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School Closure Extended Through April 28

Oregon schools closed for 6 weeks to combat coronavirus • Free student meals during closure 

On March 17, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced an extension of the statewide school closure to help prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.

The Governor’s new order means that schools will be closed for students for six weeks, through April 28, unless the closure is extended or lifted by order of the Governor before that date. 4J schools and offices are closed to the public and staff are working remotely.

Our district has been preparing for the possibility of a prolonged closure since before the initial school closure order was announced. District teams are working to develop plans to enable our 4J teachers to provide supplemental instruction to all students equitably and accessibly. In the meantime, in the coming days we will share some optional learning resources and supports available for families.

We know that this is a trying time and that the closure of our schools is a tremendous challenge for families. We are making some immediate changes to help families and to support staff and community health during this extended closure.

Free meals will continue to be provided during spring break and beyond. Breakfast and lunch are available to-go for all students and all youth 18 and younger at several sites across the district. Families are invited to choose the most convenient location, regardless of where they live or attend school.

Meals can be picked up Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–12 p.m., at Arts & Technology Academy, Awbrey Park Elementary School, ECCO, Holt Elementary School, Howard Elementary School and South Eugene High School.

Helpful suggestions for talking to children and youth about coronavirus COVID-19 have been provided by the National Association of School Psychologists and National Association of School Nurses.

More information and resources for students and families 

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