Wellness Areas for Cisneros Students

During announcements we start each day by reciting our Cubby code which influences several SEL practices and strategies.  Next we have our SEL prompt turn in talk.  This activity gives the students an opportunity to participate and talk among their peers over different age appropriate SEL topics that relate to them.  We finish up our SEL section of announcements by everyone performing a calm down strategy called Belly Breathing.  All of these different strategies, techniques, and skills help our students become more proficient at expressing their emotions and developing their wellness.  Teachers and other staff provide additional SEL strategies, techniques, and activities throughout the school day.

The counselor provides numerous resources for parents that need help with handling these  areas of concern at home.  

Please click on the URL links below for these valuable resources for parents.

Useful tools for children 

  • Coping and Handling Grief
  • Routines
  • Connectedness
  • Being Home
  • General helpful tools for kids
  • Belly Breathing
  • Yoga
  • Peace Out

Helpful websites

Biweekly, the counselor goes into the classroom and teaches a SEL lesson and has the children participate in an activity that relates to that SEL topic. 

Please visit the district's Social Emotional Learning Page for additional resources.  

Counselor's Corner of Information

GISD Counseling Services

The GISD counseling staff has gathered resources to help students and families minimize concerns and to offer guidance on managing and coping with stress.



No student should be subjected to bullying or harassment that interferes with their ability to learn or their safety.

Visit the Bullying Prevention and Investigation page on the district website for more information and resources.

Anonymous Alerts®

You can use the Anonymous Alerts® webform or mobile app to quickly, easily and anonymously report bullying, cyberbullying and other sensitive topics to school officials.

Anonymous Alerts® is monitored by GISD Security 24-hours daily and should only be used for serious and urgent matters. In the event of an emergency or life-threatening event, always call 911.

Submit an Anonymous Alert®

Download the app

To place a report from a mobile device, first download the free Anonymous Alerts® app from the Apple App Store or Google Play store. Then open the app and enter activation code garlandisd.