Dear DVC Families,
We understand the difficulty and complexity COVID-19 has brought to you and your families. It is very important to remember that children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events. Acknowledging some level of concern, without panicking, is appropriate and can result in taking the necessary actions that reduce the risk of illness. Teaching children positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infection can help reduce anxiety. This is also a tremendous opportunity for adults to model for children problem-solving, flexibility, and compassion as we all work through adjusting daily schedules, balancing work and other activities, getting creative about how we spend time, processing new information from authorities, and connecting and supporting friends and family members in new ways. This is why we would like to offer our support and the following CDE help link should you feel you are needing mental and medical health resources for you or your families.
During this time of fear and uncertainty, it is of upmost importance that we support each other and work together for the best interests of our students.
From Jennifer, Artia, and Jacqueline at DVC, we thank you for all that you do to support your students.
Jacqueline Jimenez, School Psychologist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Barba, School Counselor (Grades 9 & 11), email@example.com
Artia Thomas, School Counselor (Grades 10 & 12), firstname.lastname@example.org