Parent Resources

We understand what a stressful situation the distance learning will be for your entire family as we work together remotely for your child’s education. Please be patient as we navigate this new experience together as a faculty, as parents and as students. Our goal is to continue to give you all the resources and support that you will need in order to make this mandated solution as successful as it can be. 

Although we can’t visit with your students, please let us know if your student is having any challenges that can’t be answered by your student’s teacher, and we will do our best to help you find solutions for them. If you need anything from either one of us, please email us and we will respond as soon as possible. We will also be holding office hours from 9:00-11:00am each day to ensure we are available to you with expedited responses. .   

Please convey to your children that they are safe and that the issues (virus) that surround them are for the adults to worry about and handle: it is not their job. We have included many resources above for you to have real, age-appropriate conversations with your kids, so that you can begin to remove some fears created by the unknowns that this situation may cause. 

We will get through this together. Stay Garnet Strong! 

Mr. Baals and Ms. G.

We have formulated a vast list of resources for parents about the CORONAVIRUS and how to talk wih your kids about it, as well as, resources for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning, College and Career, Parent Resources and Helpful APPS.

You can find all of these resources by clicking here. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to us. 

Below are numerous topics that may be of concern as your child goes through the elementary years. You will find strategies and articles about each of the topics. As always, please feel free to contact Mr. Baals or Ms. Gorczynski if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child!​


Here are a list of Links and topics that you may find interesting or useful: 


Information on a variety of items that will come up at the elementary level:

Helpful parenting information:

Fun way to start a family dinner chat:

*If you are concerned about behaviors or emotions that you are seeing with your child, below is information about several disorders that can be seen in children and adolescents. If you think your child may fall into one of these categories, it is important to talk to your family physician and/or a mental health professional.

About ADHD:

About Anxiety Disorders:

About Asperger’s Syndrome:

About Bipolar Disorder:

About Conduct Disorder:

About Depression:

About Eating Disorders:

About Obsessive Compulsive Disorder:

About Oppositional Defiant Disorder:

About Post Traumatic Stress Disorder:  


Here are other helpful links for you as parents: 


PARENT LINKS                         Information On:

                                                                   Info on ADHD/ADD                      Family issues                     Variety of kid/parent topics               Variety of Kid/parent topics                                American Academy of Pediatrics              Parenting/ discipline            Variety of kid/parent/family tips                         Safety tips  Info/ resources for parents                          




*If there is an area that you need assistance with, and the above

 websites are not helpful to you, please email me and I will provide you with an appropriate contact.

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