We’re proud to say that Cotting was ahead of the curve in its response to the pandemic, serving as a model for other area schools. While the building remains closed, the Cotting spirit never wavers. Classroom teachers and therapists host their own Google Classroom sites to make learning easily accessible. Teachers continue to meet with their classes consistently, and are also offering one-on-one meetings to offer encouragement and help students feel connected. In a similar way, our therapists are providing services remotely, and our mental health team holds virtual parent meetings to answer questions and offer support. Our online resource – www.cotting.org/coronavirus – serves as a comprehensive list of helpful links and tools for families to utilize throughout their time at home. Our performing arts instructor even hosts weekly virtual “Open Mic” sessions to put our staff and student talents on display! These are just a few of the many thoughtful and creative ways that our staff have gone above and beyond. As Cotting staff work hard to reimagine our mission, our students are using their online tools to keep us updated on their life in quarantine! Some students practice their skills in the kitchen while others rake their yard! Circle of Friends continues to meet virtually for some much-needed social interaction.
Have a look at some of the sights of our reimagined virtual Cotting experience!
From the left: Patrick practices his baking skills; Jonathan gets to work in the yard; Tyler and Ms. Piscopo tackle some mathematics world problems; Ms. Cain’s class talks mind-fulness strategies and reflects on what they’re thankful for.
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