Alachua County Public Schools’ Instructional Continuity Plan goes into effect March 30. The plan ensures that our students can continue the learning process while schools are closed due to COVID-19.
The Plan is available at https://bit.ly/39poIS6. You will find online resources for all grade levels in a variety of subjects.
You will need to access these materials through myPortal. If you or your child don’t know or can’t remember their myPortal user name and password, please follow the instructions at https://bit.ly/3bxBhvZ.
If you do not have a Family Access account, you can get one by contacting your child’s school on March 30 or by emailing email@example.com.
During the first few days of next week, teachers and other school staff will be reaching out to their families to help get everyone off to a good start and discuss specific needs related to remote learning. If you do not hear from your child’s school before April 1, we encourage you to call the school.
Obviously, this will be a very busy time for school staff, who will be working under very unusual circumstances. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we all learn how to best to keep our kids engaged and learning during this difficult time!
Meals & Meal Site Information
Free meals beginning March 30 - (En Espanol)
Children 18 years old and younger can receive free breakfast and lunch from Alachua County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Department. Meals will be provided beginning March 30 and will continue while schools are closed.
There will be 73 distribution sites throughout Alachua County. That includes schools, community sites and even stops along school bus routes that serve a large proportion of high-needs students.
The locations are available here.
Mondays through Fridays, children will receive a cold, grab-and-go lunch for that day and breakfast for the following morning. At the schools and community sites, meals will be distributed from 11a.m.-1 p.m. The bus drop off times will vary depending on the stop and route. Families are urged to check the schedule for bus stop distribution.
The district has also receivd permission from the federal government to provide meals to students to eat over the weekends. Those meals will be given out to students on Fridays.
Children do not have to be enrolled at a particular school or program to receive meals. They also do not have to be eligible for free and reduced price meals during the regular school year to take advantage of the program.
Coronavirus Info Links
The district will continue to update COVID-19 information on this website. The following websites are also good sources of information and are frequently updated:
Alachua County Department of Health: http://alachua.floridahealth.gov/
Florida Department of Health: http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/
The Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Questions can also be directed to the Alachua County Health Department's Epidemiology Department at (352) 334-8810.
Thank you for your cooperation and support as the district, our community and our nation wrestle with this challenge.