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An Equitable Education for All

Sandy Radic-Oshiro
School Psychologist

Inspirational meme

Surviving and thriving during homeschool

It's OK, it's not normal

Focus on connections

Dear Students and Families,

We miss all of you so much! I can’t tell you how often we think of you. Teachers and staff are busy at school cleaning and organizing, but it is not the same without your beautiful smiles and funny jokes.

Please know that staff are available to answer any questions or concerns you have. Many thanks to Ms Chapman, Ms. Lisa and Ms. Amy for keeping our office running so smoothly. Many thanks to Mr. Dan, Ms. Cindy, and Ms. Patti for preparing and delivering food!

Parents and Families, it can be very helpful to stick to a schedule for your child in a relaxed format. For my 8 year old son, I have the following schedule. Sometimes I set an alarm to help keep us on schedule since I am working from home.

9:00 am Get dressed and eat breakfast
10:00 am Read for 20 minutes
11:00 am Writing
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Math
2:00 pm Art
3:00 pm PE/Movement such as walk, running, basketball, yoga, dancing, etc.
Bedtime What went well today? What are we grateful for?

If you need any help in creating a schedule, please don’t hesitate to contact your teacher or myself for some ideas.

Please don’t feel the pressure to have your child work too hard. Sometimes they will have off days and that is okay. Right now, it is most important to keep them feeling safe and keep the mood as light as possible. I have included an article for parents on how to manage when your child feels like they can’t do something. (Article: What to Say When Your Child Says “I Can’t Do It”).

Students, please make sure to be kind to yourself and others and use positive coping skills such as:

  • Going outside
  • Exercise
  • Talking to friends
  • Art
  • Music
  • Drink water
  • Eat healthy
  • Go to sleep at the same time each night

If you are struggling with some tough emotions or feeling lonely, don’t hesitate to call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Caring counselors are available to listen any time, day or night, any day of the year. Please know you can also contact me at any time at (707) 834-2861.

I have included also included in this packet of information, information on how to access services through Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services. You can also contact the Loleta Community Resource Center if you have particular needs at (707) 733-5239. Marina and Anna are always so helpful!

Warmest wishes to you and your family!


Ms. Sandy and the Loleta Staff