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 that 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 #.
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.
- 13 Reasons Why Discussion Guide
- National Association of School Psychologists: Considerations for Educators and Families
- Tips for Parents from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- 13 Reasons Why Talking Points
- Crisis Information links
- JED -- Young Adult Mental Health Resource Center for Emotional Health and Well-Being
Developmental Guidelines for Ages 4-11 -- by Child Safety MattersFamily Empowerment Network -- parenting advice for raising boys and girls in a digital ageEmotional Regulation for Kids with ADHD -- Six brain-based strategies to help kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder build confidence, engagement, and focus.
Parenting WebsitesHelpful hints on parenting with great articles.Information on parenting.Information on dealing with bullies.
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 LY70First Grade: SSP1 FAMI LY71Second Grade: SSP2 FAMI LY72Third Grade: SSP3 FAMI LY73Fourth Grade: SSP4 FAMI LY74Fifth Grade: SSP5 FAMI LY75
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