Messages from the Principal
Compiled by Eileen O’Neill, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, BCC, TOH, Behavior Analyst, Educational Consultant Director of Special Education Services and Government Programs Archdiocese of Newark.
- NYU Langone Children’s Hospital: School’s Out – A Parent’s Guide for Meeting the Challenge
- Dr. Robert Brooks: Resiliency for Families
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
- How to Talk to Your Anxious Child or Teen About Coronavirus
- CDC Managing Stress and Anxiety
- Promoting Social Emotional Learning in Children
- Basics for appropriate conversations with children regarding the Coronavirus
Calm. com has created a page of free resources for families to use to further connect and strengthen our mental health during this time. Within the link above you have access to audio and video on the following topics: Soothing Meditations, Sleep Meditations, Sleep Stories, Calming Music, Movement/Yoga (Calm Body), Creative Activities (Calm Masterclass),Calming Activities for Kids (Calm Kids)
- GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home
Teachers trust GoNoodle to help their students stay active, focused, and calm while infusing good energy into their classrooms. Now, with so many kids home from school they are offering a free online resource.
Technology and Learning Resources for Parents & Students
SJA Distance Learning Framework USING GOOGLE CLASSROOM
- How do I use Google Classroom?
- How Do I Upload a Document to the Classwork section of Google Classroom?
- How Can I use Kami to “edit” a PDF and share on Google Classroom for the teacher?
- How can I use Google Meetup/Hangouts?
- How do I type from my voice with Google Docs or Slides?
- What is the best way to use the STREAM page? Students: Please only post BELOW your teacher’s post. If you keep leaving messages on the STREAM then it forces other important class announcements from the teacher down the page
VIRTUAL RESOURCES FOR EACH SUBJECT AREA
- What are some additional virtual resources in each subject area for my child?
The following have been created by Content Area Supervisors and our Reading Coach:
- My child receives Special Education services. How do those services continue?
For both speech (192 services) students and Individualized Service Plan (ISP/407) services, students continue to receive services.
Speech students receive services with Mrs. Weller once a week via emailed practice lessons and teleconferencing.
ISP/407 students receive services with Mrs. Kingsley in regular scheduled, small group video conferencing classes each week for the areas that the student qualifies. Also, Mrs. Kingsley has access as a teacher to the regular education teacher’s Google Classroom assignments so she can follow along and support instruction for our special education students.
Students must participate in these offerings. These services are very important!