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R2L Weekly: April 22, 2021

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“R2L Weekly” has Henderson County Public Schools’ most recent “Return to Learn” updates in each issue, posted on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Individual updates will be linked on our Return to Learn webpage (HCPSNC.org/ReturnToLearn), sent to families through SwiftK12 email and phone reminders, and shared on social media. R2L Weekly content is current as of Wednesday at noon.

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Summer School 2021

Save the Date: Summer School 06.09.21

The 6-week, in-person summer school for K-12 students who have fallen behind during the COVID-19 pandemic kicks off in June!

Intended to be offered at each school location, Summer School 2021 will run Mondays-Thursdays each week, beginning  Wednesday, June 9,and ending Thursday, July 22. A one-week break (July 5-9) during the July 4th holiday will be observed.

Schools will communicate programming and additional details to families of students recommended for Summer School 2021 later in the spring.

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Hope4NC Crisis Counseling Program

Hope4NC is launching a Crisis Counseling Program in 15 counties in Western North Carolina, through Vaya & RHA Health Services. Hope4NC is a free, N.C. Department of Health & Human Services program funded by FEMA to help people affected by the COVID-19 crisis. A 24/7 Helpline offers emotional support, referrals to local resources and services.

HOPE4NC Helpline: 1-855-587-3463

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When the Helpline cannot address a person’s concerns in a single call, individuals are referred to Crisis Counselors in individual counties.

Our region’s Hope4NC Crisis Counselor through RHA, Peter Tamm, can offer Individuals:

  • A free, confidential service with no personal data collection or reporting.
  • Personal contact & multiple follow-ups.
  • Short-term counseling & emotional support.
  • Help connecting with local services & resources.
  • Help managing stress and building coping skills & resilience.
  • Assessment & Referral to Mental Health, Disability or Substance Abuse services.

He can also offer Service Providers, Organizations & Community Groups:

  • An additional resource to work with individual clients.
  • Public Education – presentations on Dealing with Crisis, Mental Health, Grief & Loss, Coping Skills, Managing Stress and Building Resilience.
  • Support Groups, open or targeted (first responders, teachers, nurses, firemen, seniors, etc.)
  • Outreach & Community Networking – attending meetings/events to spread the word, answer questions and address concerns.

Call or text “hope” to 1-855-587-3463 for free and confidential emotional support, counseling referrals, and community resources. Mr. Tamm can also be reached at the RHA Prevention Resource Center at 828-348-2641, or via email at peter.tamm@rhanet.org.

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Extra Credit Grant Program Extended

Don’t forget – your family may still be eligible to receive $335 in coronavirus relief from the N.C. Department of Revenue!

Most North Carolina families with children received an automatic $335 coronavirus relief payment last fall to help with virtual schooling and childcare costs. Eligible families who did not receive the $335 check have another chance to apply through May 31, 2021.

Visit www.ncdor.gov/extracredit for details and to apply.

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