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    Welcome to the School Social Work Department  

     

     

    ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH

     

                     

     

     

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    Parents and families are essential partners in promoting good attendance because they have the bottom-line responsibility for making sure their children get to school every day. Just as parents should focus on how their children are performing academically, they have a responsibility to set expectations for good attendance

    and to monitor their children’s absences, so that missed days don’t add up to academic trouble. This Parent Handout outlines strategies including:

    • Make getting students to school on time every day a top priority.
    • Alert schools and community agencies to barriers that keep kids from attending class.
    • Ask for and monitor data on chronic absence.
    • Demand action to address systemic barriers that may be causing large numbers of students to miss too much school.

    For parents of secondary school students, check out this handout.

     

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Why do schools need school social workers?

  • change futures
    Children today are increasingly victims of many social forces that negatively
    affect their role as students. The family is in a state of change and until it
    becomes stabilized, in whatever form, children's unmet physical and emotional
    needs will continue to interfere with their ability to learn and adjust in school.

                                                            (School Social Work Association of America)

NC School Social Work Vision Statement

  • To create nurturing relationships with students that embrace students' academic achievement and personal success as globally productive citizens in the 21st century. We utilize leadership, advocacy and collaboration to promote overall academic success by
    providing services that strengthen home, school and community partnerships and alleviate barriers to learning.

CCS Social Work

  •       Social Workers
     

    Amy Jewell, LCSW

    School Social Work & Mental Health Coordinator
    amy.jewell@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

    CCS Education Center
    704.260-5600

    4401 Old Airport Rd.
    Concord, NC 28025



     
     
     
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WHAT'S NEW

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Famous Dates in History

  •  March Recognitions

     

    Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8th)


    Women’s History Month is celebrated annually in the United States during the month of March. On March 8th every
    year, the day is used to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. International
    Women’s Day 2022 theme is Break The Bias and asks for us to Imagine a Gender Equal World. A world free of bias,
    stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued
    and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.

     

    Harriet Tubman’s Birthday (March 10th)

    You likely know Harriet Tubman as the former slave who saved countless lives in the Underground Railroad. Contrary
    to legend, Tubman did not create the Underground Railroad; it was established in the late eighteenth century by black
    and white abolitionists who offered shelter and aid to escaped enslaved people from the South. Tubman also served as a
    scout, spy, guerrilla soldier, and nurse for the Union Army during the Civil War. She is considered the first African
    American woman to serve in the military.

     

    Purium (March 17th)


    Purim, Feast of Lots, a joyous Jewish festival commemorating the survival of the Jews who, in the 5th century BCE,
    were marked for death by their Persian rulers. Purim is one of the most fun holidays celebrated by the Jewish people,
    but is often under recognized. On Purim, there are often carnivals, with revelers dressing up, dancing and having
    parades. Kids have tons of fun at these events, doing crafts, making Purim baskets, playing games and making noisemakers.

     

    Holi (March 18th)


    Holi is a Hindu holiday that celebrates the winter harvest as well as the onset of spring. Holi is known as the “Festival
    of Colors.” Often, family and friends will gather in their backyards, neighborhoods, and driveways with brightly
    colored powders to throw and smear on their faces.

     

    Naw-Ruz -Baha’I New Year (March 20th)


    Did you know Naw-Ruz (Baha’i New Year) is the world’s oldest holiday? Bahāʾi believe in the oneness of humanity
    and devote themselves to the abolition of racial, class, and religious prejudices. This year, Naw-Ruz, marks the Vernal
    Equinox in the Earth’s Northern Hemisphere and the Autumnal Equinox in the South, the day when the sun’s light
    strikes the Equator directly and illuminates every continent equally. Baha’i New Year usually includes singing, eating,
    dancing and socializing. It brings a warm, diverse and fascinating group of people together to eat with one another,
    celebrate, have fun, enjoy each other’s company and truly welcome the exciting, unlimited possibilities of a new year.

     

    International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21st)

    The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was created by the UN and is observed annually on
    the day the police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against
    apartheid "pass laws" in 1960. In a statement to observe the Day, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms.
    Navi Pillay said, “the massacre in Sharpeville represents a much wider tragedy: we mark its anniversary to remem

     

     

    *Although we do our best to include as many memorable dates as possible, this is not an all-inclusive list. 

Mental Health Matters

Last Modified on September 6, 2022