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We will be providing information for parents/guardians on social/emotional learning. Please click the button to the right for more information.
If you are having any issues, or have any questions during this time, please leave a message at this number: 623-932-7090
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Cox Information (this will be the best option)
If you cannot work with Cox, please fill out the above form and someone will reach out with more information.
Visit this webpage to see if you qualify for one of these companies.
Here are some low-cost internet options to take a look at:
Cox (www. Connect2compete.org/Cox),
Century link ( centurylink.com/internetbasics), I
nternet Essentials (www.internetessenrials.com)
Classes will continue on Google Classroom. For a guide on how to use/access google classroom, click HERE.
*please note, where it says HAZLET in the guide, we are referring to your child's aguafria email address.
Frequently Asked Questions
Online Educational Resources
Click here for a comprehensive list of educational companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings.
Click here for information regarding the Phoenix Public Library's eCard program (online library!)
Click here for a list of museums around that world that are offering free virtual tours of their exhibits.
1. Welcome to the quiet zone
With millions of kids staying home from school due to the spread of COVID-19, parents are searching for creative ways to keep them occupied while simultaneously maintaining their own sanity. Ruth Margolis, a mother of two, has a few suggestions. Her first idea? Home-zoning. "There's a quiet zone, a work zone, a jumping on your sister's head zone," she writes at The Week. "And no one, under any circumstances, is allowed to bring their chaos into the nap or work zones. She also suggests investing in noise-canceling headphones, and gives you full permission to embrace screen time. "I recommend keeping iPads and phones charged at all times, and deploying them whenever you need to, guilt-free." At NYT Parenting, Jessica Grose recommends iPad apps including Endless Alphabet, Endless Reader, Endless Numbers, Raz-Kids, and Kiddopia. "Just give them screens," she says, "for now." [The Week, NYT Parenting]
2. Homeschooling 101
About 1.7 million American students are homeschooled, and due to the COVID-19 outbreak, that number is about to get a lot higher, at least temporarily. Parents should start by making a schedule, advises Nir Eyal at The New York Times. "For the past five years, my home-schooled daughter, now 11, has kept a three-ring binder with a daily schedule per page. Every week, she holds time for her online classes, study time, reading, leisure time, and household chores, like cleaning her fish tank." While many schools will provide online education tools, Eyal says this is a good chance to supplement with platforms like Outschool.com or KhanAcademy.org, which allow kids to learn from experts. Finally, cut yourself some slack, says Kimberly Fox, staff developer for The Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University in New York. "We don't have to be school," she told CNN. "Under these circumstances, we're not going to entirely replace all of the structures that happen at school." [The New York Times, CNN]
3. Scrub, scrub, scrub
While it seems children rarely develop severe symptoms from the COVID-19 coronavirus, researchers say they can still spread the virus to others. So telling kids to wash their hands has perhaps never been more important. "The problem, of course, is that kids don't always follow instructions," says Claire Gillespie at The Week. By age 4, children may know the basics of washing, but "it's rare that they have the self-discipline to do so reliably and completely," says pediatrician Kelly Fradin, M.D. This means supervision is required to ensure proper technique: Kids should scrub with soap for at least 20 seconds, paying close attention the backs of their hands, between their fingers, and under their fingernails. And parents should be setting a good example, says pediatrician Palmo Pasquariello, M.D. from NYU Langone Global Pediatrics: "Let them see you wash your hands often — and properly." [The Week]