Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

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April 2, 2020

Mental Health Resources

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has released a memo with Resources for Mental Health and Talking To Young People about COVID-19

The NYS Office of Mental Health has instituted a 24-hour helpline for anyone suffering emotional distress over this pandemic. Call 1-844-863-9314 and check out the informational flyer here.

March 24, 2020

Emergency Childcare has been Extended to More Essential Personnel

  •  Essential health care workers may include licensed health professionals such as physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, LPNs and nurse assistants or laboratory personnel.
  • Direct support professionals may include clinicians and support staff serving the behavioral health, intellectual/developmental disabilities and child welfare communities in residential and community- based care settings.
  • First responders may include paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, and firefighters, correctional officers or related support personnel necessary to execute these duties. • Food manufacturing, production, distribution and supply including supermarket workers and food preparation.
  • Transportation including commercial truck driver of necessary supplies and equipment, transit workers, air and rail and carriers of critical and essential materials.
  • Construction and Manufacturing including specialized equipment related to health or safety of the public.
  • Nonprofit and social service agencies providing support to families and employees in related fields. 

See Updates here

March 19, 2020

Emergency childcare available for healthcare workers & first responders

The Depew Union Free School District is partnering with the YMCA to provide childcare to the Depew School-Community residents, who are Health Care Professionals and First Responders at no cost to these families.

The emergency childcare will be provided Monday thru Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Cayuga Heights Elementary School and begin Monday, March 23rd.

Full details here.

Contact Jennifer Stack at 684-2395 or jstack@ymcabn.org and fill out the Registration FormWork Attestation Form and Emergency Reservation Form.  

March 15, 2020

Meals Available at Cayuga Heights

During the COVID-19 Closure, breakfast & lunch for all children (K-12) will be provided at Cayuga Heights Elementary, along with additional pick up zones within the district. Parents may select the site that is closest to their home starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. See more information

March 14, 2020

Closure until April 20th

In accordance with the Erie County Executive recommendation that people avoid large gatherings of more than 50 people, and in light of the declaration of multiple States of Emergency, all Erie County school districts will be closed until April 20, 2020. During the week of the April 13th we will determine if the length of closure will need to be extended. 

At-Home Instruction

Dear Cayuga Heights Parents, In light of the recent events, we are taking a proactive approach in the potential of an extended school closure. Find more information in this 3/13/2020 CHE Letter to Parents.

Cayuga Heights Assignments Folder

Middle and High School students should check their email and Schoology frequently for assignment updates from their teachers. 

DMS Principal's Letter to Students and Parents (3/17/20)

Dear DHS Families, Your child(ren)’s education continues to be a top priority. We are equipped to provide the curriculum to all students digitally through their Chromebooks. Teachers are sending out directions for each of their content areas and providing resources, assignments, projects, and activities. The District needs your help and support in this important work.

DHS Principal's Letter to Parents (03/19/20)

Free Educational Resources

Counseling Resources 

Student Support Resources (Depew Counseling Center) *You will need to log in to your Depew student email account to view

Parent Resource on COVID-19 (Depew Counseling Center)

Letters to Parents

COVID-19 Parent Letter 3-12-20

COVID-19 Parent Letter 3-3-20

Health Links

CDC- About COVID-19

CDC - Frequently Asked Questions

CDC - Prevention and Treatment

CDC - COVID-19 Fact Sheet

CDC - COVID-19 Travel Information

Erie County Health Department