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  • Mental Health Awareness
    Each Mind Matters: May is Mental Illness Awareness Month

    Each Mind Matters is California’s mental health movement, represented by the lime green ribbon.  Learn about mental health, listen to stories, get involved, and support a student, teacher, parent or family member during Mental Illness Awareness Month. To read more about Every Mind Matters, click HERE.

    Did you know that one in five young people will experience a significant mental health problem during their years in school? Without help, these problems can lead to bigger problems: poor school performance, conflicts with friends and families, and more serious mental health disorders such as depression, eating disorders or substance abuse problems. Fortunately, there is help and we know that providing support and information can improve quality of life and long-term outcomes.

    Please see below for general information and other resources to help you, or someone you may know, that is experiencing problems.

    Myths and Facts about Mental Illness

    What are some "Warning Signs?"

    Someone who is currently going through a mental health problem may be...

    Troubled by feeling:

    • really sad and hopeless without good reason, and the feelings don’t go away;
    • extremely fearful – has unexplained fears or more fears than most children;
    • angry most of the time, overreacts to things;
    • anxious or worried a lot more than other kids your own age.

     

    Limited by:

    • poor concentration;
    • difficulty making decisions, sitting still or focusing;
    • need to perform certain routines dozens of times a day;
    • regular nightmares.

     

    Experiencing big changes:

    • does much worse in school;
    • loses interest in things usually enjoyed;
    • avoids friends and family;
    • talks about suicide;
    • hears voices that cannot be explained;
    • has changes in sleeping or eating patterns.

     

    Behaving in ways that cause problems:

    • uses alcohol or other drugs;
    • does things that can be life threatening;
    • hurts other people;
    • destroys property or breaks the law.

     

    How to Get Help

    If you or a friend experiences any of these behaviors often, you should seek help. Talk to an adult you trust. Family, teachers, and other school staff such as school social workers, school psychologists, or guidance counselors are your greatest resources when you need help. If you are not near a teacher, counselor, or other responsible adult, or if you just want someone else to talk to about your problems, call the National Youth Crisis Hotline at 1-800-442-4673 or 1-877-7WE-HELP to talk to a person at the local DC Access Helpline.

    Content on this page was originally developed by the Wellness Integration for Students of Hillsborough (WISH) in Hillsborough County Public Schools and is being used with permission.

     

    General Mental Health Information

     

    National Mental Health and Wellness Resources

     

    Anti-Bullying Resources

     

    Teen Resources

     

    Parent Resources

     

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Attendance Awareness

  • Attendance Awareness Month

     

    Engagement = Attendance: September is Attendance Awareness Month

    Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school and themselves. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and at work. 

    Help your child success in school! Build the habit of good attendance early. School success goes hand in hand with good attendance! 

    Did you know?

    Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.

    Missing 10% (or about 18 days) of school can make it harder to learn to read.

    Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks.

    Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.

    Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.

    When do absences become a problem?

    Chronice Absence: 18 or more days
    Warning Signs: 10 to 17 days
    Good Attendance: 9 or fewer absences 

    *These numbers assume a 180-day school year. 

    What can you do?           

    • Set a regular bed time and morning routine.
    • Prepare your clothes and backpacks the night before.
    • Find out what day school starts and make sure you discuss arrival time and dismissal time.
    • Don't let your child stay home unless he/she is truly sick. Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.
    • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, and school administrators for advice on how to address his/her concerns.
    • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.
    • Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session.

    What to say to students:

    • School is your first priority and most important job. You are learning about more than math and reading. You are learning how to show up for school on time every day, so that when you graduate and get a job, you will know how to show up for work on time.
    • Students who attend school regularly are more likely to graduate and find good jobs. In fact, a high school graduate makes, on average, a million dollars more than a dropout over a lifetime.
    • School only gets harder when you stay home too much. Sometimes it's tempting to stay home because you've got too much work or you don't understand what's going on in class. But missing a day only makes that worse. Make sure to ask for help. The school cares for your future.
    • Schools will recognize and reward students who have good attendance. Look for site specific flyers that will be sent home outlining student incentives.
    • Say "I'm in today!"
    • Be positive! Stay positive! Be a good role model!

    Who Is Affected:

    • Kindergarten and 1st grade classes often have absenteeism rates as high as those in high school. Many of these absences are excused, but they still add up to lost time in the classroom.

    Why It Matters:

    • If children don't show up for school regularly, they miss out on fundamental reading and math skills and the chance to build a habit of good attendance that will carry them in to college and careers.

    What We Can Do:

    • Engage Families: Community members and teachers can educate families and build a culture of attendance through early outreach, incentives and attention to data.
    • Fix Transportation: The lack of a reliable car, or simply missing the school bus, can mean some students don't make it to class. Schools, transit agencies and community partners can organize car pools, supply bus passes or find other ways to get kids to school.
    • Address Health Needs: Health concerns, particularly asthma and dental problems, are among the lading reasons students miss school in the early grades. Schools and medical professionals can work together to give children and families health care and advice.

    For more information about Attendance Awareness, please visit: http://www.attendanceworks.org/. 

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  • CNUSD consists of thirty-one elementary schools, eight intermediate/middle schools, five comprehensive high schools, a middle college high school and three alternative schools. The district serves over 53,000 students in the diverse communities of Corona, Norco and Eastvale. CNUSD is the largest school district in Riverside County and the tenth largest district in California and has been providing quality education to the students of the Corona and Norco area for over 125 years. The Corona-Norco Unified School District, has also been named a Broad Prize Finalist for the second consecutive year! (Broad video)
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