We are writing this message to announce that we will be an active pillar of support to you as you navigate the nuances of remote learning. We hope that our students are encouraged and motivated to resume classroom instruction after this stressful break. We will be involved with your attendance, instruction, and progress towards graduation. We will update you with. new information as it comes to us. We are a point of contact for you throughout the duration of this circumstance. We will provide regular outreach to you through many forms of contact to touch base, answer questions, and provide assistance within areas of concern. We want you to know that your teachers are working tirelessly to ensure that your education does not suffer and that you will experience the community support that you are used to from the staff at A&D. We look forward to speaking with each of you soon and hope that all families are staying safe during this trying time. Please reach out via email as needed!
Take Care of yourself!
Self Care is crucial during these difficult times. You might feel down and isolated.
Please take care of yourself.
Here are some useful tips:
* Maintain a regular sleep schedule.
* Keep a consistent schedule
* Work from the same place each day if you can
* Find an accountability ally
* Remember to eat and hydrate
* Take breaks
* Don't be afraid to ask for help
* Keep a journal
* Manage time effectively to reduce stress
Here are some website with great tools to for self care:
What if I am feeling really down, in crisis, or in an emergency?
We know that this time may result in really strong sense of uneasiness and uncertainty, especially as we navigate not having regular sessions to talk through everything that has been going on. Please use the following resources for more severe or intense feelings:
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741-741 to be connected to a counselor
NYC Well: Call 1-888-692-9355, text “WELL” to 65173, or chat with a counselor at this link.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255 or chat with a counselor at this link.
The Trevor Project: Call 1-866-488-7386 or chat/text with a counselor at this link.
The Covid-19 emotional support hotline 844-863-9314.
911: IF YOU (OR SOMEONE AROUND YOU) ARE IN ACTIVE DANGER, CALL 911
Internet Accessibility Resources:
SPECTRUM is offering FREE internet to students who do not have access. CALL 1-844-488-8398 to access this resource.
OPTIMUM is also offering FREE internet to new customers for 60 days. CALL 1-866-200-9522 to access this offer.
Your Counselors have also created Google Classrooms where they will be sharing up to date information. Here are their class codes. Please be sure to only join your counselor's class.
We are all here for you!
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