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Share the Love

As part of our citywide “Share the Love” campaign, our high school student leaders are organizing an opportunity for elementary and middle school students to write letters of gratitude to our community heroes. Share the Love

JMS has been assigned Small Business Owners & Restaurant Staff

Point of Contact: Emma Ricks

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A letter template has been provided to allow both Option 1 and Option 2 students to participate.

 

Helpful Links:

Chesapeake’s Return-to-School Plan and Metrics

Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 in Virginia

Ending the Silence Presentations

The National Alliance on Mental Health’s (NAMI) Ending the Silence presentations share how to recognize the early warning signs of mental health conditions and appropriately respond if you or a loved one are experiencing these symptoms. Educators will also learn how to approach students with concerns and support families of students receiving mental health interventions.

We will offer two virtual assemblies for our secondary students on:

  • Middle School Students – Monday, February 22 (11:00 AM)
  • High School Students – Friday, February 26 (1:00 PM)

It is our hope we can grow the movement to end stigma related to mental health and encourage families to seek appropriate interventions when needed. For more information, please contact .

 

2021 February Comfort Zone at Home Support Group –

An opportunity for campers ages 10 – 17 (18 if still in high school) who have experienced the death of a parent, guardian, sibling, or friend to connect with others, share stories and discuss coping skills.  Parents/Guardians of campers are also invited to attend and participate in a group for adults.

Registration is now open and space is limited.  Click this link to begin the application process.  Please note children and adults are not enrolled in camp until the screening process is complete and you receive an acceptance email.

 

Sleep Disorderssleeping child

Sleep disorders in children and adolescents are common; even infants may have sleep disorders. Studies have shown that poor sleep quality and/or quantity in children are associated with a host of problems, including academic, behavioral, developmental and social difficulties, weight abnormalities, and other health problems. Not only do pediatric sleep problems affect child health, but they can impact family dynamics and parental or sibling sleep.  We have found some resources to help if your child experiences any of these:

Children and devices

Sleep hygiene

Sleep Disorders Adolescents

 

 

How to Avoid Digital Eye Strain– With our students spending increased amounts of time at the computer, it’s especially important to know how to minimize digital eye strain.  

 

 

Five Best Exercises to Help You Lose Weight- What you eat is important. But a new study found the top five exercises that work for weight loss, even for people with a genetic risk for obesity.