• Parents, did you know that your child's absences from school have lasting effects?

    The school tracks excused-vs-unexcused absences, but the reality is if your child is not at school, then your child is missing out on essential learning.

     

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    13 Reasons Why

    There has been a lot of concern about the book and recently-released video series called 13 Reasons Why.  Now there is a second season on Netflix. 

    Netflix has now made it possible for parents to block specific shows that are not appropriate for their children.  The instructions are:

    • Enter Netflix
    • Go to MY ACCOUNT
    • Go to PARENTAL CONTROLS
    • Type in your password
    • Set a 4 digit pin, and/or click on the green timeline to pick and choose which level your kids can access without the pin #.
    • Save
    • Done!

    The story involves many mature topics that are not appropriate for elementary age children.  Below is information and tips that may help you in determining if this book or video series is appropriate for your child(ren) and talking points if you decide to read or watch together.

     Developmental Guidelines for Ages 4-11 -- by Child Safety Matters

    Family Empowerment Network -- parenting advice for raising boys and girls in a digital age
    Emotional Regulation for Kids with ADHD --  Six brain-based strategies to help kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder build confidence, engagement, and focus.
     
     

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    Social-Emotional Education

    Everett Public Schools uses the Second Step curriculum, published by the Committee for Children, to teach social-emotional skills to students in grades K-5.  It is research-based and designed to promote school success, connectedness, and a safe and respectful school climate by teaching students the skills they need to learn, have empathy, manage emotions, and solve problems.

     There are online resources available for families to use at home.  They are accessed by going online to www.secondstep.org, setting up an account, and using the following activation keys for the various grade levels.  With access to this website, parents are able to view and download Home Link lessons to use with their children at home.
     
    Kindergarten:  SSPK FAMI LY70
    First Grade:  SSP1 FAMI LY71
    Second Grade:  SSP2 FAMI LY72
    Third Grade:  SSP3 FAMI LY73
    Fourth Grade:  SSP4 FAMI LY74
    Fifth Grade:  SSP5 FAMI LY75