HCOE Communications Center
WEEKLY DIGEST
From the Superintendent
The fluidity of our current reality and complexity of the issues and situations we face are historic….The power of our stories serves as an inspiration, so thank you for your passion and diligent efforts during this unprecedented time. We hope this digest serves as an example of the tremendous efforts, resources, and information that represents Humboldt County.

Supporting our Community
3D Printing PPEs
Using his 3D printer, Todd Curry of McKinleyville High is supporting efforts to get more personal protective equipment (PPE) into the hands of healthcare providers. Shown here is a Stratasys visor that later gets attached to a protective face shield using laminate materials and is being delivered to local hospitals.

*Partnership between local CTE teachers, CR Career Education, Humboldt State, Humboldt 3D Printing Collaborative and HCOEs Education at Work program.
Featured Learning Resources
Exploratorium Online

The Exploratorium's website has a trove of exciting and educational activities and projects to keep the young mind occupied at home.
Toilet Paper Roll Crafting

So you got your toilet paper. Now what are you going to do with all those empty rolls? Create and craft, of course!
Professional Development
Creative Education Symposium
Creative Education Online Symposium
The Creative Education Symposium originally planned for the Sequoia Center on April 30, has gone virtual, and now it's free! This exciting professional development day, led by HCOE's Stacy Young, will be fully held on Zoom now. Register now to get the link!
Zoom/Google/Custom Training Available
The Humboldt Educational Resource Center (HERC) is offering customized trainings to local schools on Zoom, Google Classroom and other resources. If you are interested, please email Rosie Slentz at rslentz@hcoe.org to schedule your training today!
Distance Learning & Media
Person recording a video
Take Your Teaching to Television!
KEET-TV (our local PBS station) and Access Humboldt are looking for educators interested in using television to reach Humboldt County students. KEET is offering half-hour timeslots for teachers to conduct on-line lessons, and Access Humboldt wants to broadcast your programming.

Contact Ryan Keller at RKeller@hcoe.org or
(707) 441-4505 for more information
Resource Articles in the North Coast Journal
HCOE in the News
in partnership with North Coast Journal, HCOE staff have contributed some recent editorials aimed at helping families and educators during this unprecedented time.
News & Updates
Fiscal Updates
Nutrition News
The USDA issued a nationwide waiver of the requirements for children to be present with parents when picking up meals. HCOE's website has school meal pickup schedules, and indicates for each school whether parents are permitted to pick up meals without children present.
Instructional Support
Communications Center Update
During the Shelter-In-Place, the Comm Center is still working hard to meet your needs. We are taking orders for 8th grade diplomas and yearbooks for schools that want them. Contact us at (707) 445-7024 or commcenter@hcoe.org , or place a work order to get started.
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COVID-19 Resources
HCOE has put together an extensive resource page with up-to-date information regarding COVID-19. Find information for families, school administrators and more at hcoe.org/covid-19 .
You Count! Get Counted!
Help our schools and cities get the funding they are entitled to! Be sure to complete your household's census forms, and make sure your students and families know how important it is to be counted. Promotional resources are available for educators at no cost to help spread the word.
Wellness Tip of the Week
Coping with Stress and Anxiety

This is an unprecedented time in our lives. It is natural during this time to feel stressed or anxious. Finding healthy ways of coping with this stress is important. The CDC has a great page of resources and tips for dealing with stress.
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Jenny Bowen, Director of Communications • 707.445.7000 • commcenter@hcoe.org