Social Distancing Videos, How To Support Kids, School Committee, K Registration

March 23, 2020

Dear Families:

I am sharing video resources tonight about the need for social distancing. They all make the same points in different ways as to why it is so important to stay apart now.  Of course, use discretion in sharing with children as you know what your child is ready for.

From Khan Academy at an adult or high school level:

From PBS:

From Brain Pop:

Maria Trozzi (Author of Talking with Children About Loss, Co-Founder, Good Grief Program at Boston Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Program Director, Joanna’s Place, Psychotherapist/Grief and Resilience Specialist) provides a letter in how to support children of all ages during this time of separation from routine and classmates.  Her letter is found here:

In business matters…

The Joint Concord and Concord Carlisle Regional School Committees meet virtually tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. The Zoom information and agenda are posted here:

For anyone with incoming Kindergarten age children, please know we have postponed Kindergarten registration indefinitely at all three elementary schools.  The process was scheduled to begin this week.  Please also share this with families of young children in the community.

I will say that the one thing not on my list tonight is the snow!  It will be a long time before I complain about snow day decisions again!