Social & Emotional Learning

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is fundamental to success for every student, every day. We will work to incorporate it into every classroom, and throughout each day. This is essential now more than ever, as we know that this public health emergency has resulted in different types of trauma and high levels of stress for our students, staff, and our families.

What we're doing:

  • Provide Kindergarten through 8th Grade students with access to social and emotional learning (SEL) through Second Step, including lessons in a virtual platform connected to Canvas
  • Continue our Soft Landing at the start of the day both in-person and virtually through a class meeting and/or Community Building Activity.
  • Integrate social and emotional learning into Canvas as a course with resources.
  • Provide SEL lessons and materials for high school staff to make connections through Advisory and Homeroom
  • Continue Sources of Strength
  • Provide opportunities and support for ongoing social and emotional learning for our staff and students
  • Utilize the CASEL Road Map to Reopening
  • Adapt our United Way School Based Mental Health-Providing Access to Healing (PATH)
  • Continue our 3rd, 9th and 11th grade Wellness Screenings through Samaritan Counseling

Talking To Your Children about COVID-19

Yale Child Study Center: Helping Children Cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic
Fred Rogers Center: Talking to Young Children about the Coronavirus
CDC: Talking to Young Children about Coronavirus
PBS: How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus (with PBS Kids Videos and shows that discuss handwashing)
NASP: Talking to children about COVID-19
We're Going to Be OK: Staying safe, healthy, and optimistic during the COVID-19 pandemic