COVID-19 Resource Center

As our community – our world – faces its greatest health crisis in a century, we find our schools shuttered and our students isolated. With the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic ongoing, we have reached out to our network of community partners, service providers, and school districts. By coordinating and collaborating with schools, districts, and other nonprofits, we have compiled a resource list to help with basic needs, online learning, and mental/behavioral health. See below to learn more. Thank you. Please stay home if you can, stay safe, and most importantly, wash your hands.

Basic Resources

In addition to the services listed below, you can access well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs by calling 2-1-1, a free, anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Food and Feeding Programs

Rental and Utility Assistance

  • Under 1 Roof: Virtual walk-ins for Support with rent and utilities.

Senior Resources

  • North Texas Food Bank: PAN (People and Nutrition) Program
  • Dallas County Senior Centers: Nutritious Meals Served Daily Monday through Friday! Serves residents 60 years and older. Transportation is available to program participants. Call 214-819-1860 for more information.

Free WiFi

  • AT&T: Open hotspots, unlimited data to existing companies and $10/month plans to low-income families.
  • Charter: Free internet for 60 days for new K-12 and college student households.
  • Comcast: Free WiFi for 60 days to low-income families, and all Xfinity hotspots are free to the public during this time.
  • Sprint: Unlimited data to existing customers, and all handsets can enable hotspots for 60 days at no extra charge.
  • Spectrum: Free internet service for 60 days to new customers.
  • T-Mobile: Unlimited data to existing customers, and all handsets can enable hotspots for 60 days at no extra charge.
  • Verizon: No special offers, but the company is following Federal Communications Commission (FCC) agreements by waiving late fees and not disconnecting existing service.

Social-Emotional Learning Activities:

Supplementary Resources:

Internet Safety and Cyber-etiquette:

Self-Care and Mindfulness

College/Career Prep

  • Nepris is providing Industry Chats through April 30th for any student so they can learn about careers. The current calendar includes topics: entrepreneurship, soft skills, and how scientists study viruses.

Enrichment

Online Educational Resources

English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR)

1. Smart Tutor Education Programs:

  • Comprehensive K-12 curriculum that provides additional support in all core areas. Under the ELAR component, this curriculum provides support for elementary students in the following areas: phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, sight words, and reading comprehension.

2. Language Arts Games:

  • This website provides a variety of educational games for all grade levels. In addition to games, this website can be extremely helpful as high school students begin preparing for SAT and ACT testing.

3. Discovery Education:

  • We have worked with our content partners to make the Viruses and Outbreak Channel available to the communities our U.S. school systems serve so that parents, caregivers, and other adults have the same access to the materials children are being taught in schools. If you are a Discovery Education partner and are interested in obtaining a login for the Viruses and Outbreak Channel that you can send to members of your community, please fill out the Experience Access Request form.

4. Brain Pop:

  • Recognizing the enormous impact this situation has on a school community, we are offering free, unlimited use of BrainPOP to any school, anywhere that is closed due to the coronavirus during the period of their closure.
  • Consider using BrainPOP’s animated movies, assessment resources, and creative tools for:
    • Distance learning
    • Support for projects and homework
    • Keeping students on track with their studies

5. Kahoot:

Offers free access to all features to support distance learning in schools affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Math

1. Khan Academy:

  • This resource will provide an environment to learn or relearn math skills for all grade levels. The Khan website provides several levels of practice problems, along with videos to demonstrate each skill. Additionally, this web site provides support in the following areas: science, engineering, economics, arts & humanities as well as Test prep.

2. S.O.S. Math:

  • This website provides extra support for high school level math. This website is divided into two components: math type and the specific skill within the math type.

3. Smart Tutor Education Programs:

  • Comprehensive K-12 curriculum that provides additional support in all core areas. Under the math component, this curriculum provides an array of support starting with recognizing numbers (preschool students) and ending with calculus (high school students).

4. School Yourself:

  • Learning math online doesn’t have to be boring. School Yourself is perfect for:
    • Flipped classrooms
    • Getting ahead in class
    • Self-learners
    • Homeschooled students

5. Edgenuity:

  • This website offers an array of support in multiple areas.

6. Cool Math:

  • A perfect resource for practicing Common Core math skills – Pre-K – 8th Grade.

Science

1. Science Geek:

  • This website was designed by a high school science teacher. This websites includes PowerPoints and review questions to further assist with Biology and Chemistry courses.

2. Periodic Table:

  • Overview of Properties, Orbitals, Isotopes, and Compounds

Foreign Languages

1. Smart Tutor Education Programs:

  • Comprehensive K-12 curriculum that provides additional support in all core areas. Under the Spanish component, this curriculum provides support in the following areas: time expressions, adjectives to describe people, present tense of regular verbs, and formality.

2. Madinah Arabic:

  • Free dedicated online resource for all students around the world seeking to learn Arabic. The goal is to help you through your Arabic learning journey and to make it as easy and enjoyable as possible.

3. Internet Polyglot:

  • The Internet Polyglot provides study materials for twenty-one languages. The unit-based materials available are ideal for a student already familiar with the basics of the language and interested in practicing specific areas and applications.

Additional Resources

1. IDROO:

  • Online educational whiteboard. IDroo works with your browser on PC, laptop, tablet, and even smartphones. No download or app required.

2. The Princeton Review — tutor.com:

  • One-to-one homework help and tutoring online in real time 4th -12th grade. More than 60 subjects – 3,000+ subject matter experts. Online tutors are ready to help 24/7.

3. Soft School:

  • This website offers a variety flashcards, timelines and review games for math, science, language arts, and social studies. The material on this website supports elementary and middle school grade levels.

4. KERA Learn! Education website:

  • KERA’s website is user friendly for educators, students, and families. This website has thousands of digital resources from trusted sources to enrich learning at school, at home and to help promote community engagement. SEARCH TIP: Filter by “Age” and “Category” (i.e. home, school). The material on this website supports elementary, middle and high school grade levels.

5. ABC Mouse:

  • With all of the schools closing either for Spring Break or due to the Coronavirus, you might be worried about how to keep your child busy and learning at home while they’re stuck inside over the next couple of weeks. Thankfully, ABC Mouse is taking the occasion to open its virtual doors to all new students for free. You’ll just need to use promo code SCHOOL7771 to take advantage of this offer. Also, try the following code: AOFLUNICEF.

6. Sheppard Software:

  • Hundreds of educational games, activities, quizzes, articles, and more for kids and everyone to use online – and free!!!

7. Disney Jr.:

  • Games, coloring pages and videos are a few highlights. The games focus on memory, hand-eye coordination, color matching and other important skills for developing young minds.

8. Nick Jr.:

  • This websites offers printable games, and other activities that young kids will enjoy. The games will allow children to explore their creativity, play dress-up, learn new music, and put puzzles together, work on numbers and shape recognition.

Additional Elementary Math Resources

Grade Level: Pre-Kindergarten

Videos:
Printable Resources:
PreK Shapes Books:

Grade Level: Kindergarten

Videos:
  • Shape Hunt: This video illustrates how basic shapes can be found in real world objects.
  • 3D Shapes I Know: This upbeat music video explores 3-dimensional figures.
Websites:
  • Shapes Splat: Your child will have fun identifying and targeting different 2-D and 3-D shapes in this game.
  • Kindergarten Math by IXL: Your child can use Lessons 1 to V.6 and W.1 to W.7 on the IXL site to identify, count, and compare different shapes. (limited access)
Free Apps to Download:

Grade Level: 1st

Videos:
  • Recognizing Shapes: This Khan Academy video helps students review the names of 2-D shapes and describes their properties.
  • 3D Shapes I Know: This video uses a catchy song to practice naming 3-D shapes and their attributes.
Websites:
  • 2D and 3D Shape Sort: Factory: Identify and sort 2-D and 3-D shapes in the Shape Sort Factory. (You will need to create a free account to play.)
  • Shape Splat: In Shape Splat, your child will practice identifying different categories of 2-D and 3-D shapes.
Printable Resources:
Free Apps to Download:

Grade Level: 2nd

Videos:
  • Writing Fractions: This Khan Academy video is an introduction explaining how to write fractions using fractional parts of a set and whole.
Websites:
  • Picture Fraction Game: This game has your child match the fraction to the picture. (Note: The game goes beyond halves, fourths, and eighths.)
  • Fraction Splat: This game has your child identify fractions that have equal and unequal parts.
Printable Resources:
Free Apps to Download:

Grade Level: 3rd

Videos:
  • Perimeter & Area: This Khan Academy video explains how to find the area and perimeter of a square and rectangle.
Websites:
  • Picture Fraction Game: This game has your child match the fraction to the picture. (Note: The game goes beyond halves, fourths, and eighths.)
  • Fraction Splat: This game has your child identify fractions that have equal and unequal parts.
Printable Resources:
  • 3rd Grade Perimeter & Area
    • English Worksheets: #1, #2, #3
    • Spanish Worksheets: #1, #2, #3
Free Apps to Download:

Grade Level: 4th

Videos:
  • Perimeter & Area: This Khan Academy video explains how to find the area and perimeter of a square and rectangle.
Websites:
  • Area and Perimeter. Math Playground has your child use rulers to measure rectangles and then find the area and perimeter.

Free Apps to Download:

Grade Level: 5th
Videos:
Websites:
Free Apps to Download:

Parental Resources

Behavioral Health and Supportive Guidance Resources

Texas Health and Human Services

  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • This new resource offers COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texans.
  • People can call the Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll-free at 833-986-1919.

Grant Halliburton Foundation

  • “Here For Texas” Mental Health Navigation Line remains open.
  • The Navigation Line: 972-744-9790 (Monday – Friday) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • All other services closed.

Fannie C. Harris Drop In Center

  • Times: 9am-6pm. Free lunch daily.
  • Youth ages 14-21 experiencing housing instability can access food, clothing, hygiene supplies, showers, laundry, and tech.
  • 4212 E Grand Avenue (Fair Park DART, or bus 111 to East Grand.)
  • 469-914-1700

Metrocrest Services

  • Service area: Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Coppell, Addison, and 75287 portion of Dallas in Denton County.
  • Continuing to serve with emergency assistance (food, rent, electric) for low income/crisis situations.
  • Continuing to assist with Workforce and Senior Programs.
  • The delivery of services is streamlined, no direct contact, but processes to qualify have not changed.
  • Call for assistance: 214-446-2100, by appointment. You will be directed as to the requirements and process at that time.
  • All emergencies are taken into account.

Metrocare Services

  • Behavioral and mental health services are now conducted via phone.
  • Call each location for appointment.
  • Each clinic is open with medical and clinical staff for urgent care needs.

A. Metrocare Adult Center at Samuell — Center & Pharmacy

  • 4645 Samuell Blvd
    Dallas, TX 75228
    214-275-7393

B. Metrocare Child & Adolescent Center at Samuell

  • 4701 Samuell Blvd
    Dallas, TX 75228
    972-861-5611

C. Metrocare Adult Center at Westmoreland — Center & Pharmacy

  • 1350 N. Westmoreland
    Dallas, TX 75211
    214-330-0036

D. Metrocare Child & Adolescent Center at Westmoreland

  • 1353 N. Westmoreland
    Dallas, TX 75211
    214-331-0107

E. Metrocare at Lancaster-Kiest — Center & Pharmacy

  • 3330 S. Lancaster Road
    Dallas, TX 75216
    214-371-6639

F. Metrocare at Skillman — Center & Pharmacy

  • 9708 Skillman St
    Dallas, TX 75243
    214-221-5433

LifePath Systems

  • Providing full services: mental and behavioral health service

A. Plano Outpatient Clinic

  • 7308 Alma Drive
    Plano, TX 75025
    (972) 422-5939 or 1-844-544-5939

B. McKinney Outpatient Clinic

  • 1515 Heritage Drive
    McKinney, TX 75069
    (972) 562-9647

Hope’s Door New Beginning Center

  • Domestic Violence services.
  • 24hr hotline is available 972-276-0057.
  • Both Plano and Garland Outreach are closed for the next 4 weeks but they are still providing services to clients and anyone who may need safety planning.
  • Presentations are postponed but our educators are available for webinars.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

  • 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • 1-800-273-8255

Family Health Center at Virginia Parkway

  • Continues to provide medical, dental and behavioral health services. Community outreach and presentations are on-hold at this time.
  • All patients, visitors and service representatives arriving at Family Health Center at Virginia Parkway (120 S. Central Expressway, McKinney, TX) will receive a health screening for Coronavirus (COVID-19) before entering the clinic. The health screening will include a temperature screen and short questionnaire.
  • To schedule a Telemedicine appointment for Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, or Behavioral Health Counseling, please call 214.618.5600.

Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center

  • DCAC is offering our online training courses for free to parents and communities.
  • Use discount code SAVEJANE for “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse” training and code GETEDUCATED for “Keeping Your Child Safe in the Real and Digital World”.

State and District Resources

Texas Education Agency

Texas Education Agency: Information on closures, online learning, feeding programs, etc.

School Districts