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I am very excited to see everyone after such a long break. I thank you for trusting us with the education of your children. Schools provide more than just academics to children and adolescents. In addition to reading, writing and math, students learn social and emotional skills, get exercise, and have access to mental health support and other services that cannot be provided with online learning. For many children and adolescents,  schools are safe places to be while parents or guardians are working.  For many families, schools are where kids get healthy meals, access to the internet and other vital services. Please continue to help us reach all of our goals of in person learning. The goal of having children attend school in person–which is how they learn best–will only be safe when a community has the spread of the virus under control. This means in order to open our doors and keep them open we must all continue to implement safe practices; washing hands, wearing masks and maintaining social distancing. (AAP, 2020). 

Managing Corona Virus Anxiety

Resources for Talking to Kids About Coronavirus: 

Talking to Children About COVID-19:

https://www.fcps.edu/blog/talking-children-about-coronavirus 

 PBS Kids: How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus:

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR26F2Tmdj3pJN3iv6yAtRyTQoC-AH0P3H1D5QgEqQneurbBPnE_L6Omv30#.XmqzisKG7LA.facebook 

Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus from NPR:

 https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=x2EiBzCnn8U  

Brain Pop Video About the Coronavirus:

https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/ 

ASCA Coronavirus Resources:

https://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors/professional-development/learn-more/coronavirus-resources 

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource: 

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource?fbclid=IwAR2qPcQ9tTi8fF3Ci81foJsGwstAEjhbPt5LLkUCn77w_2rzqWceI_OdFpM 

How to Talk to Kids About the Coronavirus:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WhVad8ToCiU&feature=youtu.be 

Resources to Help You Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19:

https://blackwellcounselors.weebly.com/ 

The Yucky Bug by Julia Cook:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD9KNhmOCV4

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics (Copyright © 2020)

The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.