BMS addresses student mental and social emotional wellbeing in a variety of ways.
At BMS, we are deeply invested in the overall wellbeing of our students and in ensuring our students have access to support and mental health resources.
Curriculum: Our school offers:
Crew classes 4 times a week. A big component of Crew is building personal relationships and connections, checking in with students, and helping them navigate through challenges while building social-emotional and Habits of a Scholar skills.
Within Crew, we teach specific social-emotional curriculums including Second Step and No Bully. We also use restorative and trauma-informed practices. Learn more here.
BMS Counseling Office:
Parents who have student concerns should email Principal Ellsperman at (970) 384-5900.
The BMS Counseling Office offers include:
The BMS Virtual Calming Room. This website offers tools to help manage stress and other emotions and includes a resource page with local, national, and crisis information. Students and parents can access it at any time. https://sites.google.com/rfschools.com/bms-virtual-calming-room/home
Small group counseling with Mrs. Jeanette Bullock.
These small group sessions cover a variety of topics including:
-- Stress management
-- Managing attention, focus, and distraction challenges
-- 8th grade leadership group
Coming soon: small groups around topics like Habits of a Scholar intervention groups, girls group, boys group, friendship group, problem-solving, art therapy group, etc. Contact the BMS counselor for details.
Individual Counseling with the BMS Counselor.
These sessions include check-ins as needed and the opportunity to meet regularly for 30 minutes for up to 6 sessions. If the student needs or wants additional counseling, we will discuss whether they should see The Hope Center counselor based in the school (Jeanette Bullock) or an outside counselor.
Home visits can be conducted to develop a partnership between the school and the family and to increase connections and a feeling of belonging. These can be requested and arranged by the school or by parents. Parents may reach out to have a home visit to help clear up confusion with distance learning and make sure a student is accessing their education. Home visits provide the opportunity to get to know families and students better and brainstorm to work together towards positive solutions. Two staff members usually attend a home visit. Sometimes the Crew teacher and counselor or an administrator and sometimes two teachers are part of the visit. Currently, home visits are conducted outside the home due to Covid-19 precautions. Contact any staff member or the front office to schedule a home visit.
The BMS counselor can connect students and families with school-based and community resources and supports, including but not limited to:
The Hope Center offers diverse services to families ranging from crisis intervention to referrals to individual counseling. School-based Hope Center clinician Mrs. Jeanette Bullock offers individual, small group, and art therapy options. The Hope Center’s website is: https://ourhopecenter.org/ and phone number is (970) 925-5858
Family Resource Center / Family Services Department. The family services department /Family Resource Center of the Roaring Fork Schools is available to connect families to community resources and provide case-management. FSD offers parent support counseling, community resources for basic needs (food, housing, financial insecurity, health care access, etc.). The Family Liaison for BMS is Conchita Ramirez: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 970-384-5909, Website: https://www.rfsd.k12.co.us/family-services
Pathfinders is a Colorado non-profit, psychosocial support program for cancer and chronically-ill patients, those suffering from grief and loss, caregivers, family members and the community. They offer virtual and in-person individual and small-group counseling sessions around loss and grief (including covid-19-related) for students, parents, and teachers/staff. Website: https://www.pathfindersforyou.org/. Contact the BMS counselor for more information and referral.
Mountain Family Health Center: MFHC is a school-based health clinic that offers behavioral health sessions for students in addition to other services. , website: https://www.mountainfamily.org/, Contact the BMS counselor for more information and referral.
The Buddy Program empowers youth through mentoring experiences in several different programs. Website: https://www.buddyprogram.org/. Contact the BMS counselor for more information and referral.
Safe-2-Tell. We encourage families to use Safe-2-Tell to anonymously report concerning student behavior. Reports immediately come to school administration and counselors and are acted upon with the information provided. Website: https://safe2tell.org/, Phone: 1-877-542-7233
The BMS Website offers diverse resources for families including the BMS Counseling Page and the Family Support Resources page with resources on bullying, substance use, social media concerns, suicide prevention, risky behavior and more: https://bms.rfsd.k12.co.us/en-US/parent-resources-eade51b6