Forms & Publications

Welcome, Tower families. Here, you'll find important Tower publications, including enrollment information, the Parent-Student Handbook, handy links, and a single-stop for printable forms.

Health

Tower's health curriculum provides age-appropriate information based on American Medical Association (AMA) guidelines. We provide accurate information to help keep children safe.

We understand that children need factual information about healthcare in order to make continually careful and thoughtful complex decisions. We help children develop interpersonal skills and become advocates for themselves and those around them.

Below are a few links that families may find helpful. Contact Russ Wells for further assistance.


The Teen Years Explained: A guide that describes normal physical, cognitive, emotional, social, sexual, identity formation and spiritual changes that happen during adolescence and how adults can promote healthy development

The Partnership for a Drug Free America: Information on drugs and drug use with tips on talking to your kids

Advocates for Youth: General information and advice for promoting responsible decisions around reproductive and sexual health
 

Media & Your Children

Movies, TV shows, and video games may occasionally pose challenges for parents and schools.

We recommend Common Sense Media as a resource for families. Common Sense Media offers expert advice on media-related issues, as well as ratings and reviews of the latest movies, TV, video games, books, websites, etc. Their resources help families find age-appropriate media, and offer valuable information, including the following topics:

Kindergarten Talking about advertising, cartoon violence, setting internet filters
Grades 1-2 Safe search, movies for families
Grades 3-4 Online safety, scary film fixes and more
Grades 5-6 mobile phone help, talking about cyberbullies, Instant Messaging, online safety
Grades 7-8 Managing music, taming gaming at home, checking browser history
High School Digital creativity, The Truth About "Sexting," YouTube 101, Facebook

 

Cyberbullying Prevention

Monitor your child’s computer use. Have the computer in a public space. Know what they’re posting, check their mobile messages, “friend” them. Set time limits.

Remind them that all private information can be made public. Posts on friends’ “walls,” private chats, photos, little in-jokes can all be cut, pasted, and sent around. If they don’t want the world to see it, they should not post or send it.

Create a code of conduct. Discuss a list of things that would be inappropriate and/or dangerous to do, like sharing personal information. Tell them that if they wouldn’t say something to someone’s face, they shouldn’t text it, IM it, or post it.

Ask your child if they know someone who has been cyber-bullied. They may open up about others’ pain before admitting their own.

Tell your child what to do if they are being targeted. They shouldn’t respond or retaliate; they should block bullies immediately, and tell you or a teacher.

Establish strict consequences and stick to them.