We will continue to update this page with resources related to COVID-19 and our Afterschool and Summer Learning Community in the region. Please email Stephanie.Lewis@unitedwayswpa.org if you have resources to share.
Grab and Go Meal Information
PPS Grab and Go Meal Plan – UPDATE 3/18/20:
Eight Grab and Go sites to discontinue today, March 18, 2020.
The District has been informed that two District employees were exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 while attending a non-work related event. As part of their roles, both employees travel between District facilities. As a result, Grab and Go meals at eight school sites will be discontinued. Those schools include: Pittsburgh Arsenal K-5, Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8, Pittsburgh Classical Academy, Pittsburgh Carmalt, Pittsburgh Fulton, Pittsburgh Grandview, Pittsburgh Linden and Pittsburgh Schiller.
The District is currently working to identify alternative sites for Grab and Go distribution, based on current student use. Students in need of Grab and Go may go to the nearest open location between 11 AM – 1 PM.
Sarah Heinz House Free Grab and Go Dinners – Nightly 4:30 -6PM
Resources for Providers – Policy, Best Practices, & Guidance
Resources for Staff and Youth Workers
Talking with Children about COVID-19
Remote and At-Home Learning Resources
Classroom Teachers: Online training is available at www.commonbytes.org and our staff is available to provide remote technical assistance as needed via Zoom, email, and phone. Digital versions of the Small Bites lessons have been compiled and released. Each digital lesson will include an introductory video, nutritional article, and recipe “journey” game. This game teaches students how the various ingredients in a recipe grow, are selected at the grocery store and how they can be prepared. Teachers have the ability to create digital classrooms on www.commonbytes.org in the event they would like to see student activity by class.
Students: In addition to completing their Small Bites lessons online, students will be able to play games, explore recipes, watch videos, and read articles on www.commonbytes.org. The site allows for students to take screen shot of the points that they’ve earned by completing various activities. Teachers are welcome to use this as evidence of completion.
Families: Families will be able to explore recipes and cooking videos available on www.commonbytes.org. Additionally, we are in planning conversations to partner with industry chefs to create additional videos featuring recipes and activities for home. More to come on this.
Common Threads is sharing our resources and resources from other agencies via Social Media and email based newsletters.
Arts Education Collaborative – has compiled a comprehensive list of national and local arts to engage with virtually, as well as resources for educators and teaching artists.