Hadfield School

March 20, 2020

Message from Mr. Busch

Hadfield Families,

This is a time of significant change to our daily lives, which can often bring about uncomfortable feelings and difficult conversations. It can be challenging to manage our own responses to stress while also remaining available and supportive to our children. Below are several resources that provide some guidance for families on navigating these difficult times.

How to talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

Talking to Children about COVID-19: A Parent Resource

If you have concerns or would like to seek additional support for your student, please do not hesitate to reach out to members of our Student Service team below.

Caroline Gosling

School Psychologist

Office Hours: 9-11am (M-F)



Shelly Dohlby

Dean of Students

Office Hours: 9-11am (M-F)



Al Busch


Office Hours: 9-11am (M-F)




See the link for the Lunch/Breakfast sites

Lunch/Breakfast Sites

Internet Access

Here are some resources being offered across the country, depending on your provider:

Spectrum: Will offer free access to broadband for 60 days to households with K-12 and / or college students. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

AT&T: Removing data caps associated with their wireless and wired connections (see “Customer Offers”)

Comcast: Increases access and speeds to their Internet Essentials Program ($10 / month broadband); new families get 60 days free.

T-mobile: Hotspot loan programs made available to K-12 districts ($20 / month for unlimited data; $0 device).


Utilities temporarily can’t be disconnected: “the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) directed water, electric, and natural gas utilities to cease disconnecting residential service for nonpayment until the state public health emergency has been lifted. Additionally, utilities must make reasonable attempts to reconnect service to an occupied dwelling that has been disconnected.”


Playworks is launching a Play at Home series including virtual recess starting today! It will happen 3 times a day (11am, 1pm, 3pm), Monday-Friday! All you have to do is like the Playworks Facebook page and follow along! It is a great way for our students to break up the day, get moving, and refocus for learning!

Do you have a favorite game? Take pictures and tag with #PlayAtHome or #PlayworksAtHome to teach other people your family's favorite! Follow the links and info below to learn more! *Air High Five* Coach Jena

  • Play at Home Webpage: A library of videos and other resources featuring games and activities families can play at home. Each meeting the CDC requirements of social distancing and limited equipment. All available free on the Play at Home webpage.

  • Play at Home Playbook: This game guide has a variety of games and activities families can do in their own home, with little to no equipment necessary. (PDF attached too)

  • Play at Home Bingo (attached)

  • Live Virtual Recess: A Playworks Coach leading a morning warm-up, a midday game, and an afternoon cooldown each day. Anyone can tune into Facebook Live on the Playworks Facebook page Monday - Friday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm CT and play along. Like the Playworks page and the Playworks Wisconsin page on Facebook!