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School Closure ~ Community Support

As you all know by now, FSK and all SFUSD schools will be closed to students for 3 weeks beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 3.   Please read the info below on how to Support our Community during the School Closure and please share with FSK Families who may not have access to electronic information or devices.

SF Unified School District ~ most updates available here:
https://www.sfusd.edu/services/health-wellness/covid-19-coronavirus-resources-families-students/school-closure

SFUSD will provide FREE Breakfast and Lunch FOR SF STUDENTS ages 18 and younger during the school closure period.
— From March 18th – 27th, 9:00-10:00am, FSK students may pick up free meals daily at AP Giannini Middle School (3151 Ortega Street).
— If you need meals on March 17th, please check for other meal distribution sites that offer meals a day earlier than our neighborhood site.
— You can CLICK HERE to see the list of the eighteen meal distribution sites throughout the city. No identification or proof of school enrollment is required to pick up meals, but a child 18 or younger must be present when picking up breakfast/lunch meals daily.

SF Sunset/District 4 – Supervisor Gordon Mar, Press Release on 3/14, with information about social distancing, practicing preventative public health measures like regular hand-washing, getting tested for COVID-19, and more:
https://sfrichmondreview.com/2020/03/14/press-release-update-on-the-coronavirus-from-supervisor-gordon-mar/

SF City Government
https://sf.gov/topics/coronavirus-covid-19
and
https://sf.gov/information/san-francisco-converts-public-libraries-and-rec-facilities-emergency-child-care-centers

SF Department of Public Health
https://www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/coronavirus.asp
and
https://www.sfcdcp.org/infectious-diseases-a-to-z/coronavirus-2019-novel-coronavirus/

SF Department of Children Youth and Their Families – Emergency child care is being offered by invitation only, please read more on their website: https://www.dcyf.org/care

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Social Distancing
Students should stay home and minimize social contact as much as possible to keep caregivers and adult family members safe. Children have not been shown to be a high-risk group for serious illness from this virus. However, they can transmit the virus to those most vulnerable. Public health officials recommend that families make arrangements for childcare during closure that avoid leaving children with elderly people who are more vulnerable to the impact of the virus.

Student Learning and Emotional Support – CLICK HERE
Parents and caregivers can help children understand the situation better by discussing children’s questions and concerns. It is also essential that as adults we manage our own anxieties. Click here for some helpful tips and resources from SFUSD’s School Health Programs Department. SFUSD will be sharing more detailed information as soon as possible about how families can support student learning during school closures.

To help ensure you are receiving district and school notifications, activate your Family Portal (ParentVUE) account and update your contact information. We are mailing home activation codes with instructions on how to sign up the week of March 16th. Please fill out our help form at bit.ly/familyportalhelp if you have questions.

Donate to SPARK SF Public Schools (non-profit organization).  Our school district serves more than 54,000 students across 133 school sites. Your donation will help provide emergency funding for cleaning supplies, additional custodial staff, and student nutrition, including daily meals and mobile refrigeration. Text “4SFUSD” to 44321 or donate online at: sparksfpublicschools.org/donate.  Your support is immensely appreciated.

Reach out to neighbors unable to do their shopping and offer to pick up essential food grocery items they may need or consider donating to the SF-MARIN FOOD BANK which provides meals to families in need.

NPR Comic:  Talking to young kids about Coronavirus/COVID-19 – CLICK HERE

We have a wonderful and supportive community at FSK!  Please take care of each other and treat others with dignity and respect. We are all in this together. Let’s stay protected, prepared, and be proactive!

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