We are in close communication with our school districts and are actively monitoring local and state guidance for school closures and reopening's. This is a very rapidly changing situation and we recommend checking directly with your school district's Home Page or Parent Portal (as well as with your child's individual school) for updates. The Legislature has passed emergency funding legislation, ensuring that local educational agencies continue to receive funding and allowing flexibility to provide educational options to their students. It addresses school district funding, afterschool programs, child development programs, special education, and English learners, among other topics. The health and safety of our students, teachers, and staff are of utmost importance.
The December 4th Stay at Home order from the 5 Bay Area Counties follows the state guidelines announced by Governor Newsom on December 3rd. Schools that opened prior to this order are able to continue to offer in person instruction on school sites. These schools are still required to follow guidelines set by the California Department of Public Health and may close if they have certain percentages of students and staff diagnosed with COVID-19. All CDPH guidance on schools can be found here.
You can find the most current information about school closures here:
Alameda County: https://www.acoe.org/publichealth
Contra Costa County: https://www.cccoe.k12.ca.us/news/spotlight/information_about_coronavirus
California Department of Education: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/coronavirus.asp
School Lunch Programs:
- SRVUSD – Grab and go food is available for all children under 18 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 am to 1 pm. Pick up is available at many school sites in the district. Details about the program, including locations and menus, can be found here.
- PUSD - Food is available for pick up for all students. School sites are open for drive up pick up Monday-Friday from 11:30 am to 1:15 pm. Details about the program, including locations and information about food related accomodations, can be found here.
- DUSD - Food will be available for students via drive through pick up at your school site between 11 am and 1 pm. Meals can be preordered through Canvas from 5 pm the night before until 9 am and student ID should be ready for pick up. Please contact your school site to arrange a common pick up location if you have students at multiple sites. Details about the program can be found here.
- LVJUSD - All children aged 18 and younger are able to use the free meal pick-up service. Pick up times are Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at a variety of school sites. Details about the program can be found here.
- MDUSD – Meals will be distributed to all children under the age of 18 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Meals are available at a variety of school sites across the district. Details about the program, including exact times and locations, can be found here.
- OUSD , MSD , LAFSD and AUHSD - In partnership with Acalanes Union High School District (AUHSD), all children 18 and younger can get grab and go meals. Distribution is Monday – Friday from 7:30-1:30 (Breakfast from 7:30-8:30). Details about the program can be found here.
Please check with your individual school district with any additional questions.
Resources for talking to your children about COVID-19
- Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan spoke with Dr. Christine Carter about Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic. You can watch here .
- Tips on Keeping Kids Healthy from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/children.ht…
- Stanford Children on How to Talk to Your Kids about COVID-19: https://healthier.stanfordchildrens.org/en/how-to-talk-with-kids-about-…
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: https://www.aacap.org/App_Themes/AACAP/Docs/latest_news/2020/Coronaviru…
- American Academy of Pediatrics: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-…
Resources for Learning at Home
The Assembly has also rolled out some fun activities and coloring pages for kids. Check them out and download the files!
- Virtual Museums
- Virtual Field Trips
- Virtual Recreation from City of San Ramon and Orinda
- KQED and PBS: https://www.kqed.org/education/athomelearning
- Local Libraries