We want to thank you for all you are doing to assist teachers in providing a quality education for your children. We understand that you have taken on an unexpected role in supporting your students’ education through online learning and may be experiencing a range of emotions. We want you to know that we are here to support you in helping students gain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to be successful, happy, and contributing citizens. Our goal is to continue working together to create positive learning environments where students feel safe and connected.
We understand the importance of focusing on the social and emotional well-being of our students and families. We recognize that your children’s mental health is as important as the acquisition of academic knowledge and skills. We acknowledge that as parents you are trying to balance school expectations with your children’s mental and emotional capacities at this time. Our students will remember the support, encouragement, and personal connections that helped them thrive.
Here are some tools and resources your family may use to support social and emotional well-being.
As days of isolation turn into weeks, many of us are feeling increasingly uprooted from our normal lives. Use this link to access some relaxation and mindfulness tools and practices.
A team of ASD Service Providers has compiled some information (Spanish) on age specific responses to stress and how parents can help their children cope with their feelings and emotions during uncertain times.
This website offers behavior-related resources with the aim of supporting your children’s remote learning experience. We understand there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to helping our children learn and grow. Therefore, this website provides a variety of strategies and ideas to hopefully meet your individual needs.
The stressors in our lives are growing. Inner Explorer is offering an easy to use mindfulness program for free to support you and your family.
Resources to spark great discussions between adults and kids that make the most of our current moment. Home
Chats are one-page conversation guides to enable you and your kids to discuss and build relevant leadership and life skills. Parents Empowered has some great ideas on ways parents can start conversations with their kids using Chit/Chat Cards.
The State Board of Education has created two fantastic infographics with ideas on how to connect with others while keeping our distance.
The Alpine School District Health and Well-being Team and CVJH