Out of an abundance of caution, and in consultation with local public health authorities, Hawking STEAM Charter Schools (Hawking) will close in order to curb the potential transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Based on the current crisis, the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year at Hawking STEAM Charter Schools will not occur at our site but instead will continue remotely.

Educational Content on TV, Online During School Closures

In partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education and San Diego Unified School District, KPBS is streaming TK-12 educational programming on its public television channel and opening access to its digital library of resources for students, families, teachers, and the community during school closures.


The "At-Home Learning: Where Children Matter" initiative launched Monday, March 16, will bring 12 hours of state standards-aligned television programming scheduled by grade level, and free access to a digital library of educational resources. KPBS programming and PBS LearningMedia California educational resources are free to families, educators, and the community to support learning during the school closures.


With most schools in San Diego County closed in an effort to curb the potential transmission of COVID-19, this partnership works to ensure students and families have access to robust learning materials.


Broadcast Resources 

Beginning Monday, March 16, KPBS 2 will broadcast 12 hours of programming selected to meet the TK-12 California educational standards. The programming will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in viewing blocks by grade level:

  • 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. - Grades TK-3

  • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Grades 4-8

  • 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Grades 9-12


How to Watch

A student does not need access to a computer or the Internet to watch. Tune into KPBS 2 with an antenna at channel 15.2, or on Cox 811 or Spectrum 1277. The programming and digital content is also accessible via mobile. Direct TV, Dish, and AT&T U-verse do not carry KPBS 2. If you have this service, change the input on your TV to use the antenna and watch over the air on channel 15.2.


Digital Resources 

California students and educators have immediate access to an online library of free educational resources from PBS LearningMedia California, including videos, associated lesson plans, hosted training sessions, and self-guided how-to resources for teachers. These will accompany PBS's trusted programs and align with current classroom standards.


How to Get Started

Educators and parents can join a 15-minute webinar to learn how to use PBS LearningMedia California. Live webinars are hosted twice daily through Bay Area public media station KQED.