Governor Spencer has declared May 2022

Utah Resilience Month provides a simple approach that principals, counselors and teachers can incorporate to help address social-emotional needs of their students and families.

Please do the 4 things as outlined below...


Governor Gary R. Herbert has declared May 2020
as Resilient Utah Month.

A copy of the Governor’s Declaration is included in this packet.

Governor Cox

Please Recognize Resilient Utah Month
By Doing The Following 4 Things:


Forward the 2 parent messages you will be receiving within the next two weeks to all your parents. Projected dates are May 6th and May 19th.


May 6th release of a special Tribute Video dedicated to our education heroes.
Forward to parents, administrators, teachers and school workers.


Encourage your teachers to include the following in their communications to parents:

Mention the Governor-declared Utah Resilience Month.

Messaging from any resilience-building programs that you’ve focused on during the year.

Stress the importance of building resilience in children at home.

Additional Ideas for Resilient Utah Month

Post Resilient Utah Month
on your marque

Share “Resilient” video and song by Steve James, arranged by Kurt Bestor Coming May 19

Encourage teachers to send the Wash My Hands Challenge link home to their students, giving them credit for making the video

Encourage faculty to have fun making their own Wash My Hands Challenge video

Reinforce your school’s positive school traditions to build a sense of belonging: mascots, cheers, mottos and school songs

Host a drive-by parade in neighborhoods within your boundaries. Teachers can hold supportive signs as students watch and wave from a distance

Give a shout out to different groups, classes, and clubs. Help students feel like they belong

Provide an online space where students can give input and suggestions. If you use an idea, announce that it came as a result of student feedback.

Remember that resilience may be the only thing that gets our students through these challenging times.

It is critical that we do all we can to help our students enhance their resilience during these challenging times. This is an opportunity to celebrate the resiliency skills that have been taught in our schools and to give parents guidance on things they can do to build resilience in their children.”

Barbara Smith, Director Utah Family Partnership Network

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