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Updated as of 4/15/2020
COVID-19 HEALTH INFORMATION
Information about Covid-19 – RI Department of Health
FOOD FOR STUDENTS
Providence Students will have access to Lunch pick-up on Tuesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 14 sites throughout the city. This program is offered in coordination with Sodexo Food Services and will continue as long as distance learning is in place.
Free, packaged dinner meals are also available on the same days Tue and Fri (from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) to youths 18 and younger at all 11 Providence recreation centers.
If you are having a challenge picking up Providence Student Lunch due to transportation or logistical issues, reach out to us and we may be able to help. Please email PASA at firstname.lastname@example.org
The School Department is reducing to twice a week the number of times it delivers food to students, but the same amount of food will be handed out.
Distribution will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 14 sites throughout the city. This program is offered in coordination with Sodexo Food Services and will continue as long as distance learning is in place.
Starting on Tuesday, April 7th the following locations will be available for Breakfast and Lunch Pick-Up
Alan Shawn Feinstein Elementary School, 1450 Broad St.
Times² Academy, 50 Fillmore St.
Webster Elementary School, 191 Webster Ave.
William D’ Abate Elementary School, 60 Kossuth St.
DelSesto Middle School, 152 Springfield St.
E-Cubed Academy, 812 Branch Ave.
Nathanael Greene Middle School, 721 Chalkstone Ave.
Vartan Gregorian Elementary School, 455 Wickenden St.
Hope High School, 324 Hope St.
Mount Pleasant High School, 434 Mount Pleasant Ave.
Providence Career and Technical Academy, 41 Fricker St.
Reservoir Avenue Elementary School, 156 Reservoir Ave.
Juanita Sanchez High School, 182 Thurbers Ave.
Gilbert Stuart Middle School, 188 Princeton St.
Families of Providence public school students can share their students’ ID numbers to pick up food for their children without the children being present.
Free, packaged dinner meals are also available on the same days (from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) to youths 18 and younger at all 11 Providence recreation centers.
Additional Food Distribution Information – RI Department of Health
DISTANCE LEARNING INFORMATION
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile & ATT are all offering free hotspot Wi-Fi data between now and May 13th. This offer is available to help those who need internet access for distance learning. It is as easy as turning on the hotspot data in your cell phones settings.
Providence Parent School Hotline – Distance Learning and School questions 401-456-0686
Information & FAQs about PPSD Distance Learning – Frequently Asked Questions/Preguntas Frequentes
Contact Info for all PPSD Schools – Schools / Schools List
WELLNESS & MENTAL HEALTH
Rhode Island Department of Education Mental Health resources for parents, educators, mental health professionals, and school administrators during COVID-19. That page is here: LINK
LEARNING OPPORTUNITY MAY, 16 2020
Connecting During Distancing: coping with stress during the pandemic
During this unprecedented time many people have been searching for resources and support. Tilo and The Liber Institute are partnering to facilitate a three part talk series on coping with stress during the pandemic. Please join us and share the EventBrite with your network. May 16, 2020
YOUTH HELP LINE
If your child or a child you know is in need of mental health services or just in need of someone to talk to this service can help.
Nellie Mae Education Resources – https://link.medium.com/pSDUHPi3s5
Wallace Foundation Resources – Keeping Young People Creative (and Connected) in Quarantine
Fordham Institute Resources – Home Learning Resource Page
Draw at Lunch – LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! Episode 01
Or Draw when you need a break – Jarrett J. Krosoczka—author & illustrator
STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math) Learning MIT – https://fullsteam.mit.edu/
Foundations list of learning resources – Resources for the Coronavirus Pandemic
TEQ educational websites by subject – Remote Learning – Links for Parents
Scholastic Learning Resources – Teaching Remotely for Grades K – 12 | Free Resources and Strategies
Healthy Activities to do at home – Action for Healthy Kids Blog
Movement – GoNoodle: Home
Information about Unemployment and TDI/TCI – RI Department of Labor and Training
Information about how to receive energy assistance through the Heating Assistance Program
HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION
Message from HealthSourceRI: Due to the potential growth of Coronavirus (COVID-19), a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for any Rhode Island resident without healthcare to enroll in a plan through HealthSourceRI until April 15.
Click the link to learn more or enroll. HealthSource RI: Home