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CDO Parent and Student School Closure Information and Resources
In order to provide our Dorado families with up-to-date information regarding school closures, we have created this list of resources.
Click below to access CDO Teacher websites that will provide direction and enrichment activities for the week of March 23rd:
- Career and Technical Education (CTE)
- Fine Arts
- Physical Education
- Special Education
- Social Studies
- World Languages
CDO Family Technology Access Survey:
Resources for Tucsonans to access free internet services:
Charter Communications internet is available for free for 60 days
- For households with K-12 and/or college students who don’t already have internet.
- Installation fees also waived for new student households. It also said it would open its Wi-Fi hotspots for public use.
- To enroll in the program, call 844-488-8395
Comcast is offering 2 months of free internet for low-income families and students.
- Comcast and T-Mobile have announced suspensions of their internet data cap policies.
- Comcast says it will no longer charge overage fees for home internet customers
- T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon have removed all data caps for its mobile customers.
CDO Dorado Family Emails:
AP College Board Updates on Spring 2020 Testing:
IB Updates on Spring 2020 Testing:
- The May 2020 examinations as scheduled between 30 April and 22 May for Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme candidates will no longer be held. Depending on what they registered for, the student will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate which reflects their standard of work. This is based on student's coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already built into the programmes. IB families will receive more information from our IB Coordinator, Amy Bomke. Full details and FAQs will be sent to schools by 27 March 2020 (CET). You can read initial FAQs Initial FAQs from IBO regarding COVID-19 and IB testing
Online Tutorials for Parents and Students (Google Classroom):
A running list of resources for Tucson-area families impacted by COVID-19 closures (information provided by https://tucson.com/thisistucson/)
- Arizona Public Media, our local PBS and NPR stations, has a free digital collection of learning resources that are aligned to state standards for children in pre-k through 12th grade called PBS Learning Media. The site has PBS videos, interactive activities and lesson plans that educators and parents can access. Go here to learn more.
- A local counselor, CC White, has put together and is regularly updating a big resource list of ideas and links to keep kids engaged and to learn new things. The list includes links to hear books read aloud by authors, actors and astronauts (!), virtual field trips and art activities. See the resources here.
- Scholastic has put together a day-by-day collection of learning resources online, called Learn at Home, for children in preschool through middle school to keep kids engaged in educational activities while schools are closed. Each day's activities have a different theme and kids can watch or read a story online and then complete activities related to the books. Go here to try it out.
- Many local districts are feeding children up to age 18 at school sites around the city. Find that giant list here.
- The Pima County Public Library has a collection of digital audiobooks for kids that you can access for free if you have a library card. The kids are home, so we are here for this. You can also access several streaming services with your library card, including Kanopy, where you can find thousands of films. You can watch 10 movies per month, and the collection includes foreign language films, indie and film festival favorites and documentaries. There is also a Kanopy Kids collection.
- With kids trying to do school from home (or let's be real, streaming Netflix) and many parents trying to work from home at the same time, internet connectivity has become a requirement. Cox customers who qualify for low-cost service can now get a free month of its "Connect2Compete" service starting Monday, March 16. More info here. Comcast is opening all its Xfinity WiFi hotspots for free, go here for a map of hotspots. Comcast has also expanded its "Internet Essentials" low-income internet package. More info on that here.
- Tucson Medical Center has a virtual doctor app that will connect you to a licensed, Arizona physician 24/7. It's called TMC Now, and currently you can use the code Spring20 to reduce the cost of your virtual visit to $20. Go here for more information.