Dear Teaneck Family,
The COVID-19 pandemic challenges our school community with an unprecedented situation. Maintaining counseling services is our goal as we navigate this time away from school. Despite the many disruptions in our day-to-day lives and increased uncertainties about the course of this virus, we are committed to doing our best to continue providing support to you and your child.
Due to the very nature of an online learning environment, the provision of online counseling for significant emotional/mental health concerns presents logistical and ethical challenges.
Our goal is to maintain, when and where we can, consistency in counselor-student contact during the school closure. All students, in all grade levels, have access to trusted adults while they are at school, and this should not change during this time. Just as students are encouraged to drop in to any one of our offices during the school day, they will be able to reach out for help or assistance electronically via email during the school day. Please note, your email will be returned within 24 hours.
Parents/guardians are encouraged to explore the School Counseling page “Helpful Links" for information. If your child is experiencing significant mental health symptoms, or there is serious concern about a student (i.e. self-harm, suicidal thoughts/threats, severe anxiety, Child Protection situation, etc.), please call local emergency personnel.
Please know that we are here to support you. While we may not have all the answers, we are committed to sharing information once we have it.
Please stay safe and healthy, and continue to follow our updates on our district website or the School Counseling Facebook and Instagram pages (@TeaneckSchoolCounseling).