Special Education

This is a collection of various resources and informative articles for parents, guardians and the community during our extended closure due to COVID-19. 

A list of local resources for families, including food and other supports, compiled by district staff (in English and Spanish):

Family Resources.pdf
Recursos Familiares.pdf

Guidance for parents and caregivers during the extended closure, compiled by VVUHSD staff:

For Parents and Caregivers During School Closures.pdf

An article by VVUHSD counselor Carrie Bershee about supporting children during this difficult time:

https://carriebershee.com/2020/03/17/supporting-kids-emotionally-at-this-critical-time-in-their-childhoods/

COVID-19 fact sheet and tips for stopping the spread of the virus from the Centers for Disease Control:

2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf
stop-the-spread-of-germs.pdf

Guidance on how to talk to children about COVID-19 from the National Association of School Psychologists and the National Association of School Nurses, in English and Spanish:

COVID-19_parent_handout_NASP_NASN_2-20.pdf
Spanish_COVID-19_parent_handout_NASP_NASN_2-20_FINAL.pdf

Guidance on coping with stress during infections disease outbreaks from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:

coping with stress during infectious disease outbreaks.pdf

Tips on coping with stress and helping children cope with street from the World Health Organization: 

coping-with-stress.pdf
helping-children-cope-with-stress-print.pdf