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Counselor's Corner

Hello Arroyo Parents, from your School Counselor, Andrea Dimas!

This page contains information about our Social-Emotional programs - curriculum and resources. You may also download the complete SCSD Counselors’ Beginning of the School Year Report below.

Our students at Arroyo will have access to learning and practicing a variety of social-emotional tools that will help foster a positive and caring school climate. The School Counselor, Teachers, and Administrators are working together to guide learners through three complementary programs: Second Step, Digital Passport and Restorative Practices.

  • Second Step
  • Digital Passport
  • Restorative Practices
 

SECOND STEP

Second Step is a wonderful program to help students with social and emotional growth; specifically focusing on Empathy, Safety, Emotion Management, and Problem Solving. Research is showing that students with strong social-emotional skills are much more successful throughout life.

Here is the website to help you learn more about how to support your child with strong social and emotional growth:

http://www.secondstep.org

These are Activation Keys to access more resources for each grade level:

Fourth Grade: SSP4 FAMI LY74
Fifth Grade: SSP5 FAMI LY75  

Home Links are available for you to learn and practice these skills with your child.

DIGITAL PASSPORT

As part of our yearlong safety and citizenship lessons at Arroyo, our students complete digital citizenship lessons from Common Sense Media and each earned their “digital passport.”

Common Sense Media is non-profit organization dedicated to safety education for kids and families.  The mobile app and website are popular research tools for families used for selecting TV shows, movies and games suitable for young children.

At Arroyo, Students will complete five-lessons to earn their “Digital Passport.” They will played games on the computer designed to teach safety concepts, such as how and when it is appropriate to share information online. At the end of the unit, students will receive a badge that signifies that they have learned the core concepts of digital safety, respect, and community.

Here are some helpful resources to reference when you talk at home with your child about the various safety responsibilities of being online:

 

 

RESTORATIVE PRACTICES

The School Counselor and teachers will aim to build stronger relationships within their classroom and across the school by incorporating this community-building structure. Students and staff will regularly gather in circles to check-in, learn, and discuss, so that there is a foundation of active listening, open communication, and trust. 

SPECIAL AWARENESS
September 26, 2018 is Character Day, a global initiative to increase conversation around the importance of developing and recognizing our character strengths, all rooted in evidence-based research. Students and teachers will participate in a special SEL lesson based on The Science of Character. The 8 minute video can be viewed at LET IT RIPPLE.

 

SCSD COUNSELORS TRIMESTER REPORTS