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Dear Parents and Guardians,

In light of the traumatic event that took place within our community last week, we wanted to reach out again to make sure you are aware of the resources available to you and your student as we navigate our way through dealing with this event.  There are a few new resources included in this follow up letter.

*The counselors in each building are always available to your student.  Choctaw High School has QR codes posted around the building that allows students to make an appointment to see a counselor.  Middle school and elementary students can reach out to their teacher who will pass student names along to those counselors.  We are blessed in this district to have amazing school counselors who are more than willing to help at any time.  

*Tri-City Youth and Family Services has opened their doors for “walk in” appointments for anyone who feels they need help dealing with last week’s event.  They are located at 14625 NE 23rd St in Choctaw.  Their phone number is 405-390-8131.  

*Parents, the Cook Center is always available to assist you at any time with parenting questions and concerns.  The link below will take you to the 24/7 coaching program.  Simply scan the QR code and it will lead you to the appropriate information. The Cook Center

*Next Tuesday, September 5th will kick off our monthly mental health series via zoom at 

7:00 pm.  Register anonymously in the link provided below and sign in to the zoom meeting next week.  The Cook Center Parent Meeting

*If your student attends Rose State College for concurrent classes, their counseling office is open for any CNP student to receive services.  Their office is located in the Learning Resource Center Room 106.  You may also email that service at counselingservices@rose.edu. Or, you can reach them by phone at 405-733-7373.

*If your student attends the EOC Tech Center, they have counselors available as well.

*The Child Trauma Services (CTS) Program is a part of Children’s Hospital at OU Health in

Oklahoma City. By visiting our program website, you are taking a positive step in your child’s

and family’s healing from trauma.  This page includes answers to commonly asked questions about our Child Trauma Services Program. You will also find links to program flyers and documents that caregivers are asked to complete prior to their child’s intake session.  The Child Trauma Services (CTS) Program

NorthCare: North Care Child and Family Services

*The Oklahoma Mental Health Crisis hotline is available 24 hours a day.  You can reach that hotline by dialing 988 from any phone!

As a reminder, below are some tips to help your family and child through a crisis. 

  • Normal routines are important and give children a sense of security.

  • Encourage your child to eat, stay hydrated, and get enough sleep while processing their trauma.

  • Encourage your child to decrease their media watching.

  • If you notice your child not bouncing back in 2 to 4 weeks, that is a signal to seek assistance or assessment.

We had the opportunity to put our arms around several kiddos this week, visit classrooms, and each school site.

Scarlett, the therapy dog, has visited sites. A group of therapy dogs and their owners drove from Texas to visit Choctaw High School.

Trauma may not show for several days and or weeks, or may appear at unexpected times. These resources are continually available for our students. 

You and your students are incredibly important to us and we strive to support you in every way!  

Kelli Hosford

Assistant Superintendent of Student Services

Shanna Keiffer

Director of Student Services