How can families maintain health/safety routines when not at school?
When not at school, families can help reinforce safety protocols by:
- Teaching healthy hygiene practices
- Teaching and encouraging our health protocols
- Maintaining preventative health practices
- Help keep students emotionally safe
Teaching Healthy Hygiene Practices:
- Encourage frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer.
- Practice coughing and sneezing into elbows.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid hugging and high-fiving friends. Instead create “hand shakes” such as ankle bumps.
Teaching and Encouraging our Health Protocols:
- Visually show and practice keeping six feet apart.
- Purchase and practice wearing a cloth face covering.
- If you are not feeling well, you will need to stay off campus.
- We encourage families to physically distance and wear masks when in public places.
Maintaining Preventative Health Practices:
- Continue regular doctor visits and well-child appointments.
- Keep immunizations and physicals current.
- Encourage lots of physical activity and time outside.
Help Keep Students Emotionally Safe:
- Ask how they are feeling and give them space to share and ask questions.
- Maintain a routine at home to provide stability.
- Continue reassuring them that the adults in their lives are there to support their physical and particularly mental health. Please note that these are different times: anxiety and depression are on the rise among teens.
- Reach out for help, students and parents.
It is likely that COVID-19 will continue to impact our community for the foreseeable future until there is a viable vaccine and therapeutic treatment options. Families are asked to diligently follow social distancing and face covering recommendations.
We acknowledge that constant hand-washing, wearing face coverings and physical distancing are challenging. However, we implore you to remain vigilant, if not for yourself then for all members of the Brookwood community.
While the School will do its part in attempting to mitigate exposure during the school day, it is important that our families understand their obligations in ensuring the same when the school day ends. We all have the same goal, to have an in-person experience on campus. We thank you in advance for your assistance in helping our community remain on campus as long as possible. So please, even when you are away from campus, remember to wash your hands frequently, wear a cloth face covering when in public, and maintain physical distance.