General Resources for Families
We will be providing general resources that will help families navigate virtual learning, as well as, the COVID-19 outbreak in general. Please check back for updates and additions.
- NEW as of 4/26/20: Help for Parents of Kids with ADD
- Here are some suggestions from our Director of Counseling, Signe Whitson, for what parents & caregivers can do to help kids cope with COVID-19, school closings, event cancellations, and the climate of fear.
- Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings
- Thirty-one things kids can do for social-emotional health
- Parenting in the Time of Corona: Preschool & Kindergarten Ages
- Parenting in the Time of Corona: Elementary School Children
- Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus (Source: The ChildMind Institute)
- Talking to Children about COVID-19 (Source: National Association of School Psychologists)
- The Do's & Don'ts of Social Distancing (Social: The Atlantic)
- Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the Coronavirus (Source: NPR)
- Ideas for Social Distancing: If you're looking for ideas to pass the time with kids, this is a great crowd-sourced list
- Virtual Author Activities
- Best Virtual Field Trips
- Best Reading Websites
- Ted Talks for Students
- Best Podcasts for Kids
- Just Let Them Play
- Brain Breaks for Kids
- Download Free eBooks
- Establish daily routines for engaging in the learning experiences (ex. Wake up at the same time every day as you would if campus was open).
- Identify a productive and quiet space in your home where you can work effectively.
- Regularly monitor your online platforms (School email, Google Classroom, Seesaw) to check for announcements and feedback from teachers.
- Complete assignments with integrity and academic honesty.
- Do your best to meet timelines, commitments, due dates, and class attendance expectations.
- Communicate with teachers if you cannot meet deadlines or require additional support.
- Comply with The Swain School’s expectations and guidelines regarding technology, including expectations for online behavior and etiquette and academic honesty.
Online Learning Agreement