COVID-19 Social Work Updates

The School of Social Work developed this page to provide resources and tools to help our faculty, staff and students stay informed and remain productive during the coming weeks. We hope this information will help our social work community continue their daily activities as effectively, efficiently and safely as possible, whether that includes teaching, research, service or learning. 

We understand this is a very difficult time. We appreciate our community, and are here to support you to the degree possible. We are communicating with our students, faculty and staff on a nearly daily basis via email; please be sure to read every message thoroughly. Do not hesitate to reach out to us as necessary; although we are working remotely, we remain very accessible through email and our regular UB office numbers. Also, see below for specific information pertaining to various categories of UBSSW constituents.

We ask that you:

- Be kind
- Communicate what you need
- Take care of yourself, take health precautions

On this page:

Student Updates

We empathize with how this COVID-19 crisis may be contributing to increased stress, anxiety and personal hardships for our students. As we all adjust to physical distancing and learning/working at a distance, please be assured that the school of social work faculty and staff are available to assist you through this transition. Amidst this uncertain time, please stay well, stay connected and reach out to the school supports as necessary. We are here, and eager to help!

Commencement Postponed

Out of concern for the health and safety of our campus community, the University at Buffalo’s May 2020 commencement ceremonies will not take place as scheduled. Plans to reschedule graduation celebrations are currently being developed. We will update our graduates and our entire campus community as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions about Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) MSW Grading Options - Info for Students

Below you will find a list of commonly asked questions related to S/U grading, and the answers to those questions based on information that is most current at this time. 

What is S/U grading?

S/U stands for satisfactory/no credit grading that is often also referred to pass/fail grading.

What is the guideline to use for “passing”?

The policy at the UBSSW is that a B- or better should be considered passing. Please work with each instructor to complete the work necessary to get a passing grade in each class.

What is the purpose of S/U grading?

S/U grading can be used as an option when a student has progressed well enough overall to pass the class. This may help take the pressure off for students who are worried about their letter grades during this crisis time when students may not have been able to put their best effort into their courses. 

What semester does the S/U grade option apply to?

At this time, this only applies to the current (spring 2020) semester. 

Does S/U grading impact student GPAs?

No, if a student chooses to use the S/U grading option, their overall GPA will not go up or down as a result.

Does my instructor have to offer S/U grading as an option to students?

Yes, for this semester (spring 2020) all students should be given the option for S/U grading in any class, if a student wants to use it.

Can I choose to get a letter grade instead?

Yes, all students should be given the option to choose to stick with a letter grade if they choose. 

Can students choose S/U grading in one class, and letter grading in another class?

Yes, students should be allowed to choose which classes they might want an S/U grade in, and which classes they might want a letter grade in.

How long do I have to decide about my grade preference?

Students have until May 16, 2020 (the last day of exam week) to inform their instructors whether they want an S/U grade or a letter grade. 

Can students change their minds?

Yes, up until May 16, 2020, students can change their minds about whether or not they want an S/U grade or a letter grade. Students are encouraged to work closely with instructors to communicate their preference.

Can instructors just apply one grading option to the whole class?

No, instructors are required to give students the choice of whether they want a letter grade or they want to switch to the S/U grade.

How should I inform my instructor about the grading option I want to choose?

Students should communicate the grade option they want to choose to their instructors on or before May 16, 2020. Students should ask their instructors about the preferred process for communicating their choice.

Will the S/U grade impact CSWE accreditation, licensing, or application to other educational programs?

No, our research suggests that accreditation standards, licensing requirements, and applications to other educational programs will not be negatively impacted by using the S/U option. However, students are encouraged to work with their instructors to keep records for students who have chosen S/U grading, just in case there is ever a bureaucratic problem.

Are there other options for helping students who might be struggling during the COVID-19 crisis?

Yes, the deadline for dropping course has been extended to help students who may not be able to continue in a class moving forward. Students can also take a leave of absence from the program. Students who need help should reach out to the UBSSW Student and Academic Affairs Team for assistance: sw-studentservices@buffalo.edu.

updated 03/26/2020

MSW Students: Transitioning to Distance Learning Email sent on 3/13/2020 at 4:14 p.m.

Seated MSW Students:

As you prepare to transition to learning at a distance for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, we recognize that not all students have experience with learning in online environments. To best support you with this transition, we have developed this sheet of tips and recommendations for the weeks to come. Please remember that you can contact us in Student Services at sw-studentservices@buffalo.edu for support and guidance with this transition. We’re here to help!

Student Services will hold open drop-in hours via Zoom during the times below:

  • Tuesday 3/17 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Thursday 3/19 - 9:30am to 10:30am; 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Friday 3/20 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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  • Feel free to join at any point during these timeframes. We hope that this will give you an opportunity to (1) give Zoom a test run and see for yourselves how it operates, and (2) follow-up with us if you have any questions about any of the details in this document.
  • If you are unable to attend our open hours, but would like to set-up a meeting with one of us, please contact us sw-studentservices@buffalo.edu.

What can I expect with the change to distance learning?

  • Each of your professors will contact you directly by March 19th to provide an update on how their course will be delivered for the remainder of the term.
  • We anticipate some of your faculty will simply shift their regularly scheduled face-to-face classes to Zoom or WebEx virtual meetings taking place on the same day and time that you previously met in-person.
  • Classes with heavier lecture components might upload pre-recorded lectures for you to view independently on UBlearns.

Terminology

  • Synchronous delivery means that courses will continue to be delivered “live,” with you logging into a virtual meeting at the same day and time as your previously scheduled seated meeting.
  • Asynchronous delivery means that courses will post content, such as recorded presentations and discussion posts, that can be completed on your own by a specified deadline.

Tech Tips

  • Whenever faculty deliver synchronous lessons using Zoom or WebEx, they will send you a link to “log in” to the meeting. Typically, all you need to do is click the link, provide your name, and set-up your camera and microphone.
  • When logging into a synchronous class session, you will need:
    • A desktop or laptop computer. Using the Zoom or WebEx phone apps are fine for small groups but not ideal for full class sessions.
    • A reliable internet connection. Hard-wired internet connections are ideal but not required.
    • Headphones with a microphone are optional but recommended.
  • There will be a call-in option for microphone and audio. Be sure to keep the call-in phone number handy in case you attempt to log in and experience technical difficulties.
  • Both WebEx and Zoom have dedicated supports to help navigate technical difficulties.
  • Please send a message to sw-studentservices@buffalo.edu if you do not have internet access at home or do not have a way to access the internet in a safe location.

Environment Tips

Whenever possible, designate a comfortable space with minimal distractions in your home or wherever you are most comfortable to complete your classwork.

  • When you have a synchronous class session, be sure to login from a quiet environment with minimal background noise.
  • In class sessions, make sure your microphone is muted when you aren’t speaking to prevent feedback.
  • Make sure you have privacy when logging into class sessions. If others in your workspace can hear your computer, consider using headphones to support the privacy of your classmates.
  • To be used at your discretion, at this time campus resources are still available. Resources such as libraries, computer labs, and other communal spaces are all still open for student use.

Communications Tips

  • The primary mode of communication from your faculty will continue to be your @buffalo.edu email account.
  • Some faculty will communicate by posting “Announcements” in UBlearns. Please check the Announcements tab in UBlearns periodically.
  • For group projects with other students, consider using group text apps such as “GroupMe.” This allows you to set up group texts without sharing phone numbers.
  • For meeting with other students, UB provides all students with an individual WebEx account and will provide more information about individual Zoom accounts for students in the near future. Consider familiarizing yourself with one of these services for small group meetings.
  • Additional virtual meeting apps to consider for small group meetings include Google Duo and Google Hangouts.

Time and Workload Management Tips

  • If you’re in a class that begins delivering content asynchronously, try to do the work during the same day and time you previously went to class to prevent falling behind.
  • Build in breaks during asynchronous work similar to the breaks you might have during a seated class.
  • Completing work asynchronously may take some additional time as you get acclimated to the new format. For example, if your faculty require participation via discussion boards, preparing and responding to discussion posts may take additional time and effort compared to class discussion. (In discussion posts, remember to cite your sources!)

UB COVID-19 statement from MSW Program Director Isok Kim - Email sent out to MSW students on 3/11/2020 at 5:13 p.m.

Dear MSW students,

I’ve recorded a quick video (~4 minutes) for you, updating you on the school’s response to ongoing Covid-19 outbreak: https://www.loom.com/share/cd63e6d8dbe04a909ff06f271e204db8. Please watch this no later than 3/12 as the situation appears to change quite rapidly.

Attached is the official UB statement regarding the Covid-19 situation. The same statement and additional information can be found here: https://www.buffalo.edu/coronavirus/dashboard.html

It is important to know that all seated classes this week will go on as planned. When you return from spring break (3/23/20), all UB classes will continue but via distance learning (i.e., online) model.

In the meantime, please take care of yourself and enjoy the break.

Field Education Updates

Dear Students,

Members of our Field Team are trying very hard to stay one step ahead of the corona virus crisis. To this end, please see the accompanying Field Education COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions document. We will continue to update this document, and are in the process of creating additional resources. We promise to do our best as circumstances change. We are working hard to make sure that your experience in field, if it is disrupted in any way, isn’t jeopardizing your ability to complete the field course or preventing you from ending the program in time. 

As always, we welcome your feedback, suggestions, and concerns! We will continue to send information and resources via email, and will be scheduling more live question and answer sessions. 

03/19/2020

Field Education Frequently Asked Questions

Protocol - Request for Individualized Work Plan

Remote Activities - Plan for Placement Interruption

Remote Field Work Plan

We understand this is a difficult time for many. Please understand that the health and safety of our students, and the health and safety of members of our larger field community, is foremost on our minds. 

As always, our students have a right to safety, and should know that protocols are in place for assisting them with the completion of placement hours in order to successfully obtain their degree.

Students should be proactive in discussing with their Field Supervisors procedures if there is a prolonged absence from field. In the event of field placement closure, or if students are advised by their agency, supervisor, and/or government to not attend their field placement, or if safety concerns warrant a temporary disruption in field placement, students should immediately consult with both their Faculty Liaison and their Field Supervisor(s). 

We have assembled a list of optional remote activities that students can complete – with Field Educator input and approval - to help meet hour requirements and educational competencies. In the event a student is too ill to complete alternative assignments remotely, a plan can be made and discussed with the Field Office upon student recovery. Students may be assigned an incomplete until field hours are completed.  

There are also procedures in place if an individual student is requesting to work remotely. The Protocol begins with contacting the Field Office for consideration and approval.  

Please contact sw-field@buffalo.edu with any questions or concerns.

updated 3/17/2020

Q & A Session Field Education & COVID-19 Response Email on 03/15/2020 at 9:46 a.m.

Q & A Field Education Session on March 17 at 5pm EST via Zoom

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We have been responding to individual student requests to work remotely, and also advising students, field educators and liaisons on plans for completing activities remotely.  Students, please reach out to your Liaisons to keep them appraised of any closures.

Members of the Field Team will be available on Tuesday between 5pm and 6pm via Zoom video conferencing to respond to any questions and concerns.  Please feel free to join us.  You’ll find the Zoom meeting link below. 

In the midst of a chaotic time, I’m seeing members of our community respond with compassion, understanding and support. People seem to be making the most of this difficult situation, too.  One Field Educator asked me today if a single plan to do work remotely could be used for all students at her school-based site.  Absolutely.  A Liaison for another school district mentioned students possibly helping with food distribution in lieu of the normal routine.  A great idea! 

Be well everyone. Please remember safety first, and reach out with any questions or concerns. 

UBSSWField Education is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: UBSSW Field - COVID-19 Response Q & A

Time: Mar 17, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Updated 3/16/2020

Field Education - COVID-19 Response from Laura Lewis - Email sent out to MSW students on 3/11/2020 at 4:01 p.m.

Dear Students, Field Educators, Task Supervisors, and Other Members of our Field Community:

First, let me say that if you have any questions or concerns, you should not hesitate to contact the Field Office, or call me directly.  You can email sw-field@buffalo.edu to reach members of the Field Team. My number is 716-645-1232.

As I mentioned in a previous email to students, you should continue to attend field. Please read the following message, and see the attached for a protocol for individual students to follow if field for them does need to be interrupted. We’ve developed a list of resources and remote activities that are applicable to all students should their placement be disrupted due to the virus. We are approving off-site work plans if a situation demands it. 

We understand that the news about the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can make this a challenging time for some, and of course our first concern is always for our students’ health. It is important to remember that this is flu season, and seasonal flu guidelines – such as handwashing, social distance - should be followed. Students may become ill for a variety of reasons unconnected to COVID-19, and are encouraged not to attend field if they are feeling ill, and to contact University at Buffalo Student Health Services or their own health care provider. Please be familiar with our standard attendance policy which is located in the Field Manual

Students should be proactive in discussing with their Field Supervisors procedures if there is a prolonged absence from field. In the event of field placement closure, or if students are advised by their agency, supervisor, and/or government to not attend their field placement, or if safety concerns warrant a temporary disruption in field placement, students should immediately consult with both their Faculty Liaison and their Field Supervisor(s). 

We have assembled a list of optional remote activities that students can complete – with Field Educator input and approval - to help meet hour requirements and educational competencies.  In the event a student is too ill to complete alternative assignments remotely, a plan can be made and discussed with the Field Office upon student recovery. Students may be assigned an incomplete until field hours are completed. Please see attached document, “Remote Activities”. 

There are procedures in place if an individual student is requesting to work remotely. The Protocol begins with contacting the Field Office for consideration and approval. Please see the attached document, “Field Education Protocol”. 

We ask that students obtain timely information about the COVID-19 virus, as with any potential disease outbreak or disaster. The University webpage related to COVID-19 provides up-to-date information and resources for students:   https://www.buffalo.edu/coronavirus.html. Other important sources of information are county and state Departments of health websites, and the Center for Disease Control website. 

If a student is exhibiting symptoms related to COVD-19 as described in guidance issued by U.S. health agencies, they should contact Student Health Services or their health care provider immediately. If a student is ever experiencing distress related to as a result of the anticipation or impact of the pandemic or disaster should contact Student Counseling at the University.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

Attached documents to this email

Field Education Email from Laura Lewis - SUNY Announcement Regarding In-person Classes Going Online on 3/11/2020 at 3:23 p.m.

Dear Students, Field Educators and Other Members of Our Field Education Community:

You may have heard of SUNY’s recent decision to move classes online through the remainder of spring semester. I’ll attach a piece from the NY Times below.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/11/nyregion/coronavirus-new-york-update.html

Students should continue to attend field.

Please know that health and safety is our primary concern. We’ve developed a plan and helpful resources in the event that student placements are disrupted.

I have a more extensive communication ready to go out to you very soon.

As I sit on our Faculty Senate, I’m hearing from University leadership now about this developing situation. The main objective at the moment is to reduce the density of the population on campus. Campus operations, however, will continue, i.e. dining, housing. 

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions and concerns. Please bear with me as this is evolving.

Admissions and Newly Accepted Students

Applicants:

To all UBSSW prospective students – despite the current situation surrounding COVID-19, our application process for the Fall 2020 semester continues without interruption, and we welcome your application.
 
We have extended the application deadline for our on-campus programs for Fall 2020 to allow for additional time to submit documents; you can view the updated deadlines on the FAQ website. Applications that are completed earlier will receive priority consideration for admission and funding. 

Newly Accepted Students:

Welcome to the UBSSW. Despite the current situation surrounding COVID-19, we continue to prepare for the scheduled start of our Full-Time Advanced Standing MSW program in late May, in addition to our Fall 2020 programs.

If you have not yet accepted your admission offer, please do so as soon as possible, so we can be assured to include you in future communications.

We have made the decision to deliver our Full-Time Advanced Standing MSW Orientation virtually. If need be, we have the ability to transition the summer full-time advanced standing courses to distance-learning formats. As we continue to monitor the current situation, we will keep you informed of any changes to scheduled courses and activities.

Please take care and we look forward to more formally welcoming you to the UBSSW soon! 

updated 04/01/2020

Information for Teaching Faculty

Frequently Asked Questions about Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) MSW Grading Options

Below you will find a list of commonly asked questions related to S/U grading, and the answers to those questions based on information that is most current at this time.

What is S/U grading?

S/U stands for satisfactory/no credit grading that is often also referred to pass/fail grading.

What is the guideline to use for “passing”?

The policy at the UBSSW is that a B- or better should be considered passing. Instructors are encouraged to be flexible about what constitutes a B- or better during this unique crisis.

What is the purpose of S/U grading?

S/U grading can be used as an option when a student is in good enough shape to pass the class. This may help take the pressure off for students who are worried about their letter grades during a time when students are not able to put their best effort into their courses

What semester does the S/U grade option apply to?

At this time, this only applies to the current (spring 2020) semester.

Does S/U grading impact student GPAs?

No, if a student chooses to use the S/U grading option, their overall GPA will not go up or down as a result.

Do I have to offer S/U grading as an option to students?

 Yes, for this semester (spring 2020) all students should be given the option for S/U grading in any class, if a student wants to use it.

Can students get a letter grade instead?

Yes, all students should be given the option to choose to stick with a letter grade if they choose.

Can students choose S/U grading in one class, and letter grading in another class?

Yes, students should be allowed to choose which classes they might want an S/U grade in, and which classes they might want a letter grade in.

How long do students have to decide?

Students have until May 16, 2020 (the last day of exam week) to inform their instructor whether they want an S/U grade or a letter grade.

Can students change their minds?

Yes, up until May 16, 2020, students can change their minds about whether or not they want an S/U grade or a letter grade. Instructors are encouraged to be open to students who change their minds about this.

Can I just apply one grading option to the whole class?

No, instructors are required to give students the choice of whether they want a letter grade or they want to switch to the S/U grade.

How should I inform students about the S/U option?

Instructors should communicate to students that they can choose either a letter grade or the S/U grade as soon as possible. Prompt communication will help students begin to consider their options. Students should be informed that they can choose the preferred option by May 16, 2020, and then instructors should devise a way to have students communicate their desired choice to the instructor.  Instructors are encouraged to have ongoing and open discussions/communications about this with students, and to be open to questions about this.

Will the S/U grade impact CSWE accreditation, licensing, or application to other educational programs?

No, our research suggests that accreditation standards, licensing requirements, and applications to other educational programs will not be negatively impacted by using the S/U option. However, instructors are encouraged to keep records for students who have chosen S/U grading, just in case there is ever a bureaucratic problem.

Are there other options for helping students who might be struggling during the COVID-19 crisis?

Yes, the deadline for dropping course has been extended to help students who may not be able to continue in a class moving forward. Students can also take a leave of absence from the program. Please refer students who may need help to the UBSSW Student and Academic Affairs Team for assistance: sw-studentservices@buffalo.edu

updated 03/26/2020

  • Full and part-time faculty:
    • Please contact students in your classes no later than March 19 to let them know how your class will be delivered.
    • If you think you need to do some “on-ground” components (i.e. “lab” sessions), then please consult with the appropriate program director about this decision to hold a class in person (Dr. Isok Kim, MSW Program; Dr. Annette Semanchin Jones, PhD Program; DSW Program Director, Dr. Louanne Bakk; Undergraduate Studies: Dr. Filomena Critelli). Email addresses are on the Full-Time Faculty webpage.
    • Steve Sturman is available to assist with online course conversion. Please contact him at sturman@buffalo.edu.

We do have classes that have “lab” components that need to be “on-ground” with people together in a room, so there will be some classes or class sessions that need to be done in classrooms as scheduled. The university remains open and classrooms continue to be available for this purpose.

updated 03/13/2020

Faculty and Staff General Updates

Please work with your supervisors to address any of your needs related to work tasks, schedules, priorities. We are all going to need to restructure our priorities to ensure that we can deliver our core mission during challenging times. We will likely need to put some less urgent work on hold so we can focus on what is core right now. Let’s all keep communicating with each other to clarify priorities and asking for help when we need it.

Event Cancellation

When cancelling events please update the event on the website, edit the event by marking it CANCELLED in the title. That way it will still appear on the website, but it will be clear it is not happening. Or if it is moved into a virtual format, mark it VIRTUAL.

Non-essential Travel Cancelled

Non-essential travel for faculty and staff in the school is cancelled until further notice. Please work with resource management staff on issues of reimbursement.

Working Remotely

As of March 19, 2020, the School of Social Work is working remotely, you will not find us in our offices. However you may still call us on our work phone numbers and email with us. We are all working hard to ensure continuity of our classes, including field placements. 

Temporary Alternate Work Assignments

By direction from the NYS Governor’s office, effective March 17, 2020 and until further notice, all non-essential SUNY employees shall be assigned to perform their work-related duties and responsibilities from alternate work locations, via telecommuting. 

Additional information and guidance regarding remote work is available on the UB HR website.

If you have any questions, please contact Mark Coldren at mcoldren@buffalo.edu, or 645-8155, or the HR Service Center at 645-7777.

updated 03/19/2020

SSW Classes and Operations Update from Dean Nancy J. Smyth - Email sent out to students, faculty and staff on 3/12/2020 at 5:36 p.m.

UBSSW Faculty, Staff, and Students,

By now you all have hopefully received the announcement from Provost Weber about UB moving to distance learning, wherever possible, on March 23.

We do have classes that have “lab” components that need to be “on-ground” with people together in a room, so there will be some classes or class sessions that need to be done in classrooms as scheduled. The university remains open and classrooms continue to be available for this purpose.

  • Full and part-time faculty:
    • Please contact students in your classes no later than March 19 to let them know how your class will be delivered.
    • If you think you need to do some “on-ground” components (i.e. “lab” sessions), then please consult with the appropriate program director about this decision to hold a class in person (Dr. Isok Kim, MSW Program; Dr. Annette Semanchin Jones, PhD Program; DSW Program Director, Dr. Louanne Bakk; Undergraduate Studies: Dr. Filomena Critelli). Email addresses are on the Full-Time Faculty webpage.
    • Steve Sturman is available to assist with online course conversion. Please contact him at sturman@buffalo.edu.
  • Campus-based faculty and staff: the university remains open for our usual business hours. Please work with your supervisors to address any of your needs related to work tasks, schedules, priorities. We are all going to need to restructure our priorities to ensure that we can deliver our core mission during challenging times. We will likely need to put some less urgent work on hold so we can focus on what is core right now. Let’s all keep communicating with each other to clarify priorities and asking for help when we need it.
  • Students:
    • For classes:  Your instructors should be in contact by March 19th about the plan for your course. If you haven’t heard from them by that date, please reach out to your instructor and the  your degree program director (Dr. Isok Kim, MSW Program; Dr. Annette Semanchin Jones, PhD Program; DSW Program Director, Dr. Louanne Bakk; Undergraduate Studies: Dr. Filomena Critelli). Email addresses are on the Full-Time Faculty webpage
    • For MSW Field Placements: field placements continue based on the field calendar and the particular field agency schedule. Please see our SSW Covid-19 update page for more information on how to manage a range of field placement issues that could arise. And you can reach our field faculty and staff by emailing sw-field@buffalo.edu.
    • If you work on campus, please report for work as you typically do
    • If any circumstance arise that interfere with your ability to complete your coursework or field instruction, please know that our Student Services staff are here to help. The best way to do that is to email them at sw-studentservices@buffalo.edu

For all of us:

  • Be kind: this is stressful time for everyone. Please give each other the benefit of the doubt and understand that we are doing our best under stress.
  • Communicate what you need: when we are under stress our attention narrows and it becomes harder to anticipate what others might need. So please speak up if there is something you need. We do want to know, we might just be overwhelmed and not thinking as proactively as we might want.
  • Take care of yourself, take health precautions, such as handwashing, social distancing, calling in sick. Reach out to your health care providers if you have any health care concerns.

I am confident that we can come together to get through this time successfully, delivering a high quality education and supporting each other through the process.

Behavioral Health Clinic

In response to the Covid-19 health crisis, we are not enrolling new participants in our alcohol treatment studies at this time. 

If you are in need of treament services, please visit our WNY Treatment Programs website.

updated 03/18/2020

Continuing Education

inSocialWork Podcast

The University at Buffalo School of Social Work’s inSocialWork Podcast will be taking a hiatus due to COVID-19 and our need to prioritize distance education. We will keep you posted on when we will return. Be kind to one another, and stay safe and healthy.

03/17/2020