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Food Distribution during school closure
The Juneau School District is providing free breakfast and lunch on weekdays during school closures.

Food is available for any JSD and Head Start student at any school distribution site, through a partnership between the School District, NANA Management Services, and First Student.

First Student buses are in the parking lots of designated schools. First Student staff greets students and provides pre-packaged meals, maintaining social distancing. Students do not have to be present.

Meals are available at the following distribution sites:

9 am - 11 am Weekdays
Sayeik: Gastineau Elementary School
11 am - noon bus will go to Cedar Park Apartments

9 am - noon Weekdays
Harborview/JDHS pick up at Harborview
Riverbend/TMHS pick up at Riverbend
Glacier Valley Elementary School
Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School
Floyd Dryden Middle School
Schools stay closed through May 1
As spring break comes to an end, school staff is looking forward to getting back in touch with students next week!

What to Expect
While teachers spent the week before spring break preparing to deliver instruction from home, there are still many details to work out. Our teachers and staff are doing an amazing job of transforming the way we teach our students in this quickly changing world. As schools put all the pieces in place to deliver instruction in a new way, please be patient and flexible.

Teachers will contact students at the beginning of the week to let them know what to expect. Some students will need access to technology, textbooks and lesson packets, so look for instructions from your school on how to get what you need.

Meal Distribution
Food will continue to be served at schools on the same schedule for now. Any student can pick up breakfast and lunch at any school distribution site. **A new waiver from the federal government allows parents to pick up food without students present so we hope that makes things easier for families.**
Sayéik: Gastineau 9-11am Cedar Park 11am- noon
Glacier Valley, Harborview, Riverbend, DHMS, FDMS 9am - noon

We need your help to keep feeding Juneau students. Funding for meals is based on the number of students who qualify for Free and Reduced Price meals, so if your financial situation has changed during this crisis and you might now qualify for benefits, please apply online at https://www.schoolcafe.com/

Hunker Down
We also need your help to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. The City and Borough of Juneau has issued a hunker down mandate for all people in Juneau to stay home as much as possible through April 7, 2020. This means that students can no longer gather in groups other than their household members, we must maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any person outside our household and we need to eliminate non essential travel and trips to public places.

In addition we all must continue to practice recommended healthy hygiene and hand washing, monitor for symptoms, refrain from visiting residences or participating in gatherings, stay home when sick, and quarantine if possibly exposed to the coronavirus.

As you have questions about your child’s education, please contact your teacher or your school next week. We will continue to answer phone messages, update websites and communicate with students and families as the closure continues.
District Office Information
District Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Physical Address:
1208 Glacier Avenue
Juneau, Alaska

Mailing Address:
10014 Crazy Horse Drive
Juneau, Alaska

Phone: (907) 523-1700
2020-2021 Preschool Applications
Internet Offers from ACS/GCI
ACS and GCI have special options for families who currently don’t have internet access. Please see below:

ACS
Students (or their family member) and educators can get one month free, no up-front installation fee and a 10% discount on Unlimited Internet. (We never cap or limit data.)

HOW TO ORDER UNLIMITED INTERNET

Visit: www.alaskacommunications.com/homeoffer
Click: “Check availability and order now”
Click: “Order New Service”
Enter address (it should pre-populate)
Select: “Unlimited Internet”
Then Select the $94.99 option that includes installation rates
Make sure discounts are checked
Enter Code: 10%Education

Or call us a 800-808-8083.

This will give students and educators one month free, no up-front installation and 10% of their monthly bill.


GCI
GCI is committed to helping students stay connected so they can continue their education during this challenging time. In collaboration with the Alaska Council of School Administrators, and the Department of Education and Early Development, we have outlined a plan to work with you to provide the options highlighted below for K-12 Students and Teachers:

K-12 Students and/or Teachers with no Internet Service:
GCI is committed to connecting households who do not currently have internet service due to financial hardship and we will give these families free Internet service, including wi-fi routers, until May 31, 2020. We will also provide a modem, which includes a built-in wi-fi router, so your students will also have the ability to connect multiple devices to the Internet. Families on this list will not need to make a deposit or have a credit check before setting up service or receiving equipment. They will, however, need to return the wi-fi device/modem to GCI if they do not choose to continue service after the free period ends. Please contact Chris Murray or Ted Wilson if you are a student or teacher with no internet and are interested in this offer from GCI.

K-12 Students and/or Teachers who currently have GCI Internet Service:
Households already connected with GCI Internet, but who are experiencing increased connectivity needs, can receive a free upgrade to the next level plan for no additional cost through May 31, 2020. We want students to be able to have access to the content they need, and this upgrade is our way of making certain all our customers have the benefit of connectivity during this critical time. Existing customers should call GCI Customer Care at 1-800-800-4800 to receive this upgrade.

Lifeline Mobile Phone Service
GCI provides mobile phone service that includes Unlimited Nationwide Talk and Text, plus 10GB of data, for just $1 a month for eligible residents who meet the federal qualifications. We have information on our website and fliers that can be shared with your impacted families. More information is located at https://www.gci.com/mobile/lifeline.