We are providing continuity in learning and classroom connections for our students. We are fortunate to have a deeply talented, caring and creative community of educators who have developed a plan to best serve our students during this unusual time. Director of Studies Reshan Richards along with our Division Heads and Academic Technology Team are leading our thoughtful and deliberate distance learning efforts. (Read Dr. Richards’ post, “10 Strategies for Leading Online When School is Closed,”
on Global Online Academy.) For more details, please refer to our Mar. 10 Letter to the Community
Tips for Talking with Children
Our Wellness Team is supporting our faculty, staff and parents as they engage in conversations with children about the coronavirus. Even as adults uncertainty can breed anxiety, and this is even more true for children. When discussing coronavirus with children the goal is to communicate accurate information in age-appropriate ways. If you need guidance, please continue to refer to our Feb. 26 Letter to the Community
Country School families, please login to the website
for a list of helpful links.
Fostering Inclusion During COVID-19
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Kojo Clarke shared these guidelines
with faculty and staff to assist them in supporting students and families during this outbreak, from the lens of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. An unfortunate side-effect of the coronavirus has been a significant uptick in racism and xenophobia, disproportionately impacting individuals of Asian and Pacific Islands descent. We share them with you as well in case they are helpful to you in guiding conversations at home.
How Can I Help?
Please consider supporting local families who experience food insecurity through our community partner Person-to-Person's virtual food drive. More information available here.