Coronavirus Resources for Parents

The Coronavirus is a once-in-a-generation crisis, and it’s already wreaking havoc on our families’ day-to-day lives. The news is scary, and a lot of folks have more questions. Here are some resources to help you as we all figure out what comes next. If you have any questions or need help - please don’t hesitate to get in touch with my office at Harder.House.Gov or 202-225-4540.

 

DID YOUR CHILD RECEIVE FREE OR REDUCED MEALS AT SCHOOL?

Schools across our community are stepping up to provide free meals for students, even while schools are closed. You can get grab and go meals for your kids (18 and under) at these locations:

 

Turlock:                            

Wakefield Elementary School

9:30am - 12:30pm

Osborn Elementary School

9:30am - 12:30pm

Cunningham Elementary School

9:30am - 12:30pm

Crowell Elementary School

9:30am - 12:30pm

Turlock Junior High School

9:30am - 12:30pm

Julien Elementary School

9:30am - 12:30pm

Dennis Earl Elementary School

9:30am - 12:30pm

 

Modesto:

All Modesto Schools

11:00am-11:30am, 12:00pm-12:30pm, 1:00pm-1:30pm

Peterson Alternative Center of Education- Parking Lot or Bus Lane

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Valley Charter High School- Parking Lot

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Margaret L. Annear Parking Lot

9:00 am  - 12:00 pm

 

Ceres:

Parkland Park

11:00am - 12:30pm

All Ceres Unified Schools

11:00am - 12:30pm

Tactical Career Academy at J.B. Allard School

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

 

Riverbank:

CASA del Rio

8:00am -10:00am

California Avenue Elementary School

8:00am -10:00am

Cardozo Middle School

8:00am -10:00am

Apostolic Assembly Church

8:00am -10:00am

 

Tracy:

Central Elementary School

11:00am- 12:30pm

North Elementary School

11:00am-12:30pm

Williams Middle School

11:00am- 12:30pm

West High School

11:00am- 12:30pm

Southwest Elementary School

11:00am- 12:30pm

 

Ripon:

Ripon Elementary School

11:00 am- 12:00pm

 

Oakdale:

Cloverland Elementary School

M,W,F 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Escalon:

Community Action Resources of Escalon 

Wed 9:30 am-11 am, 3rd Thursday 8 am-11 am

 

Patterson:

Creekside Middle School

11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Grayson Elementary School

11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Patterson High School

11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Walnut Grove School

11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

 

Newman:

Hunt Elementary School

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Von Renner Elementary School

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hurd Barrington Elementary School

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Yolo Middle School

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Orestimba High School

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fisherman's Bend

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Catfish Camp

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Bonita Elementary School

11:30 am - 12:00 pm 

 

Hughson:

Hughson Elementary School

9:00am-10:00am

Bus Stops

Starting at 9:45 am

 

 

Empire:

Stanislaus Military Academy @

Teel- Parking Lot or Bus Lane

9:00am- 12:00pm

Capiostrano Elementary

11:00am - 1:00pm

Hughes Elementary

11:00am - 1:00pm

Sipherd Elementary

11:00am - 1:00pm

Empire Elementary- Bus drop off

10:30 AM

Bus Stop- Riverview Mobile Home Park

11:00 AM

Bus Stop

11:15 AM

Bus Stop

11:30 AM

Bus Stop- Holiday Manor Mobile Park

11:45 AM

Bus Stop

12:00 PM

Bus Stop

12:20 PM

Bus Stop

12:45 PM

 

Waterford:

Richard Moon Primary

11:00am-12:00pm

Waterford High School

11:00am-12:00pm

Beard Community Park

11:00am-12:00pm

 

Salida:

Sisk Elementary School

8:00am-8:30am/11:00-12:00pm

Mildred Perkins/Independence Charter School

8:00am-8:30am/11:00-12:00pm

Dena Boer Elementary School

8:00am-8:30am/11:00-12:00pm

Salida Elementary School

8:00am-8:30am/11:00-12:00pm

Salida Middle School

8:00am-8:30am/11:00-12:00pm

 

DO YOU NEED HELP AFFORDING GROCERIES?

If you need help paying for groceries you can apply for CalFresh benefits. In order to receive CalFresh from Stanislaus or San Joaquin County, here are some of the general requirements you must meet in order to be eligible.

  • A resident of Stanislaus County or San Joaquin County

  • Citizen or Lawful immigration status (such as Legal Permanent Resident (LPR), Alien Registration Card, visa) or certain noncitizens

  • Income eligible household

  • Provide or apply for Social Security Numbers for all household members

  • Willingness to provide all requested verifications

You can apply online at C4Yourself.com or print out an application at www.cdss.ca.gov to mail into the county.

 

ARE YOU UNABLE TO WORK BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO STAY HOME WITH YOUR KIDS?

If you can’t make it into work because you have to stay home with the kids, you may qualify for Paid Family LeaveApply here: https://edd.ca.gov/Disability/How_to_File_a_PFL_Claim_in_SDI_Online.htm

 

How can I get access to the internet for telework or remote learning?

Comcast is taking steps to help connect low-income families to the Internet at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can now get two months of their New Internet Essentials service for free, which is available to all qualified low-income households. Apply by April 30, 2020.

 

More information can be found here.

 

ARE YOU WORKING FROM HOME, AND ALSO HAVE YOUR KIDS IN THE HOUSE?

It’s a difficult balance to work from home, while also taking care of your kids. Here are some websites that are offering free, safe, and educational content to keep your kids learning while you’re working:

 

Switcheroo Zoo

www.switcheroozoo.com

Nat Geo for Kids

www.kids.nationalgeographic.com

Into the Book

www.reading.ecb.org

Suessville

www.seussville.com

Fun Brain

www.funbrain.com

PBS Kids

www.pbs.org

Star Fall

www.starfall.com

Storyline Online

www.storylineonline.net

ABC Ya

www.abcya.com

Highlights Kids

www.highlightskids.com

 

I know this is a trying time. If there’s anything you need please reach out to my office by calling 202-225-4540 or visiting Harder.House.Gov