School Closings: East Setauket = Open, Southampton = Open, Melville = Open, Aquebogue = Open

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Alternatives For Children 2021-2022 School Reopening Plan

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Alternatives For Children Reopening Plan 2021 - 2022 updated

 

NY Project Hope is New York’s COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline

NY Project Hope helps New Yorkers understand their reactions and emotions during COVID-19. Through an emotional support helpline, educational materials, and trusted referrals, NY Project Hope helps people manage and cope with changes brought on by COVID-19. NY Project Hope Crisis Counselors understand what you are going through. Talking to them is free, confidential, and anonymous. Talk to someone who is trained, knowledgeable and never judges. Sometimes it helps to talk with someone you don’t know.

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2021 7 6 New Horizon Counseling Center PROJECT HOPE

2021 7 6 Hispanic Counseling Center PROJECT HOPE

2021 7 6 EAC Network PROJECT HOPE Summer Support Group Calendar 2021 LINK INCLUDED

 

 

Alternatives For Children 2021 - 2022 School Calendar

Alternatives For Children 2021-2022 School Calendar

 

Alternatives For Children WELCOMES Families to JOBSITE Check

Student Health Check Process
Alternatives For Children will be using JOBSITE to conduct student health checks.  We have been successfully using this for our employees and are now expanding this to ALL students attending our centers.
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 Student Health Check - JOBSITE - English Instructions

Nueva Proceso de Chequeos de Salud
Alternativas para niños estará usando JOBSITE para realizer chequeos de salud. Nuestros empleados han estado usando este método con éxito y ahora con TODOS los  estudiantes de nuestros Centros.
Haga clic en el enlace para obtener instrucciones.

Chequeo de salud del estudiante - JOBSITE - Instrucciones en español

 

Alternatives For Children WELCOMES Families to Class Dojo

Alternatives For Children teachers and therapists are using an online platform called Class Dojo to connect with you and your child. This will be one of the ways teachers will be providing materials to support the Educational/Classroom component of your child’s IEP. Therapists will use this platform as a way to share therapeutic support materials for you to use with your child.

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Alternatives For Children WELCOMES Families to Class Dojo

en espanol Alternativas Para Niños ACOGE BIENVENIDOS a las familias Class Dojo


Alternativas para niños BIENVENIDOS Familias a clase Dojo español

 

Alternatives For Children WELCOMES Families to Zoom

Alternatives For Children therapeutic staff may use an online platform called Zoom to connect with you and your child..

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zoom instructions for tele therapy for parents

zoom instrucciones para teleterapia para padres en español

 

Alternatives For Children WELCOMES Families to Brightwheel

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Brightwheel Info for Parents

en espanol Alternativas Para Niños ACOGE BIENVENIDOS a las Brightwheel

Brightwheel Info for Parents Spanish

 

EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSINGS

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Please know we are always thinking of the safety of children and staff. There are MANY factors and many municipal entities involved when making a weather school closing decision. PLEASE do not call your bus company for closing information. They do not always have the correct and most current information. PLEASE do not call your school location for closing information. Our receptionists and staff may be in the office, leaving the night call message on, while they are getting substitute staff coverage. THE QUICKEST WAY TO GET INFORMATION IS LISTED BELOW! Know that we will make closing information available ASAP. As soon as a decision is made it is immediately available on our website and Facebook page. There may be a lag of 10-15 minutes before the information appears on News 12. News 12 Long Island DOES NOT put closing information for day care facilities, nursery and preschools on their lower-screen info bar. This information can be found on IO Channel 612 or on their website,http://longisland.news12.com/ If you DO NOT see Alternatives For Children on the News 12 website, it means we are open. You can then get further information about busing & transportation from our website and Facebook page. We will only post on Facebook or our website when we are closed AND/OR with specific information pertaining to one of our four locations. Again - if there is nothing posted it means we are open. You MUST read the information posted on our website and Facebook page CAREFULLY! IF YOUR HOME SCHOOL DISTRICT IS CLOSED your child WILL NOT HAVE transportation – in this case if Alternatives For Children is OPEN – you may choose to drive your child. Sometimes, one or two locations may be open while others are closed. Sometimes, we may be open but have no transportation. Sometimes, Day Care may be open while program classes are closed. Again. many different scenarios and variables!

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emergency school closing

If in the event it becomes necessary to close school due to inclement weather or other unforeseen reasons, the following is a list of radio and television stations that will make this announcement:

WALK   97.5 FM          KJOY 98.3 FM              Television Station: Channel 12 News
B 103.1 FM                   WMJC 94.3 FM             (On IO Ch. 612 or www.news12.com)
WBLI 106.7 FM            WBAB 102.3 FM           WHLI 1100 AM

1000 books

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, toddler or preschooler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Get all the information here: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Suffolk County Library website links here: Suffolk County Public Libraries website links

 

septa

Suffolk County SEPTA/O

SEPTA/O are Special Ed PTA that represents children with Special Needs.  SEPTA/O bring together parents, teachers, administrators, learning specialists from within a school district, along with many others, all with a true interest in the special education of children.

Find a listing of Suffolk County SEPTA/O with links below
Suffolk County SEPTA website links

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