Supporting Your Child’s Transition to In-Person Learning

Tips for Families:

    • Partner with your child’s teacher to communicate how your child feels about coming back to school, so everyone knows how to better support your child during the transition to in-person learning.


    • Before your child comes to school each day, please make sure they have had breakfast and/or lunch to support their transition to learning at school.  For the 2021-22 school year, breakfast and lunch will be provided to FWPS scholars at no cost regardless of free and reduced eligibility status.  More details can be found on the FWPS Nutrition Services webpage.

Communicating with your Child:

  • Your child may experience a range of feelings in returning to in-person learning, or remaining in remote instruction.  Here are some ways to talk to, share, and support your child during the transition:

  • Normalize How Your Child is Feeling:

  • Identify Your Child’s Strengths:

  • Validate and Restate without Judgement:

  • Focus on what you can control:

  • Reinforce Supports:

School & Community Resources:

    • School Counselors:  Each school has a counselor who is available to all students throughout the school year to support social and emotional wellness.  If you or your child would like to connect with your school counselor, please visit the School Counselor webpage to locate the name and contact information of your school’s counselor.  School counselors can also be a resource for families as children transition to in-person learning and can support additional connections to mental health resources in the local community. 


    • Family liaisons serve as a bridge between school staff and parents at each elementary and K-8 school in FWPS.  To connect with your school family liaison by email, please visit the Family Liaison webpage  and click on the name next to your child’s school.   Family liaisons can be a resource for families as children transition to in-person learningsupporting communication and connection to additional school and community resources, as needed. 


    • Please visit the Community Resources webpagefor additional resources in the local community, including Food Assistance/Meals, Internet Assistance, Childcare Assistance, Shelter & Housing, Rental & Utilities, Financial Assistance, Health & Wellness Assistance, and Immigrant Resources.