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During this unprecedented time, our staff is here for our families. We have compiled a list of resources to help everyone get through this time. If you have any questions or learn of an additional resource that we should include, please let us know by emailing your Case Manager, leaving a message on our main phone 425.252.BBBS or by emailing your Case Manager directly.
Resources for our Families
Local Family Resources:
Washington Healthplanfinder.org – Insurance options available for Washingtonians experiencing change in current income or employment.
www.xfinity.com/wifi - Comcast offers free WiFi/Internet help to keep families connected during the COVID-19 outbreak.
https://www.sno-isle.org/ - Sno-Isle Libraries will allow you to receive a library card online and have full access to online resources.
https://www.everettsd.org/Page/31175 – Everett School Districts link to meal locations.
http://bit.ly/ESDfamilysupport – Edmonds School Districts list of locations for free grab-n-go breakfasts and lunches.
https://www.sno.wednet.edu/covid19meals – Snohomish School Districts location of their meal locations.
https://www.asd.wednet.edu/ - Arlington School Districts meal information
https://www.lkstevens.wednet.edu/menus - Lake Stevens School Districts meal information
https://www.msd25.org/o/District/page/child-nutrition-services--7- Marysville School Districts meal information
https://www.monroe.wednet.edu/covid-19/free-meal-program - Monroe School Districts meal information
https://www.mukilteoschools.org/Domain/45 - Mukilteo School Districts meal information
https://www.sultanschools.org/cms/one.aspx?portalId=6753986&pageId=7539960 – Sultan School Districts meal information
https://www.seattletimes.com/life/resources-for-childcare-and-at-home-learning-if-your-kids-or-teens-are-at-home-because-of-coronavirus-closures/ - Childcare and in-home learning resources from the Seattle Times.
https://www.governor.wa.gov/issues/issues/covid-19-resources/covid-19-resources-businesses-and-workers - The Governor’s Office has compiled this partial list of resources to support economic retention and recovery related to COVID-19 Coronavirus.
https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/index.asp - Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event.
https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/helping-children-cope.html - Helping children cope with emergencies.
Learn how animals use their scents and smells: https://www.perfume.com/article-how-animals-use-smells
Easy Indoor Activities for Kids: https://www.hellowonderful.co/post/easy-indoor-activities-for-kids/?fbclid=IwAR37n9j4Rc97K371gSR6ihOx0rVQQQSDwzLDE9wdZFQ05vAmyKXQCcrul8c
Scholastic Learn at Home: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D3Tfe92xYldT-HQX6Zqgk1l41N-CuIMFA2z34jfeCMY/edit?fbclid=IwAR0iywrUrUrdsF5IvwhY5gyUVXowcvwyUZ_Ro1hJZ3AVDfB-EOq_B_yfAZ8
Zoom Video is being made free for K-12 schools/students: https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2020/03/13/zoom-video-coronavirus-eric-yuan-schools/?utm_campaign=forbes&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_term=Valerie%2F&fbclid=IwAR2jzAkfIOFJYC_ST5uJ-GU-f1_fl6YlfAE29ndZvfpAQHIZxpEb2lpoDak#513e1bef4e71
Podcasts and other online resources for kids: https://medium.com/kidslisten/schools-out-kids-podcasts-are-in-82634e23d4c4
Over 150 enrichment activities for kids: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KCFnWreu4v7VoO3NbgP-Qcq2LyE1FvliYSoiTLRY7Qg/htmlview?usp=sharing&fbclid=IwAR3JycmuXWb5GnhRht5A9uVYzhgJEAeuZXEJnWG46L9Q8Wd_CmGKclwwkFg&sle=true
Free Literacy Program (Actors read to children): https://www.storylineonline.net/
Daily Free Arts & Craft Tutorials: https://www.mcharpermanor.com/blog
Digital Citizenship (Civics): https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship
37 Free Online Resources for schools shifting to online learning: https://schoolchoiceweek.com/37-free-online-resources-for-schools-shifting-online-during-coronavirus/
English Language Learning: https://www.duolingo.com/
English Language Learners: http://www.eslgamesworld.com/links.html
Zoom on PBS: https://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/zoom/#.Xm7JGnJKj3g
60+ Free Online Resources for School Closures: https://www.weareteachers.com/free-online-learning-resources/
High School: https://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/grades/high-school/
Early Childhood: https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/series/parent-favorites
English Language Learning – five resources: https://www.fluentu.com/blog/educator-english/esl-teaching-resources/
English Language Learning – Interactive websites: https://researchguides.library.wisc.edu/c.php?g=177873&p=1169756
ESL Videos: https://www.eslvideo.com/quizzes_low_intermediate.php
Virtual Field Trips!: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/preview?fbclid=IwAR3qmkemrwtqhYqqdlcVi8fvq418zCUoiJ0mjKEixHWCIRSA4cotuboLcvQ
Parents’ Guide to Google Classroom: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1PDVZvie0DnFbFEVFB8U3j89o1mD5BCUXTE6ymbb9y_k/mobilepresent?fbclid=IwAR2L91aogDzLuxuNCOOakvCHvYvtkmsVAgUDDJmnz4B90Up5nGoVOW_PRz0&slide=id.g4f60ec15fb_1_157
Learn and play games focused on Animals: https://switchzoo.com/
Learn about geography & Animals: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
Reading (available in English & Spanish): https://reading.ecb.org/
Hang out with Dr. Seuss: http://www.seussville.com
Math & Reading Skills: http://www.abcya.com
Fun Brain: http://www.funbrain.com
PBS Kids: http://www.pbs.org
Cool science experiments: http://www.highlightskids.com
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