Links to Resources

These links have been carefully curated by LKSD administrators and social workers to provide reliable sources of information, help manage the anxiety of the pandemic, give you tools to talk to your children, and help you as you support your child's distance education. 

About COVID-19

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services publishes information, maps and resources about the coronavirus response in our local area on their Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub. 


State of Alaska Health Mandates: https://gov.alaska.gov/home/covid19-healthmandates/

YKHC: 
https://www.ykhc.org/covid-19/

Prepare your family: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/index.html

Alaska's DEED (Department of Education and Early Development site to share the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. Please check for frequent updates, as staff is reviewing and editing the site daily.  https://education.alaska.gov/safeschools/infectiousdisease

Google COVID-19 website: https://www.google.com/covid19/

National PTA website with resources for parents and educators: https://www.pta.org/home/family-resources/coronavirus-information?utm_source=Informz&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=PTA&_zs=frhQW&_zl=UnM22


Staying Healthy

Counselor's tips for managing COVID-19 Anxiety: https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/a-counselors-tips-for-managing-covid-19-anxiety-0317204

Managing Stress and Anxiety (from the CDC): 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Kristin Paalki, the Gladys Jung Elementary Social Worker has created fun daily activities to help you and your family stay healthy. See a daily post on the Gladys Jung Elementary Facebook page, or see past activities on the website.  

The Alaska 4-H program has some great activity ideas for kids of all ages, including yoga and an easy, healthy bread how-to:  http://www.alaska4h.org/learn-by-doing-at-home
During this stressful time, help your kids and family stay healthy physically and mentally.
  • Eat a healthy diet and avoid sugary drinks.
  • Do not smoke or vape.
  • Be physically active 60 minutes every day for kids and 150 minutes a week for adults. It’s great for your body and reduces stress.

Talking to Children about COVID-19

Talking to children about COVID-19: 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

For schools/teachers:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/talking-with-children.html

Prepare your family: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/index.html


Distance Education

The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) has launched a Virtual School: https://www.aklearns.org/aksvs with free courses at all grade levels. 



School from Home



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