla (845)353-7291
Valley Cottage Elementary Guidance Counselor on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; Jon - Christopher Hogg: firstname.lastname@example.org