BACK-TO-SCHOOL RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
Students are back in school and, whether that is virtually or in the classroom, families should feel supported and be equipped with the tools and resources they need for a successful school year. Here are tips for a good start to the new school year, or if your method of learning changes during the school year:
-The CDC’s decision making tool is designed to help parents and caregivers weigh the risks and benefits of their options.
-Review considerations on how students can return back to school safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
-Find up-to-date resources and information on Preschool through 12th grade education via the Montana Office of Public Instruction.
-For families with younger children, check out these tips for identifying safe child care.
-No matter how your family is working and learning during this time, it’s important to build in time to transition and decompress.
-Maintain family bonding time, and try to keep children connected with friends.
-Don’t underestimate the power of play!
-Try these fun activities for children and teens.
-Implementing routines for morning, meals, after school, homework, playtime, and bedtime, establishes expectations and helps lessen anxiety.
-Try these homework, free time and bedtime routine tips for teens. Remember, things don’t always go as planned- take a deep breath and figure out what comes next.