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Emotional Wellness (7-12)

Social-emotional learning is critical to managing anxiety at this time.

“Because if you don’t know how to deal with the lack of control of your future, or the feelings of uncertainty that you’re having, your brain is going to stay in a constant fight or flight mode,” he said. “And if our brain is in fight or flight mode, then it’s not in learning mode.” (Marc Bracket, Yale – Edweek article)

7-12 Additional Activities

For Students – Ep. 2 On Boredom (8 min)

7-12 Resources

5 Ways to help teens Manage Anxiety about the Coronavirus

Resources to support student mental health during school closures

Maintaining Your Emotional Immunity During Covid-19

Supporting Teens and Adults during the Coronavirus Crisis

Emotional Resilience During the Coronavirus

Outbreaks Can Be Stressful

How Teenagers Can Protect Their Mental Health During Coronavirus

Checking in on Your Teenager’s Mood During the Covid-19 Pandemic

A Parent’s Guide for Meeting the Challenge During the Covid-19 Pandemic

7-12 Student Support

Ottawa County Suicide Prevention Resources

Middle School

Contact Shana Woodwyk – Middle School Counselor

Contact Aaron West – Middle School Principal

Contact Kristi Kortman – Social Worker

Contact Alexis Oosting – Support

High School

Contact Julia Wagner – High School Counselor

Contact Ann Henke – High School Counselor

Contact Naomi Van Singel – High School Counselor

Contact Kristi Kortman – Social Worker

Contact Mike Gilchrist – High School Principal

Contact Jon Fitzpatrick – High School Assistant Principal

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