Entries by safesound

Return to Learn: Classroom Learning During COVID-19

This blog is part of our return to learn blog series. For part 1, focusing on the hybrid learning model, click here. Today’s guest is Brad Welles, Deputy Superintendent of Grain Valley Schools, who will discuss his school community’s experience of returning to school full time. Q: What precautions are being taken to minimize the […]

Return to Learn: The Highs and Lows of Hybrid Learning

Guest: Natalie Hammond, Principal of a Connecticut Elementary School, Former Sandy Hook Educator & Survivor of the Tragedy Q: Why did you feel like the hybrid model fit the needs of your school community best, and do you have a plan in place to transition to full time in-person learning? A: Reopening with the hybrid […]

Summer Reads from the Safe and Sound Team

What’s summer without a good book? Sure, the beach makes it all better – ok who are we kidding, a lot better – but summer often lends itself to much needed time to reset and escape. This year has been challenging. As we find ourselves preparing for back-to-school and taking in the last few weeks […]

Finding Hope for Schools During a Time of Uncertainty

Ensuring the safety of a school community is a tough job under normal circumstances–and these past 6 months have been anything but normal. As we look ahead to a new school year, the job is more challenging and more important than ever. For months now, our school communities have continued the heroic work of providing […]

Helping Children And Teens Cope With Social Isolation

Social isolation can come in many forms. More often than not, it’s caused by illness. The current pandemic has brought about a new form of mandated social isolation, likely restricting your child’s ability to see their friends. Other conditions might bring about social isolation too – friendship trouble, a recent move, or starting at a […]

Headed in the Right Direction: State of School Safety 2020 Report

It took four months to plan, write, field, analyze and prepare the final summary, but through the hard work of students and faculty from Boston University, in partnership with our team, we are excited to share this report with you. We can boil down the results of the State of School Safety 2020 survey and […]

Good Days Today, Good Days Ahead

Last year, Safe and Sound Schools launched The Good Days Tour, a nationwide contest to promote positive school culture in high schools across the country. We teamed up with teen actor Jeremey Ray Taylor and the band Chasing da Vinci to bring a live workshop and concert to the winning school.   In February, we announced […]