If you know a student needs to talk to the school counselor please feel free to fill out the counseling referral form.
Coming Soon... online counseling videos
Each week Ms. Morris will provide a video to the classroom through this website. This is one avenue to get the students on board with coping skills and the ability to identify their feelings. Check back here for the weekly counseling video.
If you suspect someone might be having suicidal thoughts, you need to stay with that person (don't leave them alone) and contact an adult for help immediately or call 911.
Suicide Crisis Protocol for all Staff Members:This protocol should be initiated immediately whenever a student talks about harming himself/herself, or if there is a concern that a student has thoughts about hurting himself/herself.
-Do not leave student unattended by an adult. -Do not allow the student to leave the building. -Escort the student to the counselor’s office or administration office. -Clearly explain your concerns to the counselor or administrator. -The counselor, nurse, or school principal will complete a risk assessment with the student, contact the parent and provide options for follow-up care. -You may be involved in the student safety plan.
Warning Signs of Suicide:- Preoccupation with themes of death or expression of thoughts to harm self or others. -Giving away prized possessions. -Appearance of peace, relief, contentment-especially following a period of unrest. -Changes in sleeping patterns. -Sudden and extreme changes in eating habits. -Withdrawal from friends and family. -Changes in school performance, lowered grades, cutting class, dropping out of activities. -Use of alcohol or drugs. -Recent suicide of friend or relative. -Witness to violent acts. -Previous suicide attempt.
Additional emergency resources and contacts:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
What is Bullying?
"Bullying" means engaging in written or verbal expression, expression through electronic means, or physical conduct that occurs on school property, at a school-sponsored or school-related activity, or in a vehicle operated by the District and that:
1. Has the effect or will have the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student's property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to the student's person or of damage to the student's property; or
2. Is sufficiently severe, persistent, and pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student.
The conduct is considered bullying if it:
1. Exploits an imbalance of power between the student perpetrator and the student victim through written or verbal expression or physical conduct; and
2. Interferes with a student's education or substantially disrupts the operation of a school.
How to Report Bullying?
We strive to promote kindness and positive relationships at Lometa ISD. If you suspect someone is being bullied, please contact the counselor, teacher, or school administrator. We will investigate the situation and work together to resolve the issue.
If possible, please include the following: who was involved, what happened, when it happened, where it happened, and any other pertinent information.
Students are encouraged to tell a trusted adult at school.
If they would like to report anonymously use the form below.
We also have the Stop It app - this is downloaded on the students phone. When anything is reported, it will go to adminstrations phone.
TEA website on bullying and cyberbullying