Family Re-Entry Resources
Beginning October 19, 2020, CMES families had the option children to return to school on a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday track. The resources within this page are meant to assist with a positive, healthy transition back into the building. The SISP team at CMES is dedicated to addressing the social and emotional well-being of all students. The following links and documents are general guidelines that may prove helpful for families.
The New "Three Rs"
At Cox Mill, we teach our students school-wide expectations using the Three Rs: Respectful, Responsible, and Ready. As we transition back into school, and for our families continuing with remote instruction, we want to emphasize the New Three Rs: Relationships, Routines, and Resilience. As we continue to support the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) of our students, will will be focusing upon healthy wellbeing! Take a look at this website to find out more!
What Will School Look Like?
Check out this video to see new safety procedures, including transportation, recess, and lunch -New Safety Procedure for Re-Entry
Take a few minutes to listen to these CASEL-Initiative webinars for up-to-date information for families supporting their student's well-being. The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is a trusted source for knowledge about high-quality, evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL).
Books & Social Stories
Social stories use photographs and descriptive words to guide children through real-life situations. They can help children understand expected behaviors, work through interpersonal issues, practice conflict resolution skills and help them understand new perspectives.
Grab one (of a few) of these books to help students with re-entry in the building or to maintain stamina and motivation during virtual learning.
A Little Spot Stays Home is such a packed book with COVID-19 information and safety measures but in a relatable way for students.
Lucy’s Mask focuses on the good of wearing a mask and how it can be exciting – a perfect back to school read aloud.
Virtual back to school is such a different scenario. Use Madi Goes to Virtual School to help your students get acquainted with back to school virtually.
Using actionable steps and explanation Masked Ninja uses facts to help students understand.
Focusing on the patience aspect of the pandemic and new schedule, Paul and the Pandemic is a great coronavirus read aloud.
Germs vs. Soap is a fun COVID read aloud or back to school read aloud to reinforce how soap works and ways students can stay safe in school.
All are Welcome is another new release for back to school read alouds perfect for social emotional learning and classroom community buildling.