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Mental Health Issues

Blue Whale Game
Parents should be aware of the Blue Whale Game. It's a challenge  to harm yourself for 50 days,  resulting in suicide. Teenagers tag each other on social media, primarily SnapChat, and then challenge each other to play. The student then downloads the Blue Whale app, which hacks into  their personal information and  cannot be deleted. The app originators then threaten the teenagers with harm to their families  or releasing of personal information until they kill themselves. Parents can learn more about this danger here:

Is Your Kid Addicted to Smartphones? Five Tips for Parents
There is growing concern among parents, educators, and mental health experts that excessive smartphone use may be contributing to the recent surge in adolescent depression and suicide. Click here to learn more.

Academic Issues

* The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires that school districts provide parents with an annual school status report that includes student achievement, accountability, and teacher quality indicators. Parents may view this report by visiting and choosing "Santa Rosa" and then our school's name or at  

Can praising our children be harmful? It depends on how we do it. Watch this video to learn about two types of praise and what their different impacts can be.

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