Support For Students & Families

The information below can be shared with anyone in your community who may be seeking free internet access for students or family members. Links provided for informational purposes; inclusion here does not imply endorsement by The Parents’ Campaign.

Free public wifi in parking areas of libraries, county extension offices, and more:

Mississippi Public Libraries (Google map of 161 locations)

MSU County Extension Services (Google map of office locations and instructions for wifi usage in each county) 

Many schools are offering free wifi in parking areas. Coming soon: check your school district’s page on our website to find free wifi locations.


Wireless/internet companies offering free or discounted service during the COVID-19 pandemic:
 

Many school districts are offering to-go and delivered meals to students during school closures.

Interactive map of meal locations and deliveries from mississippitoday.org

Check your district’s page on our website for information and updates on meal services during school closures.

Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline (available 24/7): 1-877-978-6453

Interactive map of COVID-19 cases in Mississippi (updated daily)

COVID-19 testing locations in Mississippi (updated daily)

COVID-19 prevention & safety guidelines

Ways to manage anxiety & stress


Sources:
Mississippi Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Links provided for informational purposes; inclusion here does not imply endorsement by The Parents’ Campaign.

Links provided for informational purposes; inclusion here does not imply endorsement by The Parents’ Campaign.

Virtual activities for children of all ages https://www.facebook.com/MississippiChildrensMuseum/

Virtual story times and visits with zoo animals https://www.facebook.com/HattiesburgZoo/

Puzzles, games, and more https://www.highlightskids.com/

Online jigsaw puzzles https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/

Download and print Marshall Ramsey’s free coloring sheets of Mississippi landmarks (new locations added every weekday)  https://mississippitoday.org/2020/03/23/a-tour-of-mississippi-with-marshall-ramsey/

Coloring pages of animals, flowers, alphabet, and more – print or color online https://create.adobe.com/2020/04/13/coloring_book_home.html

Printable coloring pages of cars, planes, trains, dogs, cats, horses, dinosaurs, and more https://www.free-coloring-pages.com/printable.html

Whimsical coloring pages for all ages https://www.art-is-fun.com/free-adult-coloring-pages

Illustrated recipes for kids https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library

Move to learn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZzA_tbj1dY

Recess at home – games that can be played with little to no equipment  https://www.facebook.com/MakeRecessCount/

Movement and mindfulness videos https://www.gonoodle.com/

P.E. class with Joe (offered daily on YouTube during pandemic) https://youtu.be/Rz0go1pTda8

Be a Butterfly – yoga for elementary grades  https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/pT-s1-phgxs

Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, and more https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/

Visit the Smithsonian https://www.si.edu/kids

Watch animals on livecams while zoos and aquariums are closed:
https://hattiesburgzoo.com/sloth-cam/
https://zooatlanta.org/panda-cam/
https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/animal-webcams/elephants/
https://www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/giraffe-feeding-platform/
https://www.kansascityzoo.org/ouranimals/list-of-animals/king-penguin/
https://www.zoo.org.au/animal-house
https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/ocean-voyager/
https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams
https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

Activities and video tutorials for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/

Children’s authors and illustrators offering online story times https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/136038/online-story-time/