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School District and Township Partner for "School's Out" Family Information Night

On Monday, June 12, 2023, Lower Merion School District and Lower Merion Township partnered on an event designed to provide families with helpful information and resources they might find useful during the summer months, when students' school routine is disrupted. 

After a welcome from Acting Superintendent Megan E. Shafer, the panel members addressed topics such as device and social media management, potential interactions with law enforcement, addressing mental health concerns, and wholesome summer activities. Panelists were:

  • Jen Goldberg, LMSD Elementary Technology Specialist
  • George Frazier, LMSD Directof of Information Systems
  • Joe Hunsicker, John Mick and Jim Batinger, Lower Merion Township Police
  • Christopher Hall, Welsh Valley Middle School Principal
  • Dr. Adil Nure, LMSD Lead Supervisor of Clinical Services and Gifted Education
  • Moira Tumelty, Montgomery County Mobile Crisis
  • Donna Heller, Lower Merion Township Director of Parks and Recreation
  • Dawnita Brown, Lower Merion Township Library System, Ardmore Children's Librarian

You can view the video of the event here.

The full list of resources linked in the presentations is available below:

Digital Citizenship for Elementary Families

Jen Goldberg's "Tech It Out" Newsletter

Apple Families

Apple Guided Access

Google Families

YouTube Kids

YouTube Restricted Mode

Google Safe Search

Common Sense Media

Smart Social

Verizon Parent Controls

Xfinity Parent Controls

Open DNS Homeshield

Circle Home Plus

How to block Adult Content on Kids Devices

Set Up Wifi Router Parent Controls

Lower Merion Township Police

Supporting Students' Device Use

LMSD Mental Health and Wellness Team

Talking with Kids About Crisis

Community-based Resources

LMSD Counseling/Counselor Roles

Resources for TGD Students

Parent Education Series Videos

Special Education Information

Montgomery County Mobile Crisis

Lower Merion Parks and Rec - Program Website

Lower Merion Parks and Rec - Parks Website

Lower Merion Library System 

Lower Merion Library Events Calendar

 

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