Covid-19: stay safe, stay healthy & practice social distancing

Metamorphasis Powerhouse Company Coronavirus Response:

Keeping You Safe And Connected

Metamorphasis Powerhouse Company, our partners and volunteers are committed to ensuring that our children and families can eat, learn, stay safe, and remain connected while school’s out. 

 Public and private partners across Georgia have contributed to an aggregated list of helpful resources and updates. 

 This page includes information about tracking COVID-19, school closures and cancellations, safety tips, guidance on meal assistance, and free learning resources. 

The learning resources are organized by digital learning resources, virtual classroom software, literacy resources, and supporting learning at home while child care and pre-K programs are closed.

Our BOT Virtual Ambassador is also available each week to teach fundamentals in growth mindset, math, science, and literacy on our social media pages and Facebook. 

If you are a community member providing resources to the general public, students, parents, and/or seniors 55+ please submit your FREE resource listing here.

NAMI Georgia Resource Helpline 

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NAMI Emotional Support Line 

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DPH COVID19 Resource Line

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Georgia Crisis & Access Line

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Covid-19: stay safe, stay healthy & practice social distancing

GA School re-opening procedures:

GA Department of Education GADOE Press Release:

Visit the GADoE website for up-to-date covid-19 response for school reopenings.

 The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) is working closely with the Office of the Governor, the Georgia Department of Public Health (GaDPH), and other agencies to ensure local school districts, parents, and students have the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 (commonly called coronavirus). State School Superintendent Richard Woods is a member of Governor Brian Kemp’s Coronavirus Task Force, and GaDOE’s Office of School Climate and Safety is communicating regularly with GaDPH and its Commissioner, Dr. Kathleen Toomey. 

Covid-19: stay safe, stay healthy & practice social distancing

covid tracking resources:

Tracking COVID-19 and Staying Safe

State of Georgia COVID-19 hotline: 844-442-2681 

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Georgia Tips for families and communities on social distancing, quarantine, and isolation during an infectious disease outbreak. 

Children and COVID-19 from CDC

 Tips to keep children healthy while school’s out. 

COVID-19 Resources—DPH

 DPH is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by coronavirus and regularly coordinates with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 COVID-19 Tracking—DPH

 DPH provides a daily status report of confirmed cases of COVID-19. 

 COVID-19 Resources—CDC

 The CDC provides a framework for actions that local and state health departments can recommend to mitigate community transmission of COVID-19. 

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions—CDC

The CDC responds to questions about how to protect yourself, symptoms and testing, health care professionals and departments, community spread, and others. 

Metamorphasis Powerhouse Company COVID-19 Response Download

Covid-19: stay safe, stay healthy & practice social distancing

closing & cancellations:

Closures and Cancellations

School closure information

Your one-stop resource for all school closures in GA

Georgia Department of Education GaDOE superintendent suspends state testing administration and accountability requirements

Press Release from GA Department of Education Superintendent suspending state testing

Event cancellations in North Georgia—WSB-TV

Event cancellations for North GA

Event cancellations and postponements in Central Georgia—WMAZ

Event cancellations for Central GA

Event cancellations in South Georgia—WFXL

Event cancellations for South GA

Event cancellation in Southeast Georgia—WSAV3

Event cancellations for Southeast GA

Covid-19: stay safe, stay healthy & practice social distancing

meals, financial & Unemployment assistance:

Meals, Financial & Unemployment Assistance

Student Meal Pick-Up Information by School District

 Many Georgia families will be able to pick up school meals for their children during state-mandated closures. This a list of how each school district is handling meal pick-up procedures. If you are a school district and your information is not listed or has been updated, email bboswell@gpb.org

School Meal Service Flexibilty for Students—GaDOE 

Food insecurity for students who rely on school meals is a major concern if extended school closures become necessary.

 GaDOE has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for alternate meal service flexibility in the case of extended closures. This will allow schools to serve students meals through USDA-approved meal service options, at approved sites within the community.

Local Food Banks: Georgia Food Bank AssociationGeorgia Food Bank Association 

Your community is served by one of Georgia’s eight Feeding America affiliate Food Banks. 

Find yours here to donate or get help. Food Finder Food Finder is a mobile app and website created by a Georgia high school graduate that helps students and families find free food assistance programs quickly. 

 Unemployment Assistance

 The Georgia Department of Labor is providing online access to unemployment services, partial claim access for employers, and resources for other reemployment assistance.

Find your local career center.

Georgia Gateway: Apply for Food Stamp and Medicaid benefits.

Download an application. Go to connectebt.com for Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) or call 888-421-3281 for updates. 

You can also contact the DFCS Customer Contact Center at 877-423-4746 for additional information or to request a paper application. Find your county office.  

Covid-19: stay safe, stay healthy & practice social distancing

free resources for finding balance & mental wellness, discussing covid19 with children for families & adults:

Covid-19: stay safe, stay healthy & practice social distancing

free resources for seniors 55+:

Help us keep seniors safe with our reusable mask campaign! 

We all must do our part to stay safe, stay healthy, and stay informed.

That's why Metamorphasis Powerhouse Company has partnered with local small business owners to empower our ability to donate reusable masks to at-risk seniors 55+ in the following Georgia counties: 

  • Bibb (Macon-Bibb)
  • Clayton
  • DeKalb
  • Henry
  • Fulton

To join our efforts to provide senior essential kits for a  group of 10 seniors or more, email us at partnerships@metincpowerco.org.

Covid-19: stay safe, stay healthy & practice social distancing

free digital learning resources for students, parents, & educators:

Free Digital Learning Resources For Students, Parents, & Educators

Digital Learning Resources:

Brain Pop 

This group of websites has 1,000+ short animated movies K-12. It includes quizzes and more, covering science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music. BrainPOP Jr. (K-3): Designed to support critical thinking skills and encourage children to ask questions and make connections. Targeted kids ages 5 – 9. BrainPOP ELL: English language instruction for K –12 English language learners.

Cox Campus 

Cox Campus offers free, online courses for early childhood educators, families, leaders, and community members.

Discovery Education 

To help parents and guardians provide homebound students meaningful educational experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, Discovery Education has launched Daily DE, which provides a suite of no-cost activities and resources for students and families to help continue learning while schools are closed.

 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

At-Home Learning Support Educators and family members can access free lesson ideas, blogs, videos, and professional development resources while schools are closed as a result of coronavirus. 

Freckle 

Freckle helps teachers effectively differentiate instruction and practice across math, ELA, social studies, and science.

 Georgia Public Library Service

 Here are online resources to keep you engaged and learning while schools, businesses, and libraries are closed. For example, Georgia Historic Newspapers gives you free access to over 1.5 million newspaper pages; Georgia’s Sanborn maps dating back to 1881 allows you to look up nearby streets, buildings, or landmarks to see how they’ve changed; and Georgia Aquarium’s live aquatic webcams can entertain and educate your kids. 

GaDOE Office of Teaching and Learning 

GaDOE is advising school districts to develop a plan to continue student learning, if possible, should they need to close for several days—using resources such as study packets, cable access, virtual school, and online classes. These resources from GaDOE’s Office of Teaching and Learning are available to support schools’ efforts. 

GPB Education 

As many Georgia teachers face the possibility of reaching students remotely, GPB is here to help with digital learning contingency plans. GPB Education provides free access to over 300,000 standards-aligned digital learning resources for all grades and subject areas including streaming video, instructional strategies, virtual field trips, teacher resources, and complete lesson plans through partnerships with Discovery Education and PBS LearningMedia. 

 Georgia Home Classroom

 Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB), in partnership with GaDOE, is offering broadcast programming and accompanying digital resources that adhere to Georgia’s state standards to provide continued at-home learning. 

 Students in Pre-K through 12th grade can access free, educational PBS daytime programming designated for each grade level weekdays on GPB-TV. The broadcast schedule includes trusted, educational programming. Additional GPB and PBS programs are also available to stream on gpb.org or the free PBS Video App and PBS KIDS Apps. In addition to the broadcast schedule, Georgia students and educators can also access an online library of free educational resources from GPB Education, PBS LearningMedia, and Discovery Education, including videos, activities, and associated lesson plans for teachers, that align with Georgia standards. 

GPB Kids—for Parents 

GPB Kids offers advice to parents on how to talk to their kids about Coronavirus. 

iCivics.org

All around the world, schools are closing and transitioning to remote options as a precaution against the spread of Coronavirus.

 During this time, we want to remind teachers that free iCivics games and other resources are an option to keep the learning going outside of the school walls, staying connected with your students, and providing them with a healthy break from the headlines that can be unsettling. 

Ready4K

 In response to the unprecedented number of schools, preschools, and child care providers that have closed due to coronavirus, ParentPowered has made its Ready4K virtual parenting curriculum and family engagement tool free for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. Ready4K is an evidence-based whole-child curriculum that offers fun facts and at-home learning activity ideas for children birth through 9, all delivered via text message. Download the application. 

 Khan Academy 

Khan Academy offers free practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace. 

 Mystery Science 

Mystery Science provides lessons that inspire kids to love science. During school closures, popular science lessons are being provided for anyone to use for free. No account or login needed. 

 Prodigy 

Prodigy offers engaging, curriculum-aligned math platform designed to motivate first- through eighth-grade students to learn and practice math. No cost, ever.   


Covid-19: stay safe, stay healthy & practice social distancing

supporting pre-k learners at home:

Covid-19: stay safe, stay healthy & practice social distancing

literacy resources:

Free Digital Learning Resources for Literacy:

e-READ KIDS

This collection of e-books and audio books is for kids in pre-K through fourth grade. A mix of fiction and nonfiction titles can be downloaded onto computers, tablets, and smartphones.

The OrganWise Guys

Access a wide array of engaging activities such as coloring sheets, short videos, recipes, and more to get kids excited about healthy living. 

Here are some video resources to help our kids stay healthy: 

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Renaissance myOn

To ensure that students have at-home learning opportunities, Get Georgia Reading and Renaissance are partnering to provide readers free, anytime/anywhere access to digital books and news with myON. Unlimited, 24/7 access makes it easy for students to continue reading and learning at home. Students can read online using any Internet-enabled device, or read offline with free mobile apps.

Rivet

With over 2,000 leveled books for kids in K – 2, quality reading practice has never been easier. The app features an engaging, kid-friendly interface and reading support on every page.

Scholastic Learn at Home

 Keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin.

Sightwords.com

The Georgia Preschool Association sponsors resources to help teach your child to read.

Storyline Online

This award-winning children’s literacy website streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Teaching Our World: The Coronavirus—Scholastic 

Scholastic created this collection to help you ease children’s fears and empower them with age-appropriate information. These teaching resources were carefully prepared to help your students understand what is being done to keep them safe and how to prevent germs from spreading.

Words2Reading 

Words2Reading brings families, caregivers, and teachers the best resources in developing early language skills and reading readiness from birth – 8. Grow your young reader through easy-to-follow videos, links, downloadable documents, e-books, and audio clips all available online.

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STEM- science, technology, engineering & math resources:

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