Zoom is a highly-rated, secure video and audio conferencing service that will help staff and students to connect through real-time and recorded virtual meetings. Zoom offers access on a variety of devices including PC, Android and Apple products. Since each interface looks slightly different, we recommend that you visit this link to read more about accessing Zoom on your specific device at home: Accessing Zoom.
If you borrowed a Chromebook from CFS, the Zoom Chrome app can be opened through the circle icon at the bottom of the screen after your student logs in with their CFS credentials.
Students never have to sign into Zoom to join a meeting. Teachers will provide a link or a meeting code via email to access their meeting. For more information: Joining a Meeting.
Zoom is HIPAA and FERPA compliant with strong encryption, which means your students and their information will be kept safe while using Zoom. For more detailed information visit: Security & Privacy.
Resources for discussing Corona Virus with children
NEW: Washington Post: Why Outbreaks like Coronavirus Spread Exponentially and How to "Flatten the Curve"
NPR Life Kit Podcast: 5 Ways to Prevent and Prepare for the Coronavirus
New York Times article: How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus
Betsy Brown Braun: Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
Psychology Today: How to Talk with Your Anxious Child about the Coronavirus
Resources & Updates on Coronavirus
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response in North Carolina
Center for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/
CDC, updated daily: Coronavirus 2019 nCoV Summary https://www.cdc.gov/
World Health Organization https://www.who.int/health-
NAIS, updated regularly: Understanding Coronavirus: What schools need to know https://www.nais.org/articles/
World Health Organization Travel Advice https://www.who.int/
The World Health Organization’s interactive map
CDC Travel Advisories https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/
Many thanks to colleagues at the Willows Community School in Culver City for gathering many of these links and sharing generously.
CDC Handwashing Video: What You Need to Know About Handwashing
CDC Instructions on handwashing https://www.cdc.gov/
Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community. Follow Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way