Our Response to COVID-19

All March & April tours have been cancelled due to health concerns for all involved. Click here to view online appointment possibilities. 

The following are additional helpful resources in understanding and talking about COVID-19, but please don’t hesitate to reach out to our school social workers if you feel your children need additional support:

Current Logistics

Food Service

– Take our sack lunch survey if you need food assistance. https://forms.gle/XFkYH7x5YGpP7m5f8
– We will be distributing food at the Armour campus on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. We are doing food distribution on a first come first served basis between 10:00 and 12:00.

Teaching and Learning

– The online teaching experiment started on Thursday and Friday for middle school and the K-5 teachers that are ready.
– Teachers will have daily online office hours for children who may have questions or need additional help.
– Courses will be recorded and put on Google Classroom for students in grades 2-8. Have your child check their AL emails on Thursday morning to accept the invitation to join the classrooms.
K-1 will use a different platform. Parents will receive more information from their teachers.
– Additional information will be shared early next week.

Technology and Equipment

The Chromebook distribution started on Tuesday, March 24. We started with those who do not need hotspots based on the Technology need survey.

Community Support

– The school website will be updated to include information about the COVID-19 School Updates
– 4 interns have returned to France.
– Donations: food, toiletries, and cleaning supplies can be donated from 10 to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the east door of the Armour campus off McGee street.

Here are a few free or low cost internet options: 

  • FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
  • Altice USA is offering Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within their footprint.
  • AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low- income families
  • Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time
  • Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months
  • Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
  • T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
  • Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.