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COVID-19 Resources for Students and Families

During this time of uncertainty, we want to provide as many resources to our students and families as we can. Please see below for trusted resources and information provided by federal, state, and local governments and organizations and gathered by our staff. 

Student, Family, and Community Resources
Student Support Resources-resources provided by our school counselors to assist students and families
School District of West Salem Bagged Breakfast and Lunches: The District is offering free bagged lunches for students 18 and younger. To request a meal, please fill out the form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSepy8tz_0FxJYlcsH-O4G19m7TijMY8N1PFSqAraM2fWX1wrg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Coronas Mexican Restaurant: offering free kids meal (12 and under)  with a parent or guardian 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
West Salem Food Pantry: Our Saviors Lutheran Church - Saturdays 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Super Restaurant (Sparta) Free meals to children and seniors (M-F) 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Call 10 minutes before arrival (608) 487-8200
Charter Spectrum Free Internet Access for K-12 Students and Families-Click here to information on how to sign-up

Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs-Basics of Coronavirus

Informational Resources
COVID-19 Fact Sheet-available in multiple languages, educational fact sheet for the general public with information on transmission, signs and symptoms, and prevention.
About COVID-19-CDC webpage including information on symptoms, diagnosis, testing, and prevention.
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions-Adapted from the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO)
COVID-19 Information for Travelers-CDC webpage providing information and guidance for those traveling internationally
Respiratory Illness, Protect Yourself and Those Around You-available in multiple languages: DPH Flyer promoting techniques to prevent the transmission of respiratory illnesses.
Social Distancing and Guidelines for Gatherings of Children and Youth While Schools are Closed (courtesy of King County Public Health Department, Seattle)
Washington Post: Visual on How to "Flatten the Curve"

How to Talk to Your Children about COVID-19
NPR Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus 
World Health Organization: How to Talk to Your Kids about the Coronavirus
Tips for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers during Infectious Disease Outbreaks
National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children about COVID-19


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