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Mental Health & Social-Emotional Well-being Considerations:

Mental Health & Social-Emotional Well-being Considerations:
Since the school experience will be very different from before with desks far apart from each other, teachers maintaining physical distance, etc., it is unlike anything your child is used to. Before school is in session, you may want to talk to your child and explain that all these steps are being taken to keep everyone safe and healthy. The list below provides actions and considerations regarding your child’s mental health and emotional well-being as they transition back to in-person school.

  • Talk with your child about how school will look different (e.g., desks far apart from each other, teachers maintaining physical distance )
  • Anticipate behavior changes in your child. Watch for changes like excessive crying or irritation, excessive worry or sadness, unhealthy eating or sleeping habits, difficulty concentrating, which may be signs of your child struggling with stress and anxiety.
  • Avenue City School District has contracted with our school counselor to be present in our building more to help with these situations. If your child is having trouble socially or emotionally adjusting, please reach out to your child’s teacher or the school counselor Ms. Stormie Milne. Call 816-662-2305 or email smilne@avenuecityschool.org
  • You can be a role model for your child by practicing self-care:
      • Take breaks
      • Get plenty of sleep
      • Exercise
      • Eat well
      • Stay socially connected