Kristin Altobello - School Counselor - Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grades
Hello students and families! Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! This year I am the school counselor for kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grades and will assist students who are either learning online or in person.
Email is my preferred method of communication. My email address is Kristin.Altobello@marion.k12.fl.us. You may also contact me by phone at our main school number (352) 671-6810 or the guidance office phone line (352) 671-6811.
Parents, please remember that you must have a scheduled appointment to met with me in person. Please contact me to schedule an in person appointment if needed. We you arrive at your appointment time at the front desk, your temperature will be checked and you will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire pertaining to COVID before being directed to the guidance office. Also, you must wear a mask if you met with me in person. These are just some of the ways we are working hard to keep students, families and staff safe during this time.
Resources To Help During The Pandemic
First Aid for Feelings: A Workbook to Help Kids Cope During the Coronavirus Pandemic is a free workbook from the Yale Child Study Center–Scholastic Collaborative, written by child development expert Denise Daniels. This comforting resource is designed to help children alleviate stress and anxiety and to provide a sense of control during changing times. This workbook will encourage children to express their thoughts and feelings while providing families with simple strategies to help kids handle emotions.
The workbook is available for download in both English and Spanish.
Other Helpful Resources
Child Mind Institute: Resources for Parents
For parenting tips, please visit this helpful site from Sesame Street https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/
Parent Resource for Talking to Kids About COVID-19
Parent Resource for Talking to Kids About COVID-19 – Students with Special Needs
For helpful information and tips for stress, click here Stress Management