Accelerated Reader and Reading at Home:
Your child may take an AR test during the following hours: 7:30am to 7:00pm
You may access AR through the following link: https://hosted186.renlearn.com/89374/
Follett School Solutions is providing free access to ebooks from Ligthbox and AV2 World Languages during the time we are providing distance learning. You can register for access here.
MYON: Your child can also read books online using the following information:
Login page: https://www.myon.com/school/readathome
School Name: Read at Home
Amazon Today canceled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages for the time students are closed, Your child can instantly stream a collection of stories, including titles across six different languages for our diverse learners. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet using the following link: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
After reading the books online, students will be able to take AR quizzes through our Renaissance link above.
Mental Health Resources:
We know this extra time at home is new for a lot of families. This time can lead to unfamiliar stress for parents and children. As an attempt to provide all available resources, RES is offering the following links released from the Mississippi Department of Education for mental health resources:
The uncertainty of this pandemic can lead to overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depression in children and adults. Mental Health First Aid has provided some guidance in the articles linked below:
How to Support a Loved One Who is Going Through a Tough Time During COVID-19
How to Help Someone with Anxiety or Depression During COVID-19
It can be tough for parents to have the right answers to questions about an illness like COVID-19. In this video, a curious 9-year-old asks our experts common kid questions about the virus. They cover topics from traveling to taking care of family and playing with friends. Click here to watch a video answering kids’ questions about the coronavirus.
It can be difficult to comfort and reassure children regarding COVID-19. Mind Heart developed a COVID Coloring Book that can help ease the minds of children. It is available in several languages as well.
Youth.gov has released Resources to Support Youth and Families During the Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak
Mississippi recently launched Mental Health Mississippi, a website created to help you easily access mental health services for children and adults in Mississippi. You can search mentalhealthms.com for services and resources in your local area. Visit the site to also find COVID-19 resources such as Mobile Crisis Response Teams, Crisis Lifelines, and the DMH Helpline, all of which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help.
You can also contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “Home” to 741741 to text with a Crisis Text Line counselor. These helplines are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to all ages.