Covid-19: REALM Response

More Than Ever, It’s Time to Work Together

REALM online staff meeting during the Covid-19 outbreak.
REALM online staff meeting during the Covid-19 outbreak.

While COVID19 continues to disrupt life here in Los Angeles, the REALM is committed to keeping our kids, families, and community safe. Now more than ever, helping with your child’s education during this extraordinarily challenging time is our number one priority.

We offer:

Gratefully Accepting Donations

If you are able, we ask that you donate to the REALM during these uncertain times. Our teachers are working tirelessly to bring joy, fun and learning to the community while they, themselves are struggling to adjust to the “new normal.”

Your donations go directly towards continuing to cover payroll for our teachers as we push forward through these challenging times. Any donation is greatly appreciated and WILL make a difference!

HOW TO DONATE
  • Donate through ACTIVE: when you sign up for a Spring Break Online session
  • Donate by check: made out to The REALM Creative Academy” and sent to The REALM, 400 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • Click the button below to go to our Givebutter donations page.

Covid-19 Safety Protocols at The REALM

The REALM has decided to hold a small amount of in person classes to support families and kids who are struggling from the massive ripple effects of COVID-19.  Our teachers have our full support in choosing to teach online and/or in person and our number one goal is their safety, health and security.  If at any point The REALM believes that the dangers outweigh the benefits of hosting classes in person, we will convert all classes to online experiences.  Following best practices as outlined by:

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/reopen-guidance.html
OSHA: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/
CA STATE: https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap/
LA County Health and Human Services: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/
Santa Monica Cuty Resources: https://www.santamonica.gov/coronavirus-business-resources
EPA: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-04/documents/316485-c_reopeningamerica_guidance_4.19_6pm.pdf

Check out The REALM COVID-19 Safety Protocols here! (It’s a very exciting read 🙂

 

Building Character During COVID – 19

Right now, our kids are learning amazing lessons in resilience, fortitude, flexibility and humanity. If they pick up a little math along the way, that is great. 🙂 Stay connected, be calm, embrace the moment.

Check out our Parent Workshop on Building Character During Covid-19

 

Flatten the Curve

Flattening the curve is a phrase you’ve been hearing a lot for a while now. But what exactly does it mean? It’s pretty simple, really.

If we do nothing, more people will get Covid-19 sooner, making the curve a steep mountain on a graph. [See graph above.] That’s when health care facilities will get overwhelmed with overworked staff and not enough equipment and supplies.

If we follow recommendations like social distancing, the curve becomes flatter on that graph, closer to a molehill.

It may not mean fewer people get sick in the long run. But there will be fewer people getting sick at one time. So, there won’t be such a strain put on equipment, supplies and staff members

So, how do we flatten the curve?

By all the measures that have been taken so far… Isolate people who are sick… Try to find out who those sick people may have had contact with… Quarantine people who may have been exposed to the virus… Close schools and businesses… Avoid crowds and live with social distance.

Source. Read even more about flattening the curve on Health.com!