Schools and Children
(Updated August 5, 2020)
Oregon Department of Education
See Ready Schools, Safe Learners Guidance for School Year 2020-2021 for links to Community COVID-19 Metrics; blueprints for school districts; resources for school leaders, families and students; and more.
Schools and Distance Learning Resources
School District Updates
- Distance Learning for All
See family and educator resources from the Oregon Department of Education.
- Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB): Free Local and National Online Resources
See resources for special education, students who have no online access or limited online connectivity, online learning staples, and more.
- Community Resources
See a list of resources assembled by the 4J Wraparound Team.
- School Meals
See a list of locations in Lane County where school meals are available.
- Families Eligible for Financial Support to Replace Meals Children Usually Get at School
(Upated May 7, 2020) The Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Oregon Department of Education announced that children eligible for free or reduced-price meals will get cash benefits for the meals they would have received at school. Households will receive $5.70 per child for each normal school day for the months of March, April, May and June. This is the equivalent of one lunch and one breakfast, and totals $384 per child. Families who have experienced significant income loss may now be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. Apply online or contact your local school. Learn more and read about additional options. Furthermore, DHS will continue to work with federal partners to provide help to Oregonians in need. To apply for Nutrition Assistance, visit needfood.oregon.gov or call 211.
Eugene Public Library Expands Free Digital Access
- Eugene Library Cards
Because many online services require a library card, during this time the Eugene Public Library will register new cardholders by phone. People who live in the Eugene area but outside City of Eugene limits will be issued temporary cards at no charge. Expired and blocked library cards may also be used at this time. To register for a new card or renew an expired card, call Eugene Public Library at 541-682-5450 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week.
- Online Resources for K-12 Students
Eugene Public Library provides many online resources for K-12 students, including free access to Britannica Library and a live tutoring service.
- Online Resources for All Ages
The Library also offers hundreds of thousands of online items for all ages including eBooks, audiobooks, streaming movies and shows, music, and magazines. Additionally, a Eugene Public Library card gives free access to subscription sites such as Lynda.com for technology and career skills, Ancestry.com for genealogy research, Mango Languages for language learning, Consumer Reports, and many more.
- Federal Student Loan Relief
To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, you can temporarily stop making monthly loan payments on federal student loans until Sept. 30, 2020. See details for students, borrowers and parents.
Children with Disabilities
- Resources for Parents of Children with Disabilities
See information about preparing for and responding to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as a parent or family of a child who experiences disability.
Visit 211info.org or dial 211 for free, customized referrals to child care providers and strategies for finding quality child care in Oregon.
- Lane County COVID-19 Resources for Families
See a list of resources compiled by LaneKids, a local network of parenting education providers and stakeholders brought together by United Way of Lane County to strengthen and coordinate our community’s parenting education system.