Hello from NAMS Counselors

posted Mar 29, 2020, 8:22 AM by Jorge Goncalves

Dear NAMS Families,

 

We wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you and hoping you and your families are well. We know this is a difficult time and social distancing can feel overwhelming…. so know that we are here for you! The student services team are checking emails if you need anything.


Although there is still so much uncertainty about the next steps as it relates to classes and school and things may feel out of our control, there are things on an individual level you can do to try to feel better. We recommend trying to maintain a daily schedule and incorporating various activities, such as: reading, writing, exercising, cooking, meditating, arts & crafts, puzzles, board games, cards, and yoga. Of course, you can call or facetime your friends and loved ones too.


The NAPS website has tons of resources you can explore in addition to your Beyond the Classroom assignments, including some virtual museum tours that are pretty cool! There is also a tab called "Social/Emotional Learning" which has many resources that you may find helpful in navigating this situation. http://www.northandoverpublicschools.com/departments/student-services/social-emotional-learning

 

Please note that the Town of North Andover has put together a hotline which you can reach via phone or email with questions. More information can be found here: http://www.northandoverpublicschools.com/departments/student-services/health-services/coronavirus-information


Even though this is a difficult time, it is amazing to see all of the people pitching in to help one another and be kind to one another.  Continue to check the NAPS and NAMS website and Twitter updates for the latest information as well as checking your emails and google classroom.  If you have any specific questions or concerns feel free to contact the Student Services team via email. Hope to see you soon!


Grade 6 Guidance-Jim Gosselin: gosselinj@northandoverpublicschools.com

Grade 7 Guidance-Georgia Chute: chuteg@northandoverpublicschools.com

Grade 8 Guidance -Julie Faucher: faucherj@northandoverpublicschools.com

Focus Adjustment Counselor-Laura Stevens: stevensl@northandoverpublicschools.com
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