CHARLES TOWN – With spring break almost here for Jefferson County students, the district has released its schedule for electives while schools are closed. Spring break begins on Friday and students return on April 12.
Hans Fogle, the district’s public information officer, said the programming was different from what it had been in years.
“The social-emotional support department has worked very hard to ensure that students, staff and the community have fun activities that they can choose to complete while they are away,” said Fogle. “We have a series of speakers and events scheduled to take place throughout next week.”
There are activity cards designed for each grade level – elementary, middle and high school – to meet the needs of these age cohorts. Students and families are encouraged to complete one or two activities per day, with a challenge to complete them all by the end of spring break.
The cards are broken down with activities from Tuesday to Friday, covering each of the letters SOMO, the abbreviation for the socio-emotional support department.
Elementary level activities range from making someone laugh and exercise to building a blanket fort and smiling and greeting a neighbor. College activities also introduce the basics like exercising or making someone laugh, but include more age-appropriate activities like learning to say “Hello” in five different languages, replacing text with a phone call. or trade in an hour of screen time for an artistic activity. High school activities go one step further, challenging students to do things like write a song, plan a family game night, or take a virtual excursion to another country using an online satellite. .
For elementary school students, Dr Sara Bharwani will teach virtual yoga on April 6 and Tony M. Music will host a virtual concert on April 8. Amy Moore of the Potomac Valley Audubon Society will be hosting a virtual conference on the region’s wildlife. April 9. Middle school students are also encouraged to join the concert and conference.
High school students are having a blast with a virtual talk by Rousawn Dozier on Incentives to Persevere on April 7. Older students are also free to join Tony M.
For more information on Jefferson County Spring Break content, to print a SOMO card, or to log in to one of the events, visit the Spring Break page under the Social and Emotional Support page on the site. Jefferson County Schools Web. There are separate links to pages for elementary, high school, and high school students as well as adults and community members.