We know that all of us are managing a tremendous amount of stress and uncertainty this year. We hope to identify some of the needs and concerns of Westgate families so that we can determine if the PSO can address those needs, but we need your help. Please answer 4 short questions in an anonymous survey here: https://forms.gle/6kiH9fwRmsW8MtPNA
Because the survey is anonymous, however, that means we can't respond to your individual needs or concerns. If you want to talk to someone about your family's specific needs, please feel free to reach out to the school counselors: Kathleen Mayes firstname.lastname@example.org and Julie Busse email@example.com.
We may share overall results like "most responses identified x, y, z concerns" or "75% expressed interest in..." with the Westgate community in PSO meetings, newsletters, website posts, or the facebook group. If you'd prefer to give feedback via email instead, please email Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Sabemos que todos estamos manejando una enorme cantidad de estrés e incertidumbre este año. Esperamos identificar algunas de las necesidades y preocupaciones de las familias de Westgate para que podamos determinar si el PSO puede abordar esas necesidades, pero necesitamos su ayuda. Por favor, responda 4 preguntas breves en una encuesta anónima aquí:
Sin embargo, debido a que la encuesta es anónima, eso significa que no podemos responder a sus necesidades o inquietudes individuales. Si desea hablar con alguien sobre las necesidades específicas de su familia, puede comunicarse con los consejeros escolares: Kathleen Mayes email@example.com y Julie Busse firstname.lastname@example.org..
Podríamos compartir resultados generales como "la mayoría de las respuestas identificaron preocupaciones x, y, z" o "75% expresó interés en ..." con la comunidad de Westgate en reuniones de PSO, boletines, en el sitio web o en el grupo de Facebook. Si prefiere enviar comentarios por correo electrónico, envíe un mensaje a Laurie a email@example.com. ¡Muchas gracias!
School & District
Westgate school counselors:
Kathleen Mayes firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Busse email@example.com
Edmonds School District Family Support Team has a number of resources available for families including information about the Grab and Go Meals, Educational Resources and Support, Chromebooks and Internet, Childcare, and Mental Health Resources.
Edmonds School District Mental Health Video series: There will be a zoom conversation on Thursday 11/12/2020 from 6:00-7:30. You can register and find the other videos here:
Washington Listens provides non-clinical support to people who feel sad, anxious, or stressed due to COVID-19. Washington Listens is free and anonymous. Any Washington resident can call and a support specialist will listen and help to guide you to connections within your community. Call 1-833-681-0211. Washington Listens is staffed Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. TSR 771 and language access services are available. You will be connected to a support specialist who will talk with you about your struggles, if you end up needing professional support the specialist will work to connect you to those services. https://www.walistens.org/
Did you know you can call 2-1-1 or 1-800-223-8145, or search the 2-1-1 resources online for information about organizations providing disability, domestic violence, education, employment, financial, food, healthcare, housing, transportation services?
For Edmonds residents, there is grant funding available to cover rent or mortgage payments, utility bills, medical bills, or groceries through the Edmonds Housing and Supplementary Relief Program. https://wellspringfs.org/edmonds
For Mountlake Terrace residents, the Keep MLT Strong partnership lists resources available in the community to help with housing, food, utility bills, childcare, and business, as well as offering grants to eligible families.
Clothes for Kids provides clothing (including socks, underwear, and shoes) to students in our community whose families qualify for free or reduced meals at school.
Sno-Isle Library has a blog post compiling many resources including information about COVID, food assistance, benefits and support services, internet, medical, mental health, family, crisis and utility resources. https://www.sno-isle.org/blogs/post/learn-more-about-corona-virus-resources-for-you-and-your-family/