Right now there are a lot of questions and uncertainties for our community. We wish to support you the best we can during this time. Please take the time to do what’s right for you. If that’s taking some time to heal, breath and spend time as a family or having more structured time with “school time” at home, whatever works for you is right.
We have put together the following resources to help keep your students engaged and active. Additionally, we have included resources for families in the Portland area who may be in need of extra support right now. This is not an exhaustive list, but is what we’ve found so far. We’ll do our best to continue sharing as we find out more.
Please feel free to bookmark this for later perusal as well.
- Here is a resource of where your students can watch Broadway plays from home: List of 12 Broadway plays and where to watch them
- The Metropolitan Opera is also streaming a free Opera every night! https://www.metopera.org/
- Scholastic offers free day-by-day projects to keep kids reading and thinking. Ages Pre-K through Middle School. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
- The Cincinnati Zoo is hosting facebook-live safaris. Every day they exhibit an animal, and answer questions from viewers. https://www.facebook.com/events/2915534028492292/
- This is a list of 12 museums that provide virtual tours. Museum Virtual Tours
- For younger children, Story Online is a resource that has actors read children’s books. https://www.storylineonline.net/
- An updating resource for live streaming artistic events that have been cancelled. https://www.socialdistancingfestival.com/live-streams
- Down Dog is offering to make their yoga apps free until July for students who use their .edu email addresses. A link is provided if your student does not have a .edu address. https://www.downdogapp.com/
- This doc has livestream activities at different times of day. It includes Karate, Taekwondo, Tap dance, ballet and Jazz. Art activities are also included. Daily Outline of Activities via Doc
- Calm is currently offering free services for meditation and stress relief. Calm meditations
- For information on food pantries, SNAP, and meals for students of all ages: https://oregonhunger.org/covid-19/
- Laughing Planet will give a free meal to kids who qualify for a Meal Assistance program. According to KATU, you only need to ask. Laughing Planet is only doing delivery or pick up at this time. https://laughingplanet.com/locations/
- Oregon.gov has a list of questions and answers for those who are recently laid off, looking for work, or own a business. Layoff and Unemployment Information
- A place you can order groceries online for delivery but continues to support local businesses. https://localmilkrun.com/shop
- Need help figuring out how to talk to your student about COVID-19? This resource has some guidelines to assist you. https://www.nasponline.org/
- If you are in immediate need, please call the Multnomah County Crisis Line 503.988.4888
- The David Douglas School District has put together resources that are useful to anyone in Multnomah county. This includes health, mental health, child care and learning resources. DDSD resources for Multnomah County
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