Distance Learning

Dear JHS Students, Parents, and Community,

Many of you have been hearing about COVID-19 from friends, the news, and social media. We hope that you and your families are healthy, and managing to stay positive and active during this time of self-quarantine and social distancing. It is important for you to know that we understand that you may have moments where you might not know how to appropriately express your feelings of worry and stress regarding the current situation. Although our school is closed for now and many of you are being forced out of your comfortable routines, we would like to help you by sharing tips that you can try at home today, to help alleviate worry and stress.

  1. Focus only on the things that you can control. For example, you can wash your hands well (and often), and stay home (away from public places). By doing this, you are increasing your chances of being healthy and stopping the spread of the virus. 
  2. Create a daily schedule. You can create a schedule with your family or on your own, and display it.
  1. Set and track daily goals. Set a goal for how many pages you read, free throws you make, push ups completed, math problems completed, or any other activity you schedule for the day. Watching your progress on a goal chart is a visual reminder of your hard work and motivates you to keep going! 
  2. Start each day with a positive message: Today, I choose to learn. Today, I will respect myself and others. Today, I will be the BEST I can be. Positive affirmations that you repeat to yourself daily can help you overcome challenges, worries and improve your self confidence! 

As we continue to navigate during these uncertain times, we will continue to share ideas and activities for you to do at home that can help you and your families manage your days with a more positive and healthy mindset. Remember, our favorite job is being your school counselor and we can’t wait until we see you again! 


Ms. Cantu and Mr. Gonzalez