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COVID-19 Information for STudents and parents

 

 

 

All Mountain Education Charter High School locations will remain closed until further notice due to the impact of COVID-19 in our communities. Because national and state information about the coronavirus changes daily, we are unable to make decisions about when school will resume. Online learning will continue Monday through Thursday from 4-9 pm. We have had great success with virtual learning thus far with over 850 students actively engaged. Please remember only current students may access the online learning platform.  We appreciate your patience as we work to continue to serve all students. We encourage you to make safe and healthy choices.  

 

MECHS Mental Health Resources:

Mountain Education Charter High School recognizes that the current situation surrounding the Coronavirus may create additional stress for students and their families. In order to provide support for MECHS parents and students while our sites are closed, MECHS will have a counselor or social worker available by phone Monday - Thursday from the hours of 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Students or parents may reach MECHS support staff by calling 706-219-4664. 

 

Additionally, parents or students may access mental health support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as needed by calling the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) at 800-715-4225 or texting "GA" to 741741.


Crisis Text Line 


Mental Health America of Georgia 


National Alliance on Mental Illness
 

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE – 1 (800)- 273- TALK (8255) 
Prevención del suicidio (linea directa nacional)- 1(800)-273- TALK (8255) 

 

MECHS Academic Procedures:

Student will be allowed to work on their MECHS Coursework from home.  Students desiring to temporarily work from home during the MECHS COVID-19 shutdown will be allowed to once the protocols and procedures are complete.  For the MECHS protocols and procedures, please visit www.mymec.org/students

 

Additional Resources:

 

CDC Resources For Home

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
 

Talking to Kids About COVID-19:  A Parent Resource
 

Talking to Kids About COVID-19:  A Parent Resource (Spanish Version)
 

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

Mental Health Considerations

Parent and Caregiver Guide to Coping with COVID-19
 

Share Facts About COVID-19

Myth & Facts of COVID-19


Free Calm Meditations, Stories, music, talks and more

 

Food Insecurity During this Crisis

More than 500,000 of Georgia's children don't know where their next meal is coming from. See our factsheet here. And even more than that, many rely on the School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program for low-cost or free lunches during the school year. During the summer, there are other programs that Georgia's most vulnerable children rely on for nutritious meals. That means an interruption like this one can be devastating.

The USDA has approved two waivers, submitted by the Georgia Department of Education, to extend alternate meal service flexibility. This will allow schools to serve students' meals through USDA-approved meal service options, at state-approved sites throughout the community. This is similar to the way schools and districts offer student meals during the summer months.

Visit our COVID-19 page for more details and click here to find your closest food bank.

Resources For Families in Need of food

Great List of Resources for families

FREE INTERNET RESOURCES 

Please visit Georgia's Broadband Deployment Initiative Here

XFINITY WIFI NETWORK – To enroll visit Wifi.xfinity.com 

SPECTRUM WIFI – To enroll call 1-844-488-8395 

Comcast- Call 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish

 

 

New Information / Tools 

 

Apple Inc. – in partnership with the White House Coronavirus Task Force and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – released an app and website that guides Americans through a series of questions about their health and exposure to determine if they should seek care for COVID-19 symptoms.  The tool provides CDC recommendations on next steps including guidance on social distancing and self-isolating, how to closely monitor symptoms, recommendations on testing, and when to contact a medical provider.

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/s0327-statement-covid-19-apple-app.html

 

COVID-19 screening tool

 

Public Safety Agencies (EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement) and Public Safety Personnel check for updated information on the Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma web site, the CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health Coronavirus web pages:

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Georgia Public Health: https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus

Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma (OEMS): https://dph.georgia.gov/EMS