The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Seconday Education has compiled the following resources for parents and teachers:
NEA Health Information Network, School Crisis Guide
PBS Kids, Strategies for Talking and Listening
American Psychological Association, Helping Your Children Manage Stress in the Aftermath of a Shooting
The Child Mind Institute, Caring for Kids After a School Shooting
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association, Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event
National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, Guidelines for Responding to the Death of a Student or School Staff, Parent Tips for Connecticut School Shooting
The New York Times, Tips for Talking to Children about the Shooting
The U.S. Department of Education, Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center, Creating and Updating School Emergency Management Plans, resources for schools to prepare for and recover from crisis, resources for parents following traumatic events.More internet resources:
ANNOUNCEMENT OF KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2013-2014
Swansea Public Schools announces registration for children who will be five on or before August 31, 2013. New students who plan on attending 1st grade, who have not previously enrolled, should register at this time. A child must be 6 by the same date to be eligible for 1st grade.
If you have a child who is age eligible who will be attending a private school, your child is welcome to participate in the developmental screening portion of the registration process.
The purpose of the screening is to find children who may have any of the following problems: seeing, hearing, speaking, getting along with others, physical coordination, or other conditions that would affect learning.Please call 508-679-4049 or 508-675-7899 to receive a registration packet or if you have any questions.
Presented to the School Committee on January 23, 2012