COVID-19 Announcements and Resources

We will be using this page to share any announcements/updates we have for our families about the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation.  Then, down below our Announcements area we will be sharing various helpful COVID-19 resources.

Covid-19 Updates and Resources


Announcements

March 25th, 2020 – Thank you for your patience as we gathered guidance from the United States Department of Education (USDOE) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). We are moving forward with our continuity of education plan for Monday, March 30, 2020. Our staff is eager to begin spending time with our families.

To read Mrs. Rossetti’s entire letter to our families, please click here.

PA Distance Learning Staff

Resources

Talking Points

How to Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19
Families across the United States are overwhelmed with news stories and information about the coronavirus (known as COVID-19). It is important to teach children positive preventive measures, talk with them about their fears, and give them a sense of some control over their risk of infection to help reduce anxiety.
The National Association of School Psychologists outlines some tips for how to talk to kids about the COVID-19 here: https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource

Food Assistance

County Food Bank Information:
If you or someone you know needs food assistance, Feeding Pennsylvania and their nine member food banks, who together serve Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, can help to connect you with the resources you need.
Find the closest food bank to you here: https://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank

Supplemental Learning Activities

20 Online Learning Resources to Get You through Coronavirus School Closures
https://swingeducation.com/resources/20-online-learning-resources-to-help-you-get-through-coronavirus-school-closures

Scholastic’s Learn at Home Website

Scholastic’s Learn at Home website features resources that provide children with 20 days of FREE articles, stories, videos, and fun learning challenges.  Children can complete them anytime, in any order.  They can work on their own or together with you and your family.
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Exploratorium Learning Toolbox

Are you having trouble explaining coronavirus (COVID-19), and how to fight viruses like this, to your kids?
Exploratorium is here to help, by explaining timely topics about the current pandemic, using their science-backed Learning Toolbox complete with hands-on activities and videos: https://www.exploratorium.edu/learn