Santa Cruz Public Libraries Newsletter For Educators

October 12, 2020 - This just in: The Supreme Court Allows Trump to End Census Early.  Please check with your local Census Office to see if it's too late to fill out a census form. Census data is very important for school funding.


Breaking News on the Census:

OCT. 13, 2020 — As of today, well over 99.9% of housing units have been accounted for in the 2020 Census. Self-response and field data collection operations for the 2020 Census will conclude on October 15, 2020.

Specifically:

  • Internet self-response will be available across the nation through October 15, 2020 through 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST), (through 5:59 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on October 16, 2020). Visit 2020Census.gov to respond today.
  • Phone response will be available for its regularly scheduled time on October 15, 2020. Click here for schedule and a list of numbers.
  • Paper responses must be postmarked by October 15, 2020.
  • Nonresponse Followup census takers will continue resolving nonresponding addresses through the end of the day on October 15, 2020.

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently updating 2020Census.gov, Census.gov, as well as all external and internal guidance to reflect the schedule update.

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Please share this information with families and encourage them to fill out the census form if they haven't already done so. Remember, Census numbers are particularly important for school funding. Thank you.

October is LGBT History Month
 
     Look for resources to learn about LGBT history on the library website Kids Page. SCPL's Tell Me a Story premieres
the Story of Harvey Milk tonight (10/14) at 7 pm. The program will then be available on our YouTube channel along with other recorded storytimes.  More local information is available at the County Office of Education website under News and in a virtual visit to MAH.

Distance Learning Resources For Dual Language Learners
 

Check out the resources in English, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese for Parents of dual language learners at Early Edge California plus more Coronavirus Resources.


 
If you want physical copies of the K12 Support Services document above contact K12@santacruzpl.org and we will make arrangements for you to get them.
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In addition, Brainfuse now offers live help with FAFSA. Use your homework help account if you already have one, or make an account using your SCPL library card number

 

Relevant Book Lists

You can find a number of book lists on our Kids Page, including lists on the topics of LBGTQ+, Black Lives Matter, reading for pleasure, reading for school projects, and much more.

September 15 - October 15  is National Hispanic Heritage Month. 
Check out this book list from ALSC (Association of Library Services for Children).
 

Santa Cruz Public Libraries
YouTube Channel

Go to the SCPL YouTube Channel for programs for all ages. You can find out what's coming on the library's virtual calendar in the middle of our home page or go directly to the YouTube Channel page for recorded storytimesSTEAM programs, Spanish and Bilingual programs, and more. New programs are added almost daily.

 

Virtual Museum Activities:

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History blog and free Lesson Plans

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History - Look for virtual exhibits and The Museum at Your Side


Watsonville Wetlands Watch check out this fantastic site for fun activities especially if you live in South County


Websites of Interest to Educators:


Growing up in Santa Cruz - online resources  and Halloween Fun and Events and Coping and Recovering After Traumatic Events

KidPower - Interpersonal safety resources

First 5 Of Santa Cruz County -
Triple P - Positive Parenting Program - not just for preschoolers 
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Census, Contest, Library Resources, Summer Reading Wrap-up

Santa Cruz Public Libraries Newsletter For Educators

Summer Reading 2020 Wrap-up
 

We had 1,817 SRP participants, 1,550 ages 0-18, who completed an average of 9 hours of reading during the summer. Congratulations to all of the participants. Keep reading!

 
 
Good News! The Census deadline has been extended to October 31, 2020

Complete census data is important because one of the things the census numbers are used for is funding for schools.
 
Santa Cruz County is currently at a 70.9% self-response rate, which means we still have almost one third of our families that have not been counted. Let's work together to find these families. Please continue to encourage everyone to complete their Census. The Census can be completed online, by phone, or in person.
 
Remember: EVERYONE COUNTS! 
 
You can complete the 2020 Census Online: https://2020census.gov or by Phone: 1-844-330-2020 (English) or 1-844-468-2020 (Spanish)
Please share this information with families and encourage them to fill out the census form if they haven't already done so. Remember, Census numbers are particularly important for school funding. Thank you.
Library Resources for
Back to School

 
       The library's online resources are more important than ever because classes are virtual.

Remember we offer the following:

A rack card will be available soon listing all library resources for educators.
 
 
 

California students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to submit artwork or poetry with a California coastal or marine theme to the Coastal Art & Poetry Contest, presented by the California Coastal Commission. 

 

Entries can be submitted online until midnight January 31st. For rules, contest flyer, entry form, and helpful links for teachers and students, please visit www.coastal.ca.gov/art-poetry. The instructions, flyer, and entry form are also available in Spanish

 

Up to ten winners will be selected to win $100 gift certificates to an art supply store (for artists) or book store (for poets). Each winner's sponsoring teacher will receive a $50 gift certificate for educational supplies, courtesy of Acorn Naturalists. Students may have their work featured on Commission web pages and materials, and winners and honorable mentions will be exhibited throughout the state, as conditions allow. 

Santa Cruz Public Libraries Present
 

Brainfuse HelpNow

Brainfuse LogoOffering free academic help at all levels, Brainfuse has live online tutoring in elementary, middle school, high school, college, and adult education. Writing a paper? Send your paper to a tutor and receive a response within 24 hours. Maestros en español disponible.

In addition, Brainfuse now offers live help with FAFSA. Use your homework help account if you already have one, or make an account using your SCPL library card number

 

Distance Learning Resources For Dual Language Learners
 

Check out the resources in English, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese for Parents of dual language learners at Early Edge California plus more Coronavirus Resources.

Relevant Book Lists

You can find a number of book lists on our Kids Page, including lists on the topics of LBGTQ+, Black Lives Matter, reading for pleasure, reading for school projects, and much more.

September 15 - October 15  is National Hispanic Heritage Month. 
Check out this book list from ALSC (Association of Library Services for Children).

October is LGBT History Month - Look for special programs and new booklists in the coming weeks.

 

Santa Cruz Public Libraries
YouTube Channel

Go to the SCPL YouTube Channel for programs for all ages. You can find out what's coming on the library's virtual calendar in the middle of our home page or go directly to the YouTube Channel page for recorded storytimesSTEAM programs, Spanish and Bilingual programs, and more. New programs are added almost daily.

 

Virtual Museum Activities:

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History blog and free Lesson Plans

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History - Look for virtual exhibits and The Museum at Your Side


Watsonville Wetlands Watch check out this fantastic site for fun activities especially if you live in South County


Websites of Interest to Educators:


Growing up in Santa Cruz - online resources  and Wildfire Resources and Coping and Recovering After Traumatic Events

KidPower - Interpersonal safety resources

First 5 Of Santa Cruz County -
Triple P - Positive Parenting Program - not just for preschoolers 
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Back to School

Santa Cruz Public Libraries Newsletter For Educators

Back to School
 
        Santa Cruz County Schools are now back in session - at least virtually - despite the pandemic and the recent fires. The libraries are here to help you and your students with all your back to school needs.

We offer the following:
  • Library Card drives for individual classes - contact K12@santacruzpl.org
  • Virtual Class visits
  • Access to many databases on our Homework Help page
  • Access to a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction ebooks as well as print books available for pickup curbside at several branches
  • Go to the Teachers & Parents page on our website for more details about Resources for Distance Learning, Special Needs Collection, Assignment Alert, and more
  • Educator Card - Don't forget to renew your card for this school year or apply for one now
  • Free wifi in library parking lots

A rack card will be available soon listing all library resources for educators.
 
 
 School Opening
 
This article from EdSource focuses on 7 things teachers can do to address student trauma - especially during distance learning. Social Emotional Learning is especially important at this time.

Stanford University Graduate School of Education offers these resources for teachers and families.

EdSource also suggests two Facebook groups that have emerged to help teachers and professors share ideas and strategies for transitioning their classrooms from in-person to online: Teaching in the Time of Corona: Resources and Pandemic Pedagogy.

August was National Immunization Awareness Month. It's already September and school is virtual but this reminder from the CDC is still timely. Probably not too early to think about flu shots. Check out this flu shot information from the CDC.
 
Santa Cruz Public Libraries Present
 

Brainfuse HelpNow

Brainfuse LogoOffering free academic help at all levels, Brainfuse has live online tutoring in elementary, middle school, high school, college, and adult education. Writing a paper? Send your paper to a tutor and receive a response within 24 hours. Maestros en español disponible.

In addition, Brainfuse now offers live help with FAFSA. Use your homework help account if you already have one, or make an account using your SCPL library card number

 

Relevant Book Lists

You can find a number of book lists on our Kids Page, including lists on the topics of LBGTQ+, Black Lives Matter, reading for pleasure, reading for school projects, and much more.

September 15 - October 15  is National Hispanic Heritage Month. 
Check out this book list from ALSC (Association of Library Services for Children).

Santa Cruz Public Libraries
YouTube Channel

Go to the SCPL YouTube Channel for programs for all ages. You can find out what's coming on the library's virtual calendar in the middle of our home page or go directly to the YouTube Channel page for recorded storytimesSTEAM programs, Spanish and Bilingual programs, and more. New programs are added almost daily.

 

Virtual Museum Activities:

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History blog and free Lesson Plans

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History - Look for virtual exhibits and Community Resources 


Watsonville Wetlands Watch check out this fantastic site for fun activities especially if you live in South County


websites of interest to educators:


Growing up in Santa Cruz - online resources  and Back to School Guide

KidPower - Interpersonal safety resources

First 5 Of Santa Cruz County -
Triple P - Positive Parenting Program - not just for preschoolers 
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