In the event of a school closure: Social skills lessons are available via my google classroom. Please find different lessons available under the google drive link on there. There is also a parent Zones of Regulation powerpoint in order to familiarize yourself with the self-regulation curriculum. I am also available via google classroom or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) during the week from 8-3. Students and parents are welcome to reach out with questions or concerns. This can be a confusing and chaotic time for children; therefore, I am happy to speak with them and discuss any feelings they may be facing regarding this situation. Below is also a link which provides you access to the National Association of School Psychology's advice on talking to children about COVID-19:To access my google classroom please go to the Google Classroom website or app and click "go to classroom" > "+" > "join class"... put in my classroom code (xfref6h) and it will show up for you to join.GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODE: email@example.com x1347Welcome! My name is Shannon Daniels. I am the School Psychologist at Ocean Acres Elementary School!What is my role in the school?As a School Psychologist, I am a member of the Child Study Team. I consult with teachers and parents to assess and understand students' emotional and behavioral needs. My goals include improving academic acheivement, promoting positive behavior and mental health, supporting diverse learners, creating a safe and positive school climate and strengthening family-school partnerships.Why Do Children Need School Psychologists?All children and youth can face problems from time to time related to learning; social relationships; making difficult decisions; or managing emotions such as feeling depressed, anxious, worried, or isolated. School psychologists help students, families, educators, and members of the community understand and resolve both long-term, chronic problems and short-term issues that students may face.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding counseling services for your child. In addition, if your child is in crisis and requires immediate attention, please contact Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services (PESS) at (732)886-4474. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.