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Message from Head of School

A Message from Head of School has been emailed to families, click here to view.

Information and Resources

On this page, we will be sharing information and resources for our school community. Scroll down for School-Wide Resources and Campus-Specific information as well. Posts will be added  as we gather information from our partners, staff, and community to share.

School-Wide Announcements

Non-Academic Resources

Academic Resources

In an effort to ensure limited disruption to Louisiana students’ education due to public school closures, Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education and in collaboration with PBS stations nationwide have announced a plan to provide teachers, parents, caregivers, and students with resources to continue learning at home. Click on the image below for more.

Special Needs Focused

  • ADHD: Parents would benefit from this free webinar Coronavirus Crash Course for Parents: Keeping Kids with ADHD in ‘Study Mode’ While Home from School to learn how to manage their child’s academics during the coronavirus outbreak on Thursday, March 19, at 2 pm ET. If unavailable at this time, Sign up and you will receive the free webinar replay link after 3/19 as well.

  • AUTISM: We found numerous resources to support children with Autism during this confusing time. This social story is aimed at helping to alleviate fears and anxiety many children may be experiencing at this time. This social story discusses symptoms and how we all can do our part to slow the spread. (SELF)

  • MODERATE TO SEVERE LEARNING NEEDS:Special Needs for Special Kids has opened its website to be a remote learning experience to support the learning of students with more moderate to severe learning needs. It will be a source of quality lessons and activities for parents or teachers to utilize. Additionally, the Sherlock Center Resource Library. offers Adapted Literature, a valuable resource for teachers to help students with severe disabilities participate in the general curriculum. (SELF)

  • RELATED SERVICE while not in school. (SELF)

MESSAGE FROM CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Children’s Hospital has a resource page on our website that we invite you to visit for the latest updates about COVID-19 and to access the Parent Resource Page. https://www.lcmchealth.org/coronavirus/  Our pediatric specialists are continuing to see patients who meet the criteria for an in-person visit. For those conditions and concerns that can be addressed through a virtual visit (video or telephone), we are offering those options. And, if a child can wait to be evaluated at a later date, we will schedule an appointment in the future. Feel free to contact our Concierge Department with any scheduling needs (phone – 504.894.6778 or fax – 504.896.2704) or if you would like to speak to a specialist about a patient who may need an outpatient evaluation. In addition, our inpatient behavioral health services are continuing during these difficult times at our Calhoun Street campus. However, the final touches are being made on the new Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health Center at 210 State Street and all of the services should move to the new building in the next couple of weeks. For more information, please see the Behavioral Health Center web page: https://behavioralhealth.chnola.org/. The Transfer Center remains open and staffed 24/7 with registered nurses who can conduct a three-way call between the community or referring provider and our Children’s Hospital specialists. Even if a transfer to Children’s Hospital is not warranted, the specialists are available for a consultative call.Please feel free to reach out if we can help in any way. We will get through this together!

Best, Gretchen Dondis, RN (Director of Outreach and Business Development)

Social and Emotional Learning

  • School’s Out: A Parents’ Guide for Meeting the Challenge During the COVID-19 Pandemic click here
  • Wellness Activities for Kids (and parents, too)
      1. Daily Schedule
      2. Gratitude Jar
      3. Play “I Spy” from a porch or window
      4. Fitness Bingo
      5. Take a daily walk or bike ride with family
      6. Create a dance routine 
      7. Read and discuss together 
      8. Go on a scavenger hunt – make a list of 10 things to find…”find something soft”, “find something round”, “find something with spots, etc.”
      9. Make a list of all of your loved ones and try to call at least one each day
      10. Weed the yard or pick up trash

Internet device required (all free):

  1. Headspace app
  2. Art projects
  3. Virtual field trips
  4. Virtual National Park visits
  5. Daily drawing webcast
  6. Down Dog app
  7. Listen to stories
  8. Subscribe to Yoga4Classrooms daily mindfulness practice
  9. Stream movies in French & Spanish

Partner Resources:

Art Apart- Online Lessons and Resources from KID smART
Making Tropical Birds with Erin Doherty from Arthur Ashe Charter School
Mind Body Warm Up with Andrea Panzeca from Esperanza Charter School
Bubble Art with Renee Anderson from ISL Dixon
 
COMMUNITY WORKS:

Dixon Campus

Uptown Campus

Westbank Campus