School Closure Resources
Jackson County ISD Whole Child
Mental Health Crisis Resource Card
COVID-19 Response Fund
United Way of Jackson County and the Jackson Community Foundation jointly launched a new fund to help the community deal with the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and the steps taken to slow the disease’s spread.
“We’re deeply concerned over the impact of the novel coronavirus on our community,
and especially how it’s affecting our most vulnerable residents,” said Ken Toll, President & CEO
of United Way of Jackson County.
“The new COVID-19 Response Fund will support broad-based efforts that lift up those
who are disproportionately impacted,” he said.
Keep up to date with COVID-19 announcements
Covid-19 Testing In Jackson County: The drive-thru testing at One Jackson Square is continuing To schedule an appointment at the HFAH COVID-19 Drive-Through Screening Station, call (517) 205-6100. History of travel is not/no longer a required criteria for testing.
K-12 Schools are for more than Education
"This is a necessary step to protect our kids, our families, and our overall public health,” Whitmer said.
"I know this will be a tough time, but we’re doing this to keep the most people we can safe. I urge everyone to make smart choices during this time and to do everything they can to protect themselves and their families.”
Virtual Yoga and Mindfulness to Support Mental and Physical Health
Here is a link to a collection of kids yoga videos.
Meditation for Kids: Kids can meditate, too! Explore our free collection of meditations for children and teens. Designed for easing nerves, building self-confidence, and having a restful night’s sleep.
Resources to Engage Kids During School Closures
Scholastic lessons and activities released specifically to keep kids engaged during school closures (mostly K-6)
Amazing Educational Resources Facebook Group - educators from all over sharing great stuff!
Quarantime - Science Mom and Math Dad presents a youtube channel with a daily show of interactive activities. Mainly 7-12, but designed to be family-friendly
EdWeb seminar for professionals- Strategies for Effective eLearning
Virtual field trips to entertaining and historic locations
https://www.storylineonline.net Streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science.
https://www.farmfood360.ca/ This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.
What Can Teens Do During This Time?
Contact the Whole Child Team!
Janelle Buchler: Whole Child Consultant (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Eric Swihart: Whole Child Coordinator (email@example.com)
Caitlin Williams: Attendance and Homeless Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rebecca Hurst: Behavior Health Project Coordinator (email@example.com)
Kelsea Jabkiewicz: Data Integration and Medicaid Cost Recovery Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Angela Maddox: Whole Child Secretary (email@example.com)