Parent Resources

Social and Emotional Resources For Families During Remote Learning

During this transition, we have comprised a list of helpful resources for parents and students.  At HCMS we want you and our students to know that they are not alone during this time. Now more than ever, our partnership is strong, and we are here to support and work with you and your children.  Many of the articles will help in giving your students peace of mind as well as suggestions on how to stay busy at home when your child is not working on schoolwork.  Also below you can find a list of mental health community resources and their phone numbers should your child be in a crisis while school is shutdown.

Dr. Hussey, Mr. Parker, Mrs. DeLuca and Mrs. Jane Seideman, our school psychologist, are available via email Monday-Friday
8:00 AM- 3:00 PM if you or your child would like to reach out for support
. We are all in this together. Stay safe and be well.

Supporting Students and Families During a Pandemic:

On April 29, 2020, Ms. DeLuca presented a great workshop about how to navigate this current crisis with a family with school-age children.  Take a look at the link below for some great resources for you and your family:

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Helpful Articles for Parents and Students:

Talking to Kids about Coronavirus by The Child Mind Institute

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

https://childcenterny.org/

Panorama Education- SEL Resources for Families

https://www.panoramaed.com/blog/sel-resources-for-educators-school-communities-and-parents-related-to-covid-19


https://www.includenyc.org/

Coping with Stress During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4885.pdf

From the National Association of School Psychologists

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource 

The Secret to Keeping Your Kids Happy, Busy and Learning if Their School Closes During Coronavirus

https://time.com/5803373/coronavirus-kids-at-home-activities/

Online Resource of Learning Activities and Games for kids

https://mommypoppins.com/kids/20-oine-learning-resources-apps-and-games-for-kids 

Managing Anxiety and Stress from the CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Social Story Explaining the Coronavirus

https://theautismeducator.ie/2020/03/11/corona-virus-social-story/?fbclid=IwAR26Se0754UKLJiRIz6rHi11OZVsypz31GUqSproM7ENQ9DdF5Iw-GI2Z7I

CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE FOR ESSENTIAL HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND/OR FIRST RESPONDERS

Pursuant to the Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order, during this time of cancelled classes due to COVID-19, New York State schools are required to care for the school-aged children of essential health care workers (licensed health professionals, such as: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, LPNs, and nurse assistants or laboratory personnel) and first responders (including: paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, and firefighters).

This survey link is for Child Care Assistance for Essential Health Care Workers and/or First Responders – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQypdg2WfU9v_eHDq_9wQ-eSnMJ6WV9OBqNOVSd-6sDvFj9Q/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

FREE MEALS

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for all NYC children.

Beginning March 23, meals will be distributed at more than 400 sites across the city. 

  • Three meals a day, including breakfast, will be available to all NYC children Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 1:30 pm at locations across the city.
  • Use this site lookup tool to find a location near you! 
  • Please see link below
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/food/free-meals

How to Pick Up a Meal 

  • No registration, ID, or documentation required. 
  • All three meals a day may be picked up at the same time. 
  • No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises.
  • Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children‎.
Book Recommendations 

Our students should not be the only ones reading! Just as children's books can be powerful tools, parent books can also help caregivers to communicate more effectively with their kids as well as helping to instill lessons on kindness and self-love. Below I have listed some reading suggestions and resources for parenting advice. 

 Warm up with a good book!


1.  Odd Girl Out: The Hidde
n Culture of Aggression in Girls
     by Rachel Simmons
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2.  UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in our All-About-Me World
     by Michele Borba, Ed.D
  
   
 
3.  Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World
     by Homa Sabet Tavangar
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4.  Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons From the Myths of Boyhood
     by Willam Pollack

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5.  Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall
     by Anthony E. Wolf

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First Time Working Paper Applicants:

  1. Must be 14 years old
  2. Completed top portion of application, signed by parent/guardian
  3. Copy of your Birth Certificate, Passport, Driver's License or Driver's Permit
  4. Note or letter from doctor stating you have went for a physical within the past year and are fit to work
  5. Please bring all documents to Mrs. DeLuca

Application for Employment Certification

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