Mental Health Resources
Email firstname.lastname@example.org at any time and we will do our best to respond between 9:00am - 10:00am Monday through Friday.
Dr. William Fogel - School Psychologist
Elizabeth Shurman - School Social Worker
Eleanor and Litsa at What’s Your Grief
The Dougy Center in Portland, OR
K-5, but everyone welcome
Community Action Food Pantries
Child Nutrition Outreach Program - Comprehensive list of resources for all MA communities
Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
Food Service Hotline
(bottom left which includes Franklin County Meal Delivery Routes)
Link to page from Mohawk: https://www.mtrsd.org/COVID-19-Information
(scroll down page)
Community Action Pioneer Valley - Includes information on Head Start programs, fuel assistance, food resources (including WIC), and other Valley-related resources.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has a web page dedicated entirely to giving people up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Massachusetts. It lists all current cases in the state, as well as providing a set of links to other sites for information about travel, social distancing, the virus itself, and many other relevant topics.
The Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, is the national organization actively working to combat COVID-19 and one you've probably heard about in the news.
The World Health Organization, or WHO, is the department of the United Nations that monitors the public health of the world and they have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak from the beginning. Their web page has information, videos, and an interactive map about the situation on a world scale and is useful for putting the outbreak in a global perspective.
National Institutes of Health, or NIH, is part of the Department of Health and Human Services and runs another great COVID-19 fact page. Additionally, they are currently a lead organization in the US on COVID-19 research and publish their findings in very readable articles, like this one about how long COVID-19 can stay on surfaces.
Keeping Children Healthy While School is Out
Support for younger children
COVIBOOK - Designed by Manuela Molina, is available for parents of children ages 2 through 7 to use when discussing the COVID-19 virus with their children. The website is in Spanish or English, and the book is available in a number of different languages (20 at current count.)
Resources | Support | Video Conferencing | Online Learning Guidelines | Confidentiality Privacy Disclaimer
Low-cost internet service programs are available! Learn which low-cost internet programs are available in your area by visiting EveryoneOn, a national nonprofit helping families connect to the internet. To explore low-cost internet service programs and computers in your area, visit EveryoneOn: www.everyoneon.org
Loaner Chromebooks are available for students! Contact email@example.com to arrange a pickup from school. Please read, sign, and drop off this Student Computer Loan Agreement form.
Support for technology related application (software) problems that are specifically related to accomplishing distance learning assignments is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Troubleshooting personal computer and networking hardware and equipment is not available, but parents can request a loaner Chromebook by reading, signing, and submiting this Student Computer Loan Agreement form .
Four Rivers is using two established Video Conferencing tools to maintain classroom instruction and connection, Google Hangout Meets and Zoom
Google Hangouts Meet - Hangout Meet has live captioning making it accessible for everyone. Using the Google Meet Grid View Extension for Chrome you can see all participants in a grid view. Other useful extensions include Nod which allows participants to raise their hand to presenters and speakers during meetings on Google Meet, and Tactiq Pins which captures closed captions from Meet into a text file. Four Rivers school accounts must be used for Google Meet for better performance and for secure settings. Live synchronous sessions hosted by FRCPS staff may be recorded by the host (Four Rivers Staff) for future use for student viewing. By allowing your child’s participation in live synchronous sessions, you acknowledge and accept the terms and conditions stated in our Confidentiality/Privacy Notice and Disclaimer for Virtual Meetings/Services with Students.
Zoom - Zoom is a remote conferencing service that provides video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration. Live synchronous sessions hosted by Four Rivers staff may be recorded by the for future use for student viewing. By allowing your child’s participation in live synchronous sessions, you acknowledge and accept the terms and conditions stated in our Confidentiality/Privacy Notice and Disclaimer for Virtual Meetings/Services with Students.
Our teachers and related service providers have arranged to provide some services and instruction through remote means. As our staff prepare to hold group meetings and instructions for students, staff may need to share your child’s name and your/your child’s email address with other members of the group. By participating in virtual meetings/services, you are agreeing that FRCPS may:
Disclose your child’s name and email address and possibly my name and email address for the purpose of participation in virtual meetings and services.
Display the appearance and voice of my child, and sometimes of me, via the internet, for the purpose of participation in said group activities.
Also, please be advised that student meetings/lessons may be viewed by individuals in other students’ households and Four Rivers Charter Public Schhol cannot ensure your child’s privacy. By allowing your child’s participation, you are acknowledging and accepting the privacy limitations inherent in virtual meetings/classrooms. FRCPS requests that you respect the privacy of our students and that you refrain from disclosing student information that you may have access to during the course of your child’s participation in virtual activities. By allowing your child’s participation in virtual activities, you acknowledge and accept these privacy limitations. Meetings/services/lessons may not be recorded, copied, disseminated or distributed to any person or entity.