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  • Dear Students and Families, We are in unprecedented times and hope all of you are managing well with Shelter in Place and Distant Learning. We are all in this together and we want to be here for you if you are feeling challenged socially, emotionally, psychologically, and/or with managing this new system. We are here to support students and families with these new challenges directly as well as offer resources that may be helpful. 

    Students were invited to a Counseling Google Classroom with resources and ways to connect with their counselor. Families who were already signed into Google Classroom were automatically linked in. If you are not already signed up we invite you to join us. Please email your school counselor.

    Contact your student's counselor with questions and concerns directly through an email or request a phone call or online Zoom conversation. 

    Resource List and Links

    Kaiser Permanente - Resources for Schools and Families
    Resilience and Routines for Families During the Pandemic
    National PTA: Tackling COVID-19 Together: PTA National has compiled many resources such as Talking with Students About COVID-19, Distant Learning Strategies, Social/Emotional Support, Fun Things to Do At Home During Shelter In Place, and more. 

    Community Resources

    Google Doc
    Google Classroom - PJHS Counseling 

    Resources for How To Talk About COVID-19

    Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 by NASP 
    Google Classroom 

    Apps to Support Mental Health

    List of Apps to Help with Mental Health from Common Sense Media
    ReachOut
    Google Doc

    Support Stress Reduction and Mindfulness for Students

    Calm 

    Positive Ways to Spend Time at Home During Shelter In Place

    Scholastic Learn at Home for Families
    National Parks Virtual Tours

    Studies have shown that a lot of time on social media and looking at screens can increase anxiety and stress levels. Try these activities instead:

    1. Play board games or cards as a family
    2. Go for a walk/hike outside
    3. Go for a bike ride
    4. Bake/cook for fun (baking recipes)
    5. Read a book or listen to one - there are free Audible memberships while schools are closed stories.audible.com
    6. Write in a journal - 78 Writing Prompts for Middle School Kids (Part 1/3)
    7. Write stories
    8. Make a card or write a letter and mail it to a friend or family member
    9. Create experiments with supplies found around the house
    10. Practice an instrument
    11. Create art or print out coloring pages
    12. Make your own music videos to your favorite songs
    13. Choreograph your own dances