Resources for Students and Families


For the virtual instruction from teachers and related service providers, MSB will be using Google Suite for Education for both synchronous, live, and asynchronous, at a time of your choosing, instruction. Below are resources for parents to help become familiar with Google Meet and Google Classroom

Google Classroom Tutorial for Parents

Parents Guide to Google Classroom in 2020

A Guide to Google Classroom

Get Google Classroom Email Summaries for Parents and Guardians

Parents Guide to Google Meet

Video Message from Superintendent Rob Hair https://youtu.be/6ubLSOZrfD0

For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s websi​te or call 211

For a list of free lunch program locations and information visit mdsummermeals.org

The Maryland Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) website is now live! Visit https://dhs.maryland.gov/pebt/. The website contains information about P-EBT benefits and frequently asked questions.

Information on this program can also be found by downloading the flyers:

MSB Social Work and Psychology Support phone line (410.444.5000, ext 1249). Messages left on this number will be returned by a MSB social worker or psychologist within 24 to 48 hours.

We are asking parents/guardians to complete the Parent Feedback Survey so that we can measure how we are meeting student needs during COVID-19.

Link to Music Activities for Students

Resources for Talking to Kids About Coronavirus:

Talking to Children About COVID-19

https://www.fcps.edu/blog/talking-children-about-coronavirus

PBS Kids: How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR26F2Tmdj3pJN3iv6yAtRyTQoC-AH0P3H1D5QgEqQneurbBPnE_L6Omv30#.XmqzisKG7LA.facebook

Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus from NPR 

Brain Pop Video About the Coronavirus

https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource?fbclid=IwAR2qPcQ9tTi8fF3Ci81foJsGwstAEjhbPt5LLkUCn77w_2rzqWceI_OdFpM

How to Talk to Kids About the Coronavirus

Resources to Help You Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19

https://blackwellcounselors.weebly.com/

The Yucky Bug by Julia Cook

Social Story about Coronavirus

https://theautismeducator.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Corona-Virus-Free-Printable-.pdf

Social-Emotional Learning Resources

Active Screen Time Resource

Yoga, Mindfulness and Relaxation Designed for Kids Aged 3+

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Ultimate Guide to Mental Health and Education Resources for Kids and Teens

https://onlinecounselingprograms.com/resources/ultimate-guide-to-mental-health-and-education-resources/

Help Your Family De-Stress During Coronavirus Uncertainty

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/help-your-family-de-stress-during-coronavirus-uncertainty

Videos for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation

https://app.www.calm.com/meditate

Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Kids

Howard B. Wigglebottom Books, Animated Books, Songs, Posters and Lessons

https://wedolisten.org/

Mindfulness Websites/Activities

https://pawsitiveschoolcounselor.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/mindful-resources.pdf

Giant List of Ideas for Being Home with Kids

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o6kEgCKLn3cyIm2hehhhSTIk7yRTd0C3zx49JS4wwCI/mobilebasic

Character Lessons During the Virus School Closure

https://cardinalrulepress.lpages.co/sunny-side-upbringing-home-school-program/?fbclid=IwAR342r_oWkh4vYKSJVuzMjpnCmo7pNhhRK52IVXt_YmF673teM-yZiIyk-M

Supporting your Children’s Social, Emotional, and Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

My Kid’s School is Closed, So Now What?

Explore Brain Pop Videos and Activities

https://jr.brainpop.com/health/

Coping Skills Resources

https://depts.washington.edu/hcsats/PDF/TF-%20CBT/pages/cognitive_coping.html

10 Days of Live ‘Choose Love’ Lessons For Parents and Children 

https://www.jesselewischooselove.org/blog/2020/03/free-10-day-live-stream-for-parents-and-children/

Kindness Videos

https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-videos

Online Learning/Enrichment Resources

Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings: Amazing Educational Resources

http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/

Free Personalized Learning Resource 

https://www.khanacademy.org/

Free Online Learning Resources for Teaching Your Students Virtually

Library of Resources for Kids, Families, Teachers, and Librarians to Make Sure That Reading & Learning Can Happen Anywhere

https://www.katemessner.com/read-wonder-and-learn-favorite-authors-illustrators-share-resources-for-learning-anywhere-spring-2020/

Kahoot! Offers Free Distance Learning Tools During the Coronavirus Outbreak

https://kahoot.com/coronavirus-remote-offer/

Maryland Resources

Free Internet Access

https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19

Mental Health Resources and Emergency Services Information

https://health.maryland.gov/suicideprevention/Pages/Maryland-Crisis-Hotline.aspx

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  • Baltimore (Baltimore Crisis Response)

410-752-2272

  • Howard County (Grassroots Crisis Hotline)

410-531-6677

  • Baltimore County (Baltimore Crisis Response)

410-931-2214

  • Montgomery County (Crisis Center)

240-777-4815 TTY

240-777-4000