“We are grateful and excited to increase the mental health services available to our students and families with the help of our local mental health partners,” Superintendent Froilan N. Mendoza said in a release. “At Baldwin Park Unified, our mission is to ensure high achievement for all learners, and this is only possible when we are advocates for our students’ mental and emotional health.” The mental health professionals from the agencies will offer interviewing, screening and provide case management support for referred students and families in the district.
They will offer education to students for coping strategies and techniques through counseling sessions. They will provide group counseling sessions, grief counseling and goal-setting sessions. Source
Students who chose the hybrid instruction option spend at least four hours per day on campus on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesdays are remote learning days for all students in the district with a focus on social-emotional instruction.
There were 3,537 students of the 12,110 in the district who opted to return for in-person instruction. Students were offered the choice of hybrid instruction or completely remote instruction for the remainder of the school year. Baldwin Park Unified students returned to campuses in the district on April 19. Transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, first, eighth and 12th grade students were the first to return. Second, third, seventh, 10th and 11 graders returned on April 20. Fifth and sixth graders returned on April 22.
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