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    Qtr. 3 Report Cards & Grade Improvement

    Quarter 3 Report Cards and Grade Improvement

    As we prepare to issue quarter 3 report cards April 27 - May 1, Shelby County Schools is giving all students in grades 1-12 an opportunity to improve their quarter 3 grades.

    Accessing Quarter 3 Report Cards:

    • Quarter 3 report cards will be available in the PowerSchool Parent Portal, emailed by request and available for pickup April 27 - May 1.
    • If you have trouble accessing your PowerSchool account, parents can contact our Parent Welcome Center for help at (901) 416-5300. If PowerSchool cannot be accessed, parents can contact the Student Information team at (901) 416.9991 to request the report card by email April 27 - May 1, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day.
    • If PowerSchool or email are not an option, parents can get a printed copy of the report card at the Board of Education (160 S. Hollywood St.) April 27 - May 1, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. each day.

     


    Quarter 3 Grade Improvement Facts:

    • Grade improvement is only for quarter 3 grades, which are the most recent grades completed at the time school closures occurred.
    • All students in grades 1-12 will have the opportunity to complete an optional assignment to earn three (3) to five (5) numeric points toward their final quarter 3 grade.
    • The assignment is optional, but students who are within five (5) numeric points of a higher letter grade - especially those who are within five (5) numeric points of passing - are highly encouraged to participate in this grade improvement opportunity.
    • Grade improvement is only available in ELA, Math and Science for grades 1-8. It is available in all subjects for high school.
    • SPED, ESL & 504: Co-teachers will assist with grading and ensure proper modifications are implemented for all students who receive accommodations.
    • Principals and teachers will be contacting families with assignment information April 28 - May 1. Parents who do not hear from their principal or teacher by May 1 should contact their child's teacher or the school directly.
    • Assignments must be submitted May 4-11. Assignments will not be accepted after 11:59 p.m. on May 11.
    • Updated quarter 3 report cards will be posted online in PowerSchool, emailed by request and available for pickup May 18-22.

     

     

     

     

     WiFi and Computer Access

    With a quarter of the school year remaining, it is critical that all work is completed upon the request of the faculty. We understand some of our scholars are without Wi-Fi and/or computers needed to access the remote learning engagement opportunities. As such, we encourage scholars to use creative means to participate in school remotely at this time - such as the use of smartphones or tablets.
     

    Free WiFi Hotspots

    Xfinity WiFi hotspots located in businesses and outdoor locations are available to anyone who needs them for free during the COVID-19 national emergency, including non-Xfinity Internet suscribers.
     
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    Mobile Hotspot Data

    If you have connectivity issues below is a list of vendors offering help.

     

    FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots

     

    Comcast COVID-19 response: WiFi Network Nationally for Free, Offers Unlimited Data for Free, Confirms Its Commitment to Connecting Low-Income Families

     

    Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months: Charter will offer free access to Spectrum Broadband and WI-Fi For 60 Days for new K-12 and College Student Households and more.

     

    AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families.

     

    AT&T prepaid customers with an Unlimited Plus plan with tethering will get 10GB more of tethering will get 10GB per month for 60 days.

     

    Cricket COVID-19 response: adding 10GB of data for hotspot on unlimited plans for new and existing customers, including those that don’t have a mobile hotspot for two billing cycles. Low income plans are also available.

     

    Boost Mobile COVID-19 response: adding 20GB of mobile hotspot data at no extra charge until April 30, 2020.

     

    Verizon COVID-19 response: follows the FCC agreement, plus adding 15GB of mobile hotspot data across most of their plans to be used between 3/25/20 – 4/30/20.

     

    Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge

     

    T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

     

    If you have a smartphone, hotspot may be a feature available for your use. Follow these instructions to turn your device into a source for internet wherever you are located. Please check with your carrier to make sure your cellular plan covers this feature.

     

    Apple: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204023

    Samsung: https://www.samsung.com/us/support/answer/ANS00079036/

    Google Pixel: https://support.google.com/pixelphone/answer/2812516?hl=en

     

    Academic Programming

    Local PBS stations will be airing academic programming from 10am-12pm beginning Monday, April, 6, 2020. This programming is developed and provided by Tennessee educators, with the support of the Tennessee Department of Education, in order to meet the critical need to ensure that all scholars have access to high quality learning opportunities. In addition to the PBS stations, Bounce TV (Channel 5.2/Comcast Channel 906) is also airing K-12 instructional content developed by local teachers.
     

    Meal Guide

    Free Student Meals - YMCA

    The YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South began distributing student meals on March 23 from 11am - 1pm for all children 18 and under. The child must be present to receive a meal.

     
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    Mid-South Food Bank

    The Mid-South Food Bank is also making meals available for students at all of its mobile food pantries in the Memphis area. Families must bring an official form of ID that includes residence (ex. driver’s license or utility bill). Hours and locations can be found at www.midsouthfoodbank.org/coronavirus-response .

     

    Free Meals and Food Deals

    There are a number of restaurants offering free meals, special deals and discount during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Deals could change daily, so double check with the restaurant before placing your order.

     

    Buffalo Wild Wings: Get BOGO traditional wings on Tuesdays, and BOGO boneless wings on Thursdays.

    Burger King: Get two free kids meals with any purchase on the Burger King app. Orders $10 and up are eligible for free delivery, depending on location.

    Chili's: Get free delivery on all orders over $15.

    Chipotle: Now through March 31, all orders over $10 come with free delivery.

    Cracker Barrel: Now through April 1, get free, contactless delivery for all orders over $15.

    Denny's: Now until April 12, get $5 off orders of $20 or more, and free delivery.

    Dunkin': Now through April 6, get free delivery and $3 off on Grubhub orders of $15 or more from participating Dunkin’ restaurants.

    IHOP: Now through April 19, use code IHOP20 at checkout to get 20% off your first online order. Free delivery with no minimum required.

    Jersey Mike's: Get free delivery on all orders placed through the app until further notice.

    KFC: Now through April 26, all orders come with free delivery. With Grubhub delivery orders, you can select the option for contact-free delivery at checkout.

    Krispy Kreme: Every Monday from March 30 to May 6, health care workers get free dozens of Original Glazed® Doughnuts. On Saturdays beginning March 28, Krispy Kreme will add a free dozen Original Glazed® Doughnuts to every pick-up, drive-thru, and delivery order that includes a full price dozen Original Glazed Doughnuts or more.

    Little Caesars: Now through March 29, get free delivery on online orders over $10.

    McDonald's: Now through April 6, get free Uber Eats and DoorDash delivery for any orders over $15. Select locations are giving free meals to kids. Call your local chain to get more information.

    Moe's Southwest Grill: Now through April 12, get free delivery on orders over $10.

    O'Charley's: For $5, get the Bacon Cheddar Burger, Classic Cheeseburger, or Hamburger with fries. All orders are eligible for free delivery.

    Olive Garden: Get two meals for the price of one — $12.99 — with their "Buy One, Take One" promotion. Free, no-contact delivery is available on orders with a $40 minimum.

    Panda Express: Now until April 17, feed the whole family with a $20 Family Meal when you order online or through the Panda Express app.

    Red Lobster: Now until April 12, all orders come with free delivery.

    Smoothie King: Any kid 12 and under will receive a free, 12 oz. kid’s smoothie with the purchase of any 20 oz. smoothie using the Smoothie King Healthy Rewards App.

    Subway: Get a free Footlong when you order two Footlongs for takeout. Use code SUBWAYNOW for free Uber Eats, DoorDash, Postmates, Grubhub, and Seamless delivery.

    Starbucks: Now until May 3, all front-line responders get free tall hot or iced coffee.

    Steak 'n Shake: Now through April 7, all essential workers — health care professionals, grocery store workers, postal service workers, transit workers, and more — get 20% off of any Steakburger or Fries with a valid I.D. Get a milkshake during "Half Price, Happy Hour" available Monday through Friday from 2 to 5 p.m.

    Taco Bell: Get free Grubhub delivery on all orders over $12.

    TGI Friday's: Use code FREEKIDS to get a free kids entrée with online orders of $20 or more.

    Wendy's: Get a free Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit with any breakfast purchase. All orders $10 are eligible for free delivery on Grubhub and Postmates.

     

    Our New Normal

    For now we are living a new normal. Businesses are closed. Living rooms are becoming offices and schools. Our world is suddenly different but here are some resources that will help to make this new normal a bit more normal.
     
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    Memphis at Home

    Below is a list of ways to #CelebrateYourCity from a distance - a chance to experience Memphis virtually.

     

     

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    ARTS & CULTURE:

     

    OUTDOORS/MOVE YOUR BODY:

     

    BUSINESS:

     

    Virtual Experiences

    Here are some creative ways to “get away” while we practice social distancing. These virtual experiences are creative ways of expanding our boundaries.

     

    Nature Walks

    The National Parks Service partnered with Google to follow a handful of park rangers through some of America's most stunning and challenging terrains, from the Alaskan Glaciers to Utah's Bryce Canyon. At the state level, a handful of conservation efforts have developed virtual tours of some of America’s most emblematic landscapes. Start with the Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma's virtual field trip

     

    Graffiti Tours

    View street art of everywhere from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Malmo, Sweden and an art expert's audio tour plays in the background as you scroll through all the images. These virtual walking tours are perfect for those who love art but hate the establishment.

     

    Museums

    The Louvre: You don't have to book a ticket to Paris to check out some of the famous pieces in the world's largest art museum. The Louvre has free online tours of three famous exhibits, including Egyptian Antiquities.

     

    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: The works of Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Jeff Koons, and Franz Marc are just some of the 625 artists whose work are a part of the Guggenheim's Collection Online.

     

    Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: Move at your own pace through the 360-degree room-by-room tour of every exhibit in the museum.

     

    Van Gogh Museum: You can get up close and personal with the impressionist painter's most famous work thanks to Google Arts & Culture.

     

    Getty Museum: Los Angeles's premiere gallery has two virtual tours, including "Eat, Drink, and Be Merry," which is a closer look at food in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

     

    The Vatican Museum: The Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, and Raphael's Room, are just some of the sites you can see on the Vatican's virtual tour.

     

    Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum: Madrid's must-see art museum has the works of some of the continent's most celebrated artists like Rembrandt and Dali available online.

     

    Georgia O’Keeffe Museum: Six virtual exhibits are available online from this museum named for the "Mother of American modernism."

     

    National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City: Dive into the pre-Hispanic history of Mexico with 23 exhibit rooms full of Mayan artifacts.

     

    British Museum, London: The Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies are just a couple of things that you're able to see on a virtual tour of the museum.

     

    NASA: Both Virginia's Langley Research Center and Ohio's Glenn Research Center offer online tours for free. Also, you can try some "augmented reality experiences" via The Space Center Houston's app.

     

    National Women's History Museum: Have a late International Women's Day celebration with online exhibits and oral histories from the Virginia museum.

     

    Metropolitan Museum of Art: Though the Met Gala was cancelled this year, you can still have a peak at the The Costume Institute Conversation Lab, which is one of the institution's 26 online exhibits.

     

    High Museum of Art, Atlanta: This museum's popular online exhibits include "Civil Rights Photography" — photos that capture moments of social protest like the Freedom Rides and Rosa Park's arrest.

     

    Detroit Institute of Arts: Mexican art icon Frida Kahlo is the focal point of two of the four available online exhibits.

     

    Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: The Golden Age of Dutch art is highlighted in this museum which includes the work of Vermeer and Rembrandt.

     

    National Museum of the United States Air Force: You can't take a ride in Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidential airplane, but you can check it out, in addition to other military weapons and aircraft, online in the Air Force's official museum.

     

    MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art): New York's extensive collection is available for view online.

     

    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: The 16 virtual exhibits include a special section on 21st Century Designer Fashion.

     

     

    Google Arts & Culture provides limited access to art with over 2,500 museums.

     

    Zoos and Aquariums

    The Cincinnati Zoo: Check in around 3 p.m., because that's the time the Zoo holds a daily Home Safari on its Facebook Live Feed.

     

    Atlanta Zoo: The Georgia zoo keeps a "Panda Cam" livestream on its website.

     

    Georgia Aquarium: Sea-dwellers like African penguins and Beluga Whales are the stars of this aquarium's live cam.

     

    Houston Zoo: There are plenty of different animals you can check in on with this zoo's live cam, but we highly recommend watching the playful elephants.

     

    The Shedd Aquarium: This Chicago aquarium shares some pretty adorable behind-the-scenes footage of their residents on Facebook.

     

    San Diego Zoo: With what may be the most live cam options, this zoo lets you switch between koalas, polar bears, and tigers in one sitting.

     

    Monterey Bay Aquarium: It can be Shark Week every week thanks to live online footage of Monterey Bay's Habitat exhibit.

     

    National Aquarium: Walk through tropical waters to the icy tundra in this floor-by-floor tour of the famous, Baltimore-based aquarium.

     

     

     

    Virtual dives Immerse yourself in the ocean and your national marine sanctuaries without getting wet! Thanks to the National Marine Sanctuaries, you can explore the blue depths of the American Samoas, the Florida Keys, Monterey Bay, and many others. For real-time adventures, check in with the New England Aquarium to see live feeds of the marine life they take care of.

     
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    Theme Parks

    Walt Disney World: Set aside some time, because there's plenty to see here. Virtual tours you can take include Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Epcot, just to name a few. There are also unofficial YouTube videos that feel just like you're on famous rides like the Frozen Ever After ride, It's a Small World, Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!, and Pirates of the Caribbean.

     

    LEGOLAND Florida Resort: The Great Lego Race and Miniland USA are just two of the attractions you can check out in a virtual tour of the park.

     

    SeaWorld Orlando: The virtual tour of Seaworld includes a tour of Discovery Cove and the option to "ride" the steel roller coaster Mako.

     

    Additional Educational Experiences

    Amazon Future Engineer is providing free access to sponsored computer science courses in the United States, intended for independent learners in grades 6-12 and teachers who are remotely teaching this age group. Parents can also access the curriculum. The organization is also offering a virtual robotics program through partners CoderZ with a sequenced course that shows learners how to code; early learners use block-based coding; older learners use text-based coding. And Amazon Future Engineer is providing access to Georgia Tech's EarSketch, a free program that helps students learn to code through music. Grammy-award winning artists Ciara and Common have both provided studio-quality music "stems" that students can remix from home using code. Everything will be available for free at least until fall 2020. https://www.amazonfutureengineer.com/free-courses

     

    Babbel is offering three months of free language learning to U.S. students through mid-June 2020 in any of its languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Turkish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Indonesian, and English. https://welcome.babbel.com/en/student-discount/

     

    Boolean Girl has launched live, online events to help teach students "to code, build, invent and animate." The events, which are taking place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time, introduce new engineering and coding projects to increase interest and engagement around STEM. Each is being recorded so that students can watch the session afterwards if they miss the live presentation. https://booleangirl.org/full-stem-ahead/

     

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is running a free massive open online course for students ages 8 to 17 on "Aviation is Your Future." The online program runs for nine weeks, from Mar. 16 through May 31, and requires a total of about six hours of time. The class is self-paced. The contents were produced by the university's Woman in Aviation International Chapter. Coverage includes a rundown on aviation terminology, aspects of flight such as lift and gravity, the major parts of the airplane, how a helicopter works and why space exploration is important. https://www.canvas.net/browse/erau/erau-coppa/courses/aviation-is-your-future

     

    Khan Academy is a free resource for students, teachers, and parents. They offer free lessons in math, science and humanities from kindergarten through the early years of college. Students can use our exercises, quizzes, and instructional videos to learn and master skills. They will get immediate feedback and encouragement. We are having daily (weekdays) 12 pm PT/3 EST live streams on Facebook, and YouTube for students, parents, and teachers navigating school closures. www.khanacademy.org/

     

    Scholastic has made a "Learn at Home" digital hub available to support virtual learning plans that will remain open "indefinitely." "Learning journeys" are divided into four grade bands: pre-K-K, grades 1-2, grades 3-5 and grades 6-9-plus. Lessons cover English language arts, STEM, science, social studies and social-emotional learning. The program currently offers about three hours of programming per day, for up to four weeks of instruction. That includes activities such as writing and research projects based on nonfiction articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges and access to a digital community for kids. Teachers can plan virtual learning meetups to discuss and expand on any of the resources found on the site. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

     

     

    TedEd To support the millions of students, parents and teachers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, TED-Ed is working with expert educators and TED speakers throughout the world to create and share high-quality, interactive, video-based lessons on a daily basis, for free. https://ed.ted.com

     

    Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences curated by the editors of Common Sense. www.wideopenschool.org

     

    24-Hour Live Feeds

    Do you want to know what is going on in Times Square, right this second? Wouldn't it be nice to stream a panoramic view of Paris during the workday? You can watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle in real-time. You can also watch over Time Square any time with this live feed or watch ships pass through the Panama Canal with this one.

     

    Audible

    Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening today at https://stories.audible.com/discovery

     
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    Online Library Collections

    JSTOR, a digital library that normally requires a subscription, has announced that 6,000 of its ebooks and more than 150 journals will be freely available to the public.

     

     

    Junior Library Guild , large collection of free eBooks for elementary and middle school aged children.

     

    Librivox, online library of public domain audiobooks

     

     

    Scribd, an online library, containing ebooks, audiobooks and magazine articles, is making all of its content accessible for free for 30 days.

     

     

    Project Gutenberg, 60,000 free eBooks available for streaming or download.

     

    Project Muse, an online database, a large number of publishers are also making their scholarly content temporarily available. They include the Music Library Association, which has articles on music history; the National Bureau of Asian Research; and the University of California Press.

     

    Memphis Public Libraries

    All physical branches of the Memphis Public Libraries are currently closed; however, they are still committed to providing library services during this time. You can still take advantage of their online offerings - www.memphislibrary.org . Below is a summary of their online content.

     

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    National Theatre Live
    The National Theatre in London will begin broadcasting a play every Thursday on its YouTube channel, starting April 2 at 2 p.m. Eastern. The videos will be available to stream a week after they launch. The first production slated to air is Richard Bean’s “One Man, Two Guvnors,” starring James Corden, followed by adaptations of Charlotte Brontë’s “Jane Eyre” and Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island.”

     

    Kanopy

    Kanopy lets you stream more than 30,000 documentaries, classic and indie films — including popular movies of recent years like “Moonlight” and “Lady Bird.” This content is available to those with a public library card or a university login.


    The Metropolitan Opera

    New York’s Metropolitan Opera House will broadcast events as part of its “Live in HD” series. They’ll start at 7:30 p.m. ET and be available on the homepage, metopera.org, for 20 hours. Next week: “Wagner Week,” with five days of performance of the 19th-century German composer’s work.

     

    Sling TV

    This online service, owned by Dish Network, is making a some of its content available for free. Selections include ABC News Live and shows like “Shameless” and “3rd Rock from the Sun.”

     

    Streaming services: Free trials and deals

    • Netflix: 30-day free trial, then it’s $8.99 to $15.99/mo. Are you a T-Mobile customer? If so, you can enjoy free Netflix with your Magenta or Magenta Plus plan!
    • Showtime: 30-day free trial, then $10.99/mo.
    • Disney+: Seven-day free trial, then $6.99/mo. And if you have a Verizon Wireless Unlimited plan or 5G Home Internet, then you can get Disney+ free for a year!
    • Apple TV: Seven-day free trial, then $4.99/mo.
    • HBO Now: Seven-day free trial, then $14.99/mo.
    • YouTube TV: Five-day free trial, then $49.99/mo.
    • Quibi: 90-day trial, launching April 6, 2020
     

    Early movie releases


    Theaters across the country are closed in order to promote social distancing. In an effort to try and get highly anticipated movies in front of anxious watchers, some movies are being released early on various video-on-demand platforms, including iTunes, Google Play, and Disney+. Amazon launched a new Prime Video Cinema platform that allows users to buy or rent newly released in-theater movies at home.

     

    So if you’re anxiously anticipating that new movie, good news! You can enjoy it from the comfort of your own couch!

     

    • Onward: Available for digital purchase now, with streaming on Disney+ on April 3
    • Emma: Available now
    • The Hunt: Available now
    • The Invisible Man: Available now
    • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Available now
    • Frozen II: Available now on Disney+
    • The Gentlemen: Available on March 24
    • Just Mercy: Available on March 24
    • Bloodshot: Available on March 24
    • Birds of Prey: Available on March 25
    • The Way Back: Available on March 24
    • I Still Believe: Available on March 27
    • Sonic the Hedgehog: Available on March 31
    • Trolls World Tour: Available on April 10
     

    Free Health and Fitness Resources

    YMCA 360: Collection of on demand streaming exercise and health videos

     

    Kroc Center: Collection of streaming video workouts.

     

    Daily Burn: 60-day free trial. Huge library of exercise and yoga videos, workout routines, and fitness information.

     

    HASfit: Free YouTube channel with hundreds of full workouts.

     

    PopSugar: Free access to hundreds of fitness videos led by celebrity instructors

     
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    Everyone has questions about coronavirus (COVID-19). You probably have many of your own. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had ripple effects into almost every aspect of our lives.

     

    What is COVID-19?

    Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Health experts are concerned because little is known about the new virus and it has the potential to cause severe illness and pneumonia in some people.

     

    How does COVID-19 spread?

    Health experts are still learning the details about how this new coronavirus spreads. Other coronavirus spread from an infected person to others through:

    • the air by coughing and sneezing

    • close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands

    • touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes

     
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    Handwashing

    Viruses can be active outside the body for hours, even days. Disinfectants, liquids, wipes, gels, and creams containing alcohol are all useful at getting rid of them – but they are not quite as good as normal soap.

     
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    Use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol) when you can’t use soap and water.

     

    Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Home

     
     
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    Social Distancing

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    Be safe. Practice Social Distancing.

    • Stay at home if at all possible.

    • If outside, keep at least 6 feet of distance.

    • Avoid sick people or others with compromised immune systems.

    • Use drive-through, pick up or delivery option for food.

    • If going to the grocery store, go during off-peak hours.

    • Wash hands after unpacking groceries and other packages.

     
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    Keeping Calm
     

    Keeping Calm

     

     

     

    Facing a health emergency can bring up feelings of stress, uncertainty, and confusion. Here are a few techniques to calm coronavirus anxiety https://teenshealth.org/en/teens/coronavirus-calm.html?view=ptr&WT.ac

     
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    Practicing Self Care

    Families are adjusting to a new normal because of the coronavirus pandemic. You can practice self-care by:

     

    • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
    • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well=balanced meals, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep.
    • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
    • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
     
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    COVID-19 Screening Tool (App & Website)
     

    COVID-19 Screening Tool (App & Website)

    Apple released an a new COVID-19 app which serves as a free screening tool and set of resources to help people stay informed and take the steps to protect their health during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on the latest CDC guidance. You can access the screening tool and resources by downloading the COVID-19 app on Apple’s App Store or on the web at apple.com/covid19.

     
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    In addition to Apple, Google launched a site (google.com/covid19) with updates and information about the coronavirus outbreak and Facebook has pinned a dedicated COVID-19 module in users’ News Feeds in multiple countries with updates and info from national and local resources.

     
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    Free Apple TV+ series

    A new series has launched on Apple TV+ starring Oprah Winfrey, with "Oprah Talks COVID-19" covering the ongoing coronavirus pandemic by holding discussions with experts and people affected by the globally-spread virus.

     

    This series, Oprah has remote conversations with experts and everyday people to provide insight, meaning, and tangible advice for the human spirit.

    Oprah Talks COVID-19 is currently available to view for free to everyone, without the need for an Apple TV+ subscription.
  • *FREE STUDENT MEAL*

     

    The YMCA is distributing FREE student meals at dozens of sites across Shelby County. The YMCA is providing all of the food and coordinating the distribution with its own staff members. The YMCA is a valued partner, and the District is extremely appreciative for this support in such a time of urgent need. Meals are available M-F while schools are closed, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., for all children 18 and under. The child must be present to receive a meal.

    The Mid-South Food Bank is also making meals available for students at all of its mobile food pantries in the Memphis area. Families must bring an official form of ID that includes residence (ex. driver’s license or utility bill). Hours and locations can be found here. The Mid-South Food Bank is in need of volunteers and donations to help support this effort. Get info on how to help.

    Former Grizzlies star Zack Randolph has donated $10,000 to provide a new mobile food pantry at the SCS Board of Education! Thanks to this generous donation, the mobile pantry will be set up in the Board of Education parking lot from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. every Wednesday in April (April 8, 15, 22 & 29). Families can drive through for a 14-day food supply pack while supplies last. Check out our thank you message to Z-Bo here.


    YMCA MEAL SITES
    The YMCA is distributing FREE meals at these sites M-F while schools are closed, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., to all children 18 and under. The child must be present to receive a meal. Families without internet access can also pickup SCS student learning guides every Monday and Tuesday at all meal distribution sites. View all pickup sites here.


    • SCS - Board of Education Lot
      160 South Hollywood St.
    • SCS - Messick Admin. Building Lot
      703 Greer St.
    • Abundant Grace Fellowship Church
      1574 E. Shelby Dr.
    • Berean Baptist
      1666 East Raines Rd.
    • Breath of Life SDA Church
      5665 Knight Arnold Rd.
    • Brinkley Heights
      3275 Rosamond
    • Christ Missionary Baptist
      480-494 South Parkway E.
    • Divine Life
      5270 Riverdale Rd.
    • Greater Community Temple
      5151 Winchester Rd.
    • Greater Imani Church
      3824 Austin Peay Hwy.
    • Greater Tabernacle Baptist Church
      3090 Trezevant
    • Innovation Church
      3925 Overton Crossing St.

      Memphis Community Centers
    • Bert Ferguson - 8505 Trinity Rd.
    • Bickford (MIFA) - 233 Henry
    • Dave Wells - 915 Chelsea
    • Douglass - 1616 Ash
    • Ed Rice - 2907 N. Watkins
    • Gaisman (MIFA) - 4221 Macon, 38122
    • Gaston - 1048 S. Third St.
    • Glenview - 1141 S. Barksdale
    • Hickory Hill - 3910 Ridgeway Rd.
    • Hollywood - 1560 N. Hollywood St.
    • Lester - 317 Tillman
    • Marion Hale - 4791 Willow
    • McFarland - 4955 Cottonwood
    • Mitchell - 602 West Mitchell
    • North Frayser - 2555 St. Elmo
    • Orange Mound - 2572 Park
    • Pine Hill - 973 Alice
    • Raleigh - 3678 Powers
    • Riverview - 1891 Kansas
    • Charles Powell, Westwood - 810 Western Park
    • Whitehaven - 4318 Graceland

      Memphis Public Libraries
    • Benjamin L. Hooks (Main) Library - 3030 Poplar Ave.
    • Crenshaw Branch - 531 Vance Ave.
    • Frayser Branch - 3712 Argonne St.
    • Raleigh Branch - 3157 Powers Rd.
    • Mt. Moriah East Church
      1248 Haynes St.
    • Oak Grove Missionary Baptist
      7289 Stage Rd
    • Pearly Gates Church
      531 S. Parkway E.
    • Pleasant Chapel
      4813 Benjestown
    • Riverside Church
      3560 S. Third St.
    • Robinhood Lane Baptist Church
      3804 Kimball Ave.
    • Paul Church
      2124 Holmes Rd.
    • Stephen Missionary Baptist Church
      4245 Singleton Pkwy.
    • Temple United Methodist Church
      4404 Sykes Rd.
    • United Methodist Church Friendship
      Woodstock, Hwy. 51

      YMCA
    • Cordova - 7950 Club Center Cv.
    • Davis Family - 4727 Elvis Presley Blvd.
    • Fogelman - 245 Madison Ave.
    • Ric Nuber - 5885 Quince Rd.

    For more information about local food pantries, please visit: tn211.mycommunitypt.com.

    For MIFA assistance eligibility, please visit: www.mifa.org/emergencyassistanceeligibility.

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