Region 9 Head Start

COVID-19 school closure ~ Week 1 ~

Dear Friends,

There was life before COVID-19, and there will be life after.


We didn’t choose to have our schools closed; our routines halted in their tracks; our field trips, concerts, sporting events, fundraisers cancelled. We didn’t expect this and had little warning. And then there’s the uncertainty around when teachers and students will be allowed to return to school—and what school will be like when we do.


This is not a snow day. It’s not a holiday break. It’s a crisis. It’s scary. But it’s not hopeless.


We will be sending you weekly newsletters in an effort to support you and the new "normal". We will be providing resources to support your teaching, to support your Head Start families, but most important, to support you. We will also have a Coronavirus Humor section that will hopefully make you smile.


In the coming weeks, Region 9 and your campus administrators will support you in any way we can. Please reach out to us if additional support is needed.


Sending you all virtual hugs,

Your Region 9 Head Start Team

Weekly Head Start Humor

Click on the picture to the left to view memes, pictures, and videos from the week. It's okay to laugh!!! Enjoy!

Announcements

  • You do not need to complete March Anecdotal Notes.
  • In-kind: please ask parents to track their time and activities they do with their kids. They can do this on paper or you can send them our in-kind sheet. We brainstormed this yesterday on the Zoom call. Zoom meeting notes will be coming to you from Stacey.
  • Zoom meetings will occur every Thursdays @ 10:00 meeting ID: 472-457-224. You can download the app on your phone or click on the link in the email Stacey will send. If you are unsure on how to do this, you can practice with Stacey. For our first Zoom, we had 67 attendees! It was great to see everyone's smiling faces and we hope to see more next week.
Census Day is April 1st!!!

That's next Wednesday folks! Don't forget to complete your census information online! And remind your families to do the same. Click here to go to the census website.

General Resources

Google Voice: Google Voice creates an alternate phone number for you to share with families while being able to use your cell phone. Click on the two videos below to see how to set it up and use it. The app is available for android and iphones and is free in the app store.

Google voice set up video

Using google voice video

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Mental Health / Conscious Discipline