Parenting Virtual Learners

Edition 8

Action for Happiness: Friendly February

We need each other more than ever right now! This month let's focus on reaching out to connect with others and doing our best to be a good friend. Our acts of kindness and connection ripple out and impact so many more people than we realize - and they also boost our own happy hormones too! In stressful times people around us may be feeling the strain, so let's try to keep calm, take time to listen and show compassion.

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Mental Health Moment: Belly Breathing for Anxiety

VIDEO (Instrucciones para CC)

Las capacitaciones de STEP proporcionarán copias de folletos solo en español1.Haga clic en el video para comenzar

2. Haga clic en "CC" para activar los subtítulos

3.Haga clic en configuración (estrella al lado de "CC")

4.Haga clic en "Subtítulos / CC (1)"

5.Haga clic en "Traducción automática"

6.Desplácese hacia abajo y haga clic en el idioma apropiado

الكتيبات باللغة الإسبانية فقط تدريبات STEP نسخًا من

1. انقر فوق الفيديو للبدء

2. انقر على "CC" لتفعيل الترجمة

3. انقر فوق الإعدادات (نجمة بجوار "CC") 4

. انقر على "ترجمة وشرح (1)" 5

. انقر فوق "الترجمة الآلية" 6

. قم بالتمرير لأسفل وانقر على اللغة

At Home Plan To Support Virtual Learners


This is a three part series on supporting virtual learners at home. Today we will talk about the importance of setting family routines. Setting routines at home is extremely important to your child's success. Routines are what drives our daily instruction at school. The benefits of doing this at home are:

  • It mirrors a typical school day and a typical schedule

  • Provides opportunities for you to provide a wholesome day for your child (exercise, snacks, relationship growth, etc.)

  • Gives us an opportunity to look at times of the day that our children may need extra support

  • Connects school and home together within a schedule

  • It can be very structured for students that need step by step breakdowns within their schedule

  • Supports students that struggle with organization, and helps anxious students by letting them know what is next!

Setting family routines are a great way to tie the virtual learning world and your family life and values into a schedule. This supports the two by supporting the students academic needs but also providing opportunities for your family to “fill their bucket” with the things that are important to your family structure! Part 2 will be Choosing Expectations At Home.

Example Of At Home Schedule

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New Website for the Welcome Center (Knox County Schools)

The Knox County Schools Welcome Center will create an affirming environment in which internationals and the Knox County community thrive and learn together therefore mutually benefiting from sharing experiences and resources in a Welcome Center. This will support families, facilitate communication, foster professional learning and support academic growth and citizenship for our students.

For more information, click the button below:

Welcome Center

Knox County Schools

Is Negative Self-Talk Something to be Concerned About?

Although most kids can say mean things about themselves from time to time, but when they do it over and over, it could indicate that they are worried or frustrated about something specific even if the comments seem vague.

Click on the button below for information and suggestions about this issue:

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Why Kids Say Negative Things About Themselves

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Cuando los niños dicen cosas negativas sobre ellos mismos

Letter from the Transition Department of Knox County Schools

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Knox County Schools Transition School to Work Grant Team will host the 2021 Transition Conference: I Can. I Will. This FREE, half-day, Virtual event to help students with disabilities and their families plan for adulthood. Parents/guardians who attend will:

  • Learn about post-secondary education and employment options for your student
  • Connect with community organizations and resources to help your student prepare for life after high school

Registration is required (see registration link below). Door prizes will be awarded to attendees.

The 2021 Transition Conference is a one-stop learning event that will empower you with information, resources and options for your student after high school.

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Detalles e inscripción para la Conferencia de transición

Cub Scout and Girl Scout Recruitment

Knoxville Area Transit "Freedom Pass"

Knoxville Area Transit recently announced that it will be sending the parents of all KCS secondary students a “Freedom Pass”, which will allow those students to ride KAT transit buses at no charge.

Students must fill out this form, signed by their parent or guardian, before receiving a “Freedom Pass” from their school.

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