Ms. Boylan, JJHS Social Worker

(she/her/hers)

"Getting stuck is not a problem. Staying stuck is.

As long as you’re moving, it’s easier to steer." ~Anonymous


Please feel free to email me.

marybeth.boylan@wcsdny.org

If you need help immediately:

Call the Dutchess County Helpline: CALL or TEXT 845-485-9700 (24 hours a day) or in an Emergency call 911.

Open House, September 24, 2020 7:00pm-9:00pm, Google Meet Link: https://meet.google.com/xqr-ofpp-twd

September 9th, 2020

Dear Parent,

I hope that this letter finds you and your family healthy and safe. These days are ever changing and can be quite anxiety provoking. I want you to know that I am here for your child and will continue to be despite our physical separation. I welcome you to explore my school website. The tabs to your left have many links related to counseling and other resources. These include videos and activities that focus on social emotional functioning (i.e., anxiety, mindfulness, meditation, etc.).

All children benefit from stress reduction and relaxation. Engaging in stress reduction and relaxation activities help students achieve their school-based goals no matter what social-emotional hurdle is in their way. I look forward to working together on these goals.

For students who receive ongoing counseling services through their IEP I will be setting up counseling appointments with your child to provide services via telecounseling (video conferencing). If your child does not receive services currently but you have concerns please feel free to reach out to me via email and I will respond as soon as possible. My email is marybeth.boylan@wcsdny.org.

If you have significant and immediate concerns about your child, please know that there are many county resources that continue to be available, such as the Dutchess County Helpline (call or text). This helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Their number is 845-485-9700 or in an emergency call 911. There is also a New York State emotional support hotline, set up specifically to discuss anxiety around Covid-19. Please feel free to call them with any questions/concerns or just to talk. https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/covid-19-resources.html

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns. Wishing you my best!

Respectfully Yours,

MaryBeth Boylan, LCSW

MaryBeth Boylan, LCSW

(she/her/hers)

Social Worker, John Jay High School

If you need help immediately:

Call the Dutchess County Helpline: CALL or TEXT 845-485-9700 (24 hours a day) or in an Emergency call 911.