Remote Learning & COVID-19 Resources
Hathaway Brown has created this roundup of communication sent to members of the school community regarding COVID-19 along with links to important resources for your convenience.
These are trying and uncertain times and we're all doing our best to navigate them. Give yourself some grace and reach out to the other members of the HB community if you need some support or a pick-me-up. Together, we will get through this and come out the other side better, stronger, and more unified than ever. In the meantime, use this information to make this time of social distancing and remote teaching and learning a little more manageable. If you have ideas for resources to share, email email@example.com.
Internet service providers and other software vendors are experiencing record demand for their services. As a community, we will encounter moments when Zoom or Google meetings freeze or our email refuses to send.
Some issues will impact neighborhoods and others will impact entire regions of the country. If you encounter issues with connectivity at home, follow this troubleshooting guide.
Chrome & myHB
If you experience problems within myHB, make sure you are using the Chrome browser.
Whether you are using a PC, Mac, iPad or other device, Chrome is the most reliable and issue free browser.
- Cleveland Department of Public Health, Katie Romig, Epidemiologist, 216.420.7743, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cuyahoga County Board of Health: 216.201.2001
Epidemiology, Surveillance and Informatics: 216.201.2090 or Amy Anter BSN, RN, Communicable Disease Specialist: 216.201.2000 ext. 1612; email@example.com
Cuyahoga County Coronavirus Helpline: 1.855.711.3035
Geauga County Board of Health: 440.279.1900
Ohio Department of Health Hotline, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., 7 days/week: 1.833.427.5634
Up-to-Date Information from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Director of Health Dr. Amy Acton: coronavirus.ohio.gov
The Department of Health and Human Services has lifted its regulations and families can now access psychological help without leaving home via telehealth.
Contact your general practitioner for therapist recommendations. The Psychology Today marketplace is also a resource to find therapists.
If there is an emergency and you need immediate support, contact your pediatrician, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.
- Remain calm and reassuring. Acknowledge and validate your child’s feelings.
- Know the facts and share developmentally appropriate information with your child.
- Limit exposure to media and social media outlets. Pay attention to and be mindful of how often you and your children are seeking updates on COVID-19. Talk about what they are hearing and correct any rumors or misinformation.
- Establish and maintain routines as much as possible with social distancing. It’s important to keep regular routines of keeping up with online school work and getting an adequate amount of sleep.
- Practice mindfulness. Going outside in nature for a walk or hike is helpful in getting fresh air and decreasing anxiety.
- Empower your child by modeling and practicing positive preventive measures of good hygiene, social distancing, and nutrition.
- Instructions for HB VPN Access
- NAIS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Independent Schools
- Forbes: 9 Tips To Be Productive When Working From Home
- Manoush Zomorodi TED Talk: How Boredom Can Lead to Your Most Brilliant Ideas
- Free LinkedIn Learning Courses: Remote Working - Setting Yourself and Your Teams Up For Success
- Flipster – Download digital versions of your favorite magazines.
- Hoopla – Stream or download 200,000+ commercial-free albums.
- Kanopy – 30,000+ streaming videos, including documentaries, film fest favorites, classics and The Great Courses.
- Kanopy Kids – Watch Sesame Street, Daniel Tiger and story time books.
- OverDrive Prime Picks – Your most-wanted eBook titles. No holds, no renewals.
- TumbleBooks – Animated, talking picture books.