Coping with COVID-19 – Dealing with the School

Coping with COVID-19

One of the issues with the pandemic situation is the loss of connection with the people and places that your child is familiar with. Friends and family obviously, but school is an important part of their daily routine and the lack of it can become an issue. However, maintaining contact with the school is important for you as a parent too; both from the perspective of maintaining the learning experience for children and preparing them for the eventual end to this difficult time.

There are several things you can do to get involved with the school and its activities, but that begins with ensuring they have accurate contact information. You wouldn’t want to miss out on activities or initiatives because of a wrong phone number or email address. You can also let them know you want to play an active role in the school during the pandemic if you can. Schools are looking for all the support and creative ideas they can get right now.

Take a quick look around the school website. From the event announcements to information about the staff, there is usually plenty of useful stuff that you may not have seen before. Visit regularly to stay up to date with everything they are doing. It can help you find activities that you and your child can participate in, whether individually or as a team.

Connecting with the School

There is a lot of pressure on parents to maintain education and keep children healthy during this difficult time. Having other people you can talk to about these things, it will certainly help. You can communicate with teachers and support staff from the school by email, phone, or video chat if they make use of those tools.

Professional educators are great people to talk to if you are having doubts about your child’s progress during the lockdown. You can receive advice on motivating them and new ideas to keep things fresh. If you need help with delivering assignments or want clarification on a virtual activity, you can gain a lot of confidence from a brief chat with teachers. You can also build a strong relationship that will last into the return to school, and provide additional feedback on your child’s readjustment to school life when it is time.

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