14 – COVID-19 Update – April 28 – Pupil Services Update

Dear Parents/Guardians:  

As we continue on in this virtual educational world, the Pupil Services Team wants to reach out to continue to let families and students know we are all here for you!  If you reach out, team members will get back to you (parents and/or students) as soon as they can within “regular” school hours.  The team also wanted to share some resources to support student and family social-emotional wellness during this time. See resources listed below.     


Pupil Services Team and Their Contact Information

Building/Staff Role  Email Phone (Voice or Text)

Abrams Elementary School

Patrice Fick School Counselor patrice.fick@of-ps.org (920) 234-8022

Oconto Falls Elementary School

Angela Parkansky School Counselor angela.parkansky@of-ps.org (920) 234-8018
Jean Eastman School Counselor jean.eastman@of-ps.org (920) 234-8021
Haley Bray School Psychologist haley.bray@of-ps.org (920) 234-5892

Washington Middle School

Derek Johnson School Psychologist derek.johnson@of-ps.org (920) 328-5418

Oconto Falls High School

Students A-K:  

Lee Kornaus

School Counselor lee.kornaus@of-ps.org (920) 234-8023
Students L-Z:  

Ann Shallow

School Counselor ann.shallow@of-ps.org (920) 234-8017
Ruth Barnett School Psychologist ruth.barnett@of-ps.org (920) 234-6127
Lynette Donart School Nurse – Abrams, OFES, WMS lynette.donart@of-ps.org (920) 373-5131
Bobbi Jo Boomsma School Nurse – OFHS bobbijo.boomsma@of-ps.org (920) 234-6946


Social-Emotional Wellness Resources

Crisis Intervention

Local Crisis Intervention counselors provide mental health services 24 hours a day, every day.  They provide telephone counseling and referral to other support services.  Crisis counselors can be reached at the following numbers:

Oconto County:  8:00am – 4:00 pm (920) 834-7000

All other hours (920) 846-3444   (ask for crisis worker)
Marinette County:  1-800-273-8255
Shawano County:  (920) 238-3253
Brown County:  (920) 436-8888
Suicide Prevention Life Line:  1-800-273-8255

Resources for Early Childhood-1st Grade

PBS Kids Resource for Younger Children
Child Mind Institute – Talking to your child about the coronavirus
Time to Come In, Bear: A Children’s Story About Social Distancing
Millie and Suzi – Why we Stay Home Online Book

Resources for All Elem Students

CDC Copying with Stress/Anxiety
Go Noodle Activities
World Health Organization – Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak
Bright Horizons – How to help Children Relieve Stress

Resources for Adolescent Resources

Unicef – How teenagers can protect mental health during Covid-19
Mindfulness for Teens
SSM – Quick Tips for Mental Health During Covid-19

School Nursing

HSHS St. Clare – Nurses Nook
CDC: Caring for children while school is out
Keeping Kids Active
Cloth Face Coverings for Children
Hand Washing 101
Noah Henry (A rainbow story)
Coronavirus a book for children