Coronavirus Resources for Families
Video: Keeping our Schools and Families Safe
Watch more videos about school reopening and COVID-19 on our YouTube Channel.
Returning to In-Person Learning
SCOE is working closely with school districts and the county health department to help schools as they reopen for in-person learning this spring. Each school district has the most up-to-date information on their reopening plans. Please contact your district for specific questions. Following are resources to help families prepare for returning to in-person learning.
Family Return to School Resources
- This parent handbook helps families understand their role and responsibilities in keeping schools safe, as well as what school will look like when it returns to in-person learning. | Spanish version.
- This Parent Guide infographic explains what school will look like when students return to campus. | Spanish version.
- This COVID-19 screening checklist can be used each morning to help ensure that your child has no symptoms and is safe to go to school. | Spanish version.
- Parent Support Webinar on Distance Learning: On Aug. 24, SCOE held a Parent Support Webinar on Distance Learning to help families be prepared emotionally and physically for the new school year. View the video.
- To parents who have suddenly become teachers: This article by County Superintendent Steve Herrington and Early Literacy and School Readiness Coordinator Brulene Zanutto provides practical, compassionate guidance to parents on supporting their child's learning at home.
- Infographic: Supporting Your Student's Success During Distance Learning (PDF)
- FAQs: Distance Learning: The California Department of Education provides many answers about distance learning in this helpful FAQ.
- FAQ: Understanding Your Student's Privacy Rights During Distance Learning (PDF)
- Tips for Families: Unleashing The Inner Scientist and Engineer at Home
- Sonoma County Library: The Sonoma County Library offers a wealth of free distance learning resources, from online tutoring to foreign language tools, to online stories with interactive activities, and much more.
Mental Health and Emotional Support
- Mental Health Resources for Sonoma County Youth:A comprehensive list of local, state, and national resources curated by SCOE's Behavioral Health Team
- California Parent and Youth Helpline: The California Parent & Youth Helpline and Online Parents Anonymous® Support Groups provides free trauma-informed, evidenced-based emotional support to Parents, Children and Youth in any language via calls, text, live chat and email. The California Parent & Youth Helpline operates 7 days a week from 8:00AM-8:00PM. Parents can Join a Weekly Online Support Group NOW through the website: caparentyouthhelpline.org. In this confidential setting, parents address their underlying emotions and build resiliency to strengthen their family.
- County of Sonoma - Mental Health Warmline: The warm line warm is available to any County resident experiencing emotional side effects of the pandemic and/or the shelter in place order, or knows somebody who is.Call (707) 565-2652 any day of the week from 10 a.m to 7 p.m. to speak to a trained professional.
- This Google Doc contains a wealth of resources for caregivers, including how to talk to children about Coronavirus, activities and lesson ideas, mental health resources, and more. | En Espanol
- Video: Self-Care for Parents and Caregivers During COVID-19
- Help for students in crisis - Resources curated by the California Department of Education
- Why Can't I go to School? A Social Story | Por que no puedo ir a la escuela?
- Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With Coronavirus
- Talking to Children About Coronavirus
- YouthScoop Resources for Teens: Youth Scoop is a site designed by Sonoma County youth for Sonoma County youth to help people navigate their options and eligibility in the areas of Education, Employment, Transportation, Supportive Services, Housing, and Health & Wellness. They now offer a range of resources related to the coronavirus. This resource is especially helpful for teens/young adults.
Community Resources to Support Families
4Cs Sonoma County is closely following the rapid pace of developments related to the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Child care is an essential service during this time and 4Cs staff is available to support parents, providers and the community through our website, social media and phonelines – please don’t hesitate to reach out. We will be updating this page to provide information and links for our families and providers. Learn more.
Assistance Applying for Benefits
The Redwood Community Health Coalition can help families with applying for (or renewals for) Medi-Cal, CMSP (county program), Covered California, as well as nutrition assistance programs like CalFresh. Learn more.