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Family Resources, including Meal Service to Children During School Closure

Click 'READ FULL STORY' for more information on Family Resources, (Including Meals). On March 17, Oregon Governor Kate Brown extended the statewide school closure until April 28. Junction City School District wants to reassure our families that our administrators are continuing to meet through spring break and they will be sharing information with families about resources for supplemental education, and a process by which families can let them know what supports they need (materials, chrome books, food, counseling support, etc.) They know it is hard for everyone to not have all the information right now, but they are planning as fast as they can with the guidelines that are being set from the State.
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3/17/2020, 4:57 PM : JCSD to Continue Meal Service to Children During School Closure

Click 'READ Full STORY' for more information on Family Resources, (Including Meals). For the remaining of this week, tomorrow through Friday, March 20th, Junction City School District will be serving breakfast and lunch at the Junction City High School Cafeteria ONLY. Meals can be served to any person under the age of 18 or 19, if the person is with disabilities. One breakfast and one lunch per child. Breakfast and Lunch serve times are from 9:15 AM to 10:30 AM. Families will be allowed to take both breakfast and lunch off site during this time. At the high school, pick up the meals at the doors going into the cafeteria by the little pump house (next to gravel lot). They will be opened at 9:15 AM and closed at 10:30 AM. Communication will go out by the end of the week about meal pick up locations for next week.

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Principal's Corner

Principal: Nadira Rizkallah

March 2020
Dear Laurel Family,

I wanted to reach out to all of you and let you know that you have been on my mind and in my heart. This has been some of the most challenging times of my educational career, and this situation is testing our patience, thoughtfulness, and strength in so many ways. I am comforted that, though I am not enjoying seeing our kids, families, and staff members every day, everyone is taking all the measures recommended to stay healthy and well. There isn’t a more critical time that calls for us to band together and exercise our social responsibility to face this crisis as a united family.

I know that administrators in our district, as well as many staff members in their respective roles, have been working around the clock to figure out next steps in these rapidly changing circumstances. We are working together to figure out the best way we can follow our Governor’s guidance and meet the nutrition, academic, social, and emotional needs of our community. In the coming days, we will be working on a plan that will help us maintain some academic momentum through supplemental education. We will be reaching out to you soon with information. In addition, we are collaborating to come up with ways to provide child care services to children of first responders, while we continue to provide meals for our students. Thanks to each and every one of you who has reached out to me, or the district office, to extend support, ask questions, or express needs. Please know that I am here for you and I want to help in any way possible. I know how challenging this is for you and your loved ones and my thoughts and heart are with you now and always.

I will end by saying “be stronger now because things will get better. It might be stormy now, but it can’t rain forever.”

Be well, stay healthy, laugh, play, and enjoy some family time!

Nadira Rizkallah