Greetings, Winnisquam students and caregivers! We’re so happy you’re here. One purpose of this page is to celebrate your taking the time to visit this page. When caregivers and young people work together to be successful at school,  it can make a huge difference. Education experts have studied the effects of caregiver involvement for many years.  The research is clear. Young are far more likely to be successful in learning when they have a caregiver involved in their education. We at Winnisquam are grateful for your involvement.

Another purpose of this page is to introduce some helpful things you do to be successful with remote learning. You may find that you’re already doing some of these things! Here is a sneak preview of the first four ideas in this series:

  • Get Organized! Find a place in your home where you can focus on school. Set it up as close as possible to what a desk might look like in the classroom. Limit distractions and store learning materials in that space.
  • Have a Sleep Schedule: Teenagers need 8-10 hours of sleep! Avoid staying up too late so you get enough rest. Resist the temptation to sleep in. Limit afternoon naps to 15-20 minutes.
  • Stick with a Routine: Treat a remote learning day like an in-person day. Get out of bed, wash up, and get dressed like you would for school. Follow a schedule at home like you would at school. 
  • Use Goals to Motivate You: Set small and doable goals on a daily and weekly basis. Write them down to remember them. Create a plan. Then celebrate when you achieve your goals!

Want to explore some of these ideas further? We encourage you to check out additional pages!