Important info from School Board Chairman Ryan Sawyers reveals the stakes around the May 6 Board of County Supervisors meeting that will decide if funding will support the unanimously-passed 2016-17 School Board budget for educating 88,000 PWCS students. Click for the facts
|Parent and Student Resources|
Bullying Prevention websites: A recent study shows that 17% of all students report having been bullied more than once within a
school year. This means almost one in five students have experienced bullying in some manner. Learn the 10 myths of bullying.
Cybersafety websites: The recent explosion in electronic aggression is alarming to parents and school personnel. Increasing numbers
of teens and pre-teens are becoming victims. What can be done about this problem?
COPING WITH DEATH, VIOLENCE AND DISASTERS
CRISIS AND SAFETY
School Safety and School Violence prevention websites: In the past four years, nation wide, 5.5% of students did not go to
school because they felt unsafe at school or on their way to or from school. Learn about the risk and protective factors of youth violence.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Alcohol Abuse in Teens websites: Youth Risk Behavior Survey indicates that 72.5% of high school students have used alcohol.
Childhood Obesity websites:It is recommended that all children get 9 hours of sleep, eat 5 fruits and veggies, have 2 hours of screen
time, 1 hour of physical exercise, and 0 sugary drinks during a 24 hour time period. Read how to take proactive measures. Nutrition
know-how for families.
Children of Alcoholics websites: Those hurt most by alcohol and drug abuse are the children of alcoholics and other drug dependent
parents. One in four children in the US is exposed to alcohol or drug addiction in the family.
Substance Abuse websites: Substance abuse can lead to serious problems such as poor schoolwork, loss of friends, problems
at home and lasting legal problems. Learn to recognize the signs.
Youth and Tobacco Use
Smoking and smokeless tobacco are almost always initiated and established during adolescence and most are addicted by the age
of 20. Twenty percent of high school students report having smoked a cigarette in the last month. Tobacco use during adolescence
is associated with health risk behaviors such as use of alcohol, use of other drugs, and high-risk sexual behaviors.
INSTRUCTION AND CURRICULUM
Dropout Prevention websites: There is no one single answer, or sliver bullet to keeping kids in school. Family involvement is crucial.
Positive Behavioral Supports (PBS)websites: Tips for parents.
School Connectedness website: How important is it for your child to have less stress at school? Research shows that students who
feel connected to their school are more likely to stay in school, do well and make good choices.
Depression in Children and Adolescents websites: Information for parents
Suicide Prevention websites: Recognize the signs.
Divorce websites: A parent’s guide to supporting children
Keeping children safe on the internet websites: resources and suggestions for parents.
Parents called to active duty and the effects on family websites: helping children cope
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS
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