The Together campaign will feature a series of community events, in which students, parents, guardians, educators, other staff, and community members are invited to come together to learn and share ideas about how best to support our students during these difficult times.

 


PAST EVENTS

Digital Wellness Day (with a week of independent activities):

Week of May 2-6, 2022 & Celebrate Digital Wellness Day on May 6

Visit the Digital Wellness website and follow the Somerville Health and Human Services Prevention Services Instagram account @SomervillePrevention. Find a week of learning and ideas for your family around digital wellness, including resources for creating a family media plan and internet safety resources. Observe Digital Wellness Day 2022 by spending some quality, off-line time with your family and visit the Friday webpage to find some great local ideas for activities. The Digital Wellness Day Celebration and Digital Wellness week of activities and learning are brought to you by the City of Somerville Health and Human Services Department and Somerville Public Schools.

 

Mental Health Roundtable Discussion (virtual):

“Working TOGETHER to Support our Students”

March 30, 2022, 6:00 p.m.

Representatives from the City of Somerville and the Somerville Public Schools will participate in a virtual roundtable discussion about challenges and solutions related to the social-emotional and mental health of our young people, particularly in the wake of Covid-19. Attendees will hear about findings from the Pulse Check health survey of more than 1,400 Somerville students from grades 6-12 and describe strategies in schools and in the community to help young people overcome stress, anxiety and other barriers to learning.

Watch the Event Video Recording

 

Online Awareness: A Virtual Conversation for SPS Parents/Guardians with Marian Ryan, Middlesex County District Attorney

Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 7:00 pm

How can we effectively support our children as they learn to navigate the online world safely, legally, and responsibly? Translation will be available in Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Spanish.

Click here for more information.

View the Presentation Slideshow.


LearnLaunch Workshop: “Strategies to Create a Positive School Culture” (virtual)

December 15, 16, or 17, 2021 (choose any one of three)

Various times

On behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, LearnLaunch provides virtual professional session workshops, free to any employee of a Massachusetts PK-12 school or district. “In this workshop you will consider ways to continue strengthening your school community’s positive culture in the midst of continued adjustment and response to the ongoing challenges of COVID-19. When students return in January, schools have an opportunity to reinforce positive culture and support student well-being. Our highly interactive virtual workshop offers specific ‘look-fors’ as well as concrete trauma-informed strategies that leaders can put into practice to ensure students feel safe, both emotionally and physically; seen, by adults and by their peers; and soothed, meaning at ease and without heightened anxiety, while at school.”

More information and registration online.


Student Health Data Trivia Night & Discussion

"Learn more about the 2021 Student Health Survey results and participate in discussions about key topics impacting youth in Somerville."

January 27, 6:00-7:30 p.m.


"Say Something" Virtual Assemblies

February 17 - Middle School

Through our partnership with Sandy Hook Promise, Somerville middle and high school students will participate in “Say Something” virtual assemblies, to learn how to recognize signs of students in distress. Counselors will be available after each assembly to provide follow-up support to individual students as needed.

March 29 - High School

Through our partnership with Sandy Hook Promise, Somerville middle and high school students will participate in “Say Something” virtual assemblies, to learn how to recognize signs of students in distress. Counselors will be available after each assembly to provide follow-up support to individual students as needed.