COVID-19 Parent Resources
Behavioral Health Resources
The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parents and youths during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.
Talking to Kids About COVID-19
- How to Help Kids Know Fact from Fiction Regarding Coronavirus
- Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus (en Español)
- Anxiety and coping with the coronavirus (en Español)
- ABCs of Coronavirus: written by Sophia Nesamoney, a sophomore at Stanford University, and Sean Nesamoney, a sophomore at Menlo High School.
Mental Health Resources
- California Surgeon General’s Playbook: Stress Relief for Caregivers and Kids during COVID-19 (PDF)
- California Surgeon General’s Playbook: Stress Relief during COVID-19 (PDF)
- California’s Resources for Emotional Support and Well-Being
Ongoing Resources for Parents
Alternatives to Traditional Public Schools
Learn about alternatives to attending traditional public schools, including independent study, private schools, homeschooling, charter schools, and nonpublic schools.
Health and Wellness
Learn about immunizations, EpiPens, e-cigarettes, and other health concerns for parents.
San Mateo County is a leader in developing county-wide protocols and partnerships that improve school safety. Learn about county-wide school emergency response plans, earthquake preparedness resources, and other information that promotes safe schools.
Some children have a mental, physical or emotional disability that makes it difficult for them to learn in the traditional public school settings offered in their communities. Learn more about students with special needs and how they are supported in San Mateo County.
Learn how to support your child on different statewide tests such as the CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) and English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC).
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate.
While the San Mateo County Office of Education does not issue work permits, it offers resources for those seeking information on student work permits.