HCOE Communications Center
WEEKLY DIGEST
Story of the Week
Unique Music Lessons at EHS
Music teachers have to get even more creative than just jumping on Zoom to facilitate their lessons. Eureka High’s Charles Young went above (literally) and beyond with some fun ways to illustrate music concepts to his student musicians.
Supporting our Community
School Lunch Heroes
Humboldt County nutrition employees are still serving more than 7,000 meals a day, serving children up and down the North Coast. During School Nutrition Employees' Week, make sure you let them know they are appreciated!
Teacher Appreciation Week/Day of the Teacher
Humboldt Teachers Rock!
Please join HCOE in recognizing the commitment that teachers in our communities have made for our children. In May, there are several ways to honor our educators:


Share how you're showing your appreciation on social media with the hashtag #HumboldtTeachersRock
Featured Learning Resources
KidCitizen

KidCitizen provides a growing set of interactive Episodes where K-5 students work with primary source photographs to explore Congress and Civic Engagement.  
Engineering Design Challenges

Science Buddies has a page with a dozen fun engineering challenges that teachers can build into their curriculum or families can just try out on their own.
Professional Development
SHIFT Conference Logo
Help Us Plan SHIFT 2020!
Please fill out this brief form  to tell us what you & your staff need as we consider this PD event for June.
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.
Online Meeting
Zoom for Teachers Grades TK-8
HCOE's Learning Support Services staff are hosting a Zoom meeting for teachers in grades TK-8 on Wednesday, May 6 from 1-2 p.m., focusing on Zoom engagement strategies.

Meeting ID: 999 465 9327
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,9994659327#
Resources & Updates
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
Humboldt County Library Zoom Storytime
The Humboldt County Public Library is holding virtual storytime via Zoom three days a week at 11 a.m.

Wednesdays and Saturdays with Ms. Sue of the Arcata Library

Fridays with Ms. Jeanine of the Main Library
California AfterSchool Network "Fireside Chats"
Trying to better understand what all this guidance means for your program? The California AfterSchool Network (CAN) is posting "Fireside Chats" regularly on its website, and plans to integrate participation in the chats in the near future.
Parent/Guardian Support Sessions
SELPA Parent/Guardian Support Sessions
Humboldt-Del Norte SELPA’s behavioral health team is here to support you! They’re hosting Zoom drop in sessions every Wednesday through May where you can consult on subjects like building routine and structure, behavioral technique, socio-emotional support ideas, and reinforcement strategies.
Tips for Successful Distance Learning
HCOE's Communications Center has created a series of infographics with tips for students, parents, and educators about distance learning.

Download PDFs: Students | Parents | Educators
Virtual Graduation Guide
Virtual Graduation Guide
It’s Graduation Season! Although we cannot gather in the ways we hoped, the memories and special moments can continue. Check out some tips and tricks for holding a virtual ceremony and some ways you can still celebrate and honor our graduates this year!

Wellness Tip of the Week
Be Calm: Resources for Adults & Youth

It's natural for all kids to worry at times, and because of personality and temperament differences, some may worry more than others. Here are some tips on handling worry and anxiety.
Rock with the word "Breathe" on it
Humboldt County Office of Education • 901 Myrtle Avenue • Eureka, CA 95501 • hcoe.org
Jenny Bowen, Director of Communications • 707.445.7000 • commcenter@hcoe.org