Community Links During the COVID-19 Emergency
Click on a topic to be taken to the corresponding links:
- Library resources online
- Iola-Scandinavia School District links, including classroom links
- Resources for schooling at home (K-12)
- Cultural enrichment
- Other local information
- Information on COVID-19
- Wisconsin Safer at Home order
- Financial, health, and other resources
- Handwashing and Cleaning recommendations
COVID-19 information and updates:
- Waupaca County Department of Health and Human Services: https://www.co.waupaca.wi.us/departments/health_and_human_services/covid-19.php and https://www.facebook.com/WaupacaCountyHealthServices/
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/index.htm
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
- Fact checking claims about COVID-19
Wisconsin Safer at Home order:
- Safer at Home order
- Safer at Home FAQs
- Business information and resources from the WEDC
- Additional essential business information
- Department of Workforce Development/Unemployment Insurance
Guides to financial, health, and other resources:
- Links to the various Wisconsin state agencies. Check here if you have questions regarding unemployment, utilities/internet, price gouging, childcare, voting, telehealth, business resources, and more. https://govstatus.egov.com/wi-covid-19
- The University of Wisconsin has also complied a list of answers to peoples’ financial questions with helpful links in their Financial Resources to Help Get Through COVID-19 web page.
- Tips for taking care of your mental health during social distancing, quarantine, and isolation during an infectious disease outbreak from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
- Managing Anxiety and Stress recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
You can contact the Scandinavia Public Library by emailing to email@example.com or sending us a message through our Facebook page. We cannot guarantee that we will recieve telephone messages in a timely manner.
- COVID-19 Update for InfoSoup Libraries, including the library closure list
- OverDrive eBooks and Audiobooks
- TumbleBooks—Animated picture books for kids
- rb digital—Audiobooks, magazines, and music lessons
- BadgerLink offers access to several major newspapers, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal. The Washington Post, and more; Instructions on how to access the newspapers can be seen in this pdf.
Iola-Scandinavia School District
- COVID-19 Preparedness and Response statement with additional links for students and families: https://www.iola.k12.wi.us/o/issd/page/covid-19--61
- Letter regarding free student Grab and Go breakfasts and lunches: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C1XtFE3Y0O8KeRQsVMRk9rrWmToKNUGr/view
Teacher/Classroom Facebook pages and websites:
- Mr. Berg—Mr. Berg’s Physical Education Class
- Mr. Bertsch—Mr. Bertsch’s 6th Grade Class
- Mrs. Breyhan—Mrs. Breyhan’s Class and Class website
- Mrs. Danielson—I-S Elementary Music with Mrs. Danielson and Class website
- Mrs. Johnson—Mrs. Johnson’s Kindergarten Korner
- Mr. Landon—Iola-Scandinavia School Bands
- Mrs. Larson—Mrs. Larson
- Mrs. Maus—1-M First Grade
- Miss Minniescheske— Miss Minniescheske’s 3rd Grade Class and Class website
- Miss Thurs—Miss Thurs’ Classroom
- Mrs. Willems—Studio 29
- Mrs. Zdroik—Mrs. Zdroik’s First Grade Classroom
Middle School/High School
- Mr. Bassett—Updates from Room 13
- Mrs. Bestul—FACS of Life at ISHS
- Mr. Hutchison—Class website
- Mrs. Keegan—Keegan’s Classroom News
- Mr. Landon—Iola-Scandinavia School Bands
- Mrs. Morrissey—Class website
- Mrs. Patoka (Liesch)—Ms. Liesch and Class website
- Mrs. Sadowska—Gallery 21
- Mr. Snyder—I-Sci
Elementary Counselor, Megan Driebel: https://sites.google.com/iola.k12.wi.us/i-sschoolcounseling/home
Other sources that might be helpful:
- “The Do’s and Don’ts of Handwashing” from the Wall Street Journal. (no subscription needed) (Make sure you wash your thumbs too. They forgot to mention this.)
- Information on virus longevity and cleaning tips from Wisconsin Public Radio.
- "How to Talk to Little Learners About Coronavirus" offers useful tips for talking with your kids courtesy of PBS.
- This cute video shows an easy activity to do with your children to help them understand how washing hands helps keep away germs.
- Safe Grocery Shopping—This YouTube video features Dr. Jeffrey VanWingen showing us how to safely disinfect our groceries before putting them away.
- I-S area restaurant pickup and delivery guide, courtesy of Headpring, an online source for local news. (With the the new Stay at Home order in place, it's best to call ahead, as many more restaurants may have closed since this was posted.)
- Audible is offering free, streaming stories for kids.
- Actress Betty White reads “Harry the Dirty Dog” by Gene Zion in this YouTube video.
- Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems! is a series of daily videos with activities featuring writer/artist Mo Willems via The Kennedy Center, home of the National Symphony Orchestra. the Washington National Opera, and more!
- Scholastic is providing 20 days of free educational content for students Pre-K through Grade 6+.
- Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
- We Are Teachers has a great list of authors doing read-alouds and activities for elementary, middle, and high school students.
- PBS Wisconsin has collected family resources and support for home learning.
- All About Birds is Cornell University's online resource for bird identification and information. Great for adults and students, the site includes bird song recordings and 1000s of photos you can view, as well as free learning games and activities for students.
- Weather School with WBAY meteorologist Steve Beylon via his Facebook page.
- Read, Wonder, and Learn! is a page for preK-12 students and their parents by author-educator Kate Messner. It features videos of authors reading their books paired with activity suggestions and links to more information.
- At-Home Learning combines television broadcasts with digital resources for grades preK-12 produced by PBS Wisconsin and Milwaukee PBS in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
- This YouTube video features lovable, furry, old Grover reading "The Monster at the End of This Book!" (a book featuring lovable, furry, old Grover!).
- The Metropolitan Opera will present “Nightly Met Opera Streams,” encores of past performances from it’s Live in HD series. (Scroll down the page, click on the performance you’d like to see, then scroll down the linked page until you find the video. Click to play!)
- The Seattle Symphony will offer free video broadcasts of previous performances via their YouTube and Facebook channels. You can find their program schedule on their website, where you can also sign up for email reminders.
- House Beautiful has compiled links to 8 Museums You Can Virtually Tour Right Now, including the Frick Art Museum, the J. Paul Getty Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Musée d'Orsay, among others. Many museums also have pages with activities for children and families.