Student Services Newsletter

Wilson Area School District - Winter 2021

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At Home Resources During School Closure

Here are a list of resources for students. Some are general in nature and would be appropriate for students at any grade level, while others have been categorized by grade level



GENERAL LINKS FOR LEARNING:


Science, Math & Social Studies: https://www.ck12.org/student/


Games, recipes and crafts: https://www.highlightskids.com/


Math and Reading Games: https://www.abcya.com/


Crafts, activities and mazes: https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/


PBS Kids: https://pbskids.org/


Math and Reading Games: https://www.funbrain.com/


Printable Worksheets: https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printabl…/


Kindergarten Resources: LINK



LANGUAGE ARTS:


Read Works: https://www.readworks.org/


Scholastic : https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html


Paragraph writing: http://www.paragraphpunch.com/


Spelling: https://brainbox.games/


Reading and Phonics: https://www.starfall.com/h/


Engaging reading games: https://www.squigglepark.com/dreamscape/


Safe research (free now): https://www.facts4me.com/

username: read password: read


Parts of speech: https://www.grammaropolis.com/


Fun with Dr. Seuss: https://www.seussville.com/


Kids books read by famous people: https://www.storylineonline.net/


Reading passages grades 3-5: https://www.commonlit.org/


Engaging reading games: https://www.squigglepark.com/dreamscape/


ABC Mouse:

https://www.abcmouse.com/abt/homepage?8a08850bc2=T2204771988.1584460766.1108

use code AOFLUNICEF


Reading IQ: https://www.readingiq.com/redeem/

use code AOFLUNICEF


Adventure Academy: https://www.adventureacademy.com/redeem/

use code AOFLUNICEF


Storyline Online: https://www.storylineonline.net/



MATH:


Elementary math games: https://www.mathplayground.com/


Math Practice: http://www.mathscore.com/


Elementary Math: https://boddlelearning.com/


Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/



SCIENCE:


The San Diego Zoo: https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/


Farmer's Almanac for Kids: https://www.almanac.com/kids


Space Science: https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html


Mystery Science: https://mysteryscience.com/


Maker Stations: bit.ly/freemakerstations


Explore the surface of Mars: https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/


Animal Games: https://switchzoo.com/



SOCIAL STUDIES:


Journey through time: https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/


Interactive history: https://www.mission-us.org/


Geography and Animals: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/


Guess where you are on earth: https://www.geoguessr.com/



LIBRARY, ART, MUSIC, PHYSICAL EDUCATION:


Music is for everyone: https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments


Free kids yoga: https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store/


Poetry and music: https://www.thewell.world/mindful-mu…/mindful-poetry-moments


Learn to play an instrument: https://prodigiesmusic.com/


Quaver Music: https://www.quavermusic.com/info/at-home-resources/


Art:

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/?fbclid=IwAR2-SRpBsSG0roIu_XlTO9hDy6wwkvy9aE9bFV9IMyQz2GGp-UGagSDCuOk



MINDFULNESS/SOCIAL EMOTIONAL WELLBEING:


Safe House Chill Pill (CALM)

MH/ID Services

In Pennsylvania, Medicaid- funded mental health and developmental services are provided at the county level. In order to get services, you need to contact the MD/ID office in your county. Services provided include:


  • Early Intervention - for children younger than three years old
  • Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services - for children younger than 18 years old with serious emotional or behavioral challenges
  • Office of Developmental Programs- for children with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages. Provides services to help individuals be able to live independently in their communities, provides mental health services and provides substance abuse services.



If you are not sure what your child is eligible for, the staff at your county's office can support you and your child's needs. To learn more, contact your local office using the contact information below:


Lehigh County 610-782-3200

Northampton County 610-829-4800



- Bi-county Observer

CONCERN- School Based Outpatient Counseling Program


WE WANT TO HELP STUDENTS DISCOVER THEIR GREATNESS BY PROVIDING TRADITIONAL OUTPATIENT THERAPY WITHIN THE SCHOOL WALLS.


Our school-based program targets elementary and secondary-level students with emotional and/or behavioral needs. Students can be referred for services by either school personnel and/or parents.


Students receiving therapy within the school are much more likely to consistently participate in treatment than those who must travel to an outside facility during after-school hours.

School-based therapists capitalize on students’ existing academic and social networks by observing and treating clients within their natural environment.


For information on a referral for school based outpatient counseling with CONCERN, please contact your child's school counselor.

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Transition from Work to School- OVR

Any high school student with a disability who may need vocational guidance and assistance in preparing for, obtaining, or maintaining competitive employment should be considered for referral to the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR). Students who have an Individualized Educational Program (IEP), a 504 Plan, or who are involved with a school's Student Assistance Program may be appropriate referrals to OVR.


More information on completing an application for OVR can be found here.

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Local Task Force

The Local Task Force serves as a resource for children with all disabilities and their families in 13 school districts, including Wilson Area School District. The role of the Local Task Force is to assist parents of students with special needs in understanding the laws/regulations that affect their rights and help develop an appropriate education for the student with special needs.


All meetings are held at the Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 office in Palmer Township in Easton from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 15, 2021 (Snow Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021) - Click here to join


If you would like to learn more about the task force, feel free to contact the task force communication line via:



Phone: 610-515-6449

Email: LTF20@ciu20.org


- Intermediate Unit 20

Does your child struggle with Executive Functioning Skills?

Executive function is a set of mental skills that include working memory, flexible thinking and self control. These skills are used daily to learn, work and manage daily life. Trouble with executive function can make it hard to focus, follow directions, handle emotions, remain organized and etc. Skills typically develop in early childhood and into the teen years but continue to develop into the mid-20s.


Signs that your child may be struggling with executive functioning skills :


  • Have trouble starting and completing tasks
  • Have difficulty prioritizing taks
  • Forget what they just heard or read
  • Have trouble following directions or a sequence of steps
  • Do not like when rules or routines change
  • Have trouble organizing their thoughts / keeping track of their belongings
  • Have trouble managing their time




Ways to help with executive functioning:


  • Provide checklists
  • Set time limits for task
  • Use a planner to record homework, upcoming test dates and important information
  • Explain the rationale behind a strategy
  • Establish a routine
  • Use rewards



To learn more about executive functioning skills, feel free to visit an online training module at: https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/training-module-executive-function/




- Child Mind Institute

- Center on the Developing Child

- understood.org

What Is Executive Function?

Important Upcoming Dates

  • 1/21/21- End of 2nd marking period
  • 2/12/21- SAT registration deadline
  • 2/15/21- No school President's Day
  • 3/13/21- SAT Test
  • 3/26/21- End of 3rd marking period
  • 4/1-4/5/21- Spring Break


These dates are tentative and may change due to the school closure that is taking place.


** all school events can be viewed on the District Website calendar by clicking the district website button below**