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Support Services: COVID Resources

Wellness and Learning Resources for Supporting Students through COVID-19

The Bush K-12 Support Services Department’s goal is to support all students during the transition to remote schooling during the COVID-19 health outbreak. This webpage is designed as a resource for students and families and includes spring break resources, featured articles of interest, wellness and counseling resources, learning support resources, and a Bush support services team directory including contact information. We hope you find it helpful and enjoy exploring the various articles, links, and information. To read the letter sent to the Bush community from Support Services Department Chair Sara Carter outlining the department's commitment to students' emotional and learning needs during the COVID-19 health outbreak, click here.

Today, we know that community is more important than ever, and the Bush support services team is ready to support you.


Featured News Stories

List of 4 news stories.

  • Coronavirus Racial Disparities in Seattle (Seattle Times)

    In King County, some communities of color have been infected with the novel coronavirus at higher rates than white people, according to a new analysis of public health data. To read more, click here.
  • How Dangerous Is It to Protest During a Pandemic? (Rolling Stone Magazine)

    “Given the fact that there is likely a large group of individuals who are asymptomatic, and given that the activity — in this case, protesting — doesn’t lend itself to practicing social distancing, there are certainly concerns about COVID transmission.” To read more, click here
  • Pride is More than Parades (Crosscut)

    "Pride Month is about the resilience, creativity, and beauty of the LGBTQ community — and that the temporary absence of large, corporate-sponsored and often-inaccessible mass gatherings cannot suppress that underlying strength." To read more about how COVID-19 has altered Pride Month, click here.
  • The Bush School COVID-19 Preparedness and Planning

    For an up-to-date list of COVID-19 Preparedness and Planning documents from The Bush School, click here. 

Wellness and Counseling

Managing Uncertainty
We know in times like these it is normal to feel a sense of worry or concern about how things are unfolding. Below are suggested ways to manage this uncertainty:
  • Listen to, acknowledge, and accept each other's feelings of not being in control.
  • Make sure your children understand your answers and the meaning you intended.
  • Use words or phrases that won’t confuse or make the world more frightening.
  • Create opportunities to talk about what’s happening and how you are feeling.
  • Give an honest explanation and accurate information about this experience.
  • Be especially loving and supportive; we need each other at this time.
  • Let the school help! The school’s resources continue to be accessible

Learning Support

Assistive Technology Tools

Support Services

Counselors and learning specialists are available via email and phone during their regularly scheduled work hours. We are able to schedule online video conferencing as needed throughout the school day.

Leah Brown

Lower School Counselor
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lower School Director 
Contact for Lower School Support Services - Learning Specialist
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Gayle Gingold
Middle School Counselor
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Betsy Wandasiewicz
Middle School Learning Specialist
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Maria Mathiesen
Upper School Counselor
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

John Ganz
Upper School Counselor
Tuesday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sara Carter '90
Upper School Learning Specialist
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 12 to 4 p.m.
Sloan Chong
Upper School Learning Specialist
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 12 to 4 p.m.