Pandemic Resources

New Resources

FBI Cyber Awareness for Parents and Caregivers of School Age Children.  This public service announcement is intended to raise awareness for parents and caregivers of school-age children about potential disruptions to schools and compromises of private information, as cyber actors exploit remote learning vulnerabilities.  If you experience a cyber incident, we ask that you contact your school's assistant principal, so we can track and assist with reported incidents. 



Financial/Economic Hardships

The ALICE Recovery Fund has officially gone live and is taking applications for cash assistance from any individuals or families that have suffered financial hardship directly due to the pandemic. Please note the fund is specifically for individuals or families that lost their job or significant portions of their income directly due to the pandemic. If they cannot show that they lost their job due to the pandemic or claim they did but they lost their job in like December or January, they will be deemed ineligible.

Press release                    ALICE Recovery Fund main page                             Application

Contact:  Sean Hyland, Community Impact Coordinator
United Way of Northern New Jersey

62 Main Street, Newton, NJ 07860

Phone: 973.993.1160 ext. 405

Social & Emotional Resources

Coping with the “New Normal:” Strategies for Life with COVID-19 on Friday May 1

Family Partners of Morris and Sussex Counties | 67 Spring Street, Newton, NJ 07860

We are offering 7 NEW Online Support Groups to help you navigate through these current, uncertain times.

Childcare for Essential Employees during Covid 19 Pandemic

Your Home as a Learning Space - Robert Dillon

Mental Health America Covid 19 Information and Resources

Work from Home Boundaries You Need to Adopt - Steelcase

Create a space-away: An informal learning activity for children at home

Covid 19 Facts & Resources

Covid 19 Family Fact Sheet

Covid 19 Family fact Sheet -Spanish

Covid 19 Food Safety Facts

Safety Grocery Shopping

From our substance abuse counselor:   Resources in case of school closure

Helping Children Cope with Emergencies  Español (Spanish)

Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic

10 Ways to Respond to Fear and Scapegoating During the Coronavirus Epidemic

CDC Managing Stress & Anxiety

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

How to get food during Corona Crisis

Covid 19 Sussex County Resource Guide


Stress-management resources:

When everything feels overwhelming, check out tips for taking in rapidly changing news.

De-stress together with meditation apps for kids and families.

Get the blood flowing and elevate the mood with these 25 dance games (you might need to buy a special control from Amazon).

Apps, websites, and video games that inspire running, jumping, and more to stay active.

Don’t forget to enjoy a device-free dinner or two.

Free Virtual Support Groups

Educational Resources

What is google classroom?

Check our School's Media Centers pages for Great Resources

Guardians Guide to Google Tools

Common Sense Provides Resources for Parents to Prepare for Coronavirus School Closures

Home Instruction resources PK - 4 

Free Digital Resources for Students

codeSpark (elementary school coding) has put together solutions for families stuck at home....
If parents want to sign up directly they can use promo code schoolclosed to receive 3 months of FREE access. (

17 Apps to Help Kids Stay Focused

Apps That Act Like Math and Science Tutors for Homework Help

Free Educational Apps, Games, and Websites

Free Distance Learning Plans for K–2 Students and Their Families

List of hands-on activities parents can do with their children if interested in adding:

Top Time-Management Apps

Handy Chart for apps for students with special needs

Sussex County Library:

To get a SCLS library card if you don’t have one:

To access ebooks, downloadable audio books, and graphic novels for all ages:

For homework help and research databases:

To access our digital magazine subscriptions:

For self-guided online learning in a variety of subjects, from computer basics to test prep and more:


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