Coronavirus: COVID-19 Response

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Summer Lunch Program


Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer,  P-EBT  info from ODE

  1. All school districts in Oregon were asked to provide a file with all students with their mailing addresses that were enrolled in March, due to ODE by May 19th. ASD has provided that information .
  2. The only part that ASD has in this process is just to provide the information to the state. The only questions we will be able to answer for parents is if their students are on free or reduced meals.
  3. Any families that already have EBT Oregon trail cards will automatically receive extra benefits on those cards for March, April, May and June.
  4. If the families are not on SNAP ( Oregon trail card)  benefits and their students are on free or reduced meals in our district based on income requirements, MKV or other reasons, they will get a card in the mail at the mailing address that they have on file here in Powerschool.
  5. ASD has no role in determining these benefits. We simply provided the information.

 
If parents want to apply for free or reduced meals they may still do so this school year at https://family.titank12.com/ . This link can also be found on our district web page.  This application is only good until September all families must reapply for free or reduced benefits at the start of each new school year.

Click Here for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Parents/Guardians
 



Exciting news for Ashland families!
Thanks to Rogue Valley Farm to School and Fry Family Farm we will be distributing produce boxes every Thursday through June 26.
Come pick up your box tomorrow, and every Thursday, 11am-1pm at Ashland Middle School!

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Farm to School

 




May 8, 2020  --  CELEBRATING CLASS of 2020 SENIORS

CLICK HERE for upcoming events for our Seniors

 



April 24, 2020
Letter from Superintendent Raymond
Dear Ashland School District Families,  I hope that this letter finds you healthy and that you know how much we all miss you.
On April 8, 2020, Governor Kate Brown, closed schools for the remainder of the academic school year. We are now concluding our second week of Distance Learning for All. Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we navigate this change to virtual learning. Our main goal is to maintain connections with our students and for students to continue learning at their appropriate level. CLICK HERE to read more.


April 8, 2020
Today, Governor Kate Brown announced physical school sites will remain closed through the rest of the academic school year. Please know that we are committed to our students and learning will remain as planned until the end of the school year. To view the Governor's press conference,
CLICK HERE.

In addition, Oregon Department of Education has released specific guidance for our graduating class of 2020. Oregon's Graduation Pathways 2020 is the result of collaboration with educators, administrators, culturally specific community-based organizations, and the education community.
For more information, click on the links below:

Graduation Pathways 2020 Press Release
Graduation Pathways 2020 Talking Points


                                                                                                                                          
RELATED RESOURCES
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Nutrition Svc FlyerNutrition Services
In order to support our students and families during the school closure, Ashland Schools Nutrition Services will be serving grab and go breakfast and lunch for students Monday – Friday at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This will now include Spring Break through the end of the state mandated closure.

We are also prepared to deliver meals to students who cannot get to their neighborhood school. If you need support or have questions please contact Nutrition Services at NutritionServices@ashland.k12.or.us.​ 

Servicios de Nutrición
Aunque las escuelas estarán cerradas, los servicios de nutrición de las escuelas de Ashland estarán sirviendo desayunos y almuerzos para llevar para los estudiantes de las 11am a la 1pm (Lunes – Viernes). Estamos también preparados para entregar a domicilio los alimentos a los estudiantes que no pueden ir a la escuela de su vecindario. Si necesita ayuda o tiene preguntas, por favor contacte a los servicios de nutrición al correo electrónico: NutritionServices@ashland.k12.or.us.

Childcare
Ashland School District Partners with YMCA for Emergency Childcare - March 23, 2020 - Ashland Family YMCA will be offering emergency childcare for medical personnel, healthcare workers, first responders, essential personnel and vulnerable populations. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Parking Lot Wi-Fi
Here is a link for the Free Parking Lot Wi-Fi Map for Southern Oregon. This includes almost 200 locations compiled from across Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath Counties. CLICK HERE


Internet Connectivity from Home
Ashland Fiber Network Offers Free Education Access - March 23, 2020 - To support our community and educational partners connect students and staff together for remote learning during extended closures, the City of Ashland’s Ashland Fiber Network (AFN), along with its partner provider Ashland Home Net (AHN) is offering free broadband internet service to ensure the educational process is available to everyone.

Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households CLICK HERE



PREVIOUS UPDATES

April 6, 2020

We hope you are staying healthy and taking care. As we begin week two of school closures, our talented educators are continuing to plan and deliver lessons and activities aligned to essential skills. We are also continuing to deploy Identified technology devices and support as requested. Our goal is to provide a learning experience that is productive for students and also simple for families to access and support.

Last week the Oregon Department of Education announced Distance Learning For All guidelines to begin April 13, 2020. Educators throughout the district are working on reviewing these guidelines and making needed enhancements. More to come, please continue to watch for updates.

For information on the District's next steps towards digital distance learning, CLICK HERE.


Superintendent's Update on Supplemental Learning and Access to Technology - March 30, 2020

Governor Kate Brown's Executive Order; Stay Home, Save Lives - March 23, 2020

Ashland Fiber Network Offers Free Education Access - March 23, 2020 - To support our community and educational partners connect students and staff together for remote learning during extended closures, the City of Ashland’s Ashland Fiber Network (AFN), along with its partner provider Ashland Home Net (AHN) is offering free broadband internet service to ensure the educational process is available to everyone.

Nutrition Services Update - March 22, 2020  - In an effort to reach families in more areas, two new locations for grab & go meal pick up have been added; Ashland Family YMCA soccer field pavilion, off of Tolman Creek Rd and Project A parking lot, corner of Neil Creek Rd and Hwy 66.

Superintendent's Update on Supplemental Learning - March 20, 2020

Nutrition Services Update - March 18, 2020
- Ashland School District has expanded its offering of free grab & go meals, with additional dates and pick up locations. Scroll down to the Related Resources section for more information.


Superintendent Update - March 17, 2020

Governor Kate Brown's Announcement on Extension of Statewide School Closure - March 17, 2020

Oregon Health Authority Update - March 16, 2020

Superintendent's Video Message - March 13, 2020
For a complete video script, CLICK HERE.

 
 

Superintendent's Update - March 12, 2020




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