Effingham CUSD 40

Emergency School Closure

Continued Learning Opportunities

Keeping students engaged in learning, especially in times of uncertainty, is of critical importance. Below you will find familiar learning opportunities in for your child for review and practice to keep your child thinking about learning while also being mindful of excessive screen time. These activities will not be counted for grades or used in any way to impact a student’s academic standing in our school district. When possible, each day should include outdoor time to burn off your child’s extra energy and as an extension of their continued learning opportunities. This information will be posted on our district’s website as well at unit40.org/.

While your child’s academic wellness is a priority, their emotional-well being should be considered too. Below are some suggestions.

When school resumes, the most important thing will be that they will have continued to be engaged with the concepts and skills, and hopefully, you have helped foster a love of learning along the way. Updates regarding the closure can be found on our website at https://www.unit40.org/. We have created a special section on our website for emergency related information. It can be accessed through this link or https://www.unit40.org/emergency_information.

Contact Julie Flack at flackj@unit40.org  to reset a Google password.

Complete the US Census together as a Social Studies lesson. Great videos are located here to assist with learning about the US Census.

Devices and Connectivity:  During this time of school closure, our priority as a district is to not only continue to provide learning opportunities to our students but also to connect with them in order to provide academic assistance and sense of stability during this uncertain time. We are conducting this survey of all of our students and their families to determine the technology each has in their homes in regards to devices and connectivity. Here is a link to a survey we would like for you to complete as early as you possibly can. We will use the information we gain from this survey to determine our next steps in moving forward to support our students in their learning. Thank you so much for your assistance!  The following providers may possibly provide free internet access opportunities:  Consolidated Communications, AT&T, Spectrum, and Comcast. Please reach out to these businesses if interested.

Working from home? Below are a few articles that could assist as a resource.

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CDC: TALKING WITH CHILDREN ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

UNIT 40’s FOOD SERVICE CLOSURE PROGRAM

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ (IDNR) Division of Education’s Web page offers a great variety of educational resources and information for anyone interested in learning about Illinois’ tremendous natural heritage. The “A to Z” button will allow you to access a list of topics. You’ll find basic information, lessons, activity books, correlations to learning standards, video podcasts (with open captioning), and many other items. Let these supplemental resources support your teaching or just learn something new!

Emergent Learning Academy, a provider of a variety of behavioral and social/emotional trainings, is offering free mindfulness lessons each week day from NOON - 12:30pm, to our district FREE OF CHARGE.  These digital formatted lessons are delivered LIVE by a mindfulness coach, and are fun ways for your child to work out their "mind" on these long days at home.  They are designed to be interactive, and only will require an Internet connection on any device such as a phone, iPad or computer.  Once you register, you will be provided a link to click on each day that will begin the webcast.  Free registration can be made by going to the link here. Enter this week’s code:  54613