Dear Parents and Families,
We would like to share a few resources and tips for maintaining health and safety during this time of school closure. We understand that you and your children may have additional questions about COVID-19 and would like to provide you with reliable resources to support you and your children during this time.
During the time that we are home from school, continue to take precautions to protect your physical health. Information about coronavirus is being updated regularly on the CDC’s COVID-19 webpage. This is a good source of reliable information.
Important information on Social Distancing
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Follow these five steps—wet, lather (make bubbles), scrub (rub together), rinse and dry. You can sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice.
Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow. If you sneeze or cough into a tissue, throw it in the trash right away.
Keep your hands out of your mouth, nose, and eyes. This will help keep germs out of your body.
Avoid the older adults and anyone with a compromised immune system in your life. Set up virtual meetings and phone calls to stay connected with them. They are the most vulnerable.
Coronavirus Information from the Vermont Department of Health
Coronavirus Resource Center Social Distancing and Other FAQs from Harvard Medical School
Get your Home Ready from the Centers for Disease Control
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call Washington County Mental Health at 229-0591. They have screeners available to speak with you 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
Managing Stress and Anxiety from the CDC
Coping with Stress from the World Health Organization
Talking with your kids about COVID-19:
Questions and Answers from the CDC
A Comic Exploring the Coronavirus for Kids
Tips on How to Talk to Kids About the Coronavirus
Children and Stress from the WHO
Feel free to reach out to your School Nurse for any further questions or support. We will be checking messages during this school closure.
Harwood Union High School and Middle School
Amanda Badgley and Katie Duprat 583-8151
Crossett Brook Middle School
Kathryn Saunders 583-8074
Fayston Elementary School
Jamie Sharpe 583-7817
Moretown Elementary School
Jean Andreson 583-7858
Thatcher Brook Primary School
Allison Conyers 583-8027
Waitsfield Elementary School
Clayton Wetzel 583-7900
Warren Elementary School
Deirdre Fennelly 583-7918