Resources for Students
Support during COVID-19:
Email a teacher or staff member – we are still here for you. Reach out if you are struggling or just to say hello. We are in this together!
Food distribution for eligible Oxford students (Free and Reduced Lunch program approved students) will be every Wednesday from April 15 – June 3. Food will be available for pick-up at OMS (10:30 am- 11:30 pm door #12) and OHS from (10:30 am – 12:00 pm at the north flag pole off of Ray Rd.)Volunteers have assisted in providing meals for 1,200 eligible students. For the safety of our volunteers, parents will need to have their rear hatch opened before they pull up to the food pick-up.Parents may only pick-up food for their own children and will be required to provide: – building student attends- student’s full name -student’s ID number. Food provided for eligible students is a different service than the “Summer Feeding Program.” Please know quantities are limited.
See the Oxford Covid Communications page for a new flyer from MDE, MDHHS & the Food Bank Council explains Pandemic -EBT benefits to parents and how Free and Reduced-Priced Meal eligible kids qualify for these benefits.
Again, if your economic situation has changed and you would like to apply for Free and Reduced-Priced Meals for your child(ren) you can apply online at https://www.lunchapp.com/.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional schools offering food: https://www.mcgi.state.mi.us/schoolnutrition/.
Grocery delivery options in Michigan – most have a delivery fee
We miss you and we know this is a really hard time. As a reminder, if you need help:
Find Credible information on COVID-19: Think before you share!
Twitter: follow oxfordinsider
Instagram: follow oxfordinsider
Mentorship is doing weekly random acts of kindness
Leadership is running spirit days on Friday – post on Instagram or Twitter
Sign up for the Workout Challenge Mar 18-Apr 5: Oxford students, staff, and community members, this workout challenge is for you! Each day, an Oxford High School coach will provide a five-minute video showing you how to complete the daily workout (via email and on oxfordathletics.org). Each day will be accompanied with either a mile or half mile run/walk (your choice). The workouts will last 30-60 minutes. Prizes will be awarded! See the sign up for more details.
Online Learning during COVID-19:
- “Amazing Educational Resources” – huge collection of resources updated daily
- Highlights from the list above from Kids Activities.com
- CovidRemoteLearning – searchable database of resources (work in progress)
Michigan Virtual free access to 70 of their courses
- Take a virtual tour: at a museum, a park, or even a farm!
- Watch a live virtual concert
- Watch a TedEd or Crash Course video
- Free Virtual Field Trips –a great list from Ms. Jasinski!
- 25 Great Social Studies Podcasts – suggestions from Ms. Jasinski
See more under “Resources for Teachers”
Oxford Online Learning Resources:
Library Databases page – our library resources
– Gale free resources during COVID-19 – Click on “Access the Resources” to see the databases and eBook collections. If you are asked for a password, it is “open”.
Great Internet Links – collection of suggested online resource
Reading: Digital and Audio books:
Overdrive: For Oxford High School and Middle School. Login to check out ebooks and audiobooks from your device using your Student ID number and DOB. Staff: contact us for your login!
Totally Free! You can find, borrow, and return eBooks and audiobooks on tablets, phones and computers. Available for iOS®, Android™, Kindle® and Windows Phone®, as well as for Windows and Mac desktop platforms.
Junior Library Guild – free access to their collection online
Free audible books from Amazon – select books are free during the outbreak
– Note: Prime members read for free. If you are a Prime Member, log into your Prime account and head to the Prime Reading page. You’ll need to download Amazon’s free Kindle app, which you can set up on your Kindle, tablet, or cell phone — no Amazon device required.
Scribd.com – free for 30 days
List of Book Resources – huge list of book resources from librarians #UnitedByBooksCOVID19
This American Life – audio stories students like from public radio
Hogwarts Digital Escape Room – you will be watching clips from Harry Potter movies, answering questions from the clips, heading into Gringotts where you’ll have to figure out the exchange rate between sickles and galleons, figure out how to do different spells and much, much more!
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – author of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! #MoLunchDoodles
GoNoodle – free and fun movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Get active!
Elementary Resources – a great list from Oxford
More Elementary resources– a list from another school library
SaveWithStories – celebrities reading books for charity
Time Magazine for Kids – free K-6 magazines
- Epic- free via teacher invite pre-Middle school books
- PebbleGo- free remote learning resources – K-3 reading level
- Story time in Space – astronauts reading books!
- YA/KidLit authors holding book readings and live streams
- Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems– Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
- Large publishers changing policies to allow Read-aloud videos
Resources for Teachers
Online Learning during COVID-19:
Collections of Resources:
- Khan Academy suggested student schedules
- Michigan Virtual free access to 70 of their courses
- Scholastic Learn at Home K-6+
- List of Free video conferencing resources
- Zoom – here’s an excellent guide from an educator
- sign up for Zoom with Google using your oxford email and get unlimited time as an educator
Screencasting- record your screen:
- Loom- COVID-19 now free for educators FOREVER
- Google Meet- You can present material on your screen, or show yourself live. Use the record feature and the “presentation” or video downloads into your Google Drive in a Meet Recordings folder and you can share it out. Guide to Google Meet.
And more …
Macmillan free resources – eBooks plus LaunchPad, Sapling, iClicker, or FlipIt
Formative: Free team subscription
Smore- COVID-19 Template Center
Gale free resources during COVID-19 – Click on “Access the Resources” to see the databases and eBook collections. If you are asked for a password, it is “open”.
Newsela’s entire product suite:
- Available, at no additional charge, to all districts and teachers through the end of the school year.
- Visit our coronavirus resource center, click “Get instant access”, and they’ll immediately see Newsela ELA, Newsela Science, Newsela Social Studies, and The Newsela Social-Emotional Learning Collection in their new or existing Newsela account.
- Newsela COVID-19 resource center:
- Free professional learning for remote instruction: We’ve assembled a Distance Learning Toolkit to make sure you and your teachers are fully prepared to use Newsela to support core instruction remotely.
- COVID-19 educational content: We’ll continue publishing content that educators across subjects and grades can use to teach about COVID-19 in a way that’s accurate, responsible and empowering to students. Our goal is to help them process the news, stay physically and mentally healthy, support the health of their families and communities and bring relevance to learning.
New York Times Learning Network:
- Two webinars this Wednesday, March 18:
- Register here for the webinar at 10 a.m. Eastern time.
Register here for the webinar at 4 p.m. Eastern time.
You can submit your questions to us in advance if you want.
- In addition, we created this guide to help teachers and parents figure out the best ways to use The Learning Network for remote learning.
StoryJumper: Free for the rest of the school year
- FREE Creation tools for writing, narrating, and illustrating books
- FREE Collaboration, including video chat at home
- FREE Support for Co-Teaching
- FREE Writing Lesson Plans
- FREE Training and Support
- UNLIMITED Books created by your students
Discovery Education: individualized logins/passwords- contact us for login info!
New Expanded Content Available Now THROUGH JUNE 30, 2020. As a valued partner with Discovery Education, we have expanded your current product access to include our award-winning solution, Discovery Education Experience, through June 30, 2020. Discover resources to support all grade levels and subject areas with dynamic content! Students can learn more about the Coronavirus at the Virus and Outbreak Channel