Below are the resources compiled to assist families during the COVID-19 school closures. This resource page provides support opportunities for nutrition, mental health, physical health, financial support and community information. During this time Cedar Wood PTA is working hard to ensure that the needs of all of our families are being meet. Families who are in need are kept confidential by the school. Our hard-working school counselors Amy Famelos-Villars email@example.com and Grace Iverson firstname.lastname@example.org are supporting families and students in any way possible during the school closure. Our school’s counselors can also be reached by leaving a message at 425-785-3510; messages are checked daily. Please contact them if you are in need of help.
Everett School District: COVID-19 Page
- The Everett School District Food & Nutrition Services is dedicated to helping build strong bodies and minds by creating quality meals and providing meals.
Food Bank Resources?
- Mill Creek Community Food Bank
- Located in the back parking lot of Gold Creek Community Church: 4326 148th St. SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012
- Open by appointment & drive-thru pickup ONLY (due to current social distancing protocols)
- Call (425) 316-3333 or sign up online to schedule an appointment
- Fill out the online shopping list BEFORE your appointment
- Maltby Food Bank
- Located at 21104 86th Ave SE, Snohomish, WA 98296
- Accepting donations at Fernwood Fire Station 35th and 180th SE, Bothell
- Canyon Hills Food Bank
- Located at 22125 17th Avenue SE (Suite 111) Bothell, WA 98021 – just across the south parking lot from the church and around the corner towards the greenbelt.
- The food bank will be open every Tuesday, 11:30AM–1:30PM and 5:00–7:30PM.
- Food Bank will operate as a drive through. To access the Food please come to the back of Canyon Hills Building 3. For your safety, and our volunteers, food will be brought to your car and loaded.
- Accepting donations; see their website for more information.
Mental Health Support
The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. The emotional impact of an emergency on a person can depend on the person’s characteristics and experiences, the social and economic circumstances of the person and their community, and the availability of local resources. People can become more distressed if they see repeated images or hear repeated reports about the outbreak in the media. Children react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them, especially children, if they are better prepared. Please visit the district’s social & emotional health webpage for more information.
Talking to Your Child About Coronavirus
Children, as well as adults, are likely to experience anxiety in this uncertain time. Several resources have been created by leading mental health experts on how to have age-appropriate, fact-based and reassuring conversations with you children about the outbreak and the steps they can take to stay healthy.
- How to Talk to Your Child about the Coronavirus, Kids Health
- Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus, NPR.ORG
- Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting From COVID-19, National Association of School Psychologists
- Understanding Coronavirus with Activities, Brain Pop
Coronavirus & The Impact on our Children’s Education
There are several resources available for parents about the Coronavirus. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has resources to assist education leaders in protecting student privacy and ensuring students with disabilities continue to receive services required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) during school closures due to the outbreak. The ED also released important information for K-12 educators on flexibilities the Department could grant when it comes to the accountability standards required by law under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). We particularly recommend reviewing COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel.
Physical Health Support
- Kids & COVID-19, The Everett Clinic
- What To Do if Your Kids Stay Home, John Hopkins Medicine
- Keeping Children Active During the Pandemic, Exercise is Medicine
- Keep Children Healthy, Center for Disease Control
- Free Virtual Wellness Coaching, Bastyr University
- Free Emergency Dental Work in Lynnwood, Medical Teams International
- Alien Emergency Medical Information, Washington State Healthcare Authority
- Alien Medical Emergency Frequently Asked Questions, Washington State Healthcare Authority
- Financial Support from WA State Coronavirus Response Website
- Employment Security Department – For workers affected by COVID-19
- Benefit Comparison Guide
- Financial Resource List for Undocumented People
- DSHS DSHS’s Community Services Division will begin administering a Disaster Cash Assistance Program (DCAP) during the duration of the COVID-19 emergency. This will provide assistance for one month to Washington families and people without children who are not eligible for other cash programs and who meet the income and resource limits of the program. Applicants are NOT required to meet citizenship requirements or provide a social security number. People can apply for assistance by calling the customer service center at 877-501-2233 or by applying online at WashingtonConnection.org
- For you and your family – A guide from the Governor’s Office
- Snohomish County COVID 19 Response and Resources
- Comprehensive Resource List from Snohomish County Carnegie Resource Center
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Additional Resources:
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webpage
- Guidance for School Settings
- Checklist for Teachers and Parents
- Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs
- CDC Managing anxiety and stress due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- CDC People with asthma and COVID-19