Department of School Counseling and Related Services
During this time, we want to make sure that parents have access to information to assist with supporting their children social, emotional, and behavioral needs. In the links below, we have included a list of community resources and a guide for how parents should talk to their children about the Coronavirus. We have also included a link to a number of social emotional learning activities that parents can complete with their children and/or children can complete independently.
Parent Resources for Talking to Children about the Coronavirus
- Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Guía De Ayuda Para Padres Y Cuidadores Para Ayudar A Las Familias A Enfrentar La Enfermedad Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
- Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Social Emotional Learning Activities:
The links below provide a series of counseling activities that parents and students can use at home. The activities have been sorted into elementary, middle, and high school level so that parents and students can engage in grade level appropriate activities.
- Elementary School Counseling Activities
- Middle School Counseling Activities
- High School Counseling Activities
Online Resources: The links below will give you and your child access to different online resources that are available for Perth Amboy Students. For your child to sign up use this link How to Access ID Portal Apps from Home. This is a tutorial on how parents and students can access the district approved resources from home.
District Approved Online Resources:
The following district approved online resources can be accessed through your ID Portal:
Aleks: See Aleks for additional math support and practice for students in grades 3-12.
Dreambox:See Dreambox for additional math support and practice for students in grades K-2.
ConnectEd: Links to resources for primary textbook series.
iReady for Language Arts Personalized language arts instruction for students in grades K-4.
Learning A-Z: Digital reading content by Lexile level for students in grades K-4.
Newsela: Additional reading content for students in grades K-12.
Nearpod: Students can access informational content in a fun and engaging way.
AlbertIO: Additional resources to support students enrolled in AP classes.
Springboard Digital: Additional English content for students in grades 9-12.
Additional Online Resources
Amazing Educational Resources: Links to HUNDREDS of online resources compiled by educators across the country. These resources are all currently free!
Virtual Field Trips: Stuck inside? Link to virtual field trips you can take from inside your home.
Hot Spots Around Town:
Community Wifi access is available in different locations throughout the city. Please be mindful of social distancing recommendations when in public places.
- Public Library: 196 Jefferson St.
- Parks: Various
- Brighton Teen Center: 56 Brighton Ave.
- Wendy's: 853 Convery Blvd
- Terrazas: 273 High St.
- McDonald's: 633 New Brunswick Ave
- Cathedral International: 277 Madison Ave
- YMCA: 357 New Brunswick Ave