Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to the Extended Learning Resource Page. This page was created to provide students working from home with access to assignments, links, assessments, and practice resources. Schools will be closed from Tuesday, March 17 – Friday, March 27. Additional information and daily updates can be found on the district’s COVID-19 Resource Page found at https://www.orange.k12.nj.us/domain/3058.
School Social Worker
Orange Public Schools
I will be available daily for counseling, support and questions. My Virtual Office Hours are as followed:
Morning: M-F - 9:00AM-11:00AM
Afternoon: M-F - 1:00PM-3:00PM
You can contact me through the following channel:
Classdojo under Mrs. Rodriguez
Grades 3 - 4 Google Classroom Code: Mrs.Laguna - j46mndr
Grades 5 - 7 Google Classroom Code: Mrs.Laguna - gzy5uv5
I will set up videos, chats and questions in my google classroom.
In light of what is happening in the United States and around the world, here are some helpful resources about racism and protest. Parents I encourage you to have your child watch the video with you and engage in age appropriate conversation afterwards.
Student Friendly Video on Systemic Racism (Geared towards Grades 3-7)
The City of Orange Hotline: 973-280-1621
The city is maintaining a hotline for families in need of food. When calling you will provide your name, address, and phone number. You will registered for a bag of groceries to be dropped off to your home. Families will also get information about any emergency pantries that the city is hosting.
Student and Parent Resources:
The spread of COVID-19 has caused disruptions to the daily routine of many families. Below I have provided a helpful resource to support our parents and caregivers during this time.
NJ Mental Health Cares, the state's behavioral health information and referral service, will offer help to those dealing with anxiety and worry related to the COVID-19 outbreak. New Jerseyans can call 1-800-202-HELP (4357) for free, confidential support. Calls will be answered form 8am-8pm seven days a week by live trained specialists.
Here is a link to help manage our stress and anxiety:
Here are various crisis intervention hotlines you can call if you ever feel you are in need of help.
Mobile Crisis - NJ SYSTEM OF CARE - 877-652-7624
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
Crisis Text Line: Text "GO" to 741-741
2nd Floor Youth Helpline: 888-222-2228
NJ 24/7 Peer Support & Suicide Prevention Hopeline: 1-855-654-6735
Child Abuse: (877) NJABUSE (652-2873)
IME Addictions Access Center - 1-844-276-2777
Call 211 - United Way Community Response Hotline