JSIS Special ENews March 13

In this Newsletter: 

  • JSIS Updates
  • Sources of updated and accurate information about the Virus
  • Educational Resources
  • Parent Resources
  • Ways to support our larger community
  • A letter from the JSIS Parents Race and Equity Team

JSIS Updates

La Fiesta has been postponed, new date to be announced

PTSA Budget Review is rescheduled for March 30. New time 6:30-8:30. Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/833910335?pwd=dkJyVXEwYk5tOEFILytCRGpYSDRIdz09. Meeting ID: 833 910 335. Password: 741253

Sources of updated and accurate information about the Virus

The best source of information for you and your family to keep up to date is through Public Health-Seattle & King County 

Washington State Department of Health has factsheets: in EnglishSpanish, and Japanese

This video is an interview of a parent and Infectious Disease doctor from Wedgewood that was filmed last Friday.  It offers insight from an expert and a parent’s perspective.  Here is a Coronavirus QA notes (3-5-2020) and full transcript Corona meeting transcript.

 General guidance on COVID-19 response from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)

OSPI: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in K–12 Schools: A Parent Guide.

Educational Resources

 A public open-source document listing resources is here, feel free to add. The focus is on resources available in Japanese and Spanish.

Parent Resources

Boys and Girls Club will offer childcare during the closure

We are offering extended day programming in light of the emerging Coronavirus situation in the Greater Seattle area. We currently have no evidence of the virus in our Clubs, and welcome all kids in our community. Open clubs in Seattle include North Seattle, Wallingford, Ballard, and View RidgeFor more information call the Club directly https://positiveplace.org/clubs/

Student Lunch Support

Beginning Monday, March 16, Seattle Public Schools will be distributing lunches every weekday at 26 school sites throughout the city Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 pm. All SPS students can participate. Lunch distribution sites can be found here.

Ways to support our larger community

Please share these links and opportunities!

Donate to local food banks. 

Food banks are experiencing a reduction in donations of fresh groceries and non-perishable food while many students will no longer have access to breakfast and lunch and their weekly backpacks for weekend meals. Want to help?  You can contribute shelf-stable foods or monetary donations:

FamilyWorks in Wallingford

North Helpline in Lake City 

Donate blood.

The blood supply in our region has been impacted because many blood drives have been cancelled. If you are healthy and meet these criteria please donate!

Donate here to support impacted families of fellow DLI school, Concord International School.