North Platte Public Schools
Coronavirus (COVID - 19) Resources as we Return To School
NPPS Staff and Families,
The District is working diligently to have the Return-to-School Plan completed by July 27, 2020. All plans will be adjusted according to CDC Guidelines, State Directed Health Measures, and Guidance provided by the Governor and the West Central Health Department. Information changes on a weekly basis. Currently, there are no requirements for face coverings. Guidance will change continuously based on the medical professional recommendation. Currently, WCHD district is in Phase 3 and individuals are encouraged to wear face coverings outside of his/her home.
~ Tina Smith
Director of Communications
North Platte Public School District
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Family Resources
As parents and or guardians it is imperative that we talk with our students about COVID - 19 in a calm and informative manner.
The National Association of School Psychologists recommends the following.
It is very important to remember that children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events. If parents seem overly worried, children’s anxiety may rise. Parents should reassure children that health and school officials are working hard to ensure that people throughout the country stay healthy. However, children also need factual, age-appropriate information about the potential seriousness of disease risk and concrete instruction about how to avoid infections and the spread of disease. 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.
Visit the National Association of School Psychologists website to view the full article.
Sunday Spotlights feature NPPS Administration and guests discussing Return To School and how it will look as we move into the fall of 2020.