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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month -
2018 Back to School Letter from Tom Torlakson
The State Superintendent of Public Instruction shares with school administration, principals, educators, students, and families important information as they start this 2018-2019 school year. Please note below details and links that families may find useful. Please click this link to read the complete Back to School Letter.
DIGITAL INCLUSION - Tom Torlakson is invested in closing the digital divide with "No Child Left Off-Line". The California Emerging Technology Fund has arranged a statewide telephone number to screen families and refer them to community organizations that will help them understand various low-cost offers for technology and services. Please call 1-844-841-4636 for more information.
CALIFORNIA EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT - Students and their families may be eligible for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC). Eligible low-income workers can claim the credit at any point throughout the year. For more information or to determine your eligibility, please visit the following website:
CalEITC4Me calculator to determine income eligibility: http://caleitc4me.org/earn-it/
STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH - September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month and the CDE shares the following links to ensure educators and all members of our school community can find supports to help prevent tragedy:
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.org/
CDE Suicide Prevention Website: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/cg/mh/suicideprevres.asphttps
CDE Student Mental Health Policy: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/cg/mh/smhpworkgroup.asp
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/