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Helpful Guides to Speak to Your Children about COVID-19


While you are home with your children this weekend, here are some helpful guides to speak to your children about COVID-19, the novel coronavirus and to re-instill proper handwashing techniques.

TALKING TO CHILDREN:

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - A Parent Resource: This document provides guidance to parents on how to provide accurate prevention information and facts to students without causing undue alarm. (National Association of School Psychologists and the National Association of School Nurses)

English Resource

Spanish Resource

Talking to Teens and Tweens About Coronavirus: Experts offer advice on how parents can help adolescents get the facts straight and be prepared. (NY Times)

PROPER HANDWASHING:
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has launched a new national handwashing campaign. Learn how to make handwashing a healthy habit in your family here: https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/handwashing-family.html.

REMINDERS:
Prevention:
- Wash hands often with soap and water
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose & mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow
- Clean and disinfect areas and objects used regularly

Symptoms:
- Fever
- Cough
- Shortness of breath

A letter from Superintendent, Dr. Roberto Padilla that was posted earlier this week can be found on our website: https://www.newburghschools.org/news.php?storynum=2112

NECSD will update you with any new information via our district website. You should receive a robo call alerting you to new information. To view the district website in another language, click the translate button to the top right of this webpage and select a language.


TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (amcdowell@necsd.net) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (csklarz@necsd.net).







Date: 2020-03-07 07:07:31





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