Resources

Working together is what we do. In this uncertain time, we're encouraged to see a number of organizations, businesses, and community members stepping forward to make a difference and provide resources for families and students. Here are a number of those resources in one location.

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COVID-19/Coronavirus Prevention and Information
Buncombe Ready (Buncombe County Health and Human Services
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
State of North Carolina (N.C. Dept. of Health of Human Services)

Volunteering
Local volunteers can find projects needing assistance through HandsOnAsheville.org.

Educational Resources for Home
American Chemistry Society - For a limited time, the American Association of Chemistry Teachers is unlocking selected chemistry education resources for elementary through high school students. 
PBS Educational Activities - PBS offers more than 2,100 educational activities ranging from hands-on crafts and experiments to printable coloring pages and online games.
Museums of the City of Paris - Art students will we thrilled to learn that Paris Musées is offering as Open Content (i.e. making available without charge and without restrictions) 150,000 digital reproductions in High Definition of works in the City’s museums.
Nightly Metropolitan Opera Streams - Throughout the coronavirus closure of The Met, nightly 7:30 p.m. performance streams will be provided at metopera.org according to their press release. The Met also offers these educator guides and classroom resources.
Scholastic 'Learn at Home' - Scholastic is offering day-by-day projects to keep kids of all ages reading, thinking, and growing.
U.S. Department of Education - These parent resources include tips for parents from homework help to encouraging reading, with resources for parents with preschoolers through adolescents.

Parenting Resources
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Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A parent source (National Assoc. of School Psychologists)
• How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus (PBS Kids)