SVHS Green and Gold
Dr. Cohen's Newsletter to the SVHS Community
July 14, 2020 Edition
MCPS Fall 2020: Reimagine, Reopen, Recover
Montgomery County Public Schools released “The MCPS Fall 2020: Reimagine, Reopen, Recover Guide” which provides an overview of a few of the recovery models being considered at this time. This is just a draft guide and MCPS will continue to amend, adjust and improve upon these recommendations as it receives feedback from you—our parents, staff and students.
Listen - Learn - Act
During leadership week (August 3 - August 7), we will consider the implications of our learnings from these books and we will work to embed explicitly anti-racist practices into our work. We are also eager to introduce opportunities for students, parents, and members of the broader Germantown community to contribute to this work. Please continue to follow this newsletter for opportunities to get involved.
New SGA Sponsor - Dan Stouffer
New College and Career Information Coordinator (CCIC)
My name is Carlos Nalda and I am very excited for the opportunity to join the Screaming Eagle Family as the new College/Career Information Coordinator. Growing up in Rockville, Maryland, I attended all MCPS schools, including Richard Montgomery High School to take IB courses. From there, I went on earn to my Bachelor's Degree at University of Maryland, College Park. I have been an employee of MCPS since the Fall of 2003 and a College/Career Information Coordinator since July of 2014. Coming from Thomas Edison High School of Technology, I also have had first-hand experience with Career Programs and programs for English Language Learners, such as CREA. I look forward to working with the counseling team and assisting Seneca Valley students with their post-High School plans!
MCPS Summer Food Service Program Will Provide Free Meals
MCPL Summer Reading Program Open to All MCPS Students
Available Technology for Students and Staff
The safety and wellness of our students remains a top priority. Below are resources to support the physical, social and psychological well-being of our community. If you believe your child is in crisis, please contact the Montgomery County Crisis Center at 240-777-4000. Students can also reach out to their counselor and school psychologist to set up a confidential appointment.
Waymaking Video Series
- Suicide Awareness
- Managing Stress and Anxiety for Students
- Managing Stress and Anxiety during Social Distancing
Mindful Moments Video Series
Tips on Addressing Student Grief
Tips for Preventing Youth Suicide
Having trouble with your Distance Learning Technology?
Having trouble with myMCPS Classroom?
Parents/Guardians - Getting Started [Parent Portal/myMCPS Classroom] - English (this one includes links to translated versions in 5 languages)
Below is information regarding food/grocery access beyond the MCPS school meal sites:
Food Assistance Resource Map: The Montgomery County Food Council created an interactive map of food assistance providers and benefits application assistance sites in Montgomery County. It is searchable by location, food assistance type, accessibility and many other special features. This resource can give principals and families a quick view of local resources in their area. The information indicates where, when and how to access the resources. **We would caution parents and staff supporting parents to pay particular attention to how one qualifies to access food as some sites state requirements.
Weekend Bag Program: MCPS, Manna Food Center, and Women Who Care Ministries are distributing weekend backpacks with groceries to the families of MCPS students each Friday. The location of distribution sites and times are listed at the bottom of the webpage.
VIRTUAL CRISIS WALK_IN CLINIC
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT WEBSITES
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