Helping Kids and Families Cope with COVID-19

On Monday May 4th, BESD53 opened up a form to allow students and families to ask questions about COVID-19 and all the issues surrounding the pandemic. Tonight, May 8th, our Interim Superintendent, Dr. Margaret Longo, and our Principal of Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center, Mr. Shannon Swilley sat down with Dr. Khisty and Dr. Arshad from Riverside Healthcare to go over some of those questions in a video format. BESD53 is hoping that this will help answer and alleviate some concerns in our community and with our students.

BESD53 greatly appreciates the time and willingness of Dr. Khisty and Dr. Arshad to talk with us and provide some valuable information and coping skills. We also want to thank Riverside Healthcare for partnering with BESD53 in putting this together.

As a reminder, if you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed, please talk to someone about what's going on. Riverside Central Intake Department is available 24/7 to talk with you and help determine next steps. You can reach them at 844-442-2551.