The First Step to a Good School Year Is Just Be There!
The beginning of another school year brings a lot of feelings for everyone. Some of them are positive and some may not be, and that's okay. See how MVSD staff and students are dealing with those feelings in our video about first day jitters!Uploaded Aug 29, 2023
New MVSD School Psychologist Mary Mihuta recommends we focus on the things we are looking forward to while we process all of these emotions. For students, seeing friends or a favorite teacher, or even just going to recess might be a reason to get excited about school starting.
Also keep in mind that teachers will spend the first few days establishing routines so students can better know what to expect going forward. Using fidgets and/or taking deep, calming breaths can be another useful tool for managing any anxiety students may feel about coming back to school.
However you feel, we're glad that another school year is starting and we can't wait to welcome students back!