The Meridian community continues to have no confirmed cases of students, faculty, staff or administration with Coronavirus COVID-19.
Distance learning will continue through Friday, April 24. Towards the end of this mandated closure, we will reevaluate based on guidance and recommendations from the Washington State Health Department and Public Health Seattle-King County.
Please contact Assistant Head of School, Elizabeth Hodgson, or your child’s classroom teacher if you have specific questions or concerns. Click here to view our faculty and staff directory >
Often, answers that are brief and direct while providing reassurance are the best way to discuss the current public health crisis with children. Information shared with children should reflect sensitivity to their age and personality. It is important that adults provide a sense of safety and care in this period of uncertainty. We encourage families to continue to reference and model Meridian Cares (I care for myself, for others and for our place), as it is familiar language that is understood by all of our learners.
Part of our distance learning program will include social-emotional components planned and posted by our Social-Emotional Learning Specialist, Sarah Bien. Additional resources that may be helpful include:
Several organizations have begun compiling resources with the purpose of supporting parents and children impacted by school closures both locally and nationwide. We will continue to update this list as we receive new information.
[10:30 – 11:00 am] Soulful Flow Yoga with Jasmine RaShae, registration: bit.ly/focsyoga1
[10:30 – 11:00 am] Soulful Flow Yoga with Jasmine RaShae, registration: bit.ly/focsyoga2
[2:00 – 3:00pm] Afternoon Tea: FOCS Community Check-in (drop in, no registration): https://zoom.us/j/151150561
We acknowledge the significant impact of an extended school closure on childcare responsibilities for families. We recommend reviewing King County’s guidelines for gatherings of children and youth while schools are closed. This is a helpful resource that provides insight regarding social gatherings, sharing childcare responsibilities and more.
A Seattle parent is also compiling this list of resources for families impacted by school closures.