Bill E Young Jr. Middle School

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Social Emotional Learning

Social-emotional learning (SEL) helps students succeed both in the classroom and in life. Schools across the nation are implementing SEL in classrooms. BYMS will begin to implement several programs this school year to address this necessary skill set that will help students succeed.
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Project LEAD for 5th graders

Imperial County District Attorney's Office sponsors a 13 week curriculum provided to all 5th graders on decision making, goal setting, conflict resolution, and legal consequences of actions.
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New guidelines about kids and screen time

According to Common Sense Media, tweens log 4 1/2 hours of screen time a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. For teens, it's even higher: nearly seven hours a day. And that doesn't include time spent using devices for school or in school.

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/01/06/461920593/kids-and-screen-time-a-peek-at-upcoming-guidance

American Academy of Pediatrics recently provided guidance:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/10/21/pediatrics-screen-time-media-guidelines/92462766/
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Parent Portal - Sign up now!

Parents: if already done so, please sign up for Parent Portal. Instructions and access codes were handed out at Back to School Night (your child was given form if you did not attend). Parents can check attendance, grades, assignments, etc.
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