Maintaining Your Social, Emotional, and Mental Health during the Pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis has had an impact on all of our lives and required us to think differently about how we take care of ourselves and our children. It is very important to us that all members of our community stay safe and healthy during this stressful and unpredictable time. Our School Counselor, Fergie Wheeler, has created a distance learning page dedicated to supporting the basic needs, social, emotional, and behavioral health of our students, families and staff during the extended school closure. Click here to visit the Morse School Support Page for Students, Families, and Staff.

Please know that if you are observing changes in your child's social, behavioral, or emotional well being, or notice that your child is struggling to engage with his/her/their remote classes and/or learning assignments, please share this information with your child's teacher. Your child's teacher will work with you to better understand what is going on and to discuss possible adjustments to the teaching and learning approach. Depending on the situation, your child's teacher may also refer your child to our Student Support Team, which includes:

  • School Counselor, Fergie Wheeler
  • School Social Worker, Sosa Samura
  • School Psychologist, Stephanie Brennnan
  • Behavior Specialist, Sara Weinstock
  • School Nurse, Samantha Pillen
  • Principal, Chad Leith
  • Assistant Principal, Samantha Headley

The Student Support Team meets weekly to review concerns brought forth by Morse School teachers related to students learning behaviors and engagement in classroom activities. The team generates action plans which can include coaching for the teacher, the development of behavior plans for students, direct classroom or individual student interventions, and outreach to parents. Fergie Wheeler and Sosa Samura are also available for remote office hours at the following times:

Fergie Wheeler, School Counselor
Monday: 1-2PM
Tuesday: 2-2:30PM
Wednesday: 9-10AM
Thursday: 2-2:30PM
Friday: 1-2PM

Sosa Samura, School Social Worker
Monday: 8:30-9AM
Tuesday:1-2PM
Wednesday: 11-11:30AM
Thursday:1-2PM
Friday: 8:30-9AM

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