Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope you are all well. I understand that this is a stressful time for everyone. Kids are unexpectedly home, adults are trying to manage work and child care, and there is the uncertainty of when school will resume. Managing the stress of the news, social media, etc. can be overwhelming so I’ve put together some resources to support you.

The resources linked below are designed to help you and your children practice self-care, have fun while at home, and even manage stress. I encourage you to check these out and try them with your children.

        I will be available over the school closure to answer questions.  Feel free to email me for non-emergency mental health questions. My contact info is listed below.

        If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call the Boston Emergency Services Team (BEST) at 1-800-981-4357, call 911, or go to your nearest emergency room.



Mr. Deknatel


Tips for getting through an extended school closure

Healthy Activities Calendar


Just for kids: A comic exploring the new coronavirus


And in Spanish: El coronavirus explicado para ninos


Reminder: How to wash your hands song


Chair yoga for kids and families


GoNoodle Videos: for kids to getting active and moving or practice some calming down (free in the link below)