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A Note on the Netflix Series "13 Reasons Why"

In the event your student chooses to view this Netflix series, parents and guardians may wish to discuss some of the issues mentioned above or may need support in discussing such issues. Although Netflix opened all 13 episodes for continuous viewing, metered viewing is advised to allow time to process and discuss themes and feelings that may arise.


All counselors and teachers in the Palo Alto Unified School District have been informed of this series. As always, they are a resource for all students. If parents have questions about how to have conversations with their students, the counseling team in collaboration with the Wellness Center are always available for parents and students.


Parents and guardians who would like to read more about this book/series, can use these two resources: Common Sense Media and 13 Reasons Why talking points.


We have also included a copy of the Letter to Parents shared via Peachjar. Thank you. 


Note: The intention of this message is not to recommend viewing this Neflix series; rather, it is intended to provide you with relevant information to the health and well-being of all FMSD students and families.