Family Resource Hub
If you need assistance with your computer, hotspot, password, or have other technical questions, please call one of the technology support lines below:
602-629-6722 (Spanish) 602-629-6922 (Spanish)
*Note that support line hours are 8:00am to 4:00pm.*
We appreciate your patience during this time and we hope you have a safe an enjoyable summer. Scroll down for community resources (including Internet and Devices) for families.
Meal distribution (7 days' worth of meals) will continue Mondays 7am-1pm at Brunson Lee Elementary, and Wednesdays 10am-1pm at Crockett Elementary, through July 31st.
While Balsz School District is closed, we are partnering with families and the community to support our students' learning at home. We will be mailing out Home Summer Learning Packets out in June to assist families in supporting learning at home over the summer and help students prepare for the next grade level. The contents within the packet do not require technology or online supports. If you have any questions about this, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-629-6400. *If you do not receive a summer packet, please check with your local post office. The packets are large and were unable to fit in some mailboxes. If you have an office for your complex, they may be holding it there, or it may have been returned to the post office to be held for you.
Preschool Parents and Families, click here for a Preschool Resource Hub.
Community Resources for Families
No-cost Back to School and Sports Physicals start June 29th! Free backpacks for the first 5,000 appointments (while supplies last)!
Kids Cafe is still serving grab & go meals under the blue tent outside each clinic from 8am-10:30am until July 31.
Please click the links below for additional community resources for families.
Additionally there is a new statewide hotline that residents can call with questions related to COVID-19. It is available in both English and Spanish, and can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The hotline will provide information on:
- how to prepare for and prevent the spread of COVID-19;
- testing for COVID-19 as it becomes available;
- who is at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19;
- what to do if you get sick; and
- where to find the most up-to-date and accurate information (e.g., the CDC).
ARIZONA HOUSING COALITION INFORMATION
Apply for Housing Waitlist
The Housing Authority of Maricopa County (HAMC) and the City of Tempe Housing Authority are accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) waitlist. HAMC has 4,000 available spots on its waitlist; Tempe has 3,000. Applications will be accepted through 3 p.m. June 29. Full details about the lottery system, notification process and waitlist are available online.
Support Affordable Housing in Phoenix
In 2019, the City of Phoenix created an Affordable Housing Initiative to provide 50,000 additional or refurbished homes in the City by 2030. Nine policy recommendations will be presented to the Phoenix City Council for possible action on Tuesday, June 16. View the the agenda, recommendations, and meeting details here. Show your support by requesting to speak or by submitting a comment on the City Council website.
The Arizona Housing Coalition supports these policy recommendations, which have shown great success in increasing affordable housing in other communities across the nation.
Google Classroom Tutorials
Google Meet Tutorials
Online Resources for Students & Families
Many families have asked about additional resources for their students to do at home. Click here for a link to resources broken down by subject area, with recommended grade levels.
Additionally, remember your children's social and emotional learning (SEL) needs, especially during such an uncertain time where routines are disrupted. Click here for websites that are great SEL resources for parents and families.