Makaha Elementary

Message from the Counselors

Makaha School Counselors are here to support you. Parents please use the link to our Counseling Check-In Request Form. This form will provide us with some basic information and allow us to reach out to you and your child by following up with a phone call to check-in. We miss our students and want to support them and you the best that we can during these trying times. Please let us know if you are interested and have concerns and we will give you a call back.
 
Thank you,
Mrs. Sceppe, Mr. Toyama, and Mr Aiona
 
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By now, I’m sure most of our keiki have an idea about the corona virus. Times like these can bring anxiety not only to us, the adults, but also our children.   The article below discusses different ways to confront the corona virus topic with your child and to help ease the anxiety. 
 
Hi Makaha Ohana.  Second Step is the social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum that we use here at Makaha. To help ensure that we’re consistent with the learning in the classroom and our new distant learning, the link below will connect you to some resources from Second Step.
 

Great news!  Parents now have access through June 30th to the Streaming Lesson Media (videos and songs) when they create an account on www.secondstep.org, although it should be noted that the videos are meant to be taken in the context of being delivered as part of the complete lesson.  Most lessons have been completed by your child's teacher.  Please contact your child's teacher to find out which lesson they ended at. 

 

Dear Parents,

 

If you would like to have access to family resources related to the Second Step program, please go to www.secondstep.org to create an account using the appropriate activation key for the grade level of your student:

 

Preschool     SSPEFAMILY68

Kindergarten SSPKFAMILY70

Grade 1        SSP1FAMILY71

Grade 2        SSP2FAMILY72

Grade 3        SSP3FAMILY73

Grade 4        SSP4FAMILY74

Grade 5        SSP5FAMILY75

 

Here are some instructions for parents to access Second Step resources.

  • Go tohttps://www.secondstep.org/create-account
  • Enter your email address and create a password
  • For Job title, select "Parent"
  • Enter your State, city, and select your student's school
  • note: if you do not see your student's school listed, please scroll to the bottom of the drop-down menu and select "My school/organization is not listed"
  • Enter your family activation key under "Product activation key"
  • Navigate to "My Dashboard" – if you have another grade level activation key to enter, please add it to the “Need to Activate Your Kit?” box in the top right, then click on Add Activation Key.
  • Here, you can choose to view Resources (support material for parents), or   

          Streaming Lesson Media, which gives access to the lesson videos and songs, (but not the actual lesson content).

 

Additional support resources can be found here https://www.secondstep.org/covid19support, and this page will be updated periodically. 

 

Please check out the Department of Education's website for parents/care givers.  There are strategies posted to help your child get in a routine of learning at home.
 
Tips for distant learning:
  1. Establish routines and expectations.
  2. Define the physical space for your child's study.
  3. Monitor communications from you children's teachers.
  4. Begin and end each day with a check-in.
  5. Take an active role in helping your child process their learning.
  6. Establish times for quiet and reflections.
  7. Encourage physical activity and/or exercise (Yoga-ed, Go Noodle).
  8. Remain mindful of your child's stress or worry.
  9. Monitor how much time your child is spending online.
  10. Keep your children social, but set rules around their social media interaction.
  11. Encourage healthy, balanced use of technology.