• Student Services

  • Emotional Support for Students

    All the news about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) can be concerning for parents and students. Here are some tips to help address your child’s social and emotional needs:

    • Create time to listen to and talk with your child. Be honest with young people and share with them as much information as they are developmentally able to process.
    • Reassure children that adults at home and school are working to take care of their health and safety. If they have concerns, they should talk to an adult they trust.
    • Remind children that most people will not get (COVID-19) coronavirus. School and health officials are being especially careful to make sure as few people as possible get sick.
    • Try to keep routines as normal as possible. 
    • Limit the amount of exposure to television and social media regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
    • It is important that all students and staff treat everyone with respect and not jump to conclusions about who may or may not have COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

    If your child seems distressed about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please reach out to your school counselor, psychologist, or social worker for support.

    Additional resources to provide emotional support to children: