There are new bus routes this year. APS says parents need to make sure your kids are aware of changes to bus stop locations this year before they head out the door.
Find your school’s website for school supply list, schedules, news and events.
Practicing good hand hygiene. Students and staff members should wash their hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing.
- Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice) is the best way to keep your hands from spreading the virus.
- Alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60% alcohol are also useful.
- If soap and water are not available and alcohol-based products are not allowed in the school, other hand products that do not contain alcohol may be useful for cleaning hands. However, they may not be as useful as alcohol-based rubs.
Practicing respiratory etiquette. The main way colds and flu spread is from person to person in the droplets produced by coughs and sneezes, so it’s important to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, not into your hands.
Staying home if you’re sick. Keeping sick students at home means that they keep their viruses to themselves rather than sharing them with others.
The National Association of School Psychologists have made these resources available in order to help children, teenagers and parents cope with traumatic or unsettling events.
Click the links below & also look in the right-side column under Related Resources:
- War & Terroris
- Preventing Youth Suicide
- Threat Assessment at School
- Addressing Grief
- Memorials (PDF)
- Care for Caregivers
- School Violence Prevention
- Bullying Prevention
- Media & Crisis
- Social Media and School Crises
- Natural Disaster
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When families are involved at home and at school – their children do better in school and their schools get better. Family involvement improves student success regardless of: race/ethnicity, class/socio-economics, or education level of parents.
- Talk about school every night with your kids and teach them the importance of education.
- Find out what your children are expected to know as well as how to do it yourself, and reinforce those lessons at home.
- Keeping the focus on their learning and homework then encourage them.
- Send your children to school every day ready to learn.
- Expect only the best from your children and for your children.
- Become knowledgeable about the operations of your school and the laws that govern those operations.
- Be confident about your ability to work with your school.
- Join your PTA and attend the meetings.
- Engaging community members, businesses, and organizations to participate in your schools activities.
- Help your kids plan for a higher education.