Weekly Newsletter | September 17
Edgemont Junior High
For Your Information
Eagle Eye Recognition
- We are seeing a larger number of car drop-offs this year. Please leave early enough to account for the additional traffic.
- In order to keep traffic moving, it is a right turn only when exiting the lot.
- The school doors open at 7:00 am.
- Our first bell rings at 7:15 am and that is our signal for students to go to class.
- School starts at 7:20 am.
Washington D.C. and New York Trip
* Please note that this is not a Puyallup School District sponsored event.
COVID-19 Cases and Procedures
New To Edgemont?
Suicide Prevention Resources
People are often afraid to bring up suicide, but experts agree the best ways to prevent suicide is to talk about it. For Suicide Prevention Awareness month, we’re providing resources for families.
- What to Do if You Think Your Teenager Is Depressed: Start by listening without judgment, not trying to 'fix' them
- Help for Cutting and Other Self-Injury: When kids intentionally hurt themselves to manage difficult emotions
- Signs a Child Might Be Suicidal: What to watch out for and how to help
- What to Do if You're Worried About Suicide: A parent's guide to helping a child in distress.
Drug/Alcohol Prevention Information
Exploring Treatment Options
While addiction treatment can vary according to the specific drug, a successful program often includes different elements, such as:
Detoxification. Usually, the first step is to purge your body of drugs and manage withdrawal symptoms.
Behavioral counseling. Individual, group, and/or family therapy can help you identify the root causes of your drug use, repair your relationships, and learn healthier coping skills.
Medication may be used to manage withdrawal symptoms, prevent relapse, or treat any co-occurring mental health condition such as depression or anxiety.
Long-term follow-up can help to prevent relapse and maintain sobriety. This may include attending regular in-person support groups or online meetings to help keep your recovery on track.
Recovery steps and treatment options. You choose; that first step is critical!