Questions?

Division Heads
Adrienne Parsons
, Lower School Head
Gregg Sacon, Interim Middle School Assistant Head
Gillian Bush, Upper School Head
George Russo, Upper School Dean

Student Care Team
Christine Smolyanskiy, School Nurse
Annette Iversen, Lower School Learning Specialist
Genevieve Chenoweth, Lower School Learning Specialist
Carly Zarrow, Middle School Student Support Specialist
Mara Tapia, Middle/Upper School Counselor
Sonia Capretta, Upper School Educational Support Specialist

Important Topics

List of 3 items.

  • Cleanliness & Hygiene

    We cannot overemphasize the importance of thorough hand-washing with soap and water. The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission like grocery stores and pharmacies. For mask patterns, please see Buckley at Home.
  • Authorities and Sources

    Our Health Office is well-versed in these topics and our school nurse Christine Smolyanskiy welcomes any and all questions. She is in regular contact with our liaison at the Los Angeles Department of Public Health.
  • Stress and Emotional Well-Being

    In terms of the virus’s impact on the social and emotional well-being of our community, this article by child development and behavior specialist Betsy Brown Braun offers good advice for framing the topic for young children. In a nutshell, she advises not to be afraid to discuss the topic with your child at any age -- better you get to them first! Hearing the facts about germs, hygiene, and immunity can address anxiety and arm them with real information!