Spring Break Update: Free Meals Order Time, New Fun Activities and More

As we end our first week of Northshore Learns 2.0 and head into spring break 2020, we want to provide you with helpful updates and reminders:

Stay Home, Stay Healthy

Yesterday, Governor Inslee extended the stay-home order until May 4. This is a critical time in our region as COVID-19 cases are expected to peak. We encourage you to stay home and keep your family and community safe. Please be reminded that during this stay-home order, all Northshore schools, playgrounds, fields are closed. 

Free Meals During Spring Break

We will continue to provide meals to all children 18 years and younger, including during spring break. Please know our meal order window time is changing. Families will need to order meals between noon to midnight, the day before meals are needed. This change will begin Monday, April 6. If your family needs meals for Monday, April 6, your order form needs to be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 5. This change gives our Food Services staff more support by having additional time to prepare for the day’s meals, while also making the process more efficient. Learn more about free meals.

Childcare

Northshore School District has partnered with Champions and Northshore YMCA to support families experiencing childcare hardships during the time all district schools are closed due to the coronavirus health crisis. Learn more.

Community Assistance

During the COVID-19 outbreak, our community has come together to provide assistance to families in need. Organizations included offer assistance with food, housing, healthcare, transportation and more. Click here to learn more.

Watch Dr. Reid’s Northshore Learns News

Dr. Reid will be sharing regular updates about our response to COVID-19, meals, childcare, and so much more on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:00 a.m. Tune in if you’re a spring break early riser!

Even while staying home for spring break, there is so much that students can do!

Stay engaged in learning!
The Home Learning Resource page is filled with grade-by-grade learning resources. Keep the learning going!

Recommend a book!
Students can share about their favorite book or take a look at what other students are saying about their favorite books. Take a look

Stay connected!
Being away from one’s classmates and teachers can cause anxiety or a feeling of social isolation, especially as the dates move and with spring break. We’ve developed a page with tips and tools to address social isolation. One of those resources is Flipgrid where students can use their Northshore email address to login and post videos on various topics, including spoken word poetry, books, jokes and so much more. It’s a great way for students to connect. Explore our resources for social isolation

Write a poem!
April is National Poetry Month. Share your voice with the community by reciting a poem or performing spoken word! You may even be selected to perform at our annual Northshore Speaks event

Take over our social media for a week!
Yes, we’re doing it. We are taking applications from responsible students and staff who would like to take over the District’s social media for a week. Learn more and apply here.

Review the 2020-21 calendar
Parents, there’s something for you too! We have released the calendar for the 2020-21 school year. Be sure to get a glimpse into the 2020-21 school year

Staying Safe Online
With the explosive growth in the use of Zoom there also comes some challenges related to how the tool is used. This information will explain the situation and what the company is doing to keep your student safe. We also encourage you to remind your student about digital citizenship. Learn more about Zoom safety and training.

Share Photos & Videos
Whatever you decide to do to enjoy your “stay-home” spring break, share your photos and videos with our Northshore community. We love photos and we love to share them!

Stay home and stay healthy!

 

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