Resources for Staff, Parents and Students

Somerset County Public Schools realizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has created a stressful environment for everyone. Whether you, or someone you know is struggling during this time, the resources below provide valuable information for how to get help.
 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/talking-with-children.html

Advice for how parents can talk with their children about the virus

 

https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/NASN/3870c72d-fff9-4ed7-833f-215de278d256/UploadedImages/PDFs/02292020_NASP_NASN_COVID-19_parent_handout.pdf

National Association of School Psychologists advice about how to talk with children about the virus

 

https://www.sesamestreet.org/caring

Sesame Street message for young children about the virus. Also has tips for parents.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/parenting/home-school-coronavirus.html

How to Home School During Coronavirus. New York times with links to materials.

 

https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus

Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel. Variety of materials on children with disabilities, student privacy and FERPA, and more.

 

https://www.nsba.org/Resources/coronavirus/legal-guide

National School Boards Association. Preparing for Widespread Illness in your school Community: A Legal Guide for School Leaders

 

https://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors/professional-development/learn-more/coronavirus-resources

School Counseling lessons, resources and Ideas

 

http://www.mspaonline.org/

Maryland School Psychologist’s Association Tips for Mental Health Professionals and other resources

 

https://www.nasponline.org/

National Association of School Psychologists. Information, guidelines and resources as well as guidance for USDOE for IDEA service

 

https://www.socialworkers.org/Practice/Infectious-Diseases/Coronavirus

National Association of Social Workers Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources

 

https://www.nasn.org/nasn-resources/practice-topics/covid19

National Association of School Nurses. Activities, talking points, guidance for principals and Superintendents, and more

 

https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19

Free internet for families who qualify

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Mental Health and Coping

 

https://mdfoodbank.org/find-food/

Food Assistance

 

https://www.mdhungersolutions.org/home/school-closure-meal-sites/

Statewide Meal Sites

 

https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus

USDE’s website of Resources