Wednesday’s Items

Good morning,

I hope this blog post finds you and your family well. It looks to me that our remote learning is in full swing. The teachers are running many effective remote classes and the students are enjoying the “normalcy” of participating in class and being able to socialize with their peers and teacher. If your child misses the remote class do not worry many of the classes are recorded and uploaded on the google classroom so you can catch up at anytime. The teachers are providing academic expectations for the week so that you can follow along or assist your child when the time is appropriate. If you are having trouble with the pacing please please please contact your child’s teacher so that they may assist. We are here to help and we are one hundred percent in this with you.

Suggested times per day for your child’s learning:

K: 30 minutes

1st and 2nd: 45 minutes

3rd through 5th: 60 minutes

These are total times. Please allow for several breaks in learning. Your child’s sustained attention should be roughly 5-15 minutes at a time.

Video for children on social distancing


From 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, DPTV will offer blocks of programming geared to specific age groups  – early childhood, middle school and high school – on its main broadcast channel (56.1), as part of a collaboration with Michigan’s public television stations and the national PBS system. 

While Michigan schools are closed this school year, weekday programming will be as follows:

  • Current PBS KIDS programming (Ages 2-8 years old) – 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. 
  • Grades 4th-8th – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Grades 9th-12th – 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

DPTV’s schedule during those hours will be filled with PBS programming that aligns to curriculum goals, with associated online learning activities. The programs are designed to supplement children’s learning and not be a replacement for grade-level credit. 

Parents and caregivers seeking traditional PBS KIDS programming after 9 a.m. will find it on the 24/7 Detroit PBS KID Channel (56.2).

In addition, DPTV’s World Channel (56.4) will airing learning programs for grades 6th-12th on weekdays from noon- 5 p.m., starting on April 6. 


Need Help? Know Someone Who Does? 

Contact the Disaster Distress Helpline Call 1-800-985-5990 

Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline Call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224 

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and the community you live in. 

Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include :

• Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones 

• Changes in sleep or eating patterns 

• Difficulty sleeping or concentrating 

• Worsening of chronic health problems 

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