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Coronavirus Update - SVSD to Expand Meal Delivery for Kids, Child Care Program Now Available, Love Snoqualmie Valley Resource

 

SVSD to Expand Meal Delivery for Kids

 We have exciting news!  Our free meal service for children will be expanding to more locations throughout the district. In addition to the four school sites where “grab and go” meals are currently available, the District plans to run five buses to additional neighborhoods. This is based on feedback we received from families unable to travel to the designated school sites. Students must be present to receive meals. Two free meals are provided that include a sack lunch to eat at home, and breakfast for the next morning.  

 

The additional bus delivery will begin March 30, and continue Monday through Friday. Please refer to the times and locations below. We ask for your patience during the first few days as we implement this new model and assess the quantities needed at each location and actual arrival times. Any adjustments that are needed to this schedule will be posted on the district website under the COVID-19 Response Food Services tab…so be sure to check back if you are accessing this free service.

Meal delivery busstop locations and estimated times

(Updates shown in red, adjusted after 3-30-20 delivery)

Meal delivery busstop locations & times (updated 3-30-20)

 

Additionally, curbside delivery of meals will still be offered at the following schools Monday through Friday, as follows:

Curbside delivery 12:00-12:30 p.m. - drive up, or walk-up (but practice social distancing)

  • Cascade View Elementary School - 34816 SE Ridge St., Snoqualmie, WA 98065
  • Fall City Elementary School - 33314 SE 42nd, Fall City, WA 98024
  • Opstad Elementary School - 1345 Stilson Ave. SE, North Bend, WA 98045

As part of the bus delivery service, out of the back door:

  • North Bend Elementary School - 11:56-12:06 (per chart above) - 400 East 3rd St., North Bend
  • Snoqualmie Elementary School - 11:05-11:15 (per chart above) - 39801 SE Park St, Snoqualmie 
    • (NOTE: SES is no longer a food assembly site but will still receive meals through bus delivery at this earlier time.)

 

In addition to the district’s mid-day meal service during the week, we are partnering with two other organizations to ensure essential nutritional needs of our families are met during this extended school closure.

  • The Helping Hands Weekend Backpack Program offers groceries for students to take home over the weekend. They will be on-sight at the initial four school locations (CVES, FCES, OES, SES) on Fridays to distribute goods. People can also contact the Helping Hands hotline (425) 888-0096 or email backpacks@helpsnovalley.org with questions or requests.
  • For dinner and other food needs of local families, please refer to the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank. Visit their website for details on their current curbside delivery. Questions? Email manager@snoqualmievalleyfoodbank.org or call 425-888-SVFB (7832).

 

School-Aged Child Care Now Available for Emergency Responders and Health Care Professionals

SVSD has partnered with the YMCA and Si View Metropolitan Parks to provide child care support for school-aged children for families who work in health care, pharmacy services, and emergency response roles. We’re pleased to report the program was launched on Thursday, March 26 for school-aged children (5-12 years old). The service will be offered at no cost to families needing this assistance while working in critical public health roles. Care will be offered Monday-Friday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. At this time, the child care program is based at the two community facilities: YMCA on Snoqualmie Ridge and Si View Community Center in North Bend. If enrollment grows, the program may be expanded to two SVSD elementary school sites. Children will receive free breakfast and lunch through the District’s Food Service department. To ensure safe environments for students and staff, the School Aged Child Care program will be following guidance from the CDC and state officials. As such, our partners will be limiting groups of 10, with no more than 49 people per location. In addition, each site is adhering to guidelines provided by King County Public Health to maintain and monitor the health of children and staff.

 

Registration will occur on a daily basis so families can utilize care, when necessary. To register and learn more, please refer to Child Care information on our website. If you have additional questions, please contact Monica Phillips at phillipsm@svsd410.org.

 

Other child care options are available in the Snoqualmie Valley

In addition to the school-aged child care support for health care and emergency response parents/guardians, the following childcare facilities confirmed that they are available to care for children:

  • Imagination Station: Contact Sheri Absher at (425) 831-1916. Location: 39184 SE Epsilon Street in Snoqualmie
  • Cherry Valley Kids Castle: Contact Shelly Burtis at (425) 788-8877 or info@cherryvalleykidscastle.com Location: NE Cherry Valley Road in Duvall
  • Also, Childcare Aware of Washington is an organization that is tracking closures/capacity to care for children and can provide referrals to families in need of care. 1-800-446-1114.

If you are a licensed child care facility that has the capacity to serve more children, and you’d like to be added to this list, please send us an email with your information to: SVSDinfo@svsd410.org.

 

Love Snoqualmie Valley – Connecting Families with Community Support

Need help?  Want to give help?  The lovesnoqualmievalley.org website is consolidating a variety of community resources in one handy location. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this resource is designed to help connect people who need help with organizations that are ready help. Support ranges from food, shelter, transportation, rent, childcare, and more. Please help share www.lovesnoqualmievalley.org with your friends, neighbors and elders throughout our community. If you have questions or additional resources to add, please email Emily Ridout at emily@svaonline.org.