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SPS Summer Learning Manual

We are delighted to introduce the 2024 Summer Learning Manual, your go-to resource for a summer filled with learning and fun. This year's manual offers a rich array of reading lists, skill plans, camp recommendations, and social-emotional learning resources, all designed to support our students' growth and enjoyment.

Welcome to Southfield Public Schools

Scholars Positioned for Success

At Southfield Public Schools, we prepare our students for a lifelong love of learning. With instruction by master-level and world-class teachers who are experts in their field, we cultivate a high quality, student-centered learning experience preparing innovative learners for a global society.

Southfield Public Schools

24661 Lahser Road
Southfield, MI 48033
Phone: 248.746.8500
 

Superintendent

Jennifer Martin-Green

You're Not Alone: Coaching and Webinars on Mental Health and Well-being for Parents

In an effort to proactively support students’ overall well-being, Southfield Public Schools is partnering with ParentGuidance.org to deliver monthly webinars developed by licensed therapists. This series will be virtual, interactive, and is designed to help parents and caregivers support students. Registration, attendance and interactions are kept totally anonymous from other viewers. See below!

May 2, 2024 - 7 to 8 pm via Zoom

“Emotional Regulation 1— Recognizing What’s Wrong”

https://cookcenter.info/May2Southfield

Emotional regulation is the key to life! Nothing else matters more than being able to control our
emotions. The first step to creating healthy emotional regulation is recognizing what’s wrong.
Session topics include:
• Why do we have emotions?
• The Impact of Inward Emotions on Mental Health
• Why Emotions Being too High or Low Can Be Harmful
• Tools to Understand Our Child’s Emotions
- Course created by Brett Williams, LMFT

 

May 9, 2024 - 7 to 8 pm via Zoom

“Emotional Regulation 2— Interrupting Negative Emotions”

https://cookcenter.info/May9Southfield

Emotional regulation is the key to life! For many adults, they know what’s wrong but are at a loss as to how to respond. The second step to respond to negative emotions is to interrupt. Session topics include:
• How to intervene early to interrupt negative emotions
• Tools to quickly interrupt emotions by changing the physiology of our body
• Tools to quickly interrupt emotions by changing thinking
- Course created by Brett Williams, LMFT

 

May 16, 2024 - 7 to 8 pm via Zoom

“Emotional Regulation 3— Strategies to Replace Negative Emotions”

https://cookcenter.info/May16Southfield

Emotional regulation is the key to life! Help your children replace and create new patterns by
practicing and applying new tools, at the right time.
Session topics include:
• How to create effective quiet time for kids to center themselves and regulate
• Positive parenting-How to talk to your child to help them regulate and neutralize their emotions
• Positive parenting-How to effectively discipline and reward in a positive way that helps manage emotions
- Course created by Brett Williams, LMFT

 

May 23, 2024 - 7 to 8 pm via Zoom

“ABCs of Substance Use and Vaping”

https://cookcenter.info/May23Southfield

In this course we address concerns around substance use, the health issues from vaping, and possible mental and emotional influences on your child. The discussion will center around some of the facts behind e-cigarettes and behavioral changes to watch for in your child. In addition, we will answer the big question - how do you talk to your teen about substance use, and what signs to watch for if you suspect your child is using or addicted to substances?
-Course created by Shannon Clauson, LMFT, and Dr. Kevin Skinner, LMFT, CSAT, EMDR

 

May 30, 2024 - 7 to 8 pm via Zoom

“Effects of Screen Time”

https://cookcenter.info/May30Southfield

Multiple studies have shown a strong link between heavy social media usage and an increased risk for depression, anxiety, loneliness, self-harm, and even suicidal thoughts. Dr. Skinner explains the rapid acceleration of anxiety and depression and how it may be linked to the amount of time teens are spending on social media.
• Encourages parents to create and teach healthy boundaries
• Share ideas with parents on how to talk to your child about screen time usage
• Importance of having a preventative plan implemented in your home
• Planning activities to replace downtime when kids likely turn to screen time

 

SPS Summer Learning Manual

We are delighted to introduce the 2024 Summer Learning Manual, your go-to resource for a summer filled with learning and fun. This year's manual offers a rich array of reading lists, skill plans, camp recommendations, and social-emotional learning resources, all designed to support our students' growth and enjoyment.

SPS COVID-19 DASHBOARD

Capital Improvement and COVID-19 Safety Projects

Our Facilities Management and Custodial Services department has been spearheading all of the critical physical infrastructure of our buildings as well as the human centered safety measures to keep your children safe with COVID safety mitigation efforts. In each of our buildings, they are diligently working to monitor and management temperatures; as well as oversight of all COVID requirements, including:

  1. Daily cleaning,
  2. Electrostatic spray disinfecting,
  3. Distribution of portable protective shields,
  4. Installation of air purifiers and
  5. Hand sanitizers in classrooms and
  6. Upkeep of hallway water fountains.

We will continue to keep you updated on our progress.

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Points of Pride

International Baccalaureate Programme for K-12 students
Award Winning STEAM starting in 6th Grade
$25 Million in Scholarships and Grants
91% of Teachers hold a Master's Degree or higher
Ranked 11th in Michigan University High School Academy
Advanced Placement experiences for K-8 students

Mission Statement

The Southfield Public School District educates all students in a collaborative, safe, supportive and high-quality, student-centered environment and prepares dynamic, innovative learners to compete within the global society.

Vision Statement

The Southfield Public School District will develop socially responsible and culturally sensitive citizens empowered to meet the challenges of rapidly changing global and technologically advanced society, characterized by care, curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and the ability to effectively communicate, collaborate, and contribute to society.