COVID19 – Services Available During School Closure
As we shared with you earlier this morning, all Oregon schools will be closed March 16-31, with students returning to school on Wednesday, April 1. While our schools will be closed, including school offices, our District Office departments will remain in operation. Additionally, the following services will be available to students and families:
Nutrition Services will operate food distribution hubs at Hopkins Elementary and Edy Ridge Elementary March 16-20, and March 30-31. Breakfast and lunch will be available to all students, at no cost, at the following times:
Breakfast – 7:30-8:30am
Lunch – 11:30am-12:30pm
Meals will be pick-up only (no students will remain on campus to eat). At Hopkins, pick-up will happen at the cafeteria entrance — please look for the pop-up canopies. At Edy Ridge, pick-up will happen at the front entrance.
Champions will provide a backup source of childcare during the closure. This program is open to all Sherwood Students age 5-12, whose families have immediate care needs (healthcare workers, first responders, no back-up care available). The schedule for Champions will start on Tuesday, March 17, to allow for facility sanitation and registration processing on Monday, March 16.
Schedule: Tuesday March 17-Friday March 27 (closed Saturday/Sunday)
Location: Hopkins Elementary multi-purpose room
Single serve snacks will be provided; please plan to bring a sack lunch
SHARE Center will be open daily 9:00-11:00am and 1:00-3:00pm, March 16-20 and March 30-31. Our SHARE Center is located at the Sherwood Middle School campus, in the parking lot portables. SHARE Center staff will also be on-site at our Nutrition Services meal distribution hubs during breakfast and lunch (see times above). For more information about services available from the SHARE Center, please visit our website at http://www.sherwood.k12.or.us/departments/special-programs/share-center
Families who participate in our Weekly Backpack Program can pick up their backpacks at the SHARE Center on Friday, March 20, in order to have them over Spring Break.(see hours above).
We have received questions from parents/guardians/community members about where to direct donations of food or funds to assist students and families in need. We encourage those individuals who wantto contribute in this way, to contact our SHARE Center at 503-825-5480. The SHARE Center can accept gift cards (Walmart, Safeway, Target, etc.), new and gently used clothing, school supplies, diapers/wipes, basic necessities and monetary donations.
The events and circumstances we all are experiencing are unprecedented. As we continue to maneuver through the ever-changing landscape, please remember to take care of yourselves and look out for others. Many emotions and reactions arise in response to the current reality — please be kind and thoughtful, and extend grace and compassion to others.