How to stay together when we're apart
Currently, you're being overloaded with information: what to do, what not to do—a seemingly endless list of instructions. But, how do you stay connected to your community and support your school despite the circumstances? We won't say it's easy, but there are ways to stay informed and take back those feelings of togetherness, without getting overwhelmed.
Check on People You Care About.
Schedule time to give family members, loved ones, neighbors or community members a call to see how they're doing. Or, opt for FaceTime, Skype other video chat services for some face-to-face interaction. Either way, it'll help lessen feelings of loneliness or sadness.
On social media, that is. Use platforms like Facebook and NextDoor to keep in touch with your neighbors while practicing social distancing. See who you can help and how (while sticking to CDC guidelines, of course).
Those that are less fortunate are hurting right now, too. By volunteering at or donating to your local food bank, you're helping meet increased needs for food and deliveries. Agoura Hills' own Manna of Conejo Valley Food Bank remains open and is taking donations. For a list of their current needs, visit their website.
According to the American Red Cross, we're in a severe blood shortage. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, thousands of blood drives across the country have been cancelled. They're urging reliable, healthy individuals to make an appointment at their earliest convenience.
As for the Ilan Ramon Day School community, there's no time like the present to show your support. If there's anything we can do to help you or your family, don't hesitate to reach out. We'll get through this...together!
Posted on Wed, March 25, 2020
by Yuri Hronsky