Closure Information and Additional Resources
As distributed via SchoolMessenger: Mar 18, 2020, 12:30 PM
Dear Students, Parents, Staff and Community Members,
By now you should have received the phone message that school will be closed to students through April 3rd. This is being done on the recommendation of our Commissioner of Education. This week we have been working through our online learning system with our staff members to prepare for this closure. You will receive more information on the online learning system and when it will begin for students from our Director of Learning and Building Principals in the next few days.
Our district will work with state and local officials to reevaluate the situation every two weeks to determine our next steps forward. If you have any questions, please let us know. I would also like to share information with you that was put together by our building counselors. The information below could be very helpful to your children and family.
We at District #145 believe the health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff are our top priorities. We know our students and community are resilient and we are problem solvers. We have never had to react to an event such as the current situation, but we do know that there are resources and assistance during these trying times.
Below are many links (in orange) that may be helpful to you at this time.
Additional education information will be sent in future days.
District #145 School Counselors
from the National Association of School Psychologists
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is a professional association representing more than 25,000 school psychologists, graduate students, and related professionals throughout the United States and an additional 25 countries worldwide. As the world's largest organization of school psychologists, NASP works to advance effective practices to improve students' learning, behavior, and mental health. Our vision is that all children and youth thrive in school, at home, and throughout life.
from the Child Mind Institute
The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most.
from National Public Radio
This comic is based on a radio story that NPR education reporter Cory Turner did. He asked some experts what kids might want to know about the new coronavirus
MyLNKWeb provides a free, one-stop guide of participating cities' resources for people in need in order to make it easy for families, case managers, and agencies to learn about, connect, and utilize the services.
The Nebraska Family Helpline at (888) 866-8660 makes it easier for families to obtain assistance by providing a single contact point 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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