Mask Matrix Designation Jan. 15-21

HCS will be operating in Masks Mandatory beginning Saturday, Jan. 15 through Friday, Jan. 21. HCS utilizes a Mask Matrix which decides between Masks Optional and Masks Mandatory depending on the overall community transmission rate for Madison County during the preceding 10 business days.  Use the More Information button below to access the COVID-19 Infocenter and view the full Mask Matrix.

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How to Help Kids with Social Anxiety

In the article, How to Help Kids with Social Anxiety, Author Katie Hurley explains social anxiety and provides strategies for coping with it. According to the author, social anxiety is a fear of social situations where a person feels they may be judged by others. More and more students are reporting feelings of social anxiety in school. Hurley provides background information and symptoms of social anxiety before launching into coping mechanisms. The activities described in the article to cope with social anxiety are easy for students to apply during stressful times.