NES MOUNTAIN MEMO

September 11, 2020

Message from Principal Melamed

Dear Nederland Community,


Thank you to those that attended the Back to School Night question and answer Zoom meeting. I hope you found the meeting informative. And thank you to those that are continuing to email me with questions. The return to school for kindergarten through 2nd grade is an incredibly complicated situation and your questions only help us to prepare. So please keep them coming and we will do our best to answer them.


As we continue our planning and as we continue to get guidance and information from BVSD and Boulder County Public Health it is important that we keep you updated. So I will host another question and answer session next Thursday at 6:00. Please look for the Zoom information next week.


In case you missed any of the Back to School information, here is the link to the Google Slideshow, and here is the link to the return to school letter.


Thank you for your continued support of Nederland Elementary and please reach out with any questions.


Best,

Caleb

NOTEWORTHY

Exploring Access to the School for Internet and Workspace


We are collaborating with BVSD to open our cafeteria to our students and adult caregivers to access the school internet and have a workspace. Children with a parent or adult caregiver will sign up for two-hour time slots. Students will be able to access the BVSD internet and adults will be able to access the BVSD guest network. Students and adults will have to complete an online health screen questionnaire prior to coming in and adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear a mask. Please look for more details in the next week. If you think you would take advantage of this workspace or if you have questions please contact Caleb at caleb.melamed@bvsd.org.




Materials Pick Up - SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 - 8-10am and 2-4pm


Please remain in your cars and a staff member will come to you. If this date/time doesn't work please let us know and we can make other arrangements.


BVSD Student Meal Program


Food Now Available for All Children - Great news--updated federal rules allow free meals for all children, no paperwork/verification required


The food distribution at Nederland Middle-Senior High School no longer requires paperwork or verification. Food is now available for all children. Every Monday from 9:00 - 11:00 AM you can receive 14 meals for every child in your family.


For more information or to donate, visit Food.BVSD.org

The Counselor's Corner - Kristen Kron

Hello NES families,


Students may be experiencing an increase in stress due to the transition to home learning and other factors related to the epidemic. A great resource to support your child’s emotional needs is the Digital Calm Corner website. You can also help your child create their own “Refocus Center” (this is the language we use at NES) in a quiet location in your home. For more ideas for what to include in a refocus center, please check out: How to Create the Perfect Calm-Down Corner at Home.


Referrals

"I Would Like to See My School Counselor" Form

Ms. Althea's "Connection Club" Form


Online Resources

Top 10 Strategies for Learning at Home (GREAT Video!)


Contact

Kristen Kron, School Counselor

Remote Learning Phone #: (720) 549-0293

Office Phone #: (720) 561-4825 (leave a voicemail and I will call you back ASAP)

Email: Kristen.Kron@bvsd.org

Website: NES Counseling Website

Social-Emotional Learning - Ann Sherman

Social-Emotional Learning at NES & Support for Parents


There have been a few bumps and challenges as families have attempted to shift from a summer lifestyle into online learning and the associated use of mountain internet services. If students were inside the school building this fall, master teachers would be using social-emotional knowledge to engage reluctant and unfocused learners. At the foundation of learning is a strong, nurturing relationship and a focus on coaching emotionally dysregulated kids to self-soothe and be resilient in the face of challenges. Learn how to replicate these education practices in your own home during remote learning. Read more at: Simple Strategies to Create Sanity During Remote Learning (Part Two)

~Ann Sherman, Parenting Matters Coordinator & host of Mountain Strong Families, TEENS, Inc. ann@teensinc.org


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Ann Sherman, Parenting Matters Coordinator

Host of the Mountain Strong Families Series

Social Emotional Learning Coordinator, TEENS, Inc.

303-642-0875

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