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It’s National Back-to-School Month…During a Pandemic. Here’s How We Can Help.


August is National Back-to-School Month. In normal, pre-COVID times, parents throughout the country would be purchasing new pencils, first day of school outfits, backpacks, and more. Yet this month, in the midst of a global pandemic, many families are preparing for a different type of back to school. Whether your district is doing in-person learning full-time, all virtual learning, or a hybrid of the two, we are here for you.


Since the coronavirus began to spread in our region, our education team has worked diligently to make our programming available to all. To start, we have developed a series of videos based on our popular Empathy series, which we had previously offered as part of a program at local libraries and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. The videos are available on our YouTube channel as well as on our website.


We have also released a number of videos on personal safety that you can watch with your kids. We currently have a parents’ guide as well as videos designed for grades 1 and 2 and grades 3 and 4. These are also available on our YouTube channel as well as on our website. Be sure to watch our page for more videos!


For schools, we are now offering the option to present our traditional lessons in-person or virtually through cyber learning programs. We have also created video lessons for the classroom. These programs include:

Preschool and Kindergarten

  • Personal Safety

  • The Way I Feel

  • Words Are Not for Hurting

  • We Can Get Along

Kindergarten

  • Personal Safety

  • Bullying and Bystanders


First Grade

  • Personal Safety

  • Bullying and Name-Calling


Second Grade

  • Personal Safety

  • Bullying/Accepting Differences


Third Grade

  • Personal Safety

  • Bullying/Empathy

  • Internet Safety

Early Elementary

  • Elementary Gender Diversity Lesson

  • Elementary Racial Diversity Lesson

Fourth Grade

  • Personal Safety

  • Bullying and Harassment

  • Internet Safety/Netiquette


Fifth Grade

  • Personal Safety

  • Bullying and Harassment

  • Internet Safety (5th/6th)

  • Family Violence Program (5th/6th)


Sixth Grade

  • Personal Safety

  • Harassment/Safe Schools

  • Internet Safety (6th/7th)

  • Flirting or Hurting? (6th/7th)


Seventh Grade