COVID-19 Resource Page

WINGS hopes this finds you all safe and healthy. As you know, on March 13, the San Mateo County Health Officer imposed a “School Operations Modification Order” in an attempt to prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Per the U.S. Department of Education, schools are encouraged to implement at-home learning models. We realize this model is especially hard on our students. WINGS has asked our teachers, speech therapists, occupational therapists, and family liaison to reach out to families to support our students’ needs remotely. Our teams are continually organizing and planning to ensure we do our best to provide our students access to materials and expertise. Please contact your child’s team for any questions you may have during the closure. They are all available to offer ideas to help you help your child.

We are grateful for our amazing team at WINGS. We also thank all of our families for your support during this unprecedented challenge. All families will receive email updates or you can visit our website for current information on the closure. Please feel free to share this page with your family and friends. 

WINGS CLOSURE updates

Date of Alert: October 15, 2020 @ 4:00PM

Listed below is a link to the WINGS Reopening Plan put together by our COVID-19 task force. The reopening plan coincides with our reopening date of Monday, October 26. If you have any questions regarding the reopening plan, please contact our Program Director, Laxmi Ghale ghale@wingslearningcenter.org

WINGS Reopening Plan – October 2020

Date of Alert: September 30, 2020 @ 11:30AM

WINGS will be re-opening school for in-person instruction on Monday, October 26. We will be limiting in-person learning by having each classroom on-site one day per week. 

WINGS will have five cohorts in total, with each cohort consisting of: two Administrators (on-site daily M-F), one Classroom Teacher, and up to six Instructional Assistants, up to seven students, one SLP, one OT, and one Janitor (on-site M-F). School will consist of both in-person and distance learning. All plans are tentative and are reliant on permitting guidelines from the state and San Mateo County.

Date of Alert: August 7, 2020 @ 12:30PM

WINGS will begin the 2020-2021 school year with distance learning through October 2nd. If safe to reopen per San Mateo County guidelines, WINGS will open for in-person instruction on October 5th with a hybrid and distance learning plan.  

Date of Alert: April 29, 2020 @ 8:00PM

In accordance with the San Mateo County Health Officer, the WINGS shelter-in-place order has been extended to the end of the academic school year (June 2020). WINGS will continue to provide distance learning, including ESY, to students. 

Date of Alert: March 25, 2020 @ 7:30PM

WINGS school closure extended through Friday May 1, 2020. School will resume on Monday May 4, 2020

Date of Alert: March 17, 2020 @ 4:30PM

If you have urgent business with WINGS during the closure, please email info@wingslearningcenter.org

Date of Alert: March 15, 2020 @ 2:50PM

WINGS school closure extended through Friday April 10, 2020. School will resume on Monday April 13, 2020. Please click here for more information

Date of Alert: March 13, 2020 @ 2:30PM

San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow has issued a School Operations Modification Order that will take effect on Monday, March 16, 2020, and remain in force until Friday, April 3, 2020.

During this time WINGS will remain closed. School will resume on Monday, April 6, 2020 unless further notified. Please click here for more information

list of resources

Please see the below resources for ways to educate and engage your kids during this time. We are providing links and materials relevant to Learning about Covid-19, Education, and Movement specific to our student population. As this closure continues and we come across new and relevant information applicable to WINGS students and our continued efforts to provide distance learning, we will update our resource lists as needed. 

Stay safe and stay healthy!

 

If you would like a PDF file of the following resources please click here 

Make Fireworks in a Jar Experiment – 7/3/20

34 Educational Companies Offering Free Subscriptions – 5/22/20

Virtual Tours and Field Trips

 

List of Virtual Field Trips For Kindergarteners – NEW 7/17/20

Virtual Disney Rides

Virtual Fieldtrips/Tours

Yellowstone National Park Virtual Field Trip 

Explore Mars

Discovery Education Field Trips

Polar Bears

Social Emotional Skills

STEM

Boston Children’s Museum

Seattle Aquarium Virtual Fieldtrip

San Diego Zoo

Houston Zoo

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Nature Words Everywhere

 

Virtual Books

Storyline online: Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. It has a variety of children’s books being read aloud, and each book includes supplemental curriculum.

Animated Children’s Books: A YouTube channel with a variety of children’s books, dedicated to brining everyone’s favorite childhood books to life!

 

Science

Chloe & the Nurb: Animated videos about how the body works.

Peakaboo Kids: A cheerful destination with colorful animation specifically desgined for kids as they    explore the World of Kids Educational Videos, Classic English Songs, Phonic Songs, Lullabies and more!

Mystery Science: Free, easy science for remote learning. There are short mini-lessons that are completely digital and full lessons that include an activity. All of the activities are designed to use       simple supplies a parent will likely already have at home!

Educational Apps and Resources

ABC Mouse: By visiting the links below and entering your code, you will have free home access to these digital programs on computers, tablets, and smartphones during the period of closure. ABC Mouse and Adventure Academy are used while connected to the internet. ReadingIQ can be used in offline mode once your account is created and books are downloaded on to a device. These programs can also be accessed using your free account at public libraries and other public locations with internet-connectivity.

Redeem Code: SCHOOL1446 (This code will work for all 3 products)

For children in Pre-K to 2nd Grade – Early Learning Academy

For children Pre-K to 6th Grade – ReadingIQ

For children 3rd to 8th grade – Adventure Academy

 

Scholastic: Remote learning resources and strategies to keep kids reading, thinking and growing.

There is also a “Resources for Families” page that is continuously updated.

 

Pebble Go: Pebble Go is a curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas.

Login: engaged

Password: learning

Tools to Grow: A place to share ideas and inspire others with engaging print and go resources, activities, handouts, worksheets and educational materials that focus on skill areas such as: fine motor, sensory processing and self-regulation, handwriting, visual perception, life skills, bilateral coordination, gross motor, etc. To get access to FREE materials, simply create an account.

 

Art

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. Viewers can see each weekday’s new video at 1:00pm E.T.

Visit here to watch all of Mo’s videos, find activity sheets to print out & follow along, and more!

The full playlist can be found here.

 

 

 


Black Lives Matter Resources for children, parents, and educators  

 


Sesame Street – Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism

Saturday, June 6 at 10:00 am ET 

https://www.sesameworkshop.org/press-room/press-releases/coming-together-standing-racism-cnnsesame-street-town-hall-kids-and

A Town Hall to help kids & families discuss racism and the protests taking place nationwide, build empathy, and embrace diversity. An hour-long special. 

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California Teachers Association – Black Lives Matter

https://www.cta.org/our-advocacy/social-justice/black-lives-matter

Resources and information for educators supporting the Black Lives Matter movement includes articles, toolkits, books, links to organizations, visuals & graphics, and more. 

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National Education Association – Black Lives Matter at School Resources

https://neaedjustice.org/black-lives-matter-school-resources/

List of resources to help facilitate conversations about race, including classroom appropriate lesson plans, guides on how to have tough conversations with peers and students, and more. 

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NPR – Talking Race With Young Children – 20 minute listen

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/24/716700866/talking-race-with-young-children

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A Social Story About George Floyd – Created By: Early Childhood Family Education – St. Paul

https://www.facebook.com/Early-Childhood-Family-Education-St-Paul-ECFE-100447991488262/

Click here for a PDF copy of the social story

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Teachers Pay Teachers – A tool kit for Black Autistic Children

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/A-Tool-Kit-For-Black-Autistic-Children-5649728

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Redwood City Library – A staff created list that discusses anti-racism for Children and Families 

https://rcpl.bibliocommons.com/list/share/172852481/1649255519


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Me and My Inklings – Black Lives Matter Printables for Kids

http://meandmyinklings.com/index.php/2020/06/04/black-lives-matter-printables-for-kids/

A collection of activities for kids that includes worksheets, diversity crafts, learning activities, and more. 

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Line Up The Books – 10 Books to Introduce Race & Ethnicity to Kids with Autism

https://www.lineupthebooks.com/10-books-to-introduce-race-ethnicity-to-kids-with-autism/

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Happy, Flappy, and Me! 

By Joy Johnson

https://www.lulu.com/shop/joy-johnson/happy-flappy-and-me/paperback/product-24413736.html

Happy, Flappy, and Me!, is a story about a little girl that flaps (stims) when she’s happy. This book is intended to promote neurodiversity, autism acceptance, and provide Autistic children with a relatable character. 

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Social media accounts of Black Autistics, advocates and bloggers with powerful voices to follow and learn from on Instagram 

@neurodifferent

@unnmasked

@joyfjohnson

@fidgets.and.fries

@adultingautistic

@magical.autistic

@jtknoxroxs

@crutches_and_spice

@loveless_designs