CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION
Resources for Colonial IU 20 Staff and Families
UPDATED 4/1/2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 continues to monitor the global pandemic of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Northampton, Monroe, and Pike counties. We have implemented our pandemic action plan to ensure the well being of our stakeholders.
CIU 20 Districts
Colonial IU 20 leadership has implemented our pandemic action plan and continues to virtually meet and provide support to our member districts to ensure continuity of education during this time. Specifically, in the areas of human resources, business procedures, facilities operations, technology services, mental health services, special education services, professional development, and the delivery of online instructon.
CIU 20 Families
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Ask a Nurse Virtual Session - Live on March 28th at 9 a.m.
TALKING TO CHILDREN ABOUT COVID-19
Talking to Kids about Coronavirus (COVID-19) - National Association of School Psychologists
Other Resources about talking to Kids about (COVID-19) - Distributed by Regional SAP Program
Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 recognizes that a school closure may be challenging for the families of children with special needs. Our CIU 20 classrooms as well as itinerant supports provide our students with daily structure, routine, and support. Creating a daily schedule at home may help families to maintain structure. Additionally, the CIU20 team has compiled resources that can aid families in supporting their children at home. These resources do not introduce new skills or replace instruction delivered by a classroom teacher.
- Early Intervention Program Family Resources: www.ciu20.org/ei - click on the "Parent Resources" tab
- School Age Program Family Resources: Program Specific: https://www.symbaloo.com/mix/ciu20familysymbaloo
Free Online Mindfulness Classes for Kids - daily on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Virtual Field Trips:
- Take a Trip to the San Diego Zoo
- Watch the animals at the Georgia Aquarium
- Visit Yellowstone National Park
- Admire all of Van Gogh’s work at The Van Gough Museum in Amsterdam
- Visit over 500 Museums and Art Galleries all over the world
Animal Facts Video - engaging with wonderful graphics!
HEALTHCARE / WELLNESS / NUTRITION RESOURCES
Virtual Health Room - Please complete the form and one of our registered nurses will call you as soon as possible. Virtual Health Room hours are from 8:30-3:00 Monday - Friday. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR ISSUE REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION CALL 911.
- How to Access Free Meals for Students
- Vendor that Delivers Cost Effective Meals in Northampton County
- Bangor Area School District
- Bethlehem Area School District
- Delaware Valley School District
- East Stroudsburg Area School District
- Northampton Area School District
- Pen Argyl Area School District
- Pleasant Valley School District
- Pocono Mountain School District
- Saucon Valley School District
- Stroudsburg Area School District
- Wilson Area School District
CIU 20 Program Modifications
As directed by Governor Tom Wolf, all Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 sites, will be closed until further notice.
Please know that this is a very fluid situation, so our plans may need to be adjusted and revised as we receive more information.
Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, the CIU20 Board of Directors Meeting on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 has been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting will be April 22, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Please continue to check our website for updates.