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The Role of Families

Social Emotional Wellbeing

As we plan for a return to school, students may feel a bit of anxiety or fear about all of the changes. Teachers and staff will do their best to make sure that families are aware of the procedures and safety protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Listed below are some resources that may be helpful, and be on the lookout for videos and more information as we get closer to the start of school.
  • Begin talking with your child now about what some of the changes might be when they return to school. Here is a resource that can assist you in this conversation.
  • Be mindful of how you talk about the return to school. The words you use can either heighten or reduce your child’s stress, fear or anxiety. Try to stay calm and be positive to help increase their outlook and offer time for them to talk about their concerns and/or questions.
  • Talk with your child about the different strategies they can practice that will help keep them safe. Explain social distancing, the why behind wearing a mask and hand washing.
  • Help your child increase their comfort level around wearing a face covering by having them practice at home. Start out by having them wear the mask for short periods of time and gradually increase this.
  • Help your child get back into a regular school routine by instituting an earlier bedtime and wake time routine at least one week before school starts. 
  • Common Developmental Reactions of children and how you can support:
  • It would not be unusual for your child to display some "out of characteristic" behaviors during this time of transition. Do your best to approach these behaviors in a supportive, yet consistent manner.
As always, we are here to support you and help make this a smooth transition. Please reach out to your child's school counselor if you have concerns or questions.

Whole Child Supports

  • Families will be surveyed to identify ways the school buildings can support students and parents during Phase I (100% virtual instruction). 
  • Results from the survey will be used to provide parents support trainings, student group supports and individual student and family supports.
  • Teachers will be implementing social and emotional lessons to provide additional opportunities for connection, feelings expression and ways to manage difficult emotions.
  • School counselors will also be available virtually for individual and group supports for students who may benefit from their service. 

Race Relations

It is important to understand the impact of systemic racism and xenophobia in the context of COVID-19. We want all students to feel identity safe within HSE Schools and we do not condone discrimination within our school environments, including virtual spaces.

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  • 13485 Cumberland Road, Fishers, IN 46038
  • Office Hours: M - F 7:30am - 4:30pm 
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Our Mission

Hamilton Southeastern Schools, as a forward-thinking school district, provides educational opportunities to ensure the success of each and every student, to become a responsible citizen and to positively influence an ever-changing world community.