New Horizon School

Dear NHS Families and Friends,

 

New Horizon School has transitioned to on-line learning to include daily check-ins with teachers, assignments, chats, video conferencing, and a variety of other learning activities on several digital formats:  Schoology, ALEKS, Kurzweil 3000, Zoom, and others.  Please contact the teacher if you have any questions about assignments or activities.

We are reaching out to all of our school district representatives and other organizations to extend the invitation to continue all previously scheduled meetings via Zoom video conferencing.  If you have a meeting on your calendar that was previously scheduled, I will be contacting you to transition the meeting to an on-line format.  Please email me at mveliz@new-horizon-school.org if you have any questions or concerns.

During this unusual time, we may feel some stress related to COVID-19.  We may be fearful or feel anxious which can cause some stress.  Coping with this stress together can help us become a stronger school community!

Fear and anxiety about an infectious disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in both adults and children. Coping with stress together will help you, the people you care about, and your community be stronger. Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include worry about your own health and the health of your family, changes in sleep or eating patterns, difficulty focusing, difficulty sleeping, or a worsening of chronic health problems.

As parents and educators, we are always busy taking care of others.  At this time, it’s important to take care of ourselves as well.  Be sure to take breaks from watching the news; use relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, stretching, or meditating; and try to eat healthy meals, unwind, and connect with your support people.

If your child is showing signs of stress, provide reassurance, let him/her know that they are safe and that it is OK to feel upset.  Limit exposure to the news.  Continue your family’s regular routines if possible and make time for relaxing and fun activities.

Reach out to us if you need support.

 

Sincerely,

 

Marla L. Veliz

 

Marla L. Veliz, Administrator

New Horizon School

1111 S. Carr Rd.

Renton, WA  98055

March 15th, 2020

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