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Full list of DCPS Spring Break Activities

With the DC Public Schools’ (DCPS) Spring Break just around the corner, from April 15 through April 19, Mayor Muriel Bowser is encouraging families to take advantage of programming through the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and DC Public Libraries (DCPL) that keep children and teens safe and engaged while they are out of school. DPR is specifically inviting teens to take advantage of Teen Break Time programming, which caters to teenagers and provides safe spaces to gather,...

“UPLIFT” Keeps Families and District Youth Safe, In School, and Engaged

(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the “Utilizing Partnerships, Local Interventions for Truancy and Safety (UPLIFT) Amendment Act of 2024” which focuses on early intervention, alternative in-school placements, enhanced family engagement, and accountability to keep young people safe, in school, and engaged.   “We know that the safest place for our young people is in schools. Not only is school the safest place for our young people, it is also where they connect with trusted and caring adults who can...

Celebrating Autism Awareness Month in April

April is Autism Awareness Month, an opportune time to enhance understanding and support for individuals on the autism spectrum. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental condition that involves persistent challenges in social interaction, speech, nonverbal communication, and restricted/repetitive behaviors. The effects of autism and the needs of those affected by it vary greatly, making it a "spectrum" condition. While individuals with autism may face unique challenges, they also bring exceptional strengths to our communities The Importance of Awareness Autism awareness...

10 Mental Health Tips for Students This Spring

Springtime can be a season of renewal and growth, but it's also a period when students might feel pressure from upcoming exams and the anticipation of summer plans. Maintaining mental health is crucial during this time. Here’s how you can keep your mind in bloom along with the spring flowers: Establish a Routine Create and stick to a consistent daily schedule. This helps provide structure to your day and reduces stress caused by unpredictability. Stay Active Physical activity isn’t just good for the...

2024 Student Health Resources for DCPS Students

Review the resources listed in this guide for DCPS Students Youth-Resources-for-DCPS-Students_YRBS-2023Download
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