Playtime: Virtual Health and Fitness Expo, college planning, support for student mental health

Spring fever is described by Wikipedia as “any of various temper, bodily, or behavioral modifications, which can be skilled coinciding with the arrival of spring” with restlessness and laziness among the many choices. Anyone who has been in a classroom round this time is aware of the sensation and people of us looking for new and thrilling methods to get children to purchase into ‘ending sturdy’ comprehend it as nicely – although clearly this 12 months is completely different and there are such a lot of different obstacles in place. It looks as if everybody at my home is having a more durable time listening to school-related gadgets currently. Keeping up with faculty data is tough in a “regular” faculty 12 months, and at this level, with only a few consecutive faculty days being similar, it appears unattainable. Even the every day Action Required: Student – Edmonds School District Daily Symptom Check, which I do know is important and necessary, offers me much less of a jolt than when it first began coming.

After having missed one thing in a trainer electronic mail this week, I took a second cross at the newest faculty emails. The district is at present providing assets for school planning, pupil psychological well being wants, a Health and Fitness Expo and extra.

College Planning Night, for junior and sophomore households, shall be held just about on Thursday, May 13 at 7 p.m. College representatives will introduce individuals to varied elements of making use of to varsity by means of 10 digital periods. Students and their households can signal as much as attend periods collectively or sign up individually to attend completely different periods. For registration and extra data on every session out there, head to the Edmonds School District Calendar and click on on the occasion. The calendar could be discovered at Edmonds.Wednet.Edu/District_Calendar.

May is Mental Health Awareness month and “in an effort to assist destigmatize conversations across the necessary matter of psychological well being,” the Edmonds School District is providing some assets. They have a “Mental Health During Covid and Beyond handout,” which particulars “regular reactions throughout irregular instances, ideas for coping, [and] when to hunt additional assist and the place to go for assist.” They are additionally providing a Mental Health Community Forum known as “Moving Forward Together” on May 26 from 6 to 7:30 pm through Zoom. They shall be offering instruments and assets to assist improve your confidence in addressing psychological well being, the way to know when to get assist, suicide prevention, and methods for having difficult conversations together with your family members. The Zoom hyperlink and extra data is on the district’s calendar webpage.

The Mental Health Resources Page of has hyperlinks to every faculty’s counselors and psychologists and assets for extra assist, together with numbers for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Trevor Lifeline. You can discover that data HERE.

This 12 months’s Health & Fitness Expo shall be held just about from Saturday, May 15 by means of Saturday, May 22. Registering for the occasion will get you free entry to the YouTube web page throughout that point interval, the place you’ll have movies that embrace native actions and prizes for collaborating. This occasion is dropped at native residents of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, by Edmonds Parks & Recreation, Move 60!, ESD, and Verdant Health Commission. For extra data and registration you possibly can go to

This week I obtained an electronic mail with details about the following data evening for Scriber Lake High School. Per the district, SLHS has about 250 college students and “advantages college students preferring a smaller, extra community-based program.” The faculty, which has obtained worldwide recognition for his or her private method in the direction of college students, and for his or her mission to “guarantee all college students turn out to be profitable by serving to them determine, develop, and maximize their strengths, expertise, and abilities” gives the identical diploma as the opposite ESD excessive faculties. SLHS college students can proceed to take part in sports activities and music through their dwelling excessive faculties and have entry to the opposite partnerships together with Running Start. Scriber Lake’s home page has data movies and articles and can maintain a digital data assembly for these within the 2021-22 faculty 12 months on Wednesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. Pre-registration is requested and could be discovered HERE.

The Edmonds School District is partnering with the Washington Department of Health and Health Commons Project to supply college students and workers free, voluntary and self administered COVID checks on campus within the close to future. Testing is part of the district’s technique to each mitigate transmission and get college students again into lecture rooms rapidly. While hoping to increase the providing to all faculties by mid to late May, the district will begin the testing by means of a pilot at three faculties: Spruce Elementary, Meadowdale High and Meadowdale Middle. For extra data on any of the district associated occasions or assets you possibly can go to Edmonds.Wednet.Edu or name them at 425-431-7000.

— By Jennifer Marx

Jen Marx, an Edmonds mother of two boys, is at all times in search of a enjoyable place to take the children that makes them drained sufficient to go to mattress on time.


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