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  • Last updated 5-14-2020

    JOBS

    • Robert Half staffing agency is hiring NOW for remote customer services positions! There are at least 32 positions available now.  Apply at https://www.roberthalf.com/jobs/all-jobs/29212
    • Amazon has an immediate hire need with 55 janitorial and cleaning openings! Apply in person directly at Amazon: Amazon Distribution Center - 4400 12th Street Ext,West Columbia, 29172.  Tell them you are wanting to apply with IH Services, which is the cleaning company inside Amazon.
    • We all know the grocery stores have seen an increase in traffic lately!  Aldi on Bush River Rd. is hiring immediately! They need seasonal, part-time, and full-time workers.  Students can apply at careers.aldi.us/applynow
    • Kroger on St. Andrews Rd. has open part time and full time positions open. Please see link to apply: https://jobs.kroger.com/kroger/job/Irmo-Kroger-Retail-Clerk-1-SC-29063/623584800/

    SUPPORT SERVICES

    • Watch this short video where Mental Health Experts offer answers to questions on how to cope during the COVID-19 Crisis https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/watch-live-your-questions-about-mental-health-in-the-midst-of-coronavirus-answered-by-an-expert
    • Please send students in need of assistance during this time to findhelp.org.  Students can select their language and enter their zip code to find things like food pantries, organizations that will help them pay bills, housing, and lots of other free or low cost resources!!
    • In response to school closures affecting more than 800 million children worldwide, Rosetta Stone Inc. today announced that it will give three months of free language learning to all elementary, middle and high school students worldwide. Beginning at 1 p.m. EDT on March 20, parents can visit www.rosettastone.com/freeforstudents to claim a free subscription for a language of their choice.
    • Spectrum is offering free broadband and WiFi internet access to students impacted by the coronavirus shutdown.  Beginning March 16, it will make its services available for free for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who don’t already have internet through the company.  To enroll in the program, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

     

    EDUCATION & FAMILY MATERIALS

    • Want to go to college but not able to visit? Click here to go on a Virtual Tour of the college of your choice.  Just type the state where the college is located and search! https://www.youvisit.com/collegesearch/ 
    • SCETV and the Department of Education has come together to create standards aligned lesson plans for teachers to use with distance learning for FREE.  Please take advantage of this as it may be something you can save or print to use now or later. One thing I thought was cool is that some of the lessons go along with tv programming! See below https://scetv.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/emergency-closings-collection/
    • Achieve3000 is offering free access to resources for differentiated literacy instruction. Educators can access three different programs. Achieve3000 Literacy at Home offers access to non-fiction articles at three reading levels with topics covering science, social studies and current events. Premium licenses for Actively Learn, for grades 6 -12, provides thousands of texts, including contemporary and classic literature, with collaboration and discussion tools to facilitate interactive remote instruction for English language arts, science and social studies. For students without internet, the company is offering "Literacy Printable Packets," a set of text sets with 20 printable articles and questions. The company said those text packets add up to a month's worth of content differentiated for students who are at-, below- and above- grade-level in their reading abilities. Lessons can be downloaded and sent home by email or printed out.
    • Babbel is offering three months of free language learning to U.S. students through mid-June 2020 in any of its languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Turkish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Indonesian, and English. https://welcome.babbel.com/en/student-discount/
    • Age of Learning is offering families at affected schools free at-home access to ABCmouse, a learning resource for ages 2 to 8; Adventure Academy, is open for students ages 8 to 13; and ReadingIQ, a digital library and literacy platform is available for children 12 and under. https://www.ageoflearning.com/
    • Educational Insights has compiled a set of free at-home worksheets for young learners. Those activities cover reading and language arts practice worksheets for grades K-2, spelling riddles for grades 4-6 and math for pre-k-2; as well as coloring, crafts and "brain benders" (word searches, riddles, connect-the-dots and mazes, among other games). https://www.educationalinsights.com/at-home-activities-for-kids
    • MathTutor Educational Software is making its math tutorial software for grades 6-12 available to schools at no cost through Jun. 30, 2020. The series is available in online and desktop versions. The programs feature interactive, self-paced tutorials that help students build proficiency in math concepts and problem solving. https://www.mathtutor.com/coronavirus.html

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