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RESPONSE

A Message from Westgate Community School

The first day of school is Monday, August 3rd.  Our next Community Connect is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8th at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.
 
Executive Director, Sharon Collins, will be hosting this meeting and she will start with a brief update before opening it up to questions.  We really want to hear from you!  What are your hopes, concerns and ideas for the upcoming school year?
 
In order to address as many questions and concerns as possible, speakers will be limited to three minutes. Please email Communications if you would like to speak at this meeting.
 
Mental Health Summer Support now available in several different ways:
 
Option 1
Open Entry Groups:  These counselor-led groups are designed for anyone to join and connect with their peers on a weekly basis until school starts. General check-ins, assessment of student well-being, social skill support, and peer connection will be the focus of these groups.  *Contact Communications to request Zoom address and password.
 
K-2
Mondays July 13th, 20th, and 27th from 1 pm to 2 pm
 
3-4
Tuesdays July 14th, 21st, and 28th from 10 am to 11 am
 
5-6
Tuesdays July 14th, 21st, and 28th from 1 pm to 2 pm
 
7-8
Thursdays July 16th, 23rd, and 30th from 10 am to 11 am
 
High School
Thursdays July 16th, 23rd, and 30th from 1 pm to 2 pm
 
Option 2
1: 1 Wellness Check-ins via Zoom
Email the Westgate Counselor to request a meeting.
 
Option 3
Walk and Talk Sessions: a great way for students to connect with nature, engage in mindfulness, and disclose any concerns they may be struggling with at the time.  Scheduled sessions will be at Westgate or a local park with guardian permission.  Social distancing guidelines will be strictly followed. 
 
Email the Westgate Counselor to request a meeting.
 
Option 4
Community and Mental Health Resource Referrals for students and/or families
Email the Westgate Counselor to request information.  Ms. Washington is more than happy to consult with families and connect them to social and mental health service providers.
 
Option 5
Colorado Department of Education Virtual Training
Part 1, Talking to Youth About COVID-19  - July 16th, 1-1:30 p.m.
Part 2, Mental Health and Self-Care During COVID-19 - July 23rd, 1-1:30 p.m.
Part 3, Virtual Learning During COVID-19 - July 28th, 1-1:30 p.m.
Register here.
 
Option 6
Colorado Department of Education Video Content