School Counseling - Coori Sellers

  • Coori Sellers

    Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:45 a.m - 3:15 p.m.
    Phone: (802) 857-7701
    Email: csellers@ewsd.org

     

    ***Please note: I've provided resources for you and your students during the extended stay at home. In the folder on the left titled "Resources For Families During Extended Stay at Home, and For Thomas Fleming students " you will find resources for you and your distance learners.   Please feel free to call during my office hours listed below, or write an email and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

     

    Contact information During Extended Stay at Home:

    Office Hours: 9:30-11:30 

    (802)395-1239 (google phone number)

    csellers@ewsd.org

     

    Thomas Fleming School Counseling

    3/19/20 - 4/3/20

    Your school counselor is here for your student.  Among all the unknowns in the coming days, I want you to know that one thing is certain: you are not alone.  

    If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency, contact First Call in Chittenden County by dialing 802-488-7777, NCSS in Franklin and Grand Isle County (800) 834-7793  or text the National Crisis Text Line by texting “HOME” to 741741. If you or someone you know has an immediate crisis, call 911.  

    I can email, google hangout, google chat, or can send links by email to students.  Here are some reasons you might want to reach out to your school counselor:

    • Your child is feeling anxious, lonely, sad, angry, confused or any other emotion that causes them distress
    • You would like suggestions for positive, healthy activities during the time your student is not in school
    • Your student needs support with strategies for organization and time management while virtually learning 
    • Your student has a connection with their school counselor and/or just wants to check-in about what is going on in their life

    Community Resources

    While we follow the guidelines from the U.S. Government Center for Disease Control, there are resources available to you in our local community. 

    EWSD Meal Service Information: Meals are free to all children ages 18 and under, no application or prior approval is needed. This meal service will begin on Thursday, March 19. Menus will follow our basic ‘summer meals’ offerings and will soon include vegetarian and gluten-free options, please check our website for updates.  

    Meals will be served Monday through Friday, rain or shine, at the following pick-up locations:  

    • Maple Street Park, 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
    • Essex Elementary School, 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
    • Westford School, 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

    Spectrum: Spectrum serves youth ages 14-24 who are experiencing housing instability.  Spectrum’s drop-in center will remain open at their current space at 191 Bank Street in Burlington and there are free meals served at 12pm and 5pm.  Call 864-7423 x208   

    Aunt Dot’s Place: Aunt Dot’s Place, a food shelf in Essex will remain open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Visit Aunt Dot's Place for hours. Call 802-857-8208

    Georgia Food Shelf: The Georgia Food Shelf is open on the last two Wednesdays of each month from 4pm-5pm at their location at 1697 Ethan Allen Highway in Georgia.  The phone number is 802-524-1799, and please call if you are in need but are unable to make it during their open hours.

    Westford Food ShelfThe Westford Food Shelf is open on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 8am to 10am at their location at 1 White Church Lane, Westford VT 05494.

    The Food Shelf of Grand Isle County: Wednesday from 1 to 4 pm in the basement of the Grand Isle United Methodist Church

    Find a Food Shelf in your community by visiting the Vermont Foodbank.

    * Important: Please call the food pantries to confirm that the hours have not changed. We do our best to provide full information and details, but food pantries often change their hours without notifying us. We do not want you to waste your time visiting a pantry that is not open.

     

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    As your school counselor, I work with students, staff, teachers, parents/ guardians, and members of the community.

    I am an important member of the team that works to create a positive learning environment for all students reflective of our districts core value: “Growing hearts and minds, for a better today and tomorrow: every day, every way, everyone.”

    I look forward to getting to know your child or continuing to help your child become a successful Thomas Fleming School student and citizen!


    How I Work With Students

    Any student can request to meet with me or they can be referred by a teacher, administrator, or parent. I encourage you to reach out if you have concerns or questions regarding your child.

    I can be reached by email at csellers@ewsd.org or by phone at (802) 857-7701.

    School Counseling is for Everybody!

    Part of my job is to get to know each and every student in our school so I may help them feel connected and safe while they’re with us. Much of my work with students is confidential, which means I respect your child’s right to privacy. If there is something I think you need to know, I will definitely call you!