**NEW** Free COVID testing options
Expanded, free COVID-19 testing options are available throughout King County: https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/care/testing/locations.aspx.
Public Health recommends testing as soon as you notice symptoms, which include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
If you have been at protests or other gatherings and wonder if you’ve been exposed and/or if you really do have symptoms (is that runny nose due to allergies?), please consider getting tested or contact your primary care provider for guidance. The testing threshold is very low right now.
Here is information specific to protests and COVID-19:
Another testing option is to consider participating in Public Health’s SCAN project: https://scanpublichealth.org/. SCAN grew out of the Seattle Flu Study and is unique in that a courier drops a self-test kit off at your doorstep and then it is picked up a few hours later or the next day. Their aim is to understand the spread of COVID-19 throughout King County among people with symptoms and those who are asymptomatic. Enrollment opens at 2 pm each day; there are a limited number of kits available in each zip code and age group. More information in their FAQ: https://scanpublichealth.org/faq.
**NEW** Coyote Virtual Classes
This is your chance to engage in virtual face-to-face time using the Zoom platform and be led through traditional Coyote icebreakers, demonstrations, discussions and reflections. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with your instructor and your peers “real-time” during that daily hour. At the end of the hour-long, interactive Zoom session, you’ll be assigned 1-1.5 hours of creative project work that you’ll be expected to complete independently prior to your next Zoom session. You’ll also have the opportunity to submit daily progress checks that your instructor will respond to directly. Instructors will incorporate technique, critique, and interactive teaching in each session. It’ll look JUST like a Studio Coyote class, only your friends will be on your screen and your art will be in your home!
Check out the schedule and register!
All JAMS students can read ebooks from the Seattle Public Library (even if they don’t have a library card)
Hello Jane Addams Middle School students and parents,
Looking for books to read during school and public library closures? All JAMS students can access free Seattle Public Library ebooks, even if they have never signed up for a public library card or have lost their library card or PIN number!
All 6th-12th grade students in Seattle Public Schools automatically have an SPL/SPS digital Library Link card (whether or not they have a Seattle Public Library card) that can be used to access free ebooks plus any other online materials and resources on the spl.org website.
(All students are enrolled in Library Link by the district unless their parents opt out. There are no blocks on a Library Link e-card. Student information is confidential).
In addition to teen or kids ebooks/get started with ebooks & the Libby app, there are also a lot of great free comics and graphic novels for students on Hoopla, with no limit on the number of people reading at the same time.
**SPS/SPL student Library Link barcodes are the student’s ID number preceded by 99 and several 0s. (A Library card number must be 13 digits long. Most student IDs are 7 digits, so most cards will have four zeroes. If an ID number is more or less than 7 digits long, it will have a different number of zeroes to make a 13 digit number.)
6-digit ID: 9900000123456
7-digit ID: 9900001234567
8-digit ID: 9900012345678
Student PINs will be their birth month and day, so if they are born on April 6 their password would be 0406.
JAMS students can (and hopefully do!) have a Library link digital card plus an SPL library card to access all the free ebooks and online resources plus print books and other physical materials when the libraries are open! Enjoy your reading,
Teen Services Librarian
The Seattle Public Library
Lake City Branch
12501 28th Ave N.E.
Seattle, WA 98125
Book Bingo 2020
The Seattle Public Library Book Bingo is here! You can find the bingo board, booklists, suggestions and how to play here