As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, we are staying in close contact with government officials to provide our community with the latest details. In the meantime, we want to make sure that families have the resources they need.
Meals and Food Service
Englewood Schools is providing FREE meals to any child under 18 during the extended school break at Bishop Elementary and Cherrelyn Elementary. Hours will be Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Every child under 18 is eligible for free grab & go breakfast and lunch.
Digital Learning Resources
Englewood Schools has compiled extensive learning resources for students to access during the extended closure of our schools. Linked here is a website with the optional, supplemental resources. The site will be updated periodically throughout the closure. While we know these resources do not replace classroom instruction, they are designed to provide students an opportunity to continue their learning. We understand that questions might arise on how to use the resources. If you have questions regarding the resources linked on the website, please contact Learning_Services@engschools.net.
We know that access to the internet is vital to many during this time. While Englewood Schools does not endorse these resources, we want to make sure families are aware of all options available to them:
- Xfinity has announced an Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone program. Through it, Xfinity hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free. Search for a hotspot near you.
- Comcast Internet Essentials is offering two free months of their Internet Essentials package starting March 16, 2020. You have to be eligible, so read more on their website. You can also call 1-855-846-8376.
Health and Mental Wellness Resources
This can be a stressful and scary time for everyone. Feeling prepared and knowing what you can do to help you and your family stay well are some ways to help minimize stress. This resource for parents/caregivers provides ways for families to prepare as well as how to help children from different age groups cope with what is going on. If you think you are having symptoms of COVID-19, please follow these guidelines from CDC. These resources from Tri-County health can also help you stay informed and reduce the risk of spreading or catching COVID-19. Additional mental health and food resources can be accessed here.
As a reminder, Safe2Tell is a resource students can access right away if they have worries or concerns about themselves or a friend.
If you or a loved one are having a mental health crisis, please contact Colorado Crisis Services. Call 1-844-493-8255, or text “TALK” to 38255. https://coloradocrisisservices.org/ to chat online.
COVID-19 Reporting Line
If you or a member of your household has COVID-19 symptoms or has a confirmed diagnosis, please contact your healthcare provider and then let us know by calling 303-806-6881. Your information will not be shared; however a nurse will follow-up with you to gather information that will help us keep our community safe.