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MMHS Counseling Wellness Newsletter April 2020

In light of all that is going on, counselors would like to provide students and parents with some resources to get you through this next month or so. We are deeply concerned about students missing out on opportunities to communicate with friends, be involved in their sports and fine arts programs and special school programs. In this wellness newsletter edition, we've included information about educational, community and mental health resources. We also wanted to provide some fun ideas that kids could participate in while they are at home.

Counselors are available during the regular school hours: 7:30-3:00 M-F. Students can make an appointment by emailing their counselor. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions regarding college/career readiness, need individual counseling, etc. MMHS also has a social worker available to help with additional resources. You can contact him at jamal.pugmire@nebo.edu.

Counselor Contacts: Caryn Neilson (A-E)-caryn.neilsen@nebo.edu, Brooke Ottesen (F-K)-brooke.ottesen@nebo.edu, Bree Moulton (L-Q)-bree.moulton@nebo.edu, Courtney Packard (R-Z)-courtney.packard@nebo.edu

Mental Health Resources

Individual Counseling-If your student would like individual counseling with their school counselor, or social worker, parents can fill out this permission to counsel form electronically. Students can make appointments by emailing their counselor. Counselor emails included above. Meetings preferred by phone or Zoom when possible. To use Zoom, students can download it for free on their phones/tablets, etc, then join the link from their counselor/teacher.

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SAFEUT APP

The SafeUt app gives FREE access to licensed counselors who provide 24/7 crisis intervention and emotional support. Students can use this app if they are worried for themselves or a friend.

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Educational Resources

AP Updates

KHAN ACADEMY

MICROSOFT OFFICE 365- Microsoft is offering all qualifying students a chance to get Microsoft Office 365 for free! All you need is a valid email address.

ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD- Free at-home access for higher ed and K-12 students through May 31st.

BREAKOUT EDU- Digital games students can play at home.

25 Amazing Virtual Field Trips for Students

UTAH ONLINE LIBRARY

UTAHFUTURES

MMHS WEBSITE

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

If you or someone you love needs additional assistance obtaining food, making rent, or paying utilities, please dial 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898-211, or visit 211utah.org#covid_19. The United Ways of Utah have teamed up to create the Community Response Fund. The fund will help with many local programs and services.

School districts are offering Free Grab-n-Go breakfasts and lunches at the following locations for all children ages 0-18, Monday through Friday until further notice. Children must be present to pick up meals and both meals may be picked up at the same time.

Payson area free sites: Barnett Elementary, Park Elementary, Taylor Elementary, Wilson Elementary, Mt. Nebo Jr. High

Spanish Fork area free sites: Brockbank Elementary, Diamond Fork Jr. High, Landmark High School, Larsen Elementary, Park Elementary

Springville area free sites: Brookside Elementary, Cherry Creek Elementary, Meadow Brook Elementary, Springville Jr. High, Springville High School

FOOD: Hu Hot-Free delivery for online orders. Use code DELVEREDFREE, Walmart Grocery-Walmart grocery now accepts EBT and SNAP benefits for payment, Burger King-Free kids meals and free delivery with the BK app. KFC-Free delivery with any purchase of $12 or more when ordered online through April 26th, UberEats-Delivery fees waived for over 100,000 restaurants at www.ubereats.com

RECREATION: National Park Service-Free entrance to all National Parks and BLM lands across the country. Entrance fees temporarily waived.

Credits:

Created with images by Jeremy Bishop - "Its Spring time!" • Ron Smith - "There is always Hope" • Susan Yin - "untitled image" • Helena Lopes - "Saturday. Summer. Beautiful sunny day, so my friends and I decided to make a picnic and watch the sundown. Pretty fun and relaxed day."