Hello Garnet Country:
We are hoping that everyone is safe and staying healthy during this difficult time.
We understand what a stressful situation that the distance learning will be for your entire family, as we work together remotely for your child’s education and you navigate your continued responsibilities as adults.
Please be patient as we navigate this new experience together as a faculty, as parents and as students. Our goal is to continue to give you all the resources and support that you will need in order to make this mandated solution, as successful as it can be. We have included many of these resources below. They can also be found on our school website- guidance tab -parent resources tab. They range from helpful videos, informational websites, comics, SEL activities, song playlists, etc. We will continue to add resources to our site over the coming weeks.
Although we can’t visit with your students like we normally do, please let us know if your student is having any challenges that can’t be answered by your student’s teacher, and we will do our best to help you find solutions for them. If you need anything from either one of us, please email us and we will respond as soon as possible with a call or an email. We will also be holding office hours from 9:00-11:00am each day to ensure we are available to you with expedited responses.
Please convey to your children that they are safe and that the issues (virus) that we are facing are for the adults to worry about and handle: it is not their job to worry. We have included many resources for you to have real, age-appropriate conversations with your kids, so that you can begin to remove some fears created by the unknowns that this situation may cause. We have also included many resources that will aide in their social and emotional learning, time management, academics, college and career readiness, and some things to help keep them busy.
If you have any needs that arise and need help- please reach out to us, as we may have contacts who can help with many of the difficult situations yet to come. Please use us as a resource, and we will certainly try to help in any way we can.
We will get through this together. Stay Garnet Strong.
HHSD Elementary School Counselors