SAUSD FACE Newsletter: November 6, 2020
A Message from FACE
Dear SAUSD families,
For many of us, COVID-19 may have brought about a repetitive and stressful lifestyle. There might be a lot of good in our homes, but at a certain point, through sheer repetition, we might stop seeing how others enhance our daily lives. As humans do, we tend to take the good things for granted—and the repetitive nature of lockdown only expands that tendency. Our current conditions may not allow us to make space for thankfulness.
In the spirit of the month of Thanksgiving, gratitude is one of they key tools we can use to enhance our day to day. When we give thanks for everyday things, we make them visible again. When we’re able to do that, we give our happiness a little boost and we train our brains to see the good, and even the not so good, in a different light. With that being said, here is a helpful article that outlines 4 ways to be grateful during the pandemic:
But all in all, always remember to be gentle and kind to yourself. It is the best form of gratitude you can have. And when it comes down to it, you deserve as much gratitude for yourself as you give everyone else.
With much care,
SAUSD FACE Specialist, Region II
ATTENDANCE MATTERS BECAUSE YOU MATTER!
Mental Health Resources
FAMILY TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT LINE
Phone Number: 714-480-4760
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Technology Access and Support
Programming Hosted by SAUSD FACE Partners
Downtown Family Resource Center
OC Youth Hangouts- Study Jams!
SANTA ANA CARES PROGRAM
Qualified members of the Santa Ana community can now apply for many of the new support programs. Santa Ana CARES includes $8 million in direct monetary assistance and other measures, among them:
• Free COVID-19 testing for Santa Ana residents by appointment on Saturdays and Sundays at Santa Ana College;
• $1,500 rental assistance grants for tenants;
• A landlord assistance program that helps pay back rent that is owed;
• Grants of up to $10,000 for businesses and non-profits, including grants specifically designated for restaurants and bars;
• Up to $50,000 for arts-related non-profit organizations;
• Up to $1,000 for individual artists;
• Utility bill payment assistance of up to $500 for those with delinquent bills;
• Isolation assistance to provide hotel rooms for families who have a member of the household diagnosed with COVID-19;
• Child care assistance for workers;
• Additional sanitization of public facilities including bus shelters, playgrounds and park fitness equipment.
Santa Ana CARES Hotline (714) 667-CARE (2273) . For assistance with City of Santa Ana COVID-19 support services and programs. Available 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
SAUSD Nutrition Services
WEEKEND Food Resources- November 7 & 8
Food Resources- WEEK OF November 9-13, 2020
HOAG Center for Healthy Living- Classes
Zumba & Zumbini
Mondays & Fridays 7pm-8pm
Zumba & Body Conditioning
Tuesdays & Thursdays 7pm-8pm
OC HealthCare Agency
The OC Health Care Agency is inviting elementary, middle and high schoolers to submit creative mask designs, essays and social media content as part of its Mask Message Contest.
The contest, which launched Thursday, is billed as an independent learning project to help public and private school students become better informed about face coverings and other non-medical ways to slow the spread of COVID-19 and get life back to normal.