FALL GT REFERRAL WINDOW NOW OPEN
(AUGUST 11, 2021-SEPTEMBER 30, 2021)
Students eligible for fall evaluation
- Currently enrolled FBISD students in grades K-11.
- Students who are not identified for gifted and talented services in FBISD in any content area.
Use this link to submit a referral: GT Fall Testing Referral Form
National Suicide Prevention Month - September 2021
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. This year’s theme, “Connect to Protect: Support Is Within Reach,” emphasizes connections with others and the community, as well as with suicide prevention resources.
People have become increasingly comfortable talking about their mental health, particularly this past year. But the topic of suicide – when it comes up – is still scary for many people to think about.
Some are afraid that by asking someone if they’re having thoughts of suicide, it will put the idea in their head, or push them to take their lives. (Which research shows is not true.) Some are worried that they won’t know what to do, or how to help, if the person tells them, “Yes – I am thinking about suicide.”
It’s only by learning more about what leads someone to suicide, the ways we can help to prevent it, and what resources are available – and not being afraid to ask when we’re worried about someone, or for help when we need it ourselves – that we can empower our communities to address this leading cause of death.
We all have mental health. It’s time we take the next step, ask more deeply about what someone is experiencing, and if we need it, find help together.
Together, we can help #StopSuicide.
Here are some suggested resources to consider as you provide support to your children regarding COVID-19.
Parents are encouraged to:
- Limit their children’s exposure to the media
- Provide a calming influence as needed
- Help children address their fears if needed
Suicide Warning Signs and Risk Factors
The most powerful suicide prevention is being aware of the common symptoms and signs in friends, children, and loved ones and taking the necessary steps to get them the help they need.
Information on suicide warning signs and risk factors, along with resources available through FBISD and Mental Health America-Fort Bend County may be found at the link below.
Professional School Counselors are available at Fort Settlement Middle School to provide a Comprehensive Developmental Guidance Program and services for all students in the areas of:
- Guidance Curriculum - In an effort to help students develop competence in essential life skills
- Responsive Services - Provide intervention for immediate personal/social/emotional concerns
- Individual Planning - Provide guidance to help students plan, monitor, and manage their personal, educational and career goals, and facilitate transition activities for post-secondary education and/or training
- System Support - Support campus staff, parents, and community to promote the educational, career, personal, and social development of students, as well as the Developmental Guidance Program.
School Counselors provide
- Consultation services with students and parents for academic, social/emotional, and behavior concerns
- Facilitate the identification and placement of students in most special programs
- Provide consultation services to staff and special program committees
- Promote career awareness and provide information and resources for post-secondary education
- Coordinate crisis intervention for students and staff
- Provide staff development and training for staff and parents
- Coordinate standardized and state assessments for students and interpret test scores
The mission of the Counseling Division is to provide opportunities for all students to develop an understanding of themselves in relationship to their environment and assume responsibility for their own actions and choices in their educational, career, and social environments.
Students and their parents should contact their student's school counselor for more information about the Guidance and Counseling Program.
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