Programs designed to help keep residents health during the COVID-19 pandemic https://www.maricopa.gov/5620/Take-Care
Each year, the Salvation Army’s Christmas Angel program offers donated gifts to children in need. This program has helped serve many families during the holiday season and we invite you to take advantage of this opportunity. Please see the flyer below for more information.
Updated: December 2020
Below is our meal pick-up schedule for students enrolled in our schools. The hours are 7:00 – 8:00 AM and 3:00-5:00 PM each Wednesday.
Thank you and stay safe and healthy! Please practice social-distancing when picking up meals and wear a face covering!
A message from Governor Ducey including hundreds of resources to support Arizonans. Please Visit – ArizonaTogether.org.
Social Security Administration is available to take your calls regarding Supplemental Security Income (SSI) etc.
By Linda Carling, Ed.D.
Dr. Linda Carling is an Associate Research Scientist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education Center for Technology in Education. She specializes in learning engagement and design and is a parent of a child with a disability.
As schools are faced with the challenge of providing learning opportunities for all students at a distance, parents are called on to be more involved than ever before, particularly for their younger learners and those with learning challenges and disabilities. Maintaining high levels of engagement can be challenging even for savvy adult learners.
How do we best help our kids make the most of these distance learning experiences?
The term “engagement” refers to the amount and quality of time students spend on distance learning activities. Distance learning activities can be in a synchronous (real-time) learning experience where students have some type of scheduled online interaction with a teacher or group, or asynchronous (not in real time) learning experience where students interact with online resources at their own pace.
Regardless of the mode of delivery, many students are asked to be engaged in a way that’s new to them. Teachers might hold live or video-recorded class lectures or activities, or perhaps parents are given digital learning resources to work through with their children. Without effective supports for children from teachers and parents in place at home, families can easily become disengaged and frustrated.
Here are eight tips to help your child maintain focus and stay engaged during this time of distance learning.
Examples of rewards: praise; stickers; choose a movie; a treat such as ice cream, candy, or a popsicle; tablet time; choose a family activity; play with a special toy; free choice time; or an extra 15 minutes to play before bedtime
Teachers should plan for a variety of learning experiences, online and off, and be able to support parents by modifying or adapting activities to meet the needs of their students. Schooling from a distance is as new a territory for teachers as it is for parents. Getting feedback from parents about what is working and where they need additional support is essential.
With creative thinking and effort by teachers and families as partners, children will continue to build their knowledge and skills, but also build confidence and a love for learning.
PhxSchools.org/athome – Please visit this page for all the information about learning through the rest of this school year.
Phoenix #1 Families, thank you for completing our survey so that we can better understand your needs. We know that you are looking for learning enrichment activities for your children. Please see the activities here for each grade level. Please note that these are not mandatory, and your child will not be graded on them. However, they are excellent activities for your child to continue learning at home and to provide structure in your child’s day. You can choose the activities you think are most appropriate for your child. If you have questions, please email CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org.
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Here is a resource to help you think about building structure into your child’s day while our schools are closed. Providing structure helps children feel emotionally safer. https://catlintucker.com/2020/03/diy-homeschooling/
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Arizona Department of Economic Security provides numerous resources for families: https://des.az.gov/services/
Here are a few Play Activities from our Partners at Playworks:
“Mindful Moments” from our very own Phoenix #1 Social Worker at Garfield School Ms. Julie Robbins. https://www.youtube.com/
Here is a resource for students in preschool through 3rd grade. You can register to create an account and work on social-emotional skills to cope during these challenging times. https://www.heartmath.org/education/e-learning/heartsmarts-adventure/100k-coherent-kids-initiative/