COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources Page

COOR ISD is maintaining this webpage as a clearinghouse of information and resources for Families, Educators, and our Community. Please check back often for the latest information for our area. 

NEW! Essential Workforce in Need of Child Care (Executive Order 2020-16)

Are you an Essential Worker looking for child care within Crawford, Oscoda, Ogemaw, and Roscommon Counties for a child who is birth to 12 years old? In accordance with Executive Order 16, COOR ISD is partnering with the Northeast Great Start to Quality Resource Center to help you find child care that is available through April 15th. The intake form on www.helpmegrow-mi.org/essential website is the first step in the process to apply for child care. It helps us connect you with the program that you feel is best for your family. Once we receive your completed intake, you will be contacted within 24 hours.

NEW! Michigan Department of Education Free and Low Cost Online Supplemental Resources

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is maintaining a webpage of resources to districts.  The intent of these resources is to assist with supplemental online distance and virtual learning opportunities for all students. The resources on this page are not intended to replace any resources that the district already has and is providing to students.  District provided resources are aligned to local curriculum and opportunities.  The intent of these resources is to provide districts with additional tools to fill in any possible gaps.  Please continue to visit this website and review the information sent by the department as these resources and guidance will be continually updated.  

Resources for Educators

COOR ISD Learning Plan Resources

This Google Folder contains templates and resources for schools as they develop their Continuation of Learning Plans in response to Executive Order 2020-35

Social Studies Online PLC with Dave Johnson

This is a great time to think about ways for teaching and learning in the digital age. I'll be hosting a self-paced FlipGrid from now until April 5th. I'm going to post a topic every five days (a total of five topics).  All you need to answer is a computer with a webcam (no matter what device you're using, I recommend the Chrome browser for this. To participate, go to https://flipgrid.com/socialstudiesslc  Password:  KeepLearning    (Please note capital K and capital L)

Science Learning Online with Linnea Gibson

This flyer has links to a number of virtual learning opportunities facilitated by Science Consultant Linnea Gibson. She has links to Live virtual PD sessions Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00p, "Office Hours" Virtual Planning from 2:00p - 3:00p on Tues and Thurs to provide support or help in planning, Screencast Recordings of some resources/tools, and Teacher Learning to hone your skills and continue learning. 

Tech Tools to Connect with Students

Loop

Loop is a Free App Based Resource for connecting with Students and quickly receiving formative feedback. Be sure to check out their "Remote Learning Blog" for tips to setup Loop classes.

Remind

Remind is a messaging tool that can be used to send and receive messages with families and students via text, email, or the app.

Illuminate DnA

Illuminate has setup some Distance Learning Sample Plans which leverage tools in the Illuminate account you already have.

Phone Calls

Check with your technology department. They might be able to forward your classroom phone to your personal phone, allowing parents to contact you by calling your classroom phone. Another option they might be able to setup is Google Voice. This will create a "virtual" number for parents to call to contact you. 

REMC Resources

Regional Educational Media Centers (REMCs) stand ready to assist Michigan’s education community as you make enrichment activities available for students as they shelter at home due to COVID-19.  We are supporting you, too, with free courses so you can continue your professional learning. Read more...

Michigan Virtual Free Courses

Michigan Virtual is offering free online enrichment content from their library of courses for Students and Educators during school closures. 

Kahn Academy Quick Start Guide to Remote Learning for Teachers

This recorded webinar for teachers offers a quick walkthrough of how to get started, including: -Getting your students enrolled -Finding appropriate content and exercises -Differentiating content to help each student thrive -Reviewing results Then download our QuickStart Guide to get your class set-up: https://bit.ly/khanremotelearning

Calm.com

Calm.com/schools offers breathing exercises, guided meditations, and sleep stories to help relieve stress. Educators can sign up for a free account with your school email through their Calm Schools program. 

Resources for Families

Online Resources gathered by Annie Spear

This website is maintained by our Early Literacy Coach Annie Spear. These represent her highest recommended resources, though they are only a fraction of the many possible resources available to support literacy at home. If you'd like additional resources, email Annie and she will be glad to suggest more.

Online Resources gathered by Linnea Gibson

This website is maintained by our Science consultant, Linnea Gibson. It is organized to help you find quick links to STEM resources.

Non-Tech Activities for Families

This guide offers 2 pages of fun activities you can do with your family that require no technology. These activities are great for children of all ages, especially parents! Building a story telling fort. Stay up late and star gaze. Write and mail a real letter.  These are so much fun, you'll forget you're also learning. 

Free Stories at Audible.com

At stories.audible.com, you will find hundreds of our titles available completely free. The collection has been handpicked by our editors and is a mix of stories to entertain, engage, and inform young people, ages 0–18. These stories offer a screen-free option that we hope may help break up the day for families with students home from school. There are selections for our listeners in English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese and Italian. No login or credit card necessary.

Michigan Virtual Free Courses

Michigan Virtual is offering free online enrichment content from their library of courses for Students and Educators during school closures. 

Kahn Academy Quick Start Guide to Remote Learning for Parents

Parents, are you curious about how to use Khan Academy and Khan Academy Kids for remote learning? Join us as we'll walk you through: - Setting your kids set up for learning with Khan Academy and Khan Academy Kids - Finding relevant content for them to learn You can view the slide deck here: http://khan.co/parent-quick-start-slides

MSU Extension Activity Calendar

MSU Extension Children and Youth Institute invite you to use their calendar of online programs & DIY activities to plan out your week. Choose from daily childhood development, career exploration, STEM, healthy living & leadership activities - or choose them all! There’s even resources for parents & caregivers!

Calm.com

Calm.com offers breathing exercises, guided meditations, and sleep stories to help relieve stress. Many of these resources are accessible through a Free account.

 

Resources for Community

Essential Workforce in Need of Child Care (Executive Order 2020-16)

Are you an Essential Worker looking for child care within Crawford, Oscoda, Ogemaw, and Roscommon Counties for a child who is birth to 12 years old? In accordance with Executive Order 16, COOR ISD is partnering with the Northeast Great Start to Quality Resource Center to help you find child care that is available through April 15th. The intake form on www.helpmegrow-mi.org/essential website is the first step in the process to apply for child care. It helps us connect you with the program that you feel is best for your family. Once we receive your completed intake, you will be contacted within 24 hours.

 

Official News, Orders, and Memos

Michigan Department of Education COVID-19 Guidance Memos for Schools

MDE has posted (and continues to post) guidance memos for schools navigating this time. This site has the current memos. 

www.Michigan.gov/coronavirus

This is the official website for all News, Announcements, and Executive Orders from the State of Michigan related to COVID-19.

Center for Disease Control

This page has the latest information and updates from the Federal Center for Disease Control

30 Days to Slow the Spread-White House.

Read the President's Coronavirus Guidelines for Americans

Why is a closure like this necessary?

National Public Radio article on flattening the curve

Essential workers for COVID-19 Closures

It is our understanding that the majority of the employee’s work will be done remotely from his/her current residence.  However, in order to perform his/her essential functions, occasionally there will be a need to travel to designated work sites.

Superintendent
Department Directors/Supervisors/Dean
Administrative Assistants 
Business Manager
Accounting Supervisor
Accounts Payable Clerk
Accounting Clerk  
Child care for essential workers
GSC/GSQ staff
Receptionist
Cleaners
Maintenance 

 

 

Local Food Distribution Information

 

Food Distribution

Local School Districts are offering FREE meals to ALL children age 18 and under and to students with disabilities ages 18-26 (with active Individualized Education Plans).  Two meals per day will be provided per child, even when schools were scheduled to be on spring break.  Students do not need to be attending school in this district to receive food.  COOR Educational Center students may collect food at their nearest or most convenient location.

Crawford County

Crawford AuSable School District will distribute food at the following locations on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 AM to 1 PM.  Families will receive enough meals to cover the days between pick-ups. If you have questions, contact Kim Schmidt at 344-3757.

Grayling Elementary - Entrance near the Devereaux Memorial Library
Beaver Creek Township Hall
Frederic Township Hall
Maple Forest Township Hall
Lovells Township Hall

Oscoda County

Mio AuSable Schools will distribute one week's worth of food on Mondays from 10:30 AM until the food is gone.  If you have questions, you can call Mary Miller at 826-2406.

Ogemaw County

West Branch-Rose City Area Schools will distribute meals on weekdays from 10 AM to 12 PM at the following locations. Families will receive enough meals to cover the days between pick-ups.  If you have questions, contact Karyn Randall at 343-2001.

Surline School: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Rose City School: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Roscommon County

Charlton Heston Academy will distribute meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 PM to 2 PM, pick up or delivery.  If you have questions, call Heather Bozzo at 632-3390.

 

Houghton Lake Community Schools will provide breakfast & lunch packages at the following locations. Families will receive enough meals to cover the days between pick-ups. If you have questions, call Mr. Bob Bryant at 366-2029 or the Administrative Center at 366-2035.

Collins Lower Elementary- behind the school 11 AM- 1 PM

And HLCS buses will deliver food to the following locations from 3:30-5:30 PM:

Merritt Butterfield Methodist Church, 428 S. Merritt Rd, Merritt
HLCS Community Education, 179 Cloverleaf Lane, Houghton Lake
Tractor Supply Company, 3451 West Houghton Lake Drive, Houghton Lake
Meredith General Store, 9981 N M-18, Gladwin
Houghton Lake Secretary of State, 2565 S. Gladwin Rd, Prudenville
Save A Lot, 725 S. Loxley Rd, Houghton Lake
Markey Fire Hall, 2113 N. Markey Rd, Houghton Lake
Builder's First Source, 6045 E West Branch Rd, St. Helen

Roscommon Area Public Schools will deliver food along their normal bus route Monday, Wednesday, and Friday beginning at 11 AM.  Two meals per day are provided.  Four meals are distributed Monday and Wednesday and six meals are distributed on Fridays.  Families may wave down the bus if you are not a regular bus rider.   If you have any questions, please call 275-6600.