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Restart Jeffco Summer

School is out for summer and that means time for fun! Jeffco encourages students to avoid summer slide and instead, slide into activities that are healthy, entertaining, safe, and maybe even educational! Here you can find ideas to try and resources to access for summer fun and learning opportunities. Check back often and share your summer experiences with us!

THREE THINGS TO TRY THIS WEEK

ACADEMICS

Educational resources for your student

Hogwarts Digital Escape Room
A Hogwarts digital escape room? What?! This easy to navigate google doc takes you through the escape you and you need to figure out the answers! Play with others or try yourself.
Hogwarts Escape Room

Rocky Mountain PBS
Colorado master teachers share readings and lessons by grade level. Videos are about 30 minutes long and touch on subjects like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., "bossy" letters, and even the Three Little Pigs. Spanish resources are included!
Colorado Classroom with Rocky Mountain PBS

Flat Stanley Project
Here is your chance to particpate in the Flat Stanley craze! View and post your own pictures to the blog and read about students and their adventures from all across the globe!
Where is Flat Stanley Today?

family resources

Assistance with technology, food, clothing, and housing

Summer Meal Service Program
Grab and Go Meals will continue this summer! Check this link for locations, restrictions, and more details. Remember, there is enough food for everyone!
Jeffco Summer Meal Service

Jefferson County Public Health
Stay up to date with all things COVID-19 related. Find resources such as testing sites, emergency childcare, and more.
COVID-19 in Jefferson County

The Action Center
This Jefferson County community hub offers five-day food supplies, clothing, household items, mail services, rent assistance, utility assistance, and connections to community outreach partners. Food services are available for drive-thru and walk-up service.
The Action Center

HEALTH & wellness

Mental, physical, and emotional health ideas

Summer of Strength - June: Family Support 
What gives you strength in life? Where can you grow strength? This week's family support activity encourages you to make a family strenths poster. Give it a try and let us know what gives you strength in your family?
Summer of Strength June Activities

Playworks Play At Home
Participate in Play at Home Recess every weekday on Facebook at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. MST. Tune in for stretching, interactive games, cheers, and fun!
Go Play!

COVID-19 and Your Mental Health
This infographic from Mental Health America can help identify your concerns, what you can and cannot control, what to look for, tips for managing anxiety, and when and where to get help. 
COVID-19 Mental Health Tips

ENRICHMENT

 Fun activities for home or out and about in the community

Crafternoons with Jeffco Public Library
Fridays are for crafts! Explore a new, easy-to-d, at-home project everyweek. Register ahead to receive ingredients and instructions.
Crafternoons

Wide Open Schools
Students at all grade levels can choose from variety of subjects including arts, music, & DIY, life skills, and virtual field trips. There are also resources for families on learning differences and family services. A great resource to visit often!
Wide Open Schools

Butterfly Pavilion is OPEN!
A brand new experience awaits using timed, small group tours that not only maintain social distance and sanitation, but also provide exclusive access to live animals, invertebrate experts, and the opportunity to explore the diversity of nature’s hidden heroes.
Butterfly Pavilion

Jeffco Makes logo

Creativity awaits! Head over to Jeffco Makes to unleash your imagination with our ever changing activities that will get you making, baking and shaking!

#jeffcomakes on instagram

community resources

Jeffco Schools Foundation Jeffco Schools Foundation -Thanks to our generous community, Jeffco Schools Foundation is able to continue to provide supports over the Summer of 2020 for students and families impacted by the economic impacts of COVID-19. Through the leadership of our District, and in partnership with our community partners, corporate partners, and volunteers, we are able to continue to offer internet support for qualifying families as well as food and essential supports.
Jeffco Library logo Jefferson County Public Library - Explore new worlds, embark on harrowing adventures, and meet the most interesting people in the world - all from your own home. Reading has the power to transport us, no matter where we are. Join a camp, class, or daily exercise with Jefferson County Public Library and make this summer unforgettable.           
Action Center logo The Action Center - The Jeffco Action Center is the largest Jeffco Community hub and offers five-day food supplies, clothing, household items, mail services, rent assistance, utility assistance, and connections to community outreach partners. Food services are available for drive-thru and walk-up service. Appointments required. 720.215.4850.
Jefferson Center logo Jefferson Center for Mental Health (JCMH) – Offers a full range of services and resources to support the mental health of children, youth and families. 303.425.0300 | Español.
Colorado Crisis Center logo Colorado Crisis Services - A statewide resource that provides walk-in services for crisis intervention, referrals, or information. Crisis line: 1.844.493.8255 and Text “TALK” to 38255. The crisis support line and walk-in centers are confidential and are available 24/7/365.
Safe2Tell logo Safe to Tell – anonymous way for students, parents and community members to report unsafe and risky behaviors before they grow out of control. 1.877.542.7233.
Mental Health Center of Denver logo El Centro de las Familias  – Part of the Mental Health Center of Denver, this is a multi-cultural clinic providing Spanish-language and bilingual outpatient mental health care to Denver’s Latino/Hispanic community. 303.504.7900.
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