From our Counseling Office: HELP YOUR HIGH SCHOOLER!
As we prepare for this coming week of school, our counseling staff created the following information to assist families:
Helping Your High Schooler Learn at Home
Starting on Monday, 4/6, your child will have mandatory assignments they must complete on a daily basis. During this scary, uncertain time, we know it is difficult to manage not only your own work but also stay on top of your child’s work while keeping up with all your other daily commitments and responsibilities. We have provided some helpful steps to helping your high school child plan and organize their workday at home. Hopefully these tips will at least make it easier to keep your child on schedule and completing their work. Links to websites that give more information regarding homeschooling have also been provided.
Tips and Tricks to Help Your Student Learn at Home
Having your child create a daily schedule that they follow during the weekdays can be helpful for keeping them on task and occupied. Your child has been sent an example of a schedule that they could follow or could be a guide in them creating their own.
Assisting your child in setting up a designated space (like a desk or spot at a table) they can use every day for their schoolwork that is free of distraction can promote learning and keep them on track.
Encourage your child to check their email 2-3 times a day to get information on assignments. Teachers will be posting assignments daily at 9:30am so checking their email around that time to start their day would be great.
Encourage your child to email teachers regarding any questions they have about assignments. Teachers will have designated office hours from 1:00pm – 2:00pm daily to answer questions and support your child.
Encourage your child to use a timer for each activity in your child’s schedule to ensure they stay on schedule and participate in daily school assignments for 30 minutes per class.
Lastly, encourage your child to keep in communication with their friends, take time for themselves, spend time outside, and move their bodies everyday!