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"Be Seen & Heard" Program
LANAE BAYS

 

Be Seen and Heard

 

The Morgan Hill Unified School District will be presenting the “Be Seen and Heard” program to all TK-12 students. This program is presented in the interest of student safety and seeks to provide children an awareness and understanding of sexual abuse in age appropriate ways--and more importantly, how to respond.

 

The program is about an hour lesson with 4 brief follow up reminders throughout the rest of the year. Each school will be scheduling their initial presentations in November and will communicate those dates with their individual school communities. 

 

The program is scaled appropriately to different grade levels to broach this sensitive topic. Links to previews of the age span topics can be found below. Parents are also encouraged to watch a brief video message from the author, Victor Pacini, regarding the program. 

 

The “Be Seen and Heard” presenters have expanded their safety message to include age appropriate gun accidents and violence designed to provide students with awareness and “what to do if'' strategies. The messages are tailored to those circumstances most likely to affect young children, such as finding a gun that is improperly stored, or older students who might observe red flags in behaviors or online postings. That information is presented in a separate video in a program they call “Handle with Care.” Likewise, Sex-Trafficking Awareness and Prevention information is presented to middle and high school students as required. 

 

The Be Seen and Heard program has been used in our district for a few years and parents with concerns, questions, or seeking more information are encouraged to speak with their principals or Glen Webb, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (webbgl@mhusd.org). Parents may “opt out” their children prior to the program being delivered by providing a note or email to their school. To help inform that decision, please view the video and look through the program overviews linked below. (“Opt outs” need to be renewed annually). 


 

The link to the parent video title “Peace of Mind for Parents” can be found at: 

https://www.victorpacini.com/peace-of-mind/

 

Here is a link to “Keeping my Family Safe”:  A workbook for parents on recognizing and responding to abuse.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4fB-VUPlFWQQ3VUamhXNWhhZVU/view

 

The program overviews can be found at: 

 

For K-2:  https://dta0yqvfnusiq.cloudfront.net/victorpacini/2016/06/20160609-190714-CURRICULUM-ROADMAP-QUESTIONS-K-1-2.pdf

 

For 3-4

https://dta0yqvfnusiq.cloudfront.net/victorpacini/2016/06/20160609-190712-CURRICULUM-ROADMAP-QUESTIONS-3-4.pdf

 

For 5-6

https://dta0yqvfnusiq.cloudfront.net/victorpacini/2016/06/20160609-190710-CURRICULUM-ROADMAP-QUESTIONS-5-6.pdf

 

For 7-8

https://dta0yqvfnusiq.cloudfront.net/victorpacini/2016/06/20160609-190708-CURRICULUM-ROADMAP-QUESTIONS-7-8.pdf

 

For High School 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4fB-VUPlFWQaW85YUhENWphZzQ/view

 

For High School and Middle School, Additional information about School Safety

 

Gun Violence Facts: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y5Cia46ed1RC8t0cqznh8M_UUboWnKBd5tdvFCxhcE0/edit

 

Know the Signs:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ytpIzK6Dgx9Lw3LAIRA0HWxYKUT6x2wllqf_FXpHs_w/edit

 

Be Seen and Heard

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Morgan Hill presentará el programa “Be Seen and Heard" (sea visto y escuchado) a todos los estudiantes de TK-12. Este programa se presenta en el interés de la seguridad de los estudiantes y busca brindarles a los niños conciencia y comprensión del abuso sexual en formas apropiadas para su edad y, lo más importante, cómo responder.

 

El programa es de una hora de lección con 4 breves recordatorios de seguimiento durante el resto del año. Cada escuela programará sus presentaciones iniciales en noviembre y comunicará esas fechas con sus comunidades escolares individuales.

 

El programa se escala de manera apropiada a diferentes niveles de grado para abordar este tema delicado. Los enlaces a las vistas previas de los temas de edad se pueden encontrar a continuación. También se anima a los padres a mirar un breve mensaje en video del autor, Victor Pacini, con respecto al programa. 

 

Los presentadores de “Sea visto y escuchado” han ampliado su mensaje de seguridad para incluir accidentes con armas de fuego y violencia apropiados para la edad, diseñados para brindarles a los estudiantes conciencia y estrategias de “qué hacer si”. Los mensajes se adaptan a las circunstancias que tienen más probabilidades de afectar a los niños pequeños, por ejemplo encontrar un arma que no está guardada correctamente o estudiantes mayores que pueden observar señales de alerta en comportamientos o publicaciones en línea. Esa información se presenta en un video separado en un programa al que llaman "Manejar con cuidado". Asimismo, se presenta información sobre prevención y concientización sobre el tráfico sexual a los estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria según sea necesario.

 

El programa “Sea visto y escuchado”  se ha utilizado en nuestro distrito durante algunos años y se anima a los padres con inquietudes, preguntas o que buscan más información a hablar con sus directores o con Glen Webb, Director de Currículo, Instrucción y Evaluación (webbgl@mhusd.org). Los padres pueden "optar por no participar" a sus hijos proporcionando una nota o correo electrónico a su escuela antes de que se entregue el programa. Para ayudar a informar esa decisión, vea el video y revise las descripciones generales del programa que se vinculan a continuación. (Las “exclusiones” deben renovarse anualmente).

 

El enlace al título del vídeo principal "Tranquilidad para los padres" se puede encontrar en: 

https://www.victorpacini.com/peace-of-mind/

Aquí hay un enlace a “Manteniendo mi familia segura” (Keeping my Family Safe): un libro de trabajo para que los padres reconozcan y respondan al abuso sexual

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4fB-VUPlFWQQ3VUamhXNWhhZVU/view

 

Las descripciones generales del programa se pueden encontrar en: 

 

Para K-2:  https: //dta0yqvfnusiq.cloudfront.net/victorpacini/2016/06/20160609-190714-CURRICULUM-ROADMAP-QUESTIONS-K-1-2.pdf

 

Para 3-4

https://dta0yqvfnusiq.cloudfront.net/victorpacini/2016/06 /20160609-190712-CURRICULUM-ROADMAP-QUESTIONS-3-4.pdf

 

Para 5-6

https://dta0yqvfnusiq.cloudfront.net/victorpacini/2016/06/20160609-190710-CURRICULUM-ROADMAP-QUESTIONS-5-6. pdf

 

Para 7-8

https://dta0yqvfnusiq.cloudfront.net/victorpacini/2016/06/20160609-190708-CURRICULUM-ROADMAP-QUESTIONS-7-8.pdf

 

Para High School 

https://drive.google.com/file / d / 0B4fB-VUPlFWQaW85YUhENWphZzQ / view


 

Para escuela secundaria y preparatoria, información adicional sobre la Seguridad Escolar. 

 

Hechos sobre la violencia de armas: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y5Cia46ed1RC8t0cqznh8M_UUboWnKBd5tdvFCxhcE0/edit

 

Conoce los señales:  

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ytpIzK6Dgx9Lw3LAIRA0HWxYKUT6x2wllqf_FXpHs_w/edit

 

October: Weekly Newsletter
SABRINA GRANT

October is shaping up to be an exciting month!  Our wonderful HSA, Staff, and Student Leaders are working hard to put on several events this month.  We hope you come out to support them!  
  
Reminders

  • Do not leave your vehicle unattended in a red zone (drop off/pick up areas) for any reason. 
  • Reminder to fill out those lunch forms even if you do not think you will qualify.  As a reminder, we do not see any of the information you put in, we only see if you did not do it :)  We currently have 121 people who have not filled out the form this year.  We are currently at 33% qualifying for free or reduced lunch.  Once we hit 40% then we will start receiving extra funding (that is only 13 more kids).
  • Staff will start working with kids on safety drills and what to do.  I will notify you the night before and morning of any school wide drills so that you are aware. 

October is shaping up to be an exciting month!  Our wonderful HSA, Staff, and Student Leaders are working hard to put on several events this month.  We hope you come out to support them!  
  
Reminders

  • Do not leave your vehicle unattended in a red zone (drop off/pick up areas) for any reason. 
  • Reminder to fill out those lunch forms even if you do not think you will qualify.  As a reminder, we do not see any of the information you put in, we only see if you did not do it :)  We currently have 121 people who have not filled out the form this year.  We are currently at 33% qualifying for free or reduced lunch.  Once we hit 40% then we will start receiving extra funding (that is only 13 more kids).
  • Staff will start working with kids on safety drills and what to do.  I will notify you the night before and morning of any school wide drills so that you are aware. 



EVENTS
PVEA Student Only Movie and PJ Night- This Friday from 5-7pm; We will be showing the movie Coco.  Students may bring snacks with them but any items with nuts are not allowed due to allergies on campus.  I will ask that parents bring their child/ren to the door closest to the kinder gate so that I can let them in for the event.  That will be the same place you will pick them up.  Please pick them up at 7pm as the movie will finish about 5 minutes before.

College Week:  Next Week! October 18- October 22nd  During the week students will learn about staff college journeys, explore what they like to do, and what careers are out there.  The County Office of Education collaborates with schools early around college day and this year’s theme is I Own My Future! Daily events are as follows: Monday- wear your favorite college clothing or colors; Tuesday- Teachers share college journey; Wednesday- Classroom college chosen and researching; Thursday and Friday- decorate a section of the classroom with your college theme.

Fall Festival: Make sure to check out the HSA website for all of the fun details!  I personally cannot wait to play all of the carnival games!  This is a HSA event that will benefit the 4th and 5th grade students costs for their Sacramento Trip (4th) and Science Camp (5th)

Costume Parade: Weather permitting, we will be holding two costume parades on October 29th.  We will hold a Kinder only parade in the kindergarten play area at the beginning of the school day at 7:40am.  We will have parents stand along the outside of the route so that you can get a view of our kiddo.  After the parade at 8:10am we will ask parents to move to the blacktop into the marked area and students will walk around the parent group.  More information to come with maps :)  Please remember no weapons, fake blood, or scary masks since we want the little one’s to feel safe.  If you do not want your child to participate please let your child’s teacher know so that we can ensure they are inside the library during that time.  

PVEA Wellness Event: November 5th from 5:30-7:30pm.  We have been experiencing higher than normal students experiencing trauma, anxiety, and thoughts of self harm.  After speaking with many parents casually, I have found more things are happening at home than we are seeing at school (melt downs, extreme responses, etc).  I have asked the experts to come in and give a training to families.  The adult session will focus on laying the foundation for positive communication and mental health.  The session will be focused on how to better understand my child, ways to improve communication and build closer relationships; recognizing trauma and its effect, and learn ways to support when there is anxiety/stress.  Students will have a different area to meet with an expert to learn ways to help manage anxiety, how to have positive relationships, and how to stay mindful.  Please sign up for this event in the form below as we want to ensure we have enough items for everyone attending.


To RSVP for any of the events please fill out this form

Take Care,
Amber

ParentSquare is Launching Soon!
LANAE BAYS

In preparation for our September 20 ParentSquare launch, invitations to the platform for our parents and guardians will be sent out today. Parents are able to view the Communications link and can now link to ParentSquare through their Aeries portal account. Watch your email for an invitation! 

Meanwhile, parents are invited to download the ParentSquare app. We're excited to utilize this platform to improve parent engagement. 

Parent's Page /  Página de Padres
Tricia Ojeda

Parents' Page /Página de padres

Welcome to the MHUSD Parent Page. Here you will find links to important services and documents which are used district-wide. 

Bienvenidos a la página para padres de MHUSD. Aquí encontrará enlaces a servicios y documentos importantes que se utilizan en todo el distrito.

Aeries logo Clever logo Google Classroom logo Zoom logo

 

Distance Learning Resources for Parents

Recursos de Aprendizaje a Distancia para Padres

 

Parent Technology Manual - Beginner Level

Manual de tecnología para padres Nivel principiante

 

Rights And Responsibilities Handbook

This handbook is provided to both students and parents/guardians to acknowledge policies  regarding attendance, student discipline and more.

 

Computer System Acceptable Use Agreement

 

Chromebook Insurance

The purpose of this policy to protect MHUSD families from accumulating debt due to accidental damage or theft (see definitions below) of school-issued Chromebooks