Governor Brown announced that in-person public education classes throughout Oregon are canceled through the end of the school year, thereby extending the executive order that previously was scheduled to end on April 28. She directed K-12 school districts, community colleges, and universities to complete the final weeks of the regular academic year by supporting their students through distance learning that is already underway. Oregon Department of Education have been working diligently with local school districts to implement guidelines for distance learning.
Student, Family and Educator Resources
– Distance Learning for All: Resources and Guidance
– Overview of Guidelines for Distance Learning
– A Guide for At-Home Learning (English)
– A Guide for At-Home Learning (Spanish)
– District Distance Learning Planning Tool
– Distance Learning: Sample Instructional Day (K-12 Overview)
– Graduation Pathways for Seniors (NEW)
– District-by-District Access to Meals for Students
– Mental Health and Social Support Resources for Migrant and Non-English Speaking Families
– Supporting Emergent Bilingual Students with Distance Learning
– How to Support LGBTQ+ Youth
– Resources for Youth Suicide Prevention
– How to Support Children and Teens Through Loss and Trauma
– PPS: Supporting your student’s emotions during the coronavirus crisis
– Teach From Home (Educator Resources)
Resources to support food access for kids, teens, college students and families
With schools and colleges closed, we know access to food has been interrupted for many Oregon families. Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon has a roundup of resources to support youth, college students and families during this time, including an interactive map of where to find meals for kids.
For those seeking access to school meals from Oregon’s public schools, free meals are available to all children ages 1 to 18 to pick up “grab and go” style.
To receive a school meal:
– You do not have to attend that specific school or district to have access to these meals.
– No application or income verification is needed.
– Children do not need to be present when picking up a meal, because the USDA recently waived this requirement, but school districts will need to verify parent or guardian status.
The Oregon Department of Education is also maintaining a webpage with links to school district programs and plans for feeding kids during school closure.