Dear Students and Parents,
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. Parents 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 students counselor with questions and concerns directly through an email or request a phone call or on line Zoom conversation.
Resource List and Links
Kaiser Permanente - Resources for Schools and Familieshttps://thrivingschools.
kaiserpermanente.org/ resources-for-schools-and- families-impacted-by-covid-19/
Resilience and Routines for Families During the Pandemichttps://www.mindfulschools.
org/implementation-stories/ resilience-and-routines-for- families-during-the-pandemic/? utm_source=Mindful+Schools+ Newsletter&utm_campaign= d7e0a71973-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_ NEWSLETTER_2020_04_26_ AllOther&utm_medium=email&utm_ term=0_024a46d2a1-d7e0a71973- 20961351
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: Links
Resources for How To Talk About COVID-19: Links
Apps to support mental health:
Links to support stress reduction and mindfulness for students
Positive ways to spend time at home during Shelter In Place:
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:
- Play board games or cards as a family
- Go for a walk/hike outside
- Go for a bike ride
- Bake/cook for fun (baking recipes)
- Read a book or listen to one - there are free Audible memberships while schools are closed stories.audible.com
- Write in a journal - 78 Writing Prompts for Middle School Kids (Part 1/3)
- Write stories
- Make a card or write a letter and mail it to a friend or family member
- Create experiments with supplies found around the house
- Practice an instrument
- Create art or print out coloring pages
- Make your own music videos to your favorite songs
- Choreograph your own dances