Welcome to the COVID-19 Resource Page. This information and resources are to keep our students, our families, our friends, and our community in mind during this uncertain time. It is our hope to provide you with updated resources, mental health supports, and more. Our RC ISD family wishes you all good health and kindness to one another at this time.
Talking to Students About COVID-19
Here are some suggestions to consider as you provide support to your student regarding the coronavirus:
Limit your students’ exposure to the media;
Provide a calming influence to children, as needed; and
Help your children address their fears and validate their feelings.
Additionally, here is some kid-friendly language you can use to describe COVID-19 and the pandemic situation we are facing:
COVID-19 (also called Coronavirus) is a new virus that doctors and scientists are still learning about. This virus has made a lot of people sick, but scientists and doctors think that most people will be okay, especially kids. Some people may get pretty sick. Doctors and health experts are working hard to help people stay healthy. It’s important for all of us to work together to follow instructions on how to be well. For most people who do become sick with COVID-19, it will feel like the flu – a fever, cough, and sometimes having a hard time taking deep breaths. Most people who have gotten the virus have not gotten very sick, but it may take a couple of weeks to feel better again. Only a small number of people who get it have had more serious problems.
Community & Counseling Resources
The links below are provided as a resource for the families in our community. There is no intent on the part of the Royse City Independent School District or its employees to endorse specific agencies. This list is not inclusive of all available information or services. The parent is free to obtain suggestions from any source.
Texas Dept. of Health & Human Services Referral Line:
This line is available to provide referral and information on topics such as mental and physical health, employment assistance and resources for meeting basic needs. Line is available 24/7.
http://www.211texas.org/ or Call: 2-1-1 or 877-541-7905
Disaster Distress Helpline:
This line is accessible 24/7 to provide crisis counseling and support to people experiencing distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline or Call: 800-985-5990
Journey of Hope Grief Support Center:
Provides support at no cost for children, teens, young adults and their families as they learn to mourn the death or impending death of their loved one in a safe, caring and nurturing environment. Clinics are located in Plano and Frisco. http://johgriefsupport.org/ or Call: 972- 964-1600
Here for Texas: https://www.granthalliburton.org/herefortexas
National Child Traumatic Stress Network: http://www.nctsn.org/
CDC-Caring for Children in a Disaster: https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/index.html
A Child in Grief: http://www.achildingrief.com/
National Center for Victims of Crime: http://victimsofcrime.org/