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Mental Health Supports

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and anxious during an unprecedented situation like the COVID-19 pandemic. While social distancing to slow the spread of the virus is important for our physical health, finding ways to care for our mental health is also crucial.

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During this time of social distancing, change in routine, and fluid changes in the status of public health,  we recognize that this can take a toll on our social-emotional health. If you or your child would like a staff member to check-in, we would be happy to connect you/your student with one of our staff or administrators. Please provide your details by filling out the information below. Information will only be shared with relevant educational personnel.


Along with the websites listed below, please see the Student Services section of our website for resources such as our SOARce newsletter and materials that have been collected by our Ottawa County Intermediate School District.

This 20 minute complimentary video is designed to help support parents during the COVID-19 Pandemic & provide direction on how they can in turn support their children. Attention will be given to how this time may be experienced as a traumatizing event & how they can best foster resilience in themselves & their homes. Language for talking about this crisis with children will be provided at multiple developmental levels.

Stay Home,Stay Mindful

To the people of Michigan: staying inside isn’t always easy, but Governor Whitmer and Headspace are here for you during these challenging times. Now more than ever, it’s important to take care of yourselves and one another while each of us stays home and stays safe.

Information for Families Receiving Special Education Services

Supporting children with intellectual and developmental disabilities during extended times away from school and changing routines due to health outbreaks can be challenging. There are a number of strategies to use at home to help children settle into time away from school and into new routines, and to reduce worry and anxiety. The following strategies are universal, meaning they work for children with and without disabilities.

Dr. Doug VanderJagt

Superintendent, District Email Doug VanderJagt

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Additional resources

Provided by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Preventions:

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This site provides information using PDF, visit this link to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software.