HCOE Communications Center
WEEKLY DIGEST
Story of the Week
Cuddeback PTO Says 'Thanks!'
Cuddeback School’s Parent Teacher Organization created a video as their way of celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week and posted it on Facebook. It got over 500 views on the first day!
Supporting our Community
North Coast News Senior Shout-Outs
North Coast News is planning to air a special one-hour program to celebrate the Class of 2020. They are inviting graduates to send photos and videos to be included in in the the broadcast. Items can be submitted at the link below.
Excellence in Teaching/Jean Olson Career Achievement Awards
Excellence in Teaching Graphic
May 13 is the California Day of the Teacher! Our annual Excellence in Teaching and Jean Olson Awards ceremony will be presented virtually online! Tune in the evening of May 13 to find out who this year's honorees will be!
Happy Mother's Day from Glen Paul and WorkAbility!
Every year, students from the WorkAbility I program at Glen Paul School create dozens of hand-made flower baskets to sell for Mother’s Day, and they weren’t going to let a little shelter-in-place stop them!
Featured Learning Resources
Crash Course Kids

Science for elementary students brought to you by the Green Brothers (also known as the Vlog Brothers). The short videos can be paired with the National Science Teaching Association’s Classroom Resources and more!
REEF Goes Virtual!

The Redwood Environmental Education Fair is an annual event that teaches kids about the world around them. This year, two of their regular presenters have produced video lessons with interactive activities for classes.
NEW! Census Activity Guides for Teachers
Census 2020 Graphic
The U.S. Census Bureau has produced some fun educational tools to help inform students and their families about the importance of the census. There are a series of age-appropriate activities you can use with your class, as well as informational videos.
Professional Development
Brown Bag Arts Zoom Series
Brown Bag Arts Zoom Series
HCOE's Arts team, Stacy Young and Bill Funkhouser, are hosting daily Zoom meetings for art teachers to share ideas during school closures. Each day of the week has a different theme. Register through MyHCOE to receive a link.
CDE Webinars
CDE Webinars for Educators
The California Department of Education is holding weekly webinars, ranging from administrative updates to virtual "support circles," and archives many of them for later viewing.


Event today: Private School Equitable Services webinar
Password: 181494
Resources & Updates
Sign where line is
New COVID-19 Testing Site Now Open
Humboldt County residents can now schedule a COVID-19 test at the new OptumServe Testing site at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka.
Parent/Guardian Support Sessions
SELPA Support Sessions & Trainings for Parents
In addition to its ongoing weekly drop-in sessions for parents, Humboldt-Del Norte SELPA is hosting a special Zoom meeting on Monday, May 18, entitled Empowering Parents of Children With Autism During Covid-19.
State Announces New Food Benefits for Families
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency.

Emergency Childcare for Essential Workers
Emergency subsidized child care services are now available for Essential Workers and At-Risk children and families. 
 
Informational Flyer:  English  |  Español
Celebrate the Vote Contest
KEET-TV and the League of Women Voters of Humboldt County are commemorating the passage of the 19th Amendment with a contest! They are seeking entries of videos, paintings, songs, essays, or other ways to celebrate women's right to vote.
Virtual Graduation Guide
Virtual Graduations
It’s Graduation Season! Although we cannot gather in the ways we hoped, the memories and special moments can continue. Check out our virtual graduation guide !

Many celebrities, from Barack Obama to Lebron James to Jon Stewart, are doing virtual "commencement addresses" that could be incorporated into your event as well.
Graphic: Data Corner Logo
COVID-19 Myths and Misconceptions
There's a lot of information on the Internet, not all of it accurate, about COVID-19. This website helps break down some of the claims that have been making their way through the world.
Wellness Tip of the Week
Talking to Children about COVID-19

Your kids are hearing about coronavirus (COVID-19). You want to make sure they get reliable information — and you want them to hear it from you. Here's how to talk about it.
Parent comforting a child
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Jenny Bowen, Director of Communications • 707.445.7000 • commcenter@hcoe.org