Dr. Delaney Ruston – Pre, during, or post COVID, it’s equally challenging for us when our kids and teens resist what we know will help them feel good, help them grow as a person, and so forth. Think, trying out a new activity, taking a walk with a friend, or getting some physical activity, just … More My kid won’t socialize, won’t exercise, won’t…
We are looking forward to being back on campus this Monday, April 19. However, only pre-school through 9-year-olds will return. The higher grades and Secondary will continue with digital learning until May 10. If anything changes, we will let you know. Teachers have been on campus preparing their classrooms, creating activities to welcome back students, … More Returning to Campus
We will take pictures for the yearbook on Friday, April 23, of all students on campus. We will schedule the others (10 and older) on another day in small groups. This is permitted according to restrictions. Stay tuned for those dates.
Dr. Delaney Ruston – I am concerned about our youth, and science substantiates my worries as studies are reporting very high rates of mental health challenges. Not long ago, results from a national survey of teens were published that used standardized screening measures for depression and anxiety symptoms. The results were staggering: 55% of teens had significant … More What Isolation Has Done, How In-Person School Can Help
While I look forward to seeing most of our students on campus April 19, Hungary has pushed back the reopening of secondary schools by three weeks to May 10. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told state radio this on Friday, after teachers and students called for a delay for pandemic-related reasons. Of course, if anything changes, … More “Hungary delays school reopening after teachers, students protest”
Because the Hungarian border doesn’t always enforce quarantines, some families might think it’s okay for their child to return to campus without one. This is a loophole, of sorts, and it certainly makes travel easier. However, for a child to return to campus after traveling abroad, families are still expected to follow the Hungarian national … More Quarantine or PCR Test after Travel
Dr. Delaney Ruston – Research has shown that having some defined screen limits in a home is associated with positive outcomes with academics as well as with emotional and physical health. Okay, but that’s way easier said than done. And yes, with the pandemic, everything has gotten topsy turvy with screen time limits. Screen time … More Spring Reset. 4 Steps To Setting New Screen Limits
It is a beautiful day outside as I write this, a good day to begin a well-deserved 4-day Easter break. We will return to our regular online schedule Tuesday, April 6. The current government decree states that schools will reopen (on campus) Monday, April 19. Fingers crossed! We will monitor the situation closely and let … More Light at the end of the Tunnel