Our number one priority at Kids on Course is the health and safety of our students. Kids on Course will have no programming while the schools are closed. During this time, we will use our website to share community resources on how to access food and meet basic needs, in addition to providing ideas for learning at home.

Thank you for supporting Kids on Course and being a strong community that cares for each other!

LEARNING AT HOME

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

HEALTH CONCERNS

Click here if you're interested in donating to support Kids on Course students and families affected by COVID19.

Health Concerns

The following are resources from the CDC if you're concerned that you are showing symptoms or want more general information about COVID-19:

what are the symptoms of covid-19?

How do i talk with kids about covid-19?

what do i do if i am sick with covid-19?

If you would like more resources about COVID-19, visit the CDC website:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/


Mental Health

During a time of crisis, your mental health is extremely important. Below are some resources to help monitor your levels of anxiety and stress.

ARTICLE: TAKING CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH in the face of uncertainty

just for kids: a comic exploring the new coronavirus

article: care for your coronavirus anxiety

University of Iowa COVID-19 Line

General info and questions: 319-384-8819

Patients with COVID-10 and flu symptoms: 319-384-9010

Emergencies: 911

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Community Resources

WHERE TO GET MEALS

CEDAR RAPIDS SCHOOLS
Beginning Monday, March 23rd through school reopening, any child age 18 and younger can get a lunch and breakfast to go.

WHEN: Monday-Friday, 10:30AM-1:00PM 
WHERE: Arthur, Grant, Grant Wood, Hoover, Johson, Taylor, Nixon, and Wright Elementary Schools and Roosevelt Middle School.
HOW: Meals will be distributed door side or curbside. Children much be present, meals cannot be consumed onsite.
No ID or paperwork will be required. One breakfast and lunch for each child.

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HACAP FOOD BAGS
We are looking at still providing weekend food bags for families. We will keep in touch with families when we have more updates.

HACAP MOBILE FOOD PANTRY
HACAP will still be having their mobile food pantry, offering a pre-boxed selection of food items.

March 19th @ 3-4 PM - Cedar Terrace SW (1834 Gretchen Dr SW Cedar Rapids, IA)
 
March 20th @ 1-2 PM – Ladd Library SW (3750 Gretchen Dr SW Cedar Rapids, IA) 

April 1st @ 4-5 PM – Marion Library (1095 6th Ave Marion, IA) 

April 6th @ 2-3 PM – Hiawatha Public Library (150 W Willman St Hiawatha, IA) 

April 8th @ 3-4 PM – Marion Village (750 35th St Marion, IA) 

April 15th @ 3-4 PM – Cedar Terrace SW (1834 Gretchen Dr SW, Cedar Rapids, IA)
 
April 17th @ Ladd Library (3750 Williams Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA) 

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LA CANTINA BAR + GRILL
5400 Edgewood Rd NE Cedar Rapids
319-393-0924

For families with children struggling to provide a meal, La Cantina is offering box lunches for kids. Call and speak to a manager to set up a pickup time between 11AM and 2PM. 

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GRANITE CITY FOOD + BREWERY
4755 1st Avenue SE Cedar Rapids
319-395-7500

If you are concerned about ensuring your children have lunch, stop by or call Granite City Food and Brewery. Every kid can receive a free lunch that contains a turkey sandwich, chips, and applesauce. Completely free, no other purchase is necessary. Just ask for a manager and we will be happy to make it happen.

BASIC NEEDs CONCERNS

FREE INTERNET
You can enjoy two hours of free Wi-Fi at the following locations:
Hiawatha City Parks: Guthridge, Tucker and Clark
Downtown Cedar Rapids 
Newbo City Market: 1100 3rd St SE 
McGrath Ampitheatre: 475 1st St SW
Cedar Rapids Ice Arena: 1100 Rockford Rd SW
Iowa City Ped Mall: 210 Dubuque St Iowa City 

WATER SERVICE:
The City of Cedar Rapids will not be terminating any water service during this time.

LINN COUNTY OVERFLOW SHELTER:
Willis Dady will be keeping its overflow shelter open 24/7 for people in need of shelter.

2-1-1:
Call 2-1-1 to get connected with general resources and help within the community.

KIDS ON COURSE STAFF:
Please contact your Kids on Course Site Manager if you have questions or need support. Our staff are working from home, but are available to listen and help connect you with resources. 


Learning at Home

We encourage all of our students to continue finding ways to learn at home! Below are some resources for educational and enrichment activities.

SCHOLASTIC LEARN AT HOME

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READ WORKS: FREE READING COMPREHENSION WORK

FREE EDUCATIONAL MATH/READING GAMES

CNN: VIRTUAL CONCERTS, MUSEUMS AND OTHER CULTURE

YELLOWSTONE VIRTUAL TOUR

OUTSCHOOL: $100 OF FREE CLASSES

Once we have a plan in place for supporting our learning lab students, we will be contacting families and continuing to post extra resources here! 

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EDUCATIONAL SHOWS FOR KIDS

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CRCSD LEARNING RESOURCES

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