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PHS Resource Guide for COVID-19
 

Educational: 

http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/ 
 

Various Emergency Needs: 

Idaho Care Line, call 211 for referrals to various local Idaho resources that are little to no cost.  

https://211.idaho.gov/Home/tabid/4263/Default.aspx 

 

St. Vincent de Paul, Southwest Idaho for assistance with utilities, rent, household goods, transportation, and clothing. 

https://www.svdpid.org/help-line/ 
 
 Housing Assistance:  

There is an eviction moratorium in the state of Idaho through April 15th, meaning there will be no evictions processed legally for the next couple of weeks. 

Local housing organization, Jesse Tree, is still encouraging tenants to pay if they can and stay as current as possible. If tenants can't pay rent, they are instructing people to (1) communicate with their landlords, (2) ask if the landlord is amenable to setting up payment plans, taking into consideration the stimulus package that is likely coming down the pike, and (3) pay what they can. We've released some instructions on how to set up payment plans: www.jessetreeidaho.org/payment-plan 

 

CATCH   

http://www.catchprogram.org/catch-of-canyon-county.php 

 

Jesse Tree of Idaho 

https://www.jessetreeidaho.org/
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Salvation Army  

(208) 461-3733 
https://nampa.salvationarmy.org/ 

  

 Mental Health: 

Lifeways and many other counseling offices are offering virtual counseling. Your school counselor can provide paperwork or you can contact Lifeways directly. 

https://www.lifeways.org/locations/caldwell/ 
 

Talkspace provides secure virtual counseling.  

https://www.talkspace.com/ 

 

Internet:     

 The Federal Communications Commission has released an agreement stating providers will waive late fees, not cut off service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots 

• AT&T - AT&T COVID-19 response. AT&T will offer open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families. • Verizon - Verizon does have special offers, but is following the FCC agreement.  

• Sprint - Sprint is following the FCC agreement, providing unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge.  

• T-Mobile - T-Mobile is following the FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. 


 

DISTANCE LEARNING RESOURCES:

~Links for Distance Learning from LibraryLearners.com

~Distance Learning Link - Idaho Public Television

Adobe

If students are using Adobe Creative Cloud, they will be granted temporary access at home through May 31, 2020 at no additional cost. Districts should drive access requests, but we are happy to help if needed. To learn more and request access, please follow this link.

 

Adobe also has a variety of distance learning resources that can be accessed by clicking here. There is a treasure trove of materials that provide best practices for distance learning as well as project ideas.

 

College Board (AP and SAT)

Advanced Placement (AP) students can take advantage of live and on-demand AP courses as well as free online review courses. There are two test dates, and students will have an at-home AP test option (for this spring only). You can learn more here.

 

The SAT Day for juniors has been cancelled. The Idaho State Department of Education is working on a way for juniors to participate in the SAT at a later point in time. For nationwide tests, the dates in both March and May have been canceled. Students who were already registered for the May test will get refunds. You can learn more here.

 

Imagine Learning/Imagine Math 

All Idaho students can get free access to the following three programs until June 2020. Imagine is a partner in most districts, so many kids use either the math or reading tools at school. They have set up a website specifically for parents here. We are happy to help districts or parents make sure their kids have access.

 

Learnzillion (Edgenuity)

Learnzillion provides curriculum in math and English Language Arts and has made their content videos available for free online. You can access those here.

 

MyON/MyON News

MyON provides independent reading practice with 24/7 access to thousands of digital fiction and nonfiction books and a personalized literacy experience for every student. Idaho students can access it for free, and we can help make sure they get set up if needed. The company has also set up a website for using myON at home, which you can see here.

 

AT&T Creates $10 Million Fund to Support Parents, Teachers, & Students Throughout COVID-19 School Closures

The first $1 million will support online learning platform Khan Academy.

 

AT&T is creating a Distance Learning and Family Connections Fund to give parents, students, and teachers tools they need for at-home learning. The fund also will provide resources to maintain meaningful connections and bonding opportunities for those isolated from family and friends.

 

Available in more than 40 languages, Khan Academy offers educational practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers students to study at home. Khan Academy also offers free tools for teachers and parents to help them track student progress. Learn more at KhanAcademy.org.


HealthySchoolsNewsletter April 2020_web (2).pdf

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