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Social-Emotional Learning

After prolonged closure due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, both students and staff will require support to assist them in transitioning back to school and work. PGCPS will identify and enhance supports focused on social-emotional learning both in-person and through distance

learning. During the pre-service week, from August 20-28, 2020, all staff will participate in a series of professional development sessions on social-emotional learning and mental health supports that will assist them with reopening and provide strategies for supporting their students, whether returning with a hybrid or distance learning structure. Additionally, all PGCPS employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which offers face-to-face and virtual counseling.

Social-Emotional programming will focus on the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) five competence domains, which include:

  • Competence in the self-awareness domain
  • Competence in the self-management domain
  • Competence in the social awareness domain
  • Relationship skills
  • Responsible decision making