Parent Resources for Extended Closure
The first expectation for all Fairbanks Local Schools staff is CARE ABOUT KIDS. We are focusing more on that now than ever but we’ve extended our thinking to CARE ABOUT FAMILIES. There are more stressors on families now than we’ve seen in a long time. While we are trying to keep your children’s education moving forward we are also aware of not trying to add stress to your family right now. The teachers at Fairbanks are working hard to supply your student with the best quality over quantity instruction that is possible in a remote learning situation. We ask you to try to take advantage of this time with your family and enjoy some family games, walks or exploration in your backyard. We will get through this together!
Below are just a few resources that you may find useful to your children while they are learning at home. These are not requirements! If you ever have any questions or concerns while we are going through this remote learning time, please reach out to your teacher, principal, counselor or Mr. Schirg. Again, our focus is on CARE ABOUT FAMILIES!
FAMILY LEARNING RESOURCES
Scholastic Learn at Home Resources.
Starfall is a combination of free and paid content that covers ELA, Math, and Social Studies topics in grades PreK-3rd grade.
Time for Kids has student articles by grade level.
Khan Academy is a non-profit organization that has a library of video lessons, learning activities and challenges, and resources for multiple subjects K-12. Teachers with accounts can set up courses that address specific needs of their learners and can easily assign students an entire course.
Mystery Science is the creator of the most popular science lessons in U.S. schools.
Brain Pop offers over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12, together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music. Materials are also available in Spanish.
Fun Brain offers hundreds of educational games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving, and literacy. This website is geared towards students in Prekindergarten – 3rd grade.
ABCya provides free online activities and games to help improve elementary students' reading and math skills. All of the content is accessible online and organized by grade level and topic area.
Illustrative Mathematics provides free resources (tasks aligned to content standards) that can be printed and used with students K-12.
National Geographic and National Geographic Kids has been igniting the explorer in all of us for 132 years through groundbreaking storytelling from the best and brightest scientists, explorers, photographers, and filmmakers in the world. Free educational games and videos.
Smithsonian Education contains various types of science resources are available to explore (video, games, e-books, curriculum) targeting for K-8 students by grade level and by different topics.
Interactive Simulations for Math and Science
PBS Learning Social Studies
Mapping the World These modules are a collection of web-based resources for educators at the American Geographical Society Library.
GeoHistory is a collection of GeoHistory lessons from the Arizona Geographic Alliance.
FAMILY WELL-BEING/MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Below are a list of various resources to help support the well-being and mental health of students during our extended closure.
Ohio Department of Education Mental Health and Well Being - How to Support Your Child’s Social, Emotional and Behavioral Health
- Memorial Hospital
- 500 London Ave, Marysville, OH 43040 (937) 644-6115
- Maryhaven at the Mills Center
- 715 S. Plum Street, Marysville, OH 43040 (937) 644-9192
- Mackenzie Browning, Fairbanks Navigator
If your child is having suicidal thoughts and they or the caregiver need support, please feel free to call these 24-hour hotlines:
- Union County Crisis Hotline 1-800-731-5577
- Teen Suicide Hotline (614) 293-3444
If you would prefer to use text messaging or a chat service, these 24-hour text and chat lines can also be utilized:
- Union County Crisis Text Line Text “4help” to 85511
- Lifeline Crisis Chat
Additional resources and services, including helplines for substance abuse, crisis networks, sexual abuse and LGBTQA+ youth