We discuss how to handle the inevitable challenges that students and families will have to deal with as they return to school—whether it’s online or in-person. We’ll address the range of issues, from mental health and anxiety to the effects of mask-wearing and distancing—especially on younger kids and those with special needs.
Chris McLaughlin, associate vice president of community and pediatric services, Northern Light Acadia Hospital
Bear Shea, mental health/school counseling specialist, Maine Department of Education
Erin Frazier (call-in), state director of special services, Maine Departmentof Education
Maggie Bordeau (call-in), lead pediatrician, Southern Maine Health Care
Clare Harrington (call-in), K-2 math specialist in the MSAD 51 Cumberland/North Yarmouth school district
- Deep Dive: Coronavirus
- U.S. CDC: Guidance for K-12 School Administrators on the Use of Cloth Face Coverings in Schools
- U.S. CDC: Cleaning, Disinfection, and Hand Hygiene in Schools
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- Will Kids Follow the New Pandemic Rules at School?
- This Year’s Must-Have Back-to-School Item: Masks for Children
- School openings across globe suggest ways to keep coronavirus at bay, despite outbreaks
- Young Teachers in the County Talk Challenges in Going Back to School
- Returning to school in a pandemic challenges our kids’ mental health. Here’s how you can help.
- With remote back-to-school, child care challenges for providers, families emerge
- Social Distancing Challenges: Tips to Help Kids at School
- School district bans students from wearing pajamas while doing online learning