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PSESD School Behavioral Health Workbook 

As the school community engages in yet another transition in the COVID era, we are cognizant that all transitions require attention to the whole child/the whole self to reach our common goal of establishing a healthy learning environment. We have created a PSESD School Behavioral Health Workbook to serve as a practical guide for detailing your plans and supporting the implementation of addressing the needs of students, family, and staff well-being. Our goal is to attend first to the mental health, emotional state, and well-being of members of the school community and to do so leading with race equity. This attention will not only support our youth in the here and now but for years to come. All materials have been vetted as evidence-based practices and consolidated for your use. The workbook was developed to align with the ESSER student well-being recovery plans. References are identified at the end and the table of contents is linked to assure it is user-friendly. Take a look and let us know how we can support your efforts! For more information on behavioral health resources, please contact Kim Beeson.

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Image of Seattle skyline with PSESD logo

The Puget Sound College & Career Network at PSESD was selected as the King County Promise System Supporting Organization. King County Promise is a bold, public-private partnership to increase equity in college access and success for historically underserved students in King County. The goals of King County Promise and the role of the System Supporting Organization closely align to PSESD’s End: Success for Each Child and Eliminate the Opportunity Gap by Leading with Racial Equity.

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U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools 2021 Award Winner logo

Congratulations to Anderson Island Elementary School of Steilacoom Historical School District No.1 for their selection as a Green Ribbon School honoree! Anderson Island Elementary School’s garden and outdoor classroom created valuable opportunities for students to continue their learning in a sustainable way.

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Image from OSPI of a George Floyd memorial painting

OLYMPIA — April 20, 2021The verdict today was the right and just response to George Floyd’s murder, and it is progress. But the work doesn’t end here. Our children are watching, and we owe it to them to be fully committed to equity and justice every day.

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Multilingual Learners Network text with circle of hands holding one another

The Multilingual Learners (MLL) Network is now accepting applications for our 2021–2022 school cohort. The MLL Network was developed to support regional shifts in mindsets, culture and practices to foster school environments which value the identity, culture and language of multilingual students and lead to more equitable conditions and outcomes for multilingual learners

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Critical Reflections on Becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Organization

PSESD currently experiences collective amnesia, a characteristic of white supremacy culture, as it relates to our racial equity transformation. We sometime forget what happened last year, three years ago, ten years ago. Critical Moments Reflection helps us build our capacity to regularly reflect and learn collectively and interrupt this amnesia. We engaged in a pilot this summer to develop our Critical Moments Reflection approach. We met with the groups formally engaged in leading implementation our racial equity policy (TTeam, SDATs, ELT, the Board) to try out the reflection process and also capture our collective story about our transformation.

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