Updated: Mar 15, 2020
As announced by our Governor, K - 12 schools are shut down for at least a couple of weeks. With the unknown certainty of this virus and Spring Break coming up, kids may be at home longer than expected. To make this time easier for those in need, here is a list of available resources for K - 12th graders.
If you have anything to add to this list, please email me directly. This post will be updated as information becomes available.
Free grab-and-go meals will be available for all students and youth 18 and younger at several sites across the district next week. Families can choose the location that is most convenient for them, regardless of where they live or attend school.
Dates: Monday–Friday, March 16–20
Hours: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
• Arts & Technology Academy, 1650 West 22nd Ave. (back roll up doors)
• Awbrey Park Elementary School, 158 Spring Creek Dr.
• ECCO, 200 N. Monroe St. (lobby)
• Holt Elementary School, 770 Calvin St. (cafeteria doors)
• Howard Elementary School, 700 Howard Ave. (lobby)
• South Eugene High School, 400 East 19th Ave. (cafeteria doors)
School-based health centers at Churchill and North Eugene high schools will be open next week to provide healthcare to 4J students. The health centers can bill private insurance and the Oregon Health Plan, and will also provide treatment for those unable to afford medical care. Please call the clinics to schedule appointments. Churchill: 541-790-5227 • North Eugene: 541-790-4445
Mental Health & Social Services
HOOTS (Helping Out Our Teens in Schools), a community partner that provides mobile crisis response support to 4J and other high schools, will offer mental health support by phone for high school students, families and staff while schools are closed. Staff are able to provide short-term counseling, resource referrals and Oregon Health Plan signup. Available weekdays 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at 541-246-2342.
The White Bird Crisis Line will continue to be accessible 24/7 by phone at 541-687-4000. 15th Night will also be continuing to offer support and resources for unhoused youth and those working with them via phone and text at 541-246-4046.
Bethel School District
Student Meals: Bethel School District will be providing brown bag grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals for any student, Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20, 10:00-noon. Meals can be picked up at Willamette High School, Prairie Mountain School, Malabon Elementary and Fairfield Elementary.
Produce Plus: The Produce Plus program will be providing free food (from Food for Lane County) that you can take home. Produce Plus is located at the Bethel Farm, behind Prairie Mountain School, Tuesday, March 17 and Friday, March 20, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Click here for all the Food for Lane County pantry sites throughout the community.
Student Health: Serving all Bethel students and Head Start students, the Bethel Health Center (located on the north side of Cascade Middle School) will be open Monday-Thursday, 8:30-5:00 for the next two weeks. In addition, Bethel School District nurses will be on staff during the closure. Please dial 541-689-3280 and a nurse will return your call.
Laughing Planet Cafe: From now until further notice Laughing Planet will be providing a free kids meal to kids who qualify for Meal Assistance Programs.
760 Blair Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97402
Hours: 11am-9pm, Every Day
29TH & WILLAMETTE
2864 Willamette St. Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97405
Hours: 11am-9pm, Every Day
If you or someone you know is in need, Guaranty has free sack lunches for your kids! 2 corn beef sliders, with bag of chips and a pickle. Please call ahead with headcount and name for pickup at 541-998-6964.