March 24, 2020
Dear Cherry Valley Parents and Guardians,
Greetings to you from the Cherry Valley Staff! The building seems so quiet and empty without you! I hope you are all doing well during this stressful time. I just wanted to reach out to bring you some reminders, updates and answer a few frequently asked questions.
By now most of you have received a Kindergarten and/or First Grade Home Learning Enrichment packet for your student. We still have packets available at the Cherry Valley office in case you need to pick one up. They are also available at the Food Program Breakfast and Lunch Pick-up sites. These packets will not be graded and you do NOT need to bring them back to school. Please check the Polson School District website for online access to these materials.
Also, I am attaching a link to a social story for young children published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) called Something Strange Happened in my City: A Covid-19 Social Story for Young Children by Dr. Shu-Chen Jenny Yen. This story can be accessed online and is for the parents, guardians and caretakers of young children from 3-8 to help explain the Covid-19 virus and the changes that are going on in our community. This social story will help your child better understand what is happening, and focuses on the positive actions we can take as a community during these times. The social story link is: https://sandybabaece.wixsite.com/covid19referencelist
Young children often times have difficulty processing complex local and national events. Children may not show typical signs of stress, but may have trouble sleeping, they may argue or cry more easily, or even develop separation anxiety. If you have concerns or questions in regards to your child, please feel free to call the Cherry Valley office at 883-6333 and we will put you in contact with one of our school counselors. We are here for you and your child during this time.
Take care and stay healthy!
Rhonda Crowl, Cherry Valley Principal