What can Parents/Guardians do to help us during this time?

    • The World Health Organization recommends adolescents get an hour of moderate to vigorous exercise each day. This is a challenge in our current circumstances but we know the positive impact on mental wellness and cognitive functioning we  advocate for walks, general gardening (raking, trimming shrubs), dancing, or whatever helps keep your child moving.   Figure out what works for you.  We know that movement promotes a myriad of positive physical, cognitive and emotional outcomes.   

    • Help ensure students spend time daily online interacting with their class content each day.  

    • Create a space/time where they interact with their learning materials. Try to choose a place with minimal distractions and make sure you have everything you need in that space. 

    • Create a plan to complete your work every week. Whether you use your assignment notebook or a different method, by the end of the day – each Monday, develop your workflow plan. Build in breaks, lunch, snacks, and opportunities to engage in physical activity.

    • We realize parents/guardians have jobs, other kids to take care of and a plethora of other things to worry about so we appreciate any support you can give. We do know who is interacting with the learning material and can use that to mark daily attendance.  

    • Here are some daily questions to ask your student: 
      • “Talk to me about your learning session in _____class?”
      • “Did you access any of your teacher office hours today”
      • “What do you still have to get done?”  
      • “Do you need to email a teacher for anything?”  

    •  Find ways to remotely connect with your friends and classmates in a manner that promotes appropriate social distancing.