Hugh Cole Family Update
January 29, 2021
School Psychology News
By Laurie Heyden, M.S., School Psychologist
FOR SOCIAL PROBLEM-SOLVING
Step 1: Identifying Our Own Feelings
Step 2: Getting Back to Green
Self-regulation is as important to personal success as reading, writing and math. We want kids to have the skills to name their feelings. This gives them some sense of control over their feelings. Hugh Cole School is using the Zones of Regulation model to teach kids how to name their feelings and make choices to stay calm, focused and ready to learn.
Attached are two posters that parents are finding very helpful:
“What Zone are You In? Emotions Poster.” https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-SUY0cOQqP7eH4ho9Cy7zFbfRarY5ok9/view?usp=sharing
“Handling Negative Emotions” https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-TOgjjDIyFVZKJBwPnXbuBI2Sd452iiH/view?usp=sharing
I would suggest printing this in color and putting it on your refrigerator. When your child seems dysregulated, ask him/her to go to the poster and identify what zone they are in. Then, have them choose an option from the Handling Negative Emotions Poster to help get them back to calm. If you do not have access to a color printer and would like me to send home a copy of these two posters, please email me at email@example.com.
The Bristol Warren Regional School District (BWRSD) takes the health and safety of our students and their families very seriously. As such, in addition to screening protocols, and mask and social distancing requirements, we are adding a voluntary K-12 COVID-19 testing program for students and staff. This program uses BinaxNOW tests provided by the federal government.
Testing will only be completed with parent/guardian (for students) or staff consent. A COVID-19 Testing Consent Form is located in Aspen under the “Tasks'' widget area (similar to the “Covid Daily Student/Staff Screening”) .
This Consent Form only needs to be completed once for parents/guardians and staff to agree to periodic testing for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.
What is the test?
The BinaxNOW COVID-19 test involves using a swab placed inside the tip of the nose to collect a specimen for testing. For students under the age of 12, a trained COVID-19 test facilitator will conduct the swab test.
Students and staff will be tested once every 2 weeks beginning the first two weeks in February. PLEASE NOTE: Students or staff who have tested positive within the last 90 days of a BinaxNOW test date will not be tested.
Staff or parents/guardians will only be notified by the school nurse if there is a positive test result. Results will then be reported to the RIDOH. Students who test positive will be immediately taken to an isolation room and parents/guardians will be notified to pick up the student within the hour. Parents/guardians should contact their primary care physician, and schedule a test at K-12 portal.ri.gov. Staff who test positive will immediately be sent home and should also contact their primary care physician and schedule a test at K-12 portal.ri.gov.
The BinaxNOW test is only for individuals who are asymptomatic (not showing symptoms). Staff or students who are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 should remain home, contact their primary care physician, and schedule a test at K-12 portal.ri.gov.
While we realize precautions will be taken for the safety of students, please understand that neither the test facilitator nor the BWRSD, nor any of its committee members, officers, or employees are liable for any accident or injuries that may occur to your child or yourself (if you are a student age 18 or older), as a result of agreeing to the test.
If you have questions regarding the BinaxNOW testing program, please contact Denise Rochefort, nurse (firstname.lastname@example.org), Miranda Carpenter, Principal (email@example.com), or Andre Audette (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Each year, we ask our families to complete this statewide survey about our school. We look closely at the data to guide our school improvement initiatives. We always welcome and encourage parent input, and this is a great way to let us know what we are doing well and highlight potential areas for improvement.
Access the survey at this link: bit.ly/ridefamily
District Name: Bristol Warren
School Name: Hugh Cole School (Bristol Warren)
The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete. We appreciate your time and support!
Our food drive has been extended to ensure we can provide food to our community. Thank you!
Daily Student Attestation Form - Required Daily Before Coming to School
**Be sure to keep your child home if they are experiencing symptoms and/or have been given fever reducing medicine. Thank you for working together to keep our students and staff safe!
Log into the parent portal: https://ri-bwrsd.myfollett.com/aspen/logon.do
If you require assistance logging in, please contact email@example.com