Tips to Help an Anxious Child

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During these uncertain times, anxiety can be popping up where it wasn’t before. Here are a few tips to help you and your child. 

  • Provide the opportunity for adequate sleep 
  • Serve healthy meals
  • Remind your child to drink plenty of water
  • Allow for downtime to decompress
  • Allow for outdoor free play
  • Exercise daily
  • Avoid avoidance (help your child face their worry instead of avoiding it)
  • Let your child worry (don’t say “don’t worry”, instead ask them to describe the worry in order to decompose it and show that it may not be necessary) 

Ohio School Immunization Requirements

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Attention parents of students entering Kindergarten, 7th grade, or Senior year!

Please remember that Ohio School Immunization law requires that students entering these grades receive required immunizations before school entrance for Fall 2020. Please see the requirements below:

Kindergarten students must have the following:

  • – 4 doses of DTaP
  • – 3 doses of Polio
  • – 2 doses of MMR
  • – 3 doses of Hepatitis B
  • – 2 doses of Varicella

7th grade students must have the following:

  • – 1 dose of Tdap
  • – 1 dose Meningococcal

Seniors must have the following:

  • -2 doses of Meningococcal

Please fax written proof of immunizations received to the school at (740) 489-9049.

10 Great Summer Read Alouds 

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Reading out loud to your child can not only be a great way to bond, but it can be a great way for your child to learn to read, or hold on to those skills they learned this past year and avoid the summer slide. Here are some great books that your child might enjoy. 

  1. Holes By: Louis Sachar (Ages 10+)
  2. Charlotte’s Web By: E. B. White (Ages 8+)
  3. The Secret Garden By:  (Ages 7+)
  4. James and the Giant Peach By: Roald Dahl (Ages 6+)
  5. The Giver By: Lois Lowry (Ages 10+)
  6. The Harry Potter Series (Ages 9+)
  7. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory By: Roald Dahl (Ages 8+)
  8. Because of Winn-Dixie By: Kate DiCamillo (Ages 8+)
  9. The Boxcar Children By: Gertrude Chandler Warner (Ages 6+)
  10. Where the Sidewalk Ends By: Shel Silverstein (Ages 4+)

Practice Social Distancing

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During COVID-19 social distancing, try staying connected to your loved ones as much as possible! Whether they’re long-distance or 6-feet away, reach out to your friends and family online or over the phone.

For more practical advice on staying connected with loved ones and maintaining your emotional health during this time, click here!