Updates on Novel Coronavirus

The Washington Department of Health announced the first case in the U.S. of a new novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Snohomish County on January 21, 2020 and (by this blog’s publication date) four additional cases have been identified in Illinois, California, and Arizona. The virus emerged in Wuhan, China in December and there are a growing…

Join the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy Oversight Committee!

Crossposted from Seattle Department of Education & Early Learning The Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) seeks three new volunteers to join the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise (FEPP) Levy Oversight Committee (LOC). The FEPP Levy is a seven-year, $619 million dollar investment in Seattle’s youth approved by voters in November 2018. The…

It Starts with You(th): Engaging Youth in Deeper Conversation Around Mental Health and Suicide

In an effort to highlight new and creative ways school-based health staff are engaging youth in conversations around health and well-being, we are starting a series called It Starts with You(th). Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools has partnered with Seattle Children’s Theatre (SCT) to produce Ghosted, a “new educational theatre production [that brings] the mental health…