Monthly Minute

  • Resource for students, parents and staff 

    Each month the Student Services Department will highlight a topic important to students, parents and staff. Topics will range from communication, resilience, family relationships, and stress, to physical and mental health. We hope these Monthly Minutes will become a useful resource for your entire family. 

Monthly Minute Videos and Resources

  • Allergies and Anaphylactic Reactions

    Dr. Patricia Vaughan-Brogan the Director of Student Services interviews Dr. S Shahzad Mustafa, the Lead Physician of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at Rochester Regional Health and the Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry.

    E-cigaretes & Vaping

    This presentation provides an understanding of electronic devices, including Juul and offers facts about the health risks and prevalence of vaping. Click the video on the right to view this presentation. Resources are also provided to give parents/guardians, staff and students information and tools for addressing this increasing phenomenon among youth.

    For a quick overview of the resources provided at the end of the “Minute,” click below:
    Know the Risks: E-cigarettes & Young People
    American Lung Association
    Talk with Your Teens about E-cigarettes

    Communication Between Parents and Teens

    Using positive two-way communication builds stronger relationships and sets the stage for greater understanding. Check out for resources designed to give parents AND teens information and tools to improve communication. It is an important topic, and all the resources are easily accessible online.

    For an overview of these resourses, click on the video link to the right.