School Social Work
Welcome to the Dwight Public Schools, School Social Work website!
Hello Dwight Families! We are wishing for a happy fall and happy holidays for all of our students! We're hoping our Redbird and Trojan families are staying safe and healthy throughout this winter season. Help kick Covid-19 to the curb by practicing the 3 W's: WEAR your mask, WATCH your distance, and WASH your hands!
Due to potential Covid-19 school closures, the DPS school social work team has provided the following resources for students and families to utilize at home. Please refer to the suggested resources and information, at your convenience. These resources are intended to support social-emotional skill building and well-being.
In the event that students or families would like direct communication/guidance with a member of the DPS school social work team, please don't hesitate to contact Brittani Dahlman, MSW at Dahlmanb@dwightk12.org, or Tanya Bell, LCSW at Bellt@dwightk12.org. Social workers will be available for consultation from 8:30am - 1:30pm.
Please see the following website for free social-emotional and other activities:
https://www.pbs.org/parents/learn-grow - (Emotions & Self-Awareness, Social Skills, Character)
https://socialexpress.com/ - Click "Limited Time Offer" in response to COVID-19
https://www.positivelypresent.com/pandemic-positivity.html - Has positivity & self-love FREE downloadable coloring pages!
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiaUKiwbiHMQDQLCXoPaMMYotldKlUQCw Mindfulness activity videos.
Informational resources are as follows:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD9KNhmOCV4 - The Yuck Bug; COVID-19 Read aloud story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBHba-EBoM8 - The Story of the Oyster and the Butterfly: The Corona Virus and Me
Please see the following documents for more social-emotional learning opportunities: