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Tips for Talking to Kids about COVID-19

 A new type of coronavirus, abbreviated COVID-19, is causing an outbreak of respiratory (lung) disease. It was first detected in China and has now been detected internationally. While the immediate health risk in the United States is low, it is important to plan for any possible outbreaks if the risk level increases in the future. 

Concern over this new virus can make children and families anxious. While we don’t know where and to what extent the disease may spread here in the United States, we do know that it is contagious, that the severity of illness can vary from individual to individual, and that there are steps we can take to prevent the spread of infection. Acknowledging some level of concern, without panicking, is appropriate and can result in taking actions that reduce the risk of illness. Helping children cope with anxiety requires providing accurate prevention information and facts without causing undue alarm. 

It is very important to remember that children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events. If parents seem overly worried, children’s anxiety may rise. Parents should reassure children that health and school officials are working hard to ensure that people throughout the country stay healthy. However, children also need factual, age appropriate information about the potential seriousness of disease risk and concrete instruction about how to avoid infections and spread of disease. Teaching children positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infection can help reduce anxiety. 

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Skylert March 13

Hello Edgemont Families,

At the recommendation of the Utah State Board of Education, Canyons School District is dismissing school for two weeks starting the morning of Monday, March 16. This means schools will not be in session from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 27. 

Edgemont will be open 8am-4pm on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 for Edgemont students and parents who are not sick to come to the school briefly to collect personal items or homework left behind at school.

Early next week, Canyons District will provide additional guidance to parents about the learning opportunities that will be provided during the two-week dismissal.

Don’t hesitate to call me at 801-826-8500 or email cathleen.schino@canyonsdistrict.org with questions or concerns.

We will miss our Edgemont Eagles during this closure.  Thank you for staying home, staying safe and staying healthy. 

Principal Schino

Skylert March 12

Hello Edgemont Families,

Canyons School District sent out a Skylert to all CSD families this evening communicating that upon direction from public health officials schools will remain open until further notice.  

1)  Edgemont is postponing tomorrow’s Beach Day activities as a precaution.  Please let your child know that Beach Day activities will be rescheduled for a later date.  Thank you for sharing this information tonight to help decrease disappointment tomorrow.

2)  All Edgemont staff members will continue to limit physical contact between students at school.  Morning announcements and every teacher is sharing the message of the importance of hand washing, avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and coughing or sneezing into your elbow.  Mr. Rameses, his crew and our teachers have done a fantastic job of cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.  Every Edgemont student, staff and family members’ health and well-being is important to us. It is imperative that sick children and sick adults do not come to school. Anyone who has a fever, cough or shortness of breath needs to stay home.  

Thank you for doing your part to stay healthy and to keep our Edgemont community healthy.

Principal Schino  

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