Resources for Parents

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Meetings and Events


FREE School Supplies for Fall
FREE School Supplies for Fall

Available to all students K- 12th grade - Click title for full details and to Apply.

Mon May 09 01:09 PM

DEC · They're Not Just Baby Teeth · Tooth Care Info
DEC · They're Not Just Baby Teeth

Tooth care information for your children. Click title to view.

Mon May 09 12:00 AM

DEC - Tea Time with Mom
DEC - Tea Time with Mom

5/20: You're invited to a fancy tea party. Click title for details.

Mon May 09 12:00 AM

May LUNCH MENU
May LUNCH MENU

Click the title to view the Lunch Menu for the month of May 2022.

Wed May 04 09:00 AM

DEC - Weekly Meal Boxes for Virtual Students (UPDATED 4/20)
DEC - Weekly Meal Boxes for Virtual Students (UPDATED 4/20)

Parents of DEC virtual students call the DEC office no later than Wednesday 4pm to pick up a meal box on Monday, between 9:30am & 1pm. Click title for details.

Wed Apr 20 09:49 AM

Conscious Discipline - Empathy

Community Resource Fair 2021

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COVID-19 Resources

Taking care of yourself and your children is very important during this critical time. Below is some tips for doing just that. This was taken from the Center for Disease Control website. (www.cdc.gov) Take Care and stay safe.

Need Help? Know Someone Who Does?
Contact the Disaster Distress Helpline
1-800-985-5990
Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224

 

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations.  How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and the community you live in.

People who may respond more strongly to the stress of a crisis include:

  • Older people and people with chronic diseases who are at higher risk for COVID-19
  • Children and teens
  • People who are helping with the response to COVID-19, like doctors and other health care providers, or first responders
  • People who have mental health conditions including problems with substance use

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others call 911

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517)

Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include:

  • Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones
  • Changes in sleep or eating patterns
  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
  • Worsening of chronic health problems
  • Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs

People with preexisting mental health conditions should continue with their treatment and be aware of new or worsening symptoms. Additional information can be found at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website.

Taking care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.

Things you can do to support yourself:

  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditateTry to eat healthy, well-balanced mealsexercise regularlyget plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
  • Call your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row.

Reduce stress in yourself and others

There are many things you can do to support your child:

  • Take time to talk with your child or teen about the COVID-19 outbreak. Answer questions and share facts about COVID-19 in a way that your child or teen can understand.
  • Reassure your child or teen that they are safe. Let them know it is ok if they feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn how to cope from you.
  • Limit your family’s exposure to news coverage of the event, including social media. Children may misinterpret what they hear and can be frightened about something they do not understand.
  • Try to keep up with regular routines. If schools are closed, create a schedule for learning activities and relaxing or fun activities.
  • Be a role model.  Take breaks, get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat well. Connect with your friends and family members.

Learn more about helping children cope

Flu Prevention for Families