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District closed to students for the duration of the 2019-2020 school year*

*Subject to State of Michigan directive

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Holiday Weekend Child Food Distribution

Due to the holiday weekend the food distribution for children on Thursday, April 9 will contain five (5) days of meals for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Food distribution for children will resume on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

A Message from the Staff at STEM

 

School Buildings Closed For 2019-2020

Per Governor Whitmer's announcement school buildings will remain closed to students for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

Note from Beaumont Clinic

On behalf of the Beaumont Teen Health Center, please read the information below.  

Hello Students, 

We have been out of the clinic for over a week now and wanted to check in with you to make sure you are doing well and have what you need.  We also wanted to send out some resources that may be helpful while we are dealing with this pandemic. Know that we are thinking about you and hoping that you are well.   

Here are a few things that you might want to consider doing while you have some time off school:

Practice your breathing at https://giphy.com/search/breathing

Visit Storyline Online’s YouTube Channel and allow a celebrity to read you a book (Yes, I realize they are children’s books, but we are all kids at heart, right?) 

Get outside and take a walk, jump on the trampoline in the backyard, play tag with your siblings. I realize that we are under quarantine, but moving your body is essential for both physical and mental health. Be creative, just avoid close contact with any humans you do not live with!   

YouTube has some excellent exercise options if you would like to stay indoors. I highly recommend yoga as it is great for quieting your brain and stretching your muscles. 

Visit YouTube for assistance and guidance in practicing deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, guided meditation or guided imagery and mindfulness. There are also some great therapists who have created videos to help you understand and combat anxiety and depression.  And some really adorable animal videos that will likely help you smile. Smiling is really important during times of stress. Just the act of smiling all by itself stimulates a happy response in your brain. Try it. Go ahead… ;) 

Turn off the news and social media for a bit and give your brain a break. Practice mindfulness with the Headspace App or HelloMind (also helpful in redirecting negative thoughts). 

Learn something new about your family. Pretend they are not your mom, dad, or sibling and find out who they are outside of being your relative. (Interview grandma over the phone!) 

Do puzzles, play board games, read books, create art. Get rid of clutter, clean out closets and dressers. Now is a great time to keep a journal!  Teach your animals some new tricks!

Get out of bed!  Seriously. Shower, put on your make up (if you wear it), get dressed.  Your brain loves a routine, so create one that works for you and keeps both your brain and body active. 

If you need to talk to someone I am available via phone only @ 313-843-1639. Currently, I am at the Beaumont Teen Health Center-River Rouge Monday-Friday. It is entirely possible that could change in the future, however I will be checking my voice and e-mail daily regardless. Feel free to reach out and check in via e-mail if desired @ Justin.follebout@beaumont.org .  Nurse Murphy is currently operating out of Taylor Teen Health Center and able to see some youth for specific medical purposes if need be that are non-Coronavirus related.  She can be reached @ 734-942-2273. Feel free to call and inquire about setting up an appointment if need be.  

Take care of yourselves,

Justin Follebout, LMSW (and the rest of the staff of the Beaumont Teen Health Center- River Rouge).  We miss you!!!  

https://communityresource.beaumont.org/

 

Sabbath Supplemental Work Packets

The link provided will open a shared Google Drive folder with supplemental work packets for students to use while school is closed.

AV 1st Grade Academic Packet
AV 2nd Grade Academic Packet
AV 3rd Grade Academic Packet
AV 4th Grade Academic Packet
AV 5th Grade Academic Packet
AV Character ED. Packet
AV Kindergarten Academic Packet
COVID-19 Prevention Measures
COVID-19 Suggested Daiy Schedule - STEM

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, all River Rouge Schools are closed until at least April 6. As a result, scholars will receive alternate instruction in all subject areas. All work is optional. Please use the suggested daily schedule below to help keep our scholars’ daily school routine the same. Please be patient with us through this new way of learning! We miss you and look forward to seeing you soon!

Emergency Food Service

For times, locations, and instructions: https://riverrouge.nutrislice.com/

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Sabbath Teacher Contact Information
Special Needs Education Q&A
RRHS COVID-19 Contingency Plans

Hello Again Panther Families:

As we are all becoming aware, things are changing very quickly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As we previously stated, packets would be available at both River Rouge City Hall and River Rouge Library after hours.  Unfortunately, as many libraries and other businesses are closing, we are informed that these are included in these closures.  Teachers will be communicating with all students throughout the day tomorrow with virtual online learning and packets will be available for those without connectivity.  Packets will still be available at the high school on Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18 from 9am-3pm.  

Once we have the virtual and hard copy packets, it is our goal to upload to our website for accessibility to both formats.  In addition, below are a list of links that can support student learning during this time: 

ONLINE LEARNING:

Khan Academy - Independent practice and guided learning for: K-12 Mathematics and Literacy; 9-12 Science and Social Studies, AP, and SAT

Newsela - News and events articles at a range of reading levels.

Discovery Education - online learning for Science, Math, Social Studies, and other streaming media

Big Ideas Math - common core Math resources

Delta Math - online supplemental Math resources

Edmodo - Distance learning toolkit

Daily practice SAT app - app with daily Sat preparation practice 

In addition, we ask you to consider setting a schedule for your student.  Student structure is very important and students are used to receiving it during a traditional school day.  Once this is communicated to students, expectations will be set for learning to continue during this time.  

The high school staff will hold office hours daily from 9-11am and 1-3pm for students and families to receive support from our staff.  Teachers will communicate the best way to reach them via emails tomorrow to all students.  

In closing, we understand that during this time of uncertainty, students, as well as families, may have questions.  Below you will find resources about the science and spread of the COVID-19 virus as well as dealing with anxiety during this time.  

The Corona Phenomena

Myth Busters: The Safe Sneeze

How Coronavirus Hijacks Your Cells

 

Helping Children and Teens Deal with Anxiety About COVID-19

Care for your Coronavirus Anxiety

As a reminder, the best defense against any contagious illness is frequent and effective handwashing and seeking immediate medical assistance if experiencing symptoms.

Below are other recommendations:

Washing your hands with soap and water.

Avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

Avoiding contact with people who are sick.

Staying home if you are sick and contact your healthcare provider.

If there are further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the teachers or school administration.  

 

 

 

COVID-19 Notice from Sabbath Middle School

The safety and health of the students, staff and River Rouge community are our priority. In an effort to protect our students and families, we will work proactively with Federal, State and County health officials to contain COVID-19.

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Parent Virus Care Letter - STEM
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