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.
- April 24, 2020: Message from Head of School
- March 30, 2020: School Closure extended- Click here for a Message from Head of School
- March 17, 2020: An Important Message from Head of School has been emailed to families and posted on our website.
- For all Head of School Announcements, visit HOS Corner
- NOLA Ready- The City of New Orleans (Information and Resources)
- During this challenging time, we wanted to provide you with critical resources (academic and non-academic) that families and students normally receive from school.
- There is a robust and coordinated effort through which at least forty three school sites will be providing “grab and go” nutritious meal pickup across
Orleans parish by March 18. Other parishes will be joining this effort and providing information as well. If you have any questions about how to receive meals for your family please reach out to Melissa Boudreaux, Director of Food Service, for assistance.
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.
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- Art Resource from Ms. Vanessa and Ms. Katie (Dixon Campus)
- Free stories in multiple languages
- Online Educational Resources
- Coronavirus Kids Comic shared by Ms. Nikia McGee (Westbank Campus Social Worker)
- Library Resources shared by Ms. Kat Anderson (Uptown Campus Librarian)
- LCCR Community Resources shared by Ms. Anne Bachrach (Uptown Campus Social Worker)
- Resources shared by Ms. Ruby Corbyn-Ross (Westbank Campus)
- Online Teaching Resources from The National WWII Museum
Knowledge on the Go– has video lessons based on Eureka Math modules
PBS Kids released this article on how to talk to kids about the coronavirus. (SELF)
Join Kennedy Center Artist in Residence Mo Willems, each weekday for Lunch Doodles and explore drawing, doodling, and new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. (SELF)
Learning Log can support families at home with daily Logging of instructional activities with their children. (SELF)
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)
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)
- Daily Schedule
- Gratitude Jar
- Play “I Spy” from a porch or window
- Fitness Bingo
- Take a daily walk or bike ride with family
- Create a dance routine
- Read and discuss together
- Go on a scavenger hunt – make a list of 10 things to find…”find something soft”, “find something round”, “find something with spots, etc.”
- Make a list of all of your loved ones and try to call at least one each day
- Weed the yard or pick up trash
Internet device required (all free):
7 Things Improv Game with Cheryl Manley and Chris Tiberio KID smART Staff
Mind Body Warm Up with Andrea Panzeca from Esperanza Charter School
Bubble Art with Renee Anderson from ISL Dixon