"Helping To Develop Lifelong Learners in an Environment of Mutual Respect”
In This TOGETHER
As we start this school year, it feels like it has been ages since we have been "together." Who would have thought that when we dismissed from school on March 13th, 2020 that it would be FIVE months before we would be back as our DogPack family!
A lot has changed in five months: we've quarantined, we've tackled digital learning, we've shared some disappointments, fears, and sadness, we've had some fun, we've gone on trips and vacations, and we've gradually tried to get back to "normal." Given all this year's challenges, some would say they are eager for 2020 to be over! But we would dare to say that 2020 has given us beautiful opportunities as well.
This year, we have LEARNED to:
It is our hope that we will continue to meet whatever 2020 and this school year has in store with a spirit of determination and unity. Together, we will overcome adversity. Together, we will support each other and lift each other up when we feel scared, uncertain, or overwhelmed. Together, we will show respect to each other because we all have our battles. Together, we will keep each other safe by acting responsibly. Together, we will be STRONGER because we are a PACK and PACK means FAMILY!
Strengthening Families is an approach used to provide support to parents and caregivers. It is based on five protective factors — tools that families can use to get through difficult times.
The Georgia Covid-19 Emotional Support Line provides 24/7 free and confidential assistance to those needing emotional support or resource information resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic
This presentation is for parents, providing tips on how to discuss the current pandemic with your children.
Important tips that students should know when engaging in digital learning. Keep yourself focused, polite, and appropriate!
A message from your counselors:
The RMS Counseling Department is committed to serving both our in-person and virtual learners. In-person students are encouraged to ask their teachers to make a referral for services should they need to see a counselor during the school day. Virtual learners should email their specific counselor if a need arises while at home. Virtual learners are also invited to join the RMS DogPack Counseling Google Classroom to stay connected while digital. We encourage ALL students and families to follow us on Twitter @RMSCounseling1 for updates, information, and weekly doses of positivity!
Below you will find several resources for students and families to access during school closings.