FALA at Home

This page is meant to be a resource for FALA students and families during the COVID-19 online learning.

School Counselor Support & Availability

Students can fill out this form to request an appointment with their School Counselor via Zoom video conference. School Counselors will email students back to let them know the time slot for their appointment. Appointments will be approximately 15 minutes in length.

Janine Birchard: jbirchard@flagarts.com for students whose last names start with A-He

Melissa Burstein: mburstein@flagarts.com for students whose last names start with Hi-Z

Topics of discussion include:

    • Academic Planning

    • Stress

    • Post High School Planning

    • Chat time/ socialize with your School Counselor

There will be open group chats throughout the semester with both of the School Counselors. High School Group Chats are every Monday at 1:00 PM. Middle School Group Chats are every Thursday at 1:00 PM. Any FALA student/staff can join the group chat. The purpose of these group chats is to provide a space for students to connect, share, and ask questions.

For access to join the Zoom group chat, look at the school calendar for the dedicated Middle & High School Group Chats, or reach out to Ms. Birchard or Ms. Burstein.

Resources for Families

  • WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER: “As we work to combat the spread of COVID-19, access to resources that can help support families and businesses in this time of need is critical. We’re calling on Arizonans to be informed, get engaged, and support organizations doing important work to keep our communities safe and healthy. Arizona will get through this together.” - Doug Ducey, Governor of Arizona

  • (Updated March 25, 2020) American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is working with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on issues related to how schools work with students on issues surrounding COVID-19 and is helping the CDC develop appropriate and effective messages on how to talk to children about coronavirus.

        • Here are some suggestions and resources to consider to provide support to students regarding COVID-19. School counselors have been directed to:

              • Encourage parents to limit their children's exposure to the media

              • Provide a calming influence to students as needed

              • Help students address their fears

  • Internet options for low income families and individuals.

        • Native American students with little or no Internet at home can now access Wi-Fi hotspots on the Navajo and Hopi nations to continue their classes online.

These parking lot hotspots are open to students from any K12 and college institution and will provide internet access for any mobile device, including laptops and smartphones.

For more information, contact the Office of Native American Initiatives at 928-523-3849, or reach out to Chad Hamill, Vice President of the Office of Native American Initiatives by phone or email.

Wellbeing Resources

For general Wellbeing/Life Skills, visit our Wellbeing/Life Skills Page.

If you or someone you care about feels overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or like you want to harm yourself or others call 911 or Terros Mobile Crisis: (877) 756-4090. You can also contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or text MHFA to 741741 to talk to a Crisis Text Line counselor.

Specific resources to this time:

Student/Parent Focused

Supplemental Digital Learning Resources

  • As part of the public media mission to ensure all kids, regardless of their capabilities, have access to continued free educational resources at home, Arizona Public Media and Arizona PBS are partnering to offer Arizonans broadcast programming and accompanying digital resources that adhere to our state curriculum to provide continued at-home learning.

  • Home-based Learning Resources to Support Parents from Foundation for Excellence in Education.

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  • Audible has a great selection of free books right now for younger kids and lots of classics.