COVID-19 Resources - Families Empowered

COVID-19 Resources

At Families Empowered, our mission has always been focused on working for families. Right now, in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, that means helping you access resources as schools and activity centers are closing to protect the health of the community.

Above all else, we want you to know that we’re here for you. If you need more help or if you just need someone to talk to about your options we invite you to give us a call anytime.

Austin Resources

Got questions? Give us a call! 512-580-4046

SCHOOL CLOSURES

For up to date closure information, check your school’s website:
Austin ISD – click here for more info
Austin Achieve Public Schools – click here for more info
Bastrop ISD – click here for more info
Del Valle ISD – click here for more info
Dripping Springs ISD – click here for more info
Georgetown ISD – click here for more info
IDEA Public Schools – click here for more info
Jubilee Academies – click here for more info
KIPP Texas – click here for more info
Lake Travis ISD – click here for more info
Magnolia Montessori For All – click here for more info
Manor ISD – click here for more info
NYOS Charter School – click here for more info
Pflugerville ISD – click here for more info
Round Rock ISD – click here for more info
Wayside Schools – click here for more info

MEAL SERVICES

Schools providing grab & go meals for students:
Austin ISD – click here for more info
Del Valle ISD – click here for more info on March 19 
IDEA Public Schools – contact your campus directly 
Manor ISD – click here for more info 
Boys & Girls Club of the Austin Area, providing weekly go bags with snacks and learning materials to members – click here for more info
Texas School Meal Finder – click here for more info

Organizations providing meals for families:
Central Texas Food Bank – click here for more info
Hope Food Pantry – click here for more info

 


COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Community resources:
United Way Austin Housing & Utility Resourcesclick here for more info
CommUnityCare offers healthcare options with no insurance required – click here for more info
Comcast/XFINITY free wifi hotspots for the next 60 days – click here for more info
Austin Public Health Updates – click here for more info
STARR testing waived for 2019-20 school year – click here for more info
TEA Updates – click here for more info
Expensify.org is reimbursing families on SNAP for food purchases while funds are available – click here for more info
Boys & Girls Club of the Austin Area, resources for all families – click here for more info
Child care options (paid) – click here for more info

Houston Resources

Got questions? Give us a call! 713-589-8767

SCHOOL CLOSURES

For up to date closure information, check your school’s website:
A+ Unlimited Potential – click here for more details
Alief ISD – click here for more info
Aldine ISD – click here fore more info
Alvin ISD –  click here for more info
Angleton ISD – click here for more info
Baker Ripley Charter Schools, Promise Community Schools, Ripley House – click here for more info
Brazos ISD – click here for more info
Brazosport ISD – click here for more info
Channelview ISD – click here for more info
Chinquapin Prep – click here for more info
ResponsiveEd Classical Academies & iSchoolHigh – click here for more info
Clear Creek ISD – click here for more info
Cleveland ISD – click here for more info
Conroe ISD – click here for more info
Cristo Rey Jesuit – click here for more info
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD – click here for more info
Deer Park ISD – click here for more info
Etoile Academy Charter School – click here for more info
Friendswood ISD – click here for more info
Fort Bend ISD  – click here for more info
Galveston ISD – click here for more info
AAMA George I Sanchez Charter School – click here for more info
Houston ISD – click here for more info
Humble ISD – click here for more info
Katy ISD – click here for more info
KIPP Texas – click here for more info
Klein ISD – click here for more info 
Lamar CISD  – click here for more info
The Lawson Academy – click here for more info
Magnolia ISD – click here for more info
Montgomery ISD – click here for more info
Pasadena ISD – click here for more info
Pearland ISD – click here for more info
Spring ISD – click here for more info
Spring Branch ISD – click here for more info
Tomball ISD – click here for more info
YES Prep – click here for more info

MEALS & COMMUNITY SERVICES

Schools providing grab & go meals for students:

NOTICE: All HISD food pickups have resumed.

Houston ISD – click here for more info 
Fort Bend ISD – click here for more info 
Cypress Fairbanks ISD – click here for more info
Spring ISD – click here for more info 
Klein ISD – click here for more info 
Katy ISD – click here for more info 
Alvin ISD – click here for more info 
Conroe ISD – click here for more info 
Texas School Meal Finder – click here for more info

Organizations providing meals for families:
Houston FoodBank Pantries – click here for more info
YMCA Houston Food & Fresh Produce Distributionclick here for more info

Community resources:
Register for a free computer for your student – click here for more info
Comcast/XFINITY free wifi hotspots for the next 60 days – click here for more info
STARR testing waived for 2019-20 school year – click here for more info
TEA Updates – click here for more info
Expensify.org is reimbursing families on SNAP for food purchases while funds are available – click here for more info
Harris County Organizations providing emergency rent, meal, utility, and healthcare assistance – click here for more info
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston Programming from Home – click here for more info
YMCA of Greater Houston Essential Personnel Kids Day Camp – click here for more info
Child care options (paid) – click here for more info

 

San Antonio Resources

Got questions? Give us a call! 210-263-3524

SCHOOL CLOSURES

For up to date closure information, check your school’s website:
Alamo Heights ISD – click here for more info
Anne Frank Inspire Academy – click here for more info
Bandera ISD – click here for more info
Boerne ISD – click here for more info
Brooks Academies – click here for more info
Comal ISD – click here for more info
Compass Rose Public Schools – click here for more info
East Central ISD – click here for more info
Edgewood ISD – click here for more info
Floresville ISD – click here for more info
Fort Sam ISD – click here for more info
Great Hearts – click here for more info
Harlandale ISD – click here for more info
IDEA Public Schools – click here for more info
International Academy of San Antonio – click here for more info
Jubilee Academies – click here for more info
Judson ISD – click here for more info
KIPP Texas – click here for more info
Lackland ISD – click here for more info
La Vernia ISD – click here for more info
Lytle ISD – click here for more info
Medina Valley ISD – click here for more info
Northeast ISD – click here for more info
Northside ISD – click here for more info
Pre-K 4 SA – click here for more info
Providence Catholic School – click here for more info
Randolph Field ISD – click here for more info
San Antonio ISD – click here for more info
Schertz-Cibilo ISD – click here for more info
Somerset – click here for more info
South San Antonio ISD – click here for more info
Southside ISD – click here for more info
Southwest ISD – click here for more info
Southwest Preparatory Schools – click here for more info
St. Mary Magdalen School – click here for more info
YES Prep – click here for more info
SA Charter Moms School Closure List – click here for more info

MEALS & COMMUNITY SERVICES

Schools providing grab & go meals for students:
Alamo Heights ISD – click here for more info
Bandera ISD – click here for more info
Boerne ISD – click here for more info
Comal ISD – click here for more info
East Central ISD – click here for more info
Edgewood ISD – click here for more info
Harlandale ISD – click here for more info
Judson ISD – click here for more info
La Vernia ISD – click here for more info
Medina ISD – click here for more info
New Braunfels ISD – click here for more info
Northeast ISD – click here for more info
Northside ISD – click here for more info
Pre-K 4 SA – click here for more info
SAISD – click here for more info
SCUC ISD – click here for more info
Somerset ISD – click here for more info
South San Antonio ISD – click here for more info
Southside ISD – click here for more info
Southwest ISD – click here for more info
Southwest Preparatory Schools – click here for more info
Texas School Meal Finder – click here for more info

Organizations providing meals for families:
San Antonio Food Bank – click here for more infoCommunity resources:
Comcast/XFINITY free wifi hotspots for the next 60 days – click here for more info
San Antonio Metropolitan Health District Updates – click here for more info
STARR testing waived for 2019-20 school year – click here for more info
TEA Updates – click here for more info
Expensify.org is reimbursing families on SNAP for food purchases while funds are available – click here for more info
Boys and Girls Club of San Antonio, parent resources – click here for more info
Child care options (paid) – click here for more info

 

Virtual Learning Resources

K-12:
HomeEducator Coronavirus Homeschooling guideclick here for more info
GreatSchools K-12 worksheets and reading lists – click here fore more info
EdNavigator guide with apps and platforms for K-12 – click here for more info
Khan Academy curriculum including SAT prep – click here for more info
The Federalist Guide to Education at Home – click here for more info
SA Charter Moms Daily Homeschooling Chats at 9AM – click here for more info
Draw with JJK, drawing lessons at 12PM daily – click here for more info
Cleveland Zoo Virtual Classroom at 11am daily – click here for more info
Metropolitan Opera nightly concerts – click here for more info
NY Public Library Digital Book Downloads – click here for more info
GreatMinds Math, English/Language Arts, and Science lessons – click here for more info
LearnEverywhere – click here for more info

Elementary School:
ZearnMath K-5 curriculum free during closures – click here for more info
Daily activities from PBS Kids – click here for more info
20 days of active learning from Scholastic – click here for more info
Story time from Space – click here for more info
BrainsOn! Science Podcast – click here for more info
ABC Mouse, use codes School7771 or School1446 – click here for more info
iReady Math Packets – click here for more info
iReady Reading Packets – click here for more info
ABCya, PreK – 6th learning games – click here for more info

Middle School:
Adobe CreativeCloud free through May 31 – click here for more info
20 days of active learning from Scholastic – click here for more info
BrainsOn! Science Podcast – click here for more info
iReady Math Packets – click here for more info
iReady Reading Packets – click here for more info
ABCya, PreK – 6th learning games – click here for more info

High School:
Adobe CreativeCloud free through May 31 – click here for more info

 

Special Education Resources

Got questions? Give us a call!

READING CHALLENGES & DYSLEXIA

Reading Rockets – click here for more info
TextHelp Fluency Tutor free through the end of the school year – click here for more info
Learning Ally Audiobooks for all grade levels ($12 per year) – click here for more info
Kurzweil Education, tools for dyslexic learners and text-to-speech technology to support literacy, free during Covid-19 pandemic – click here for more info
Neuhaus Education Center, resources for parents to help dyslexic students and students with reading challenges – click here for more info
SmartKids with LD Digital Resources for Writing – click here for more info
SmartKids with LD Digital Resources for Reading – click here for more info

LD RESOURCES

Time4Learning, PreK-12th curriculum for ADD & ADHD learners, $20-$30 per month – click here for more info
IXL Worldwide, adaptive learning for students with learning disabilities, $10-$20 per month – click here for more info
AAA Math, lessons recommended for students with dyscalculia – click here for more info
do2Learn, lessons in multiple subjects developed for students with special needs – click here for more info
AdaptedMind, 1st – 8th grade math and reading adaptive lessons, one month free – click here for more info