COVID-19 School Closure Student Services Reminders and Resources
Whenever an epidemiclike the coronavirus makes headlines, it’s easy for kids (and grown-ups) to focus on the scariest tidbits of information and become anxious.These tips and strategies can help you guide your children through the current crisis. If you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed or your child shows persistent signs of stress or agitation, you may want to consider talking to someone who could help. Your child’s school counselor can assist you in developing an appropriate strategy for moving forward. To contact your child’s school counselors during an extended school closure click here.
School counselors would like to provide the following guidance and resource considerations for parents:
- Consider limiting your household exposure to all media (including social media)
- Provide a calming influence to students as needed
- Help students address their fears
- Find opportunities for physical activity
Resources on "how to talk to your kids about COVID-19":
- PBS for Parents
- Harvard Medical School
- National Association for School Psychologists
- Child Mind Institute
- American Psychological Association
Please also continue to utilize the resources below if needed, to address issues that may occur during the school closure:
Safe2Say Tipsters should report concerning threats, behaviors, actions and harassment. Examples include bullying or intimidation, threats of self-harm or bragging about planning an attack, violence, depression and social isolation, reckless behavior and substance abuse.
Child Line (1-800-932-0313)Suspect Child Abuse or Neglect or have questions about Mandated Reporting
Can Help -Mental Health Crisis Intervention through Centre for Community Resources 1(800)643-5432
Centre Helps - 24 hour hot-line for individuals facing hunger, Medical problems, Homelessness, Suffering from abuse, Need to vent, Struggling with addiction and/or Need financial assistance.
In conclusion, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions or concerns related to Student Services including but not limited to: counseling services, special education services, nursing services, ESL services, and/or equity services.