Hello PHSD Families,
We are excited to offer a new service for your children this year. We have partnered with ElRod Center, a youth mental health clinic, to offer short term, therapeutic services to students. We understand that coming back to school has been difficult for some of our kids and we want to help them start the new school year off right.
ElRod Center is a board certified, youth based, mental health clinic in Eugene. Their counselors will be available on school campus during the day to see students. Sessions will be 30 to 60 minutes and are designed to help kids work through any feelings or concerns. We expect students who sign up with ElRod to attend 3 to 6 sessions over the course of as many weeks.
All of these services will be provided free of charge and during the school day, meaning that parents won’t have to drive their children to sessions. If one of our school counselors thinks that a child would be a good candidate for this program, they will send home a document for the student’s parent to sign, allowing ElRod Center to work with their child. We have also attached a pdf version of the permission form for parents to electronically sign and email back to firstname.lastname@example.org so their children can be included in the program should the need arise in the future.
We are excited about the 2021-22 school year and want to give our students the best chance of starting the year off right. We believe if we give children an opportunity to talk through their concerns and fears they will respond and create a better experience for themselves at school.
Pleasant Hill School District