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    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. 

    Mrs. Laguna

    School Social Worker

    Orange Public Schools

    Email: rodrigje@orange.k12.nj.us 

    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:  

    Email: rodrigje@orange.k12.nj.us

    Classdojo under Mrs. Rodriguez 

    Grades 3 - 4 Google Classroom Code: Mrs.Laguna - j46mndr

    Grades 5 - 7 Google Classroom Code: Mrs.Laguna - gzy5uv5

    Remind: e6cc38 

    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.

    Talking to Your Children About Protest and Racism

    Books to Help Explain Racism and Protest to Kids

    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.



    Grief & Loss

    Children Workbook to Help Kids Cope during the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Social-Emotional Learning at Home

    Advocates for Children of New Jersey

    Rental Assistance During COVID-19

    Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health

    Child Mind Institute

    COVID-19 Guide for Families

     Confident Parents Confident Kids  

    How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

     Here is a link to help manage our stress and anxiety:  

    De-Stress During Coronavirus

    Relaxation Techniques

    Mindfulness to Weather Emotional Storms


    Crisis Hotlines 

    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