Safe Schools Week Resources

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When and How to Wash Your Hands

SSW 2020 Resource Image CDC Healthy SchoolsFollow Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way – CDC – Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another …

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Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives

SSW 2020 Resource Image CDC VideosCDC – (6 Videos) – Watch these videos to learn how to keep yourself healthy by washing your hands the right way.

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Did You Wash Your Hands?

SSW 2020 Resource Image CDC Wash Your HandsCDC – (Poster) – Students: Let’s work together to stop the spread of COVID-19. …These printable posters can be used to help raise awareness about handwashing in highly visible public areas, such as schools, workplaces, and restrooms. They are designed for all audiences, and some are available in multiple sizes and languages, and can be ordered for free via CDC-Info on Demand.

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Team Kentucky Guidance

SSW 2020 Resource Image Team Kentucky GuidanceGuidance on Safety Expectations and Best Practices for Kentucky Schools – Kentucky.gov – Develop school plans with language to address respiratory etiquette and protection. Face masks prohibit spread of the virus even when the infected person is without symptoms: Students who are enrolled in first grade and above and staff should be required to wear a cloth face covering, unless … . These safety expectations align with the policies published by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the World Health Organization. Plans tailored to elementary, middle and high schools should be considered. (pg. 10 -13)

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How to Help Students Get Used to Masks

SSW 2020 Resource Image Edutopia How to Help Students Get Used to MasksIn many places, students returning to school buildings will be required to wear masks. These strategies can help elementary students adjust. – Edutopia – STRATEGIES FOR STARTING THE YEAR IN MASKS – 1. A calming bag: Tangible items such as Band-Aids, mints, a personal note or encouraging sticker, extra pencils, etc. can often feel comforting when someone notices our fears or worries. … Face masks and superhero powers: This is a new focused attention practice designed around masks. Ask students what superhero they are, and ask them all to create a power pose. …

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Meet the Helpers

SSW 2020 Resource Image PBS Meet the HelpersPBS – This is a great time to talk to children about what is happening, and empower them to be helpers to keep … Wearing a Mask Helps Stop the Spread of Germs.

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Team Kentucky Guidance

SSW 2020 Resource Image Team Kentucky GuidanceGuidance on Safety Expectations and Best Practices for Kentucky Schools – Kentucky.gov – Develop school plans with language to address respiratory etiquette and protection. Face masks prohibit spread of the virus even when the infected person is without symptoms: Students who are enrolled in first grade and above and staff should be required to wear a cloth face covering, unless … . These safety expectations align with the policies published by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the World Health Organization. Plans tailored to elementary, middle and high schools should be considered. (pg. 10 -13)

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Meet the Helpers

SSW 2020 Resource Image Meet the HelpersPBS – This is a great time to talk to children about what is happening, and empower them to be helpers to keep … Explaining Social Distancing – Social distancing is necessary to stay healthy from coronavirus, but can be difficult for children to understand.

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Helping Kids Understand Social Distancing

SSW 2020 Resource Image Helping Kids Understand Social DistancingKinderCare – Educational activities to help children understand social distancing. … Use a measuring tape or a yardstick to measure six feet of ribbon or string. Place it on the floor so everyone can learn how far six feet is. …

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How to Support Our Students

SSW 2020 Resource Image Cyberbullying Research Center CoronavirusCoronavirus, Online Learning, Social Isolation, and Cyberbullying: How to Support Our Students – Cyberbullying Research Center – The coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken the world by storm and disrupted so many aspects of our lives. Here are three important considerations… (Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W.)

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KY Safe Schools Week Lessons and Web Ideas

SSW 2020 Resource Image Healthy Habits You & Me!Click on this link for a resource page full of web ideas and lessons encouraging kindness and empathy. Resources include KET, KidsHealth in the Classroom, Scholastic, PBS Education, National Bullying Prevention Center, Highlights, etc.

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Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center

SSW 2020 Resource Image National Bullying Prevention Center Distance LearningDistance Learning During these challenging times, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center is committed to being a valuable online resource. We are excited to share these free digital resources that you can use to continue engaging your child or student in social and emotional learning.

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Stopbullying.gov

SSW 2020 Resource Image Stopbullying.govThe Stopbullying.gov site has content for both kids and adults: Twelve animated webisodes (1-2 min) on how kids deal with bullies at their school (with discussion questions); bullying games; facts about bullying for kids; videos on how to deal with bullying; and what kids can do if they see bullying. Digital Awareness for Parents – StopBullying.gov – The digital world is constantly evolving with new social media platforms, apps, and devices, and children and teens are often the first to use them. Some negative things that may occur include cyberbullying, sexting, posting hateful messages or content, and participating in negative group conversations

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Common Sense Education Website

SSW 2020 Resource Image Common Sense Media Digital CitizenshipWhile students are working from home we need to be diligent about online etiquette and cyberbullying issues. There are so many links for lessons, activities, games, etc. about kindness on Common Sense Media. If you are interested in more just click on the link below and search for additional resources.

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Cyberbullying Fact Sheet

SSW 2020 Resource Image Cyberbullying Research CenterCyberbullying Fact Sheet: Identification, Prevention, and Response – Cyberbullying Research Center – Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2020). A guide to help educators/parents/guardians spot cyberbullying be respectful and show kindness to everyone during this transitional time. This fact sheet also addresses how to respond appropriately.

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Lesson Plans - NetSmartz

SSW 2020 Resource Image NetSmartzAll NetSmartz lesson plans can be tailored to meet multiple Common Core and ISTE … NetSmartzKids.org while learning about the four rules of Internet safety and netiquette. Being kind online begins with kind words and support. Learning that what is sent online affects others in both good and bad ways. Be careful what you write.

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“Kindness Counts” Bookmarks

SSW 2020 Resource Image Kindness Counts BookmarksBookmarks are fun and they are a great way to encourage students with a theme. This Seuss inspired bookmark is for early elementary and rhymes. It promotes kindness and sharing. Everyday, let’s enjoy reading and show kindness, helping make our schools a great place to learn and grow.

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FBI Safe Online Surfing

SSW 2020 Resource Image FBI Safe Online SurfingFBI-SOS is a free, fun, and informative program that promotes cyber citizenship by educating students in third to eighth grades on the essentials of online security. Students will learn skills to keep them cyber safe in a game format. There is a game for each grade level promoting safe surfing online especially while students have more time online at home. (English and Spanish)

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KCSS Empathy Website Page

SSW 2020 Resource Image KCSS EmpathyKCSS – This page includes some resources that are available that will hopefully help promote and incorporate empathy in your lessons as you make it an integral part of each school day. When others feelings become important their safety and well-being will be a priority. Resources listed include lessons, activities, kits, handouts, PowerPoints, videos and more.

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A Toolkit for School Administrators

SSW 2020 Resource Image CDC CleaningCleaning, Disinfection, and Hand Hygiene in Schools – CDC -This guidance is intended to aid school administrators as they consider how to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of students, teachers, other school staff, families, and communities and prepare for educating students … These strategies are meant to supplement—not replace—Operating schools during COVID-19: CDC’s Considerations, and any federal, state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which schools must comply.

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Common Sense Media

SSW 2020 Resource Image Common Sense Media ReviewsCommon Sense Media addresses top parenting concerns including cyberbullying, cell phone guidelines, character and life skills, etc. Also, the website has independent reviews, age ratings, and other information about all types of media to help assist parents with making choices on various media; TV, movies, apps, games and more.

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Bark Monitoring Tool for Schools

SSW 2020 Resource Image BarkBark – Bark for Schools provides a FREE world-class online safety solution for K-12 schools in the U.S. Our comprehensive solution comprises G Suite and Office 365 student account monitoring, Chrome/Chromebook monitoring, and a web content filter that categorizes and blocks harmful and inappropriate domains. Parents for a nominal fee Bark is available to you, also!

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KnowBullying SAMHSA

SSW 2020 Resource Image SAMHSAKnowBullying, the free app from SAMHSA that can prevent bullying. Research shows that parents and caregivers who spend at least 15 minutes a day talking with their child can build the foundation for a strong relationship and help prevent bullying. SAMHSA’s free KnowBullying app will help you boost your children’s confidence, resilience, and build effective strategies for facing day-to-day activities.

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S.T.O.P.! Tipline - Safe School Reporting Tool

SSW 2020 Resource Image S.T.O.P.! Tipline Logo(Kentucky Office of Homeland Security) – Use this tip line (or call 1-866-393-6659) to report concerns of any kind, whether it be at home or at school. You may report anonymously, or choose to be contacted. This is a free service for all Kentuckians.

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Coronavirus page

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Plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus disease and pandemic. These resources are for both schools and communities which support successful in-person, virtual, and blended instruction. This resource is intended for use as an on-going and growing resource for educators across the Commonwealth in supporting quality instruction wherever students are learning.

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Trauma-Informed Toolkit

SSW 2020 Resource Image Understanding Trauma and Traumatic Stress KDEKRS 158.4416 requires KDE to make available a toolkit that includes guidance, strategies, behavioral interventions, practices, and techniques to assist school districts and in developing a trauma-informed approach in schools. The following tools are designed to assist in this process:

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Handle With Care Notification System

SSW 2020 Resource Image Handle with CareHandle With Care (HWC) is the notification system described in the School Safety & Resiliency Act where schools and districts are required to collaborate with law enforcement to create procedures for notification of a student who has been trauma-exposed as part of the plan for implementing a trauma-informed approach in schools. The Kentucky State Police (KSP) have implemented a notification system that is now active statewide. The information below has been provided to us by KSP regarding implementation of the HWC program. Watch Video

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National School Safety Center

SSW 2020 Resource Image National School Safety CenterSafe Schools Week – National School Safety Center – NSSC includes a list of ideas and activities that may appropriately be introduced during America’s Safe Schools Week (Oct. 17-23, 2020). Some of these suggestions may already be part of district or school site programs. Many of these ideas may be initiated and carried out by school-site principals or parents’ groups working with local school administrators or by school district public relations directors, working cooperatively with school superintendents and other district administrators.

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