Additional Student and Family Resources

On this page, you will find many additional resources for you and your scholar, including resources for how to talk to your scholar about COVID-19, social-emotional support resources, additional academic resources and family resources.

How to Talk to your Child
about Coronavirus

How to Talk to Children about Coronavirus

Provides tips on answering questions for your child related to COVID-19.

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Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus

In this comic, kids are given an information overview explaining the facts about Coronavirus.

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COVID-19 Book for Kids in All Languages

This short book supports and reassures our children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. Available in all languages.

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Additional Social-Emotional
Learning Resources

Aperture Education (K-12)

Free, home activities and resources for students to build social emotional learning competencies and coping skills.

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Flocabulary (K-12)

Research-based videos and activities build the background knowledge and vocabulary related to social emotional learning. Free 30-day trial.

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Sanford Harmony (PK-6)

A no-cost social emotional learning program designed to foster communication, connection, and community.

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Additional Academic Resources by Subject

ISBE Resources

The Illinois State Board of Education curated the following free resources to assist districts, teachers, and parents during this unprecedented time. The intent is to provide free or temporarily free learning resources for teachers and parents to support student learning while Illinois’ schools are closed.
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Elevate Chicago Resources

Elevate Chicago is sharing on their blog various resources and information for families during this time. They share the most frequent questions and answers, family resources, health resources, academic resources, voting resources and work from home resources.
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Family Resources
We’ve compiled a list of resources that includes crisis hotlines, meals/ food assistance, housing, economic assistance, employment, health, mental health, child care, technology and COVID-19 specific resources. Click the button below to view.
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