Rustburg
Elementary School
25 Webb's Way Drive
Rustburg, VA 24588
Phone: 434-332-5215
Fax: 434-332-1151

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  • Kindergarten Application and Screening Process
    Posted Jun 26, 2020, 5:41 AM by Susan Lowman
  • A MESSAGE FROM OUR WONDERFUL SCHOOL COUNSELOR

    Dear RES Families, 

                        I miss seeing your child(ren) each day at school.  Please know that in this time of crisis, we are working together to continue to offer students support and families support and resources.  In the coming weeks, you are encouraged to reach out to me via email should any needs arise.  My email address is lisa.lowes@campbell.k12.va.us.  After your initial email, we can decide together on what the best mode of communication will be.  I look forward to catching up with students and families; either to offer support, or just to get an update on your child's progress.  Students can email me too!

                 Sunshine News, a special newsletter from the CCPS Elementary School counselors during the COVID-19 crisis, will be posted  on the Campbell County Schools website with the learning packets every two weeks.  Every newsletter contains activities and information that will help manage this time of uncertainty.  Below I have included some links to several resources for children and families as well as the first edition of Sunshine News.  I miss you so much.  I look forward to hearing from my RES Family.  Go Bulldogs! 

    Love, Mrs. Lowes

    Elementary Counseling gr. 3-5 Weeks 3 &4.pdf 

    Elementary Counseling gr. Prek-2 Weeks 3 & 4.pdf 

     

    DSS List of Resources

    To apply for benefits online visit:   www.commonhelp.virginia.gov

    To apply for all programs: call 1-855-635-4370          

    For Medicaid only (applications and renewals): call CoverVA at 1-855-242-8282

    Contact Campbell County Social Services via the following numbers: 434-592-9585, 434-332-9585, 434-283-9585

    Community Access Network: 434-200-3366   ~sliding scale services for medical, MH, & basic needs~

    CHIA- Coordinated Homeless & Intake Access  434-455-5722            ~Coordinates with all services~

    Centra Mental Health Emergency Intake: 434-200-4444

     Horizon Emergency/Crisis:  434-948-4831, select 5    Horizon Clients After Hours: 434-522-8191 ~Ask for an evaluation for hospitalization OR crisis services assessment~

    National Suicide Prevention:  1-800-273-8255

    Posted May 21, 2020, 2:37 PM by Susan Lowman
  • WONDERFUL RESOURCES FOR CONTINUED LEARNING
    at home learning resources
    CCPS AT HOME LEARNING SITE

    Campbell County Public Library Logo

    Posted May 21, 2020, 2:43 PM by Susan Lowman
  • Tips for Families: How to support your children during this unique time.

    1. Promote a sense of normalcy through structure and routine.


    As much as possible, keep children on a normal routine and schedule.  This will provide comfort and help children feel secure. Even though children are not attending school at this time, they will still benefit from their regular bedtime and having a regular schedule during the day that has time set aside for learning activities such as the educational packets sent from your school, physical exercise and fun!


    1. Limit exposure to news, social media and conversations regarding the Coronavirus.


        Children are not able to process information shared in the news and through social 

    media the way adults are able to, and it is not in their best interest to hear information that will needlessly cause fear and worry.  It is, however, important to talk to your children about what is going on by providing basic honest information, validating their feelings and answering questions they may have in terms they can understand.  Be mindful of any conversations your children may overhear.  


    1. Emphasize children’s safety.


                    In conversations you have with your children, make sure they know that adults are 

    working hard to keep them safe and healthy.  


    1. Model positive coping strategies.


    Demonstrate a calm and confident disposition, despite how you may feel on the inside.  Children, especially the young ones, often look to the adults in their life as to how to feel in uncertain or new situations.  Model positive coping behaviors in your own life such as getting a good night’s sleep, having a routine, exercising, healthy eating and utilizing relaxation techniques.  


    1. Model good hygiene.


                    Let your children see you washing your hands through the duration of singing the 

    alphabet song so they know how long they should scrub before rinsing.  Model for them sneezing in the elbow, not touching your face and washing hands before touching food.


    1. Focus on the positive.


                    In times like these, it is important for all of us to focus on what’s truly important:  our 

    health, our friends, and our family.  Use this situation as an opportunity to spend quality 

    time with your family. Take walks, talk, play games, do puzzles, color, and read 

    together. Help your children to focus on the good. Even in trying times there is good to be found and lots to be thankful for.  While maintaining guidelines for social distancing, perform acts of kindness by doing for others (i.e. making cards or baking cookies for neighbors and leaving them at their door, calling those that live alone, writing thank you notes to health care providers).


    Additional Resources:

    https://211virginia.org

    Social Stories  to help explain the coronavirus to young children, https://www.autismlittlelearners.com/2020/03/freecoronavirus-social-narrative-for.html

    https://theautismeducator.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Corona-Virus-Free-Printable-Updated-2-The-Autism-Educator-.pdf

    Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks, https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Talking-With-Children-Tips-for-Caregivers-Parents-andTeachers-During-Infectious-Disease-Outbreaks/SMA14-4886 

    Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks, https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Copingwith-Stress-During-Infectious-Disease-Outbreaks/sma14-4885 

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html 

    Handwashing and Hand Sanitizer Use at Home, at Play, and Out and About, https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/pdf/hand-sanitizer-factsheet.pdf 


    Debi Cheek, Ed.S.
    School Psychologist
    Campbell County Schools



     

    Posted Mar 26, 2020, 11:30 AM by Susan Lowman
  • CLOTHES CLOSET

     As you begin your spring cleaning, please keep the RES Clothes Closet in mind.  Presently, we are taking boys’ and girls’ clothing in sizes 4-14, with a specific need of smaller sizes. Thank you so much for your considering our students’ needs!

    Posted Mar 9, 2020, 7:21 AM by Susan Lowman
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