Please consult the resources below for information intended to bolster the well-being of students, parents and teachers, particularly during the current pandemic. This page will be updated with additional details as they become available.
SHS Student Opportunities for Summer 2020:
The PTA welcomes organizations and individuals with summer opportunities for inclusion in this list to submit information through this Student Opportunities Provider Form.
The PTA does not vet, investigate, endorse, or recommend any particular article, opinion, or organization listed in the SHS Student Opportunities Database. Please check back regularly for updated information on programs.Additional camp and enrichment opportunities geared for high school students are included on the SHS PTA Summer Activities Fair webpage; however, please note that the list of programs was compiled prior to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Please also consult the Youth Employment Service of Scarsdale, Inc. website for additional opportunities open to SHS students only. Youth Employment Service (Y.E.S.) is a community volunteer effort, a liaison organization to the PTA, and, though it maintains an office in the high school, it is a stand alone organization neither funded nor managed by Scarsdale High School or the PTA.Y.E.S. acts as a clearinghouse to bring together students seeking work and employers with jobs to fill based on information provided by each party. Y.E.S. does not verify this information independently and each party should undertake the same level of diligence used in other similar employment-related activities.
PTA Webinar Programs:
SHS PTA: Keeping Scarsdale Teens Well in the Age of Remote Learning, Social Distancing and Pandemics
Thursday, April 2, 2020
View this panel discussion on the current challenges impacting families with adolescents, older teens and housebound college students. The panel featured mental health experts Dr. Elliot Cohen, Director of Psychology for the Scarsdale School district; Jay Genova, LCSW and Executive Director of Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Services; and Dr. Paul Donahue, Psychologist and Director of Child Development Associates.
SMS PTA: Executive Functioning Skills and e-Learning
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
While a brush up on executive functioning strategies could be beneficial at any point in time, the tips and tools outlined in the presentation are especially valuable as we navigate distance learning. Additionally, while Mr. Hirsh is a middle school teacher, this amazing presentation offers learning strategies helpful for every student regardless of age or learning styles.
Scarsdale School District Counseling Resources:
High School Psychologists:
Dr. Peter Faustino
Dr. Jennifer Walker
Dr. Kristin Oliverio
Director of Psychology:
Dr. Elliot Cohen
Online Articles and Websites of Interest to Parents:
The PTA does not endorse or recommend any particular article, opinion, or organization listed below but has assembled this representative collection as being of possible interest.
What Teens Need During a Pandemic
How to Keep Children’s Stress From Turning Into Trauma
Conversation: How to Help Teenagers Manage Stress in the Pandemic
Helping Teens Make Room for Uncomfortable Emotions
Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus
How to Help Children Build Resilience in Uncertain Times
Websites of local liaison organizations offering mental health resources:
Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Services