Second Step

This school year all elementary and middle schools in Arlington will be implementing the Second Step program! The Second Step program is an evidence-based curriculum that provides lessons on social-emotional learning. The units that will be covered are:

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  • Emotion Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Empathy
  • Bullying Prevention

Students will be learning a lot this year-and he or she will need your help! Throughout the year, you will be able to find Home Links on this page that go with several of our lessons. Home Links are simple, fun activities for you and your child to complete together. They are a great way for you to understand what your child is learning and for your child to show you what he or she knows. To access Second Step resources,go to and enter the activation code for the grade your child is in. Below are the codes:

K: SSPK FAMI LY70          1: SSP1 FAMI LY71          2: SSP2 FAMI LY72
3: SSP3 FAMI LY73           4: SSP4 FAMI LY74          5: SSP5 FAMI LY75

If you have any questions about the Second Step Program, please contact your child’s counselor for more information.