IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
August 10, 2020
Dear Holy Angels Families,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I hope you and your families are remaining healthy and safe during these unprecedented and challenging times. The world has surely thrown us a curveball these past couple of months, but know we're all in this together (while also from a distance 6 feet apart - hahaha) in this shared experience. Your feelings of anxiousness and excitement for your preschooler is certainly understandable. Here are just a few resources to help your child(ren) have a successful first day:
It's important to check in with your child(ren) regularly and maintain an open dialogue about his/her feelings and experiences.
These past weeks, various reports from different county guidelines were published. Holy Angels School is committed to the safety of our students and staff and are taking precautions to prevent the introduction and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on our campus. The status of this pandemic is fluid, and it continues to evolve daily. We are in constant contact with the Archdiocese of San Francisco and San Mateo County Office of Education.
As Holy Angels School's Principal, Sister Alma Amancio, O.P., has emphasized, "the safety of our children and entire school community is our top priority." We want you to be safe, and we appreciate you flexibility and understanding. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, we are #AngelsStrong, and we will get through this together. If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to your child's needs, please feel free to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the Counselors Referral Form at your convenience to schedule an appointment with me.
I wish you and your family all the best!
Disaster Distress Helpline: 24 hour toll free, 1-800-422-4453
Youth Mental Health: 1-888-568-1112
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: online chat available, 1-800-273-TALK (Spanish-speaking callers 1-888-628-9454)
Star Vista Crisis Hotline: 24 hour crisis hotline, 1-650-579-0350
Parent-to-Parent Counseling Forum
What a way to start the academic year! Since San Mateo County is on the current Watch List, we are starting the school year Distance Learning. We don't normally see the impact when change is slow; however, these past couple of months, we have all experienced sudden changes. These changes are all out of our control and yet, the end is still unclear. This "unknown" can be stressful and anxiety-provoking. We can sometimes lose our sense of self. Let's come together and lift each other up! Let's be each other's cheerleaders! In a safe forum we can discuss our current challenges and personal tips and home-life advice. Let's come together to share our experiences, provide input and give guidance to one another.