Updated 4/7/2020 (Check back often)
Although the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic are challenging for all of us, the Foundation remains steadfast in our commitment to the district's teachers, students, and families.
Our mission remains to enhance and enrich educational opportunities for children. In that vein, we created this page to serve as a helpful resource - whether you are a teacher, staff member, or parent - to aid in navigating this uncertain situation.
In addition we will share updates and resources through email and our social media channels:
Read more about our efforts here: https://pcf4kids.org/pc-foundation-looks-for-innovative-ways-to-continue-enriching-education-for-students.
Sadly, we must postpone our Wall of Fame Celebration honoring Dr. Greg Walton until August. We will keep you posted, but please feel free to purchase seats now if you'd like.
Our other pending events - the Sow Big Dreams Luncheon (May 28th), and Indoor Recess Trivia & Game Night (end of June) - are on hold until we assess what the district and CDC recommend as the weeks unfold.
We are looking for creative ways to support our patrons, so please feel free to share your feedback and comments. We are all in this together!
PUTNAM CITY SCHOOLS
PC parents and students should use the district and/or their school as the primary resource for all district-related information. Go directly to www.putnamcityschools.org or use these links:
OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Zoom Video Conferencing Access for Teachers - Zoom is temporarily lifting the 40-minute time limit on free Basic accounts for schools affected by the Coronavirus. Here’s how teachers can get access. Click the this link https://zoom.us/signup and select GOOGLE ACCOUNT to create your account. Select your PC address from the list of Google accounts and you should be good to go. Make sure you are already logged into your PC Google account on your device. Personal email addresses such as Gmail, Yahoo, or Outlook are not eligible. It can take up to 72 hours. You'll be notified in Zoom if the limits have been lifted on your settings page when you log into Zoom through a web browser.
Oklahoma Education Association - OEA has assembled resources for Oklahoma educators, support professionals, and other school employees.
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS
Many schools have social media pages that they are using to check in with students and families, and share helpful tips and information relating to specifically to your school. For links to their web pages and social media visit: https://www.putnamcityschools.org/schools.
The following links are provided as helpful supplemental educational resources:
- Parent resources, tips, and advice for at-home educational activities: https://www.pbs.org/parents
- OETA and PBS have curated free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more: https://oeta.pbslearningmedia.org/
- Drop Everything & Read Time! - Join the Oklahoma Education Association every Monday for 20 minutes of Drop Everything And Read time! Read whatever you want, wherever you are! Big books, little books, lots of words, no words — pick the book that’s just right for you. Then share a picture of yourself enjoying DEAR time and use the hashtag #DEARoklahoma. They'll have a special surprise reader each week, and even a few prizes to give away.
- Smart Start Central Oklahoma - Helpful resources for parents with preschool age children:
- Reading & Singing
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Activities
- Purposeful Parenting & Discipline
- Parent & Adult Wellness
- Oklahoma Library of Digital Resources - The resources within the Oklahoma Library of Digital Resources are high-quality digital content vetted by Oklahoma teachers and support Oklahoma Academic Standards. Examples include eBooks, short videos, documents, audio files and interactive online activities. While the library was created as a resource for Oklahoma educators, it is also accessible to parents and anyone who wants easy access to high-quality learning resources for children.
- Google Arts & Culture - Take a virtual field trip with access to over 1,200 museums.
- Crayola Learn at Home - In an effort to help parents and kids stay creative and active, Crayola Experience and Crayola are offering at-home activities through its websites and social channels.Parents can download free step-by-step crafting instructions, coloring pages, games, apps, and colorful science experiments using household items. Activities, live events, and video premiers will be posted on the companies’ Facebook channels (www.facebook.com/crayola) and new activities will be added to their websites regularly.
LOCAL RESOURCES FOR ESSENTIAL INFORMATION AND SERVICE
For a comprehensive list of services and information compiled by the Oklahoma Family Network and Smart Start Central Oklahoma please visit: http://oklahomafamilynetwork.org/esources-related-to-coronavirus-covid-19/
2-1-1 Oklahoma: Information and referral services to meet a wide range of needs including food, housing, legal services, child care, mental health services, job programs, and literacy. 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Call 2-1-1 or Text “211OK” to 898211.
A Chance to Change: Mental health articles and tools for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic are available at https://achancetochange.org/covid-19-mental-health-kit.
Offering a weekly free virtual support for those dealing with fear and anxiety during the COVID-19 epidemic: https://achancetochange.org/new-blog/face-the-fear-free-online-support-group-mondays-at-1-pm-cst.
Visit Currently accepting new clients via Telehealth video conferencing. Visit website or call 405-840-9000.
Infant Crisis Services: Continuing to provide life-sustaining food, formula, and diapers to families in need.
Oklahoma Family Network: informs and connects individuals with special health care needs and disabilities, their families and professionals to services and supports in their communities.
OkCity Crisis Nursery: Offering emergency care for children in times of crisis at no fee.
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
Sunbeam Family Services: Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7 crisis counseling to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.Call 405-528-7721. Offering Telehealth mental health services.
COVID-19 INFORMATION & UPDATES
Oklahoma City County Health Department - COVID-19 Updates
U.S. Centers for Disease Control - COVID-19 Updates
U.S. Senator James Lankford - COVID-19 Resources for Oklahomans