In Half Hollow Hills students are the heart of the District. The District staff works to provide all students with a quality education and help them to achieve their personal best.
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20 Strategies to Manage the Stress of Returning to School
by The Institute for Traumatic Stress
1. Stop texting and start talking. Share your thoughts and feelings with your family and friends, face to face.
2. Clean up and organize your work space. Prepare a comfortable place at home to study.
3. Recognize that it’s normal to feel anxious about returning to school.
4. Do a “mental walk-through” of your schedule. Envision making your way successfully through the building or campus.
5. Develop a time management program. Write it down.
6. Organize your school supplies.
7. Get a good night sleep . . . or at least try to.
8. Learn that stress management techniques, like slow deep breathing, listening to music, reading, drawing or creating a journal really work.
9. Make homework and studying a priority.
10. Wear appropriate clothing that makes you feel good.
11. Avoid destructive choices that violate school codes, including the use of alcohol or substances.
12. Fight the temptation to avoid or withdraw. By facing challenging tasks and situations, you’ll overcome feelings of discomfort.
13. Make breakfast and exercise a part of every day.
14. Fantasize about potential career choices. Even if you change your mind a hundred times, you’ll be working toward a goal rather than just “taking classes.”
15. Turn your nervous energy into productive energy.
16. Become involved in extracurricular activities such as sports, music and art.
17. Plan on joining a club. And really do it.
18. Bring into focus how you would be at your best, and strive to live up to your own expectations.
19. Try to cultivate new relationships with your peers and your teachers.
20. Recognize that returning to school presents opportunities to grow.
Important Health Information for Students
What can I do to protect myself from getting sick?
There are everyday actions that can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza. Take these steps to protect your health:
- Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with sick people as much as possible.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also effective.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue if you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it and wash your hands or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.