FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
8/4/21 I want to volunteer in my child’s school this fall. Will I be able to do so?
At present, we are planning to allow traditional volunteers to participate in the in-person classroom learning in our schools in the fall of 2021. This plan may be reevaluated in the future should CDC or Anne Arundel County Health Department guidelines change.
We are currently looking to hire Recess/Club Midday Monitors for four hours daily in our elementary schools to serve as support personnel during lunch and recess time as well as the hour block preceding and following those time periods at school. If you are interested in applying for these positions at your student’s school or another elementary school in Anne Arundel County in this capacity for four hours, five days per week during midday, please contact Sue Chittim at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-224-6228 and leave a message.
8/2/21- How will you support the mental health needs of students in the fall?
We will spend our first days back at school connecting and listening to student’s stories and building relationships. Advisories and community building circles will have dedicated time in the schedule for elementary, middle and high school students to focus on social-emotional needs.
School counselors will be available for any student who needs their support.
8/2/21 - ARE YOU PLANNING ANY TRANSITION SUPPORT TIME FOR STUDENTS COMING BACK TO SCHOOL AFTER THE TRAUMATIC YEAR?
Yes. There will be many purposeful student-centered activities offered as students transition back to school this fall. Time is built into all students’ schedules for listening to one another, getting to know one another, and building strong relationships. We are opening schools with a focus on social emotional learning as well as academic learning.
8/2/21 Are you thinking about a transition back to school in the fall that includes mental and emotional supports for students and their families?
We recognize that students and families have been under a great deal of stress during the months of school closure due to COVID-19. When school reopens in the fall, we are planning for social emotional sharing time, community circles, and advisory sessions to support students’ transitions from virtual learning from home during 2020-2021 to a more academically robust in-person learning environment. We are planning regular activities and opportunities to support the whole student, especially the overall social-emotional well-being of our students as they focus on growing, playing, and learning in our school district.