SDUHSD and CVMS are committed to supporting student personal health, safety, and well-being. If your child needs assistance, CVMS has trained professional staff members, including school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, teachers and administrators who are available to support students during the school day. For more information, the SDUHSD has a Student Support & Wellness page
with additional resources.
School Site Contact ---> Karen Infantino / Debra Byars 858 - 481 - 8221 ext. 3007/3288
SDUHSD middle and high school counselors are committed to working in partnership with parents/guardians in
supporting student social and emotional well-being. Recognizing that middle school is a time of significant change,
middle school counselors will be using this bi-monthly newsletter as a forum to share information about essential
topics using a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) framework that focuses on five key areas: relationship skills,
responsible decision-making, self-management, self-awareness, and social awareness. Social and emotional well-being
sets the groundwork for a safe and positive learning environment and enhances a student's ability to lead a
well-balanced life. The SDUHSD counseling department has also created helpful talking points for school - life balance
for students and parents.
Middle School Counselor Bi-Monthly Newsletters
BobCat Monthly Challenge
April is Understanding & Managing Your Emotions
Weekly Challenges for April
Week 1: Practice strategies to deal with stress: Count backwards from 10-1; take a 10-second deep breather (inhale through your nose and exhale out your mouth - repeat 5 times) → either when you start to feel overwhelmed or stressed, or at the beginning of each class
Week 2: Write a list of emotions that you feel throughout one day this week. Separate the list by two sections: positive emotions and negative emotions. With each emotion that you list, also write down what was happening when you felt that specific emotion...this will allow you to connect with your emotions.
Week 3: Participate in ASB Wellness Week activities. (Therapy dogs on the 24th - on blacktop; no phones Thursday; healthy food fair; yoga)Look at the list you created last week and identify what produces positive AND negative emotions in you.
Week 4:Look at the positive emotions first and remind yourself what makes you happy. Do more of this (as long as it’s allowed and appropriate). Then look at the negative emotions and think of ways that you can deal with or reduce these negative feelings.
Other Upcoming Parent Workshops Throughout SDUHSD
At Canyon Crest Academy, they will be hosting parent workshops that feature YouSchool founder Scott Schimmel and aim to support parents in supporting their students academic, social, and emotional well-being at school. All workshops are from 7:00 - 8:00 pm in the Proscenium on the following dates:
At La Costa Canyon High School they are featuring a Parent Speaker Series with the following: Guest Speaker Tyler Durman will be presenting, "Bite Sized Wisdom for Parents - Parenting a Teenager," covering overall student wellness and relevant issues for parents of current students. This night will provide our parent community with practical tips on how to help your child socially and emotionally to live well balanced lives.
- May 30, 2019, 6:30-8:00 in the LCCHS Theater