Vancouver Public Schools Offering Support for Students and Families During School Closures

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Schools play a vital role in helping communities get through a crisis and even though schools are closed due to the current COVID-19 virus, Vancouver Public Schools is still hard at work for their community.

Vancouver Public Schools will continue to distribute grab and go meals for students Monday through Friday between 10:00 AM and noon at the front of the following schools:

Anderson Elementary, 2215 NE 104th St.
Fruit Valley Elementary, 3410 NW Fruit Valley Rd.
Ogden Elementary School, 3200 NE 86th Ave.
Roosevelt Elementary, 2921 Falk Rd.
Washington Elementary School, 2908 S St.
Discovery Middle School, 800 E. 40th St.
Jason Lee Middle School, 8500 NW 9th Ave.
McLoughlin Middle School, 5802 MacArthur Blvd.

“Our schools provide essential services that support not only the daily nutritional needs of students, but also the ability of our healthcare system to fight this virus as we care for the children of people working on the front lines,” states Superintendent Steve Webb. “Our Family-Community Resource Center coordinators will continue to reach out to families in need to help them access food provided by our community partners, and food pantries will continue to operate around Vancouver. And, as Governor Inslee has mandated, starting March 30 we will offer free childcare services for healthcare workers, first responders, pharmacy workers, and grocery store workers.” To request child care, please contact Educational Service District 112 Child Care Resource and Referral at 360-952-3466.

In addition, VPS is developing a plan for online/remote learning that they intend to roll out after spring break. Instructional activities may be delivered to homes through digital technology tools, paper copies of learning packets or a combination of both. If you have a student in VPS, your student’s principal will be sending a letter later this week with more details.

“Most importantly, we need to take care of ourselves and our loved ones during this increasingly difficult time. Following the physical distancing guidelines doesn’t mean that we must lose our social connections, which are vital to everyone’s health. I encourage you to reach out to students, families, friends and neighbors often to ensure that they are doing alright and not feeling alone, ” and Webb.

For more information, visit Vancouver Public Schools online.

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