March 23, 2020
Dear Randolph Families,
We hope you and your family are healthy and safe. We understand how you are feeling during this time and how this may cause additional anxiety and stress. We recognize that there are a lot of new territories and some uncertainties that we are all going through at this point. However, the Randolph Public Schools staff and related service providers are here to provide you support during this time.
Please know that I have been working closely with the Superintendent and the Central Leadership Team to ensure all students with disabilities have access to alternative learning opportunities. This week, a Special Education staff member will be checking in with you with regards to your child’s access to the alternative learning opportunity. Below are some resources that your child can access. This list of resources will be updated on a regular basis so check back often.
Lastly, I have participated on several conference calls with Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) regarding special education timelines and IEP questions. Once I receive updated information, I will post them on the Special Education page within Randolph Public School’s home page.
Director of Special Education and Student Services
Teaching Students Who Have Difficulty Learning
Can Do Kids
Art Lessons for Students with Special Needs
Scholastic Free Resources
Read. Write, Think
Learning in Hand
The Kennedy Center ArtsEdge
Scholastic Kids Games
Switch Zoo Games
Smithzonian's National Zoo
CDC: Manage Anxiety & Stress
Tips for Families: Talking About the Coronavirus - Zero to Three
Child Mind Institute: Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
PBS: How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
Bright Horizons: Talking to Children about COVID-19
Emotional Health Activities for Home
Managing Coronavirus Anxiety
Active Screen Time Resource
Yoga, Mindfulness and Relaxation Designed for Kids Aged 3+
Ultimate Guide to Mental Health and Education Resources for Kids and Teens
Help Your Family De-Stress During Coronavirus Uncertainty
Videos for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation
Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Kids
Virginia Career VIEW (Vital Information for Education and Work) - Career Information Delivery System for K-8
Interactive Tool for Job Seekers and Students to Learn More About Their Career Options
Howard B. Wigglebottom Books, Animated Books, Songs, Posters and Lessons
Giant List of Ideas for Being Home with Kids
Character Lessons During the Virus School Closure
Supporting your Children’s Social, Emotional, and Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Explore Brain Pop Videos and Activities
Coping Skills Resources
10 Days of Live ‘Choose Love’ Lessons For Parents and Children
Mindful Listening Video
Mindful Breathing Video
Breathe for Change Resources on Mindfulness
Rainbow Yoga with Adrienne
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE
Language Practice: Calendar of Activities
VOOKS online story books
Social Pragmatics Practice
Shoe Tying Practice
Gross Motor Practice
Core Strength Practice
Gross motor bingo
Pick an exercise
Backyard Obstacle Course
Speech Language Pathologist Resources for Parents
Assistive Technology Resources for Families
Developmental Disabilities/Intellectual Disabilities Resources
Links for Vision and Orientation & Mobility Resources
OT (Occupational Therapy) Resources for Students
SOME FUN ACTIVITIES THAT YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR CHILDREN
- Cook dinner together- read labels, use math in measurement
- Read a book together and stop to ask questions along the way and illustrate main ideas
- Do a puzzle.
- Have a family picnic in the house. Talk about a place that you would like to visit some day in the world and why?
- Play with a pet keep a log of activity and feeding habits
- Look through old family albums together.
- Go outside and take family photos.
- Make a chalk picture in your driveway using sidewalk chalk.
- Play a board game. – reading involved in following directions and build sportsmanship
- Try some food you’ve never had before. – write a review about it
- Hike through the woods.
- Shoot some hoops.
- Play a game of Charades.
- Do a family art project.
- Make a family breakfast.
- Make a care package for your local hospital.
- Plant a garden.
- Build a birdhouse or bird feeder.
- Heave a treasure hunt.