COVID-19 Resources

PARENTS/GUARDIANS: log in at your portal link to find your Virtual Learning Resource Board.

Wheeler’s Hirsch/Alperin Design | Innovate | Build Lab has pivoted to providing PPE face shields, making more than 400 frames in a multi-school public-private effort in Rhode Island. Here our DIB Lab Director Meghan Jimenez demonstrates two ways to make the shields’ frames.

 

What’s on this page?

VIDEOS

  • Handwashing Video
  • Easy to understand Coronavirus Video
  • Wheeler Girls Varsity Lacrosse Social Distance Video

 

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STAYING CONNECTED: Wheeler’s Virtual Health Center

 

Wheeler has been monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) closely since early January through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and all of our various state and local health and education agencies. Each of these agencies has provided progressively more guidance for schools as they have learned more about the virus and its impact.  In addition to sending communications from the Head of School to our families, this webpage offers resources for monitoring the latest information, for keeping your family as healthy as possible and to manage the understandable anxiety that our community may experience.

Please feel free to reach out to School Nurses Judy Diaz and Kathy McKenna if you have additional questions and bookmark this page to follow.


STATE OF RHODE ISLAND EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Social distancing:

RI Governor Stay at Home Order & no group gatherings of more than 5 people.

MA Department of Public Health: Stay-at-Home Advisory.

Travel orders:

Download the Executive Order for RI Residents re: ANY travel outside the US

Updates from the State of Rhode Island pertaining to Executive Orders and recommendations


PREVENTION
We want to prevent the spread of all seasonal illnesses with the following precautions. To keep our community healthy and help prevent the spread of illness, please continue to follow these recommendations.

The CDC has posted a list of precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Access to the Wheeler Farm
Many have noticed that the Wheeler Farm fields in Seekonk, MA, have recently been marked closed to group use.  While we work to abide by the serious CDC and Massachusetts health recommendations to maintain social distancing in all our communities, it has become increasingly difficult to monitor the growing numbers of people (from both our Wheeler community as well as the surrounding community) who are using the fields for gatherings, playdates, and team sports.

We are asking for the time being that everyone visiting the Farm use just our beautiful trails for walking at prescribed 6ft distances and NOT go on the fields for team games, playdates, group gatherings and anything that risks the transmission of COVID-19.

Massachusetts Order Closing K-12 Schools


TALKING TO CHILDREN/FAMILIES

Growing Minds: Resiliency in Children.  How Wheeler uses Yale’s RULER Program

Social Distancing: This Is Not A Snow Day

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus

How to Talk to Your Anxious Child About the Coronavirus

Just for Kids:  A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

BrainPop Video for Young Children on Coronavirus

Psychological Tips for Children and Adolescents’ Emotions

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health (Adults)


RESOURCES FOR HOME ACTIVITIES AND HOUSEHOLD READINESS

So the kids are at home. . .

TheBestIdeasforKids.com

Read, Wonder & Learn

CDC Household readiness tips

Metropolitan Museum of Art activities for home

SAGE DINING cooking at home video series


HEAD OF SCHOOL COMMUNICATION UPDATES

These updates are FYI only and not clickable.  Parents and guardians have received these emails with active links.

Head’s Message: Distance Learning to Continue per RI State Decision

Message from Alisia St. Florian ’86, Chair, Wheeler Board of Trustees

Wheeler Virtual Learning Guide Email March 27

Head’s Blog: Music Connects Us All, March 15 (with live links!)

Wheeler COVID-19 Update March 13

Wheeler COVID-19 Update March 11

Wheeler COVID-19 Update March 6

Wheeler COVID-19 Update March 1


And now, a gift for you: The Wheeler School Spirit Giveth Life soundtrack.

With suggestions from faculty and staff, curated by Allison Gaines Pell.


TRAVEL
NEW: CDC UPDATE on COVID-19 Travel in Europe

The CDC updates this webpage with all information for travelers.

CDC Covid-19 Specific Information for travelers

Latest CDC self-quarantine notice for travelers

Wheeler Community Travel Survey

Handwashing

What is Coronavirus? Get the Facts

Girls Varsity Lacrosse Social Distance Video

Our Warriors are keeping the #SpiritStrong and modeling good social distancing in this fun video.