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Principal’s News: April 2020

We are all experiencing an unfamiliar and unique situation with Covid 19.  It was confirmed this week that school will continue online for the remainder of the school year.  There are many emotions and feelings to explore and sort through.  There are plenty of questions and planning for the end of the year.  Please look for the May 2020 Principal’s News and Skylert correspondence for year-end plans.

With the extension of online learning some of you may need additional technology.  Please directly email your need to Mrs. Mulqueen at ronnie.mulqueen@canyonsdistrict.org by Monday, April 20th, 6pm.

Settling in to a different lifestyle can be challenging.  I don’t think any of us thought we would be living day to day as we are, so socially separated from our family and friends.  There are things we can do to help ease the sting of social distancing and help us build our new daily routines.  And, ROUTINE is the key word.  Many of us are struggling with boredom or lack of motivation to get our day going.  Here are some tips:

  1. GET OUT OF BED at the same time as you used to when school was held at Granite.
  2. Continue with your normal routine as if you were going to school…make the bed, get dressed, wash your face, eat breakfast.
  3. Get some exercise immediately (any kind, yoga, simple stretching, weight lifting, cardio).  Exercise gets the blood flowing and the brain engaged.  It energizes us and will make you feel better for the rest of the day.
  4. Develop an academic routine for your kids and for you…making it the same each day.
  5. Take a break in the afternoon and get outside for a walk and some vitamin D.  Play soccer with the kids, anything to get the blood flowing again.
  6. Choose to eat healthy.  Throw out the junk and have good quality meals and snacks. 
  7. Remember what we’ve always said at Granite, “We can do hard things.”  We will get through this.

We are going to cover cyberbullying over the next couple of months.  Cyberbullying is when a person or a group of people are being intentionally mean to someone online. Like drama, cyberbullying usually happens with people kids know in real life, though it can also happen in online games and other places where kids only know the bully online. YOU CAN SAY: If someone is being mean to you online, come and talk to me about it right away and we’ll find a solution. It’s also important to teach your kids not to be mean or cruel to anyone online. Sometimes we don’t realize how other people will be affected by what we say and do online, and cruel behavior is part of the culture of some online spaces. One effective way to keep your kids from being mean is to make it one of your household rules for internet use.  You can also help kids develop empathy and ethical thinking by getting them to imagine how other people might feel.

If you have an educational need for the 2020-2021 school year please contact Mrs. Mulqueen at ronnie.mulqueen@canyonsdistrict.org by April 30, 2020.   

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.” – Anne Lamott

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