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COVID-19 School Counseling Resources for Families

March 16, 2020

 

Dear Adams Families:

We know there is much uncertainty right now, but we believe it is important for all of us to take care of ourselves and our families. While we are away to ensure we are staying physically healthy, we also want to make sure we are taking care of our mental and emotional health. During this time, we understand many different feelings and thoughts can arise. We want to provide resources to help support you and your families while we are navigating this period away from Adams. Here are a few links to resources on how to talk to our students about the Coronavirus, how to deal with fear and anxiety, mindfulness strategies, coping skills, and educational activities.

In the event you need access to mental health services, here is the information for Henrico Mental Health Services. Phone Number: 804-727-8100

East End Location:

3908 Nine Mile Road

Henrico, VA 23223 

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, six sites will open to distribute free “grab and go” school meals. Our students can pick up lunches and breakfasts each school day on a first-come, first-served basis. Food distribution is open to all students, regardless of what school they attend, as well as others under age 18. Please note that adults must be accompanied by each child under 18 who needs a meal. Pick-up hours are scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon, but hours and locations may increase, depending on demand.

The HCPS school nutrition staff will regularly assess student needs. Food availability and updates will be shared with HCPS families via our full slate of communication platforms, including www.henricoschools.us/covid19.

Where can your student pick up meals? Five schools will operate as hubs for distribution, where food will be prepared, packaged and distributed to students. Meals will also be transported to Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad 31 in Sandston, to be distributed. Locations may be expanded for the week of March 23-27, depending on demand. If the school closure period is extended past March 30, HCPS leaders will assess the status of the food distribution program.

The student meal distribution sites (starting Tuesday, March 17 from 11 a.m.-noon) are:

  • Fairfield Middle School, 5121 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va.
  • Glen Lea Elementary School, 3909 Austin Ave., Henrico, Va.
  • Hermitage High School, 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Va.
  • Highland Springs Elementary School, 600 Pleasant Street, Highland Springs, Va. 23075
  • Quioccasin Middle School, 9400 Quioccasin Road, Henrico, Va.
  • Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad 31, 5301 Huntsman Road, Sandston, Va.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me via email at amfrederick@henrico.k12.va.us. I will be readily available and responding to emails.

Alexis Frederick, Jacob Adams Elementary School Counselor

 

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