Backyard Grove Unified College District is increasing prolonged studying alternatives and psychological well being help packages within the 2021-2022 college 12 months to serve each the tutorial and private wants of all college students.
GGUSD will allot one-time state funding for the prolonged studying and psychological well being help packages to assist college students strengthen educational and private expertise which will have stalled because of challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Every of the district’s 67 faculties will develop its personal earlier than or after college prolonged studying packages to satisfy the tutorial and social-emotional wants of its college students. The in-person instruction could embody small group instruction on focused educational content material, one-on-one tutoring, centered studying, writing or math talent constructing, social-emotional studying, discipline journeys, and extra.
“We all know that COVID-19 took an amazing toll on our college students and we wish to guarantee our assets maximize scholar studying whereas additionally making certain consideration is paid to college students’ social-emotional wants,” stated Board of Training Vice President Walter Muneton. “Whether or not a scholar is combating teachers or nervousness, our faculties are a secure haven and we’ve the assets to assist college students the place they’re.”
The district can even start the brand new college 12 months with a renewed deal with psychological well being help together with increasing its crew of faculty psychologists, social employees, psychological well being interns and psychological well being specialists. These psychological well being professionals present direct counseling, to college students and disaster help to colleges. Throughout its Tremendous Week skilled improvement programs, GGUSD tripled its menu of psychological well being workshop choices, together with stress discount, mindfulness, trauma knowledgeable classroom practices, psychological well being consciousness, resiliency and suicide prevention. Greater than 700 staff attended these trainings.
All year long, GGUSD plans to construct upon its “Select Wellness” marketing campaign launched in 2019 and can provide occasions and packages to attach households and college students with vital info and assets on this space.
The GGUSD serves most of Backyard Grove and elements of Anaheim, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Stanton and Westminster.