Distance Learning Communication & Resources
*Please note that you do not need a computer to participate in our distance learning program.*
Messages for Families
Phillis Wheatley Distance Learning Daily Schedule (Lower School Schedule | Middle School Schedule)
Grade Level Distance Learning Packets Starting March 30th:
Staff Contact List
Additional resources are being listed on the City of New Orleans’ Coronavirus Resident Assistance page as they become available.
We are very excited to announce our role in participating in the coordinated city-wide feeding plan to serve our city’s children, organized by NOLA-Public Schools. FirstLine Schools is participating by opening Phillis Wheatley Community School (located at 2300 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70119) from 9am – 12pm, Monday – Friday, for food pick-up and by utilizing our Ashe and LHA kitchens to deliver meals by buses to areas of the city without school serving sites, such as Gentilly Terrace, Filmore, Dillard, Gert Town, and Fontainebleau. Details on specific locations throughout the city where you can get meals for your child(ren) can be found here.
Free Online Academic Resources:
Free online tutoring for students – HomeworkLouisiana, a service of the State Library of Louisiana, has extended its free online tutoring hours to support students during remote learning.
Free Audio Books through Audible: You can now instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids while schools are closed. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening here.
Abdo Zoom Distance Learning: ABDO wants to ensure that young learners everywhere continue to have the opportunity to learn and grow during this unprecedented event. The Abdo Zoom Databases are available for free now through June 2020 and are available for access here.
7 Things Improv Game with Cheryl Manley and Chris Tiberio KID smART Staff
Mind-Body Warm Up with Andrea Panzeca from Esperanza Charter School
Bubble Art with Renee Anderson from ISL Dixon
We understand that each FirstLine family has their own unique needs when it comes to internet access. We are happy to share with you multiple opportunities to access free or reduced-cost internet for limited-income households. You can access all of the options available using the links below:
Mental Health Support:
The Louisiana Department of Health has created a “Keep Calm Through COVID” hotline (1-866-310-7977) so that residents can access free, confidential counseling 24/7. The National Association of School Psychologists has resources for parents on talking with children about COVID-19, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness has a general resource guide as well.
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline is a toll-free, multilingual, confidential crisis support service that connects any U.S. resident in need to a trained crisis counselor; call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746.
Ways to Stay Active:
Cosmic Kids Yoga: It’s important that kids are exercising their bodies in addition to their minds! Cosmic Kids Yoga offers yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation lessons designed specifically for kids.
Recommended for Grades K-3.
7-Minute Workout: This user-friendly tutorial lets students get moving from home! Based on an article published by the American College of Sports Medicine, the workout features 12 exercises using only body weight, a wall, and a chair. Recommended for all grade levels.