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Peer Helpers

In light of the new challenges our world is facing with COVID-19 and social distancing, we wanted to ensure that you know how important your students are to us! Whether they will be returning to a school building or learning from home, we know that students are having to adapt to a new way of life with more restrictions and added stressors.

We have developed 4 sets of FREE resources pages around Abuse, Bullying, Substance Use, & Mental Health. These sets are designed specifically for these four groups:

  • Parents of K-6th grade students
  • Parents of 7th-12th grade students
  • Students in grade K-6th
  • Students in 7th-12th grades

We hope these helpful tips, information and resources will be of great assistance to you as we all work to support our students and their families as they may be faced with hardships related or unrelated to the global health pandemic.

To help navigate these hardships and/or conversations, within each parent resource page you will find “Did You Know?” Facts, Tips, Helplines & Resources. We encourage parents to explore the student resource pages for age appropriate videos and student tips they can use during conversations with their child.

Sleep In Heavenly Peace

On December 1st, 2020, "Giving Tuesday" all of our schools' Peer Helpers sponsored a Pajama Day to raise funds for the Sleep in Heavenly Peace Organization.
The funds raised will go towards furthering Sleep in Heavenly Peace’s mission of providing beds for local children ages 3-17, in our communities who do not have adequate places to sleep.
Etowah County raised over $8,000 through last year’s Sleep in Heavenly Peace Pajama Day. We are hoping to at least meet that same goal this year. What a great way to "give" back to the community.

A "bed build" day is scheduled for May 8th, 2021 at Gaston High School. We encourage all Peer Helpers to participate. More information about the build day will be provided at a later date.

Below are publications from Last year's "Giving Tuesday" PJ Day Project. https://www.gadsdentimes.com/news/20191124/etowah-co-schools-to-host-pajama-day-to-benefit-sleep-in-heavenly-peace https://www.wbrc.com/2019/12/03/etowah-county-students-wear-pajamas-school-giving-tuesday/