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.
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.
Tracking COVID-19 and Staying Safe
State of Georgia COVID-19 hotline: 844-442-2681
Georgia Tips for families and communities on social distancing, quarantine, and isolation during an infectious disease outbreak.
Tips to keep children healthy while school’s out.
DPH is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by coronavirus and regularly coordinates with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
DPH provides a daily status report of confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The CDC provides a framework for actions that local and state health departments can recommend to mitigate community transmission of COVID-19.
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
Closures and Cancellations
Your one-stop resource for all school closures in GA
Press Release from GA Department of Education Superintendent suspending state testing
Event cancellations for North GA
Event cancellations for Central GA
Event cancellations for South GA
Event cancellations for Southeast GA
Meals, Financial & Unemployment Assistance
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
The Georgia Department of Labor is providing online access to unemployment services, partial claim access for employers, and resources for other reemployment assistance.
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.
Free Digital Resources for Crisis Management, Finding Balance & Mental Wellness & discussing COVID19 for families:
7 Ways to calm a Young Brain in Trauma, Edutopia:
National PTA: discussing difficult topics with your children:
Helping Children with Traumatic Grief Related to COVID-19: https://www.nctsn.org/resources/helping-children-with-traumatic-separation-or-traumatic-grief-related-to-covid-19
Child Mind- Supporting Families During COVID-19:
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network Resources for Community Violence: https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/community_violence_reactions_and_actions_in_dangerous_times.pdf
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress for Family Resources:
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)
To join our efforts to provide senior essential kits for a group of 10 seniors or more, email us at email@example.com.
Free Digital Learning Resources For Students, Parents, & Educators
Digital Learning Resources:
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 offers free, online courses for early childhood educators, families, leaders, and community members.
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.
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 helps teachers effectively differentiate instruction and practice across math, ELA, social studies, and science.
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 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.
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 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 offers advice to parents on how to talk to their kids about Coronavirus.
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.
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 offers free practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace.
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 offers engaging, curriculum-aligned math platform designed to motivate first- through eighth-grade students to learn and practice math. No cost, ever.
Free Digital Learning Resources For Young Learners
Parents can receive weekly emails, video lessons, and activities tailored to toddlers (ages 18 months – 2) and preschoolers (ages 3 – 4).
Boost learning from birth – 5. Boost learning from birth – 5. Available for iOS and Android phones, this app is filled with fun and simple learning activities for mealtime, bathtime, bedtime, or anytime.
Free Digital Learning Resources for Literacy:
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.
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:
- Wash Your Hands Before You Eat for Good Health
- Wash Your Hands After Using the Bathroom
- Learning How to be a Germ Killer
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.
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.
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.
The Georgia Preschool Association sponsors resources to help teach your child to read.
This award-winning children’s literacy website streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
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 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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