March 16, 2020 (Updated on March 23, 2020)
Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
Throughout the period of distant learning, I will be available by e-mail at during school hours for non-emergency correspondence. If your child is experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis, please contact the police, 911, or take your child to the nearest emergency room. 
Your child may have questions, fears and/or worries regarding the current changes that have been implemented in our daily lives due to the pandemic. For that reason, I am sharing a link to an article I believe will be helpful in assisting you with planning for or perhaps spontaneously engaging in a conversation with your child: Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus.
The following resources may be further helpful to you during this time:

The following is a link to a short Brain Pop video on COVID-19, which you may find appropriate for younger students who are trying to understand the disease and the national concern around it: Brain Pop Coronavirus.
Additionally, elementary school counselors compiled counseling resources available for your use. You will find these resources here: School Counseling Resources.
I am sending you all well wishes. Stay healthy and safe. 
Best Regards,
Monika Roberts, M.A., SAC
School Counselor 
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