COVID-19 Community Resources
    August 19, 2020

    The Lawrence Township Schools post information and resources of benefit to families and students in our community as a Community Service.  We do not necessarily endorse any of the resources or services, listed here. This list is not comprehensive, but is intended to connect families with tools for addressing immediate needs.

    Click here for CDC Coronavirus Information.​

    Effective July 9, Mayor Joe Hogsett has mandated masks in Marion County in indoor public spaces and outdoor public spaces where social distancing is not possible. The city has made it a priority to provide free face coverings to those who are unable to obtain a mask or face covering, older adults, or those with serious underlying conditions.

    Click here to visit Indy.Gov and obtain a free face covering from the City of Indianapolis.


    Food Services Information

    Food Services is making meals available to those who are participating in virtual or hybrid programming. 3-Day meal packs for hybrid students and 5-day meal packs for virtual students can be picked up on Fridays at Lawrence Central High School, Lawrence North High School, and Fall Creek Valley Middle School between 11 AM - 1 PM. At the time of pick up, please bring your student's ID card. All students will have an ID issued to them from their home school this year. The amount charged to the student meal account will be based on eligibility for free, reduced, or paid meal prices.
    Visit the Food Services website for additional information.

    Indy.gov Resources

    The City of Indianapolis has launched a new tool on their website that connects those impacted by COVID-19 pandemic with community resources.  Resources will be posted in real-time and organized by topic, gathering in one place programming made available by government agencies, service providers, community partners, and school districts, including support for those who need assistance with food, utilities, childcare, and at home entertainment.

    Click here to access the Indy.gov online resources.
    Click here to access the Indy.gov resources in Spanish.

    Click here for Drug Prevention Resources

    Click here for information on talking to your kids about drugs and alcohol


    Additional Community Resources and Information

    Lawrence Township Trustee - Food and Household Vouchers - Eligibility Requirements
    ● Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    ● Website: https://lawtwp.org/trustee-2/emergency-assistance/about-the-process/
    ● Address: 4455 McCoy St. Ste. 100, Lawrence, IN 46226
    ● Phone: (317) 890-0011

    La Plaza 
    ● Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. *Closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    ● Website: https://www.laplazaindy.org/
    ● Address: 8902 E 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46226 ● Phone: (317) 890-3292

    The Sharing Place 
    ● Hours: Monday 10 AM-3 PM, Tuesday 4 PM-8 PM, Thursday 10 AM-3 PM 2nd Saturday of each month 10 AM-1PM.
    ● Website: http://www.lutheranfamily.org/
    ● Address: 6501 Sunnyside Rd. Door #5, Indianapolis, IN 46236 ● Phone: (317) 760-0420
     
    Community Cupboard of Lawrence Township 
    ● Hours: Wednesday 10 AM-4 PM and 6 PM-8 PM, Friday 10 AM-4 PM
    ● Website: https://www.ecommunity.com/locations/community-cupboard-lawrence
    ● Address: 7101 Pendleton Pike, Indianapolis, IN 46226 ● Phone: (317) 355-7395


     

    Internet

    Be sure to view the Digital Literacy, Inclusion and Safety Council's guide to Parental Controls for TV and Digital Video for parents. Parental controls can help set healthy boundaries, especially for young students who are directed to continue learning online. The guide discusses pros and cons of parental controls, effectivness, and options for implementation.
    Click here to access the guide.


    Libraries Across Indiana Have Expanded WiFi Service to Parking Lots. Recognizing the need for free access to the Internet, Indiana's public libraries have increased their Internet to reach parking lots while library meeting spaces are closed. Click here to view braches with extended internet access.

    Spectrum has announced that they will offer free access to Spectrum broadband and WiFi for new K-12 and college student households that our network currently passes for the next 60 days. Additionally, the plan to open WiFi hotspots for public use and continue to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, our high-speed broadband program to eligible low-income households.  To learn more, click here.
     

    Reviews.com has provided information with tips for finding quality Internet Programs for low-income families. Also included is information on Data Privacy and mobile hotspots. Click here to read more.

    Verizon is offering single device plans for $10 per month when you enroll in auto pay. Follow the links below to learn more about this offer as well as their coverage area.

    Verizon Single Device Plan - English
    Verizon Single Device Plan - Spanish
    Verizon Prepaid Brochure - English & Spanish
    Verizon Indiana Coverage Map

     

    At Home Learning with PBS Learning Media.
    Indiana Department of Education has announced an exciting partnership with Indiana Public Broadcasting  to bring in-home learning experiences to students, all aligned to Indiana academic standards. with offerings such as the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel, the WORLD Channel, and programs such as NOVA and Into the Outdoors, they are commited to provdiing accessible programming and resources.

    For more information and to access PBS Learning Media, visit www.pbslearningmedia.org. To view current schedules for grade level and subject programming, as well as correlating materials, visit: www.doe.in.gov/elearning/2020-covid-19-remote-learning.

    Academic Support
    Rose-Hulman's AskRose Homework Help has added daytime hours to help homebound students better understand math and science homework problems from their virtual or online courses during this public health crisis. Help is available Monday through Friday between noon and 3 PM (Eastern) by phone, email or chat. Traditional hours are unchanged: Sunday through Thursday 7 PM - 10 PM (Eastern). Students may call 1-877-ASK-ROSE (1-877-275-7673) or email/chat on the AskRose website, AskRose.org. The site offers more than 500 resources through videos and downloadable reference materials.

    Coronavirus COVID-19 Mental Health Information

     

    Coronavirus COVID-19 General Health Information

    Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reported mild to severe respiratory symptoms, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. We continue to encourage all student and staff to practice good health hygiene, including social distancing, to prevent the spread of any illness, including viruses.These steps include:

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick. - Fever free for at least 24 hours without use of medication.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue then immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
    • Limit personal contact such as hugging, kissing, shaking hands, or high-five.

     


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