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Posted on April 3, 2020

School Breakfast / Lunch Grab and Go Schedule Beginning April 6, 2020

School Breakfast / Lunch Grab and Go Schedule Beginning April 6, 2020

The distribution of school lunch / breakfast Grab and Go bags will resume on Monday the April 6, 2020.

Deliveries will take place 3 days per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

  • Monday will include Monday and Tuesday’s breakfast and lunch meals.
  • Wednesday will include Wednesday and Thursday’s breakfast and lunch meals.
  • Friday will include Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s breakfast and lunch meals.

Below are the locations and times when meals may be picked up.

  • Bryant                                         Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:45 – 1:00
  • Broadwater                                 Monday, Wednesday and Friday from10:00 – 11:15
  • Central                                        Monday, Wednesday and Friday from   1:15 –   2:00
  • 4 Georgians                                Monday, Wednesday and Friday from10:00 – 11:15
  • Warren                                                  Monday, Wednesday and Friday from11:45 – 1:00
  • Dollar Tree Parking Lot     Monday, Wednesday and Friday from10:00-11:15
  • CVS (603 N Montana)      Monday, Wednesday and Friday from11:45-1:00

Parents do not need to have their children with them to receive these meals.

These sites are still free to any child 1-18 years of age no matter where they are from or if they are school age.

Posted on March 27, 2020

Social Distancing From Your School Nurse 

From Your School Nurse 

Social Distancing 

Students, parents and school staff are hearing about “Social Distancing”, as the country attempts to manage the Covid-19 (Corona) Virus. But what exactly is Social Distancing and why is it so important? Parents may wonder, “my student misses their friends, do they really need to stay away from them if no one is sick?” 

Social distancing is a public health measure that’s implemented by Health Officials during highly contagious outbreaks. Covid-19 is a respiratory virus that is expelled by a person when they cough and sneeze. In addition, when a person coughs or sneezes in their hand or wipes their nose, then touches objects like tables, phone or door handles, the virus is transferred to that object and another person can pick up the virus and become infected. 

It has been found that many people have the virus but experience minimal to no symptoms. A teenager may think they are well, when in fact they have the virus and are contagious. It is very important for all members of a family to practice social distancing when advised by health officials. This protects the members of the family and other people who they may meet. 

How do we practice Social Distancing? The CDC recommends: 

Staying 6 feet from another person 

Parents encourage older children to hang out in a small group and to meet outside rather than inside 

If you have small meetups, consider hanging out with another family or friend who is also taking extra measures to put distance between themselves and others (social distancing). 

Remember, if children meet outside of school in bigger groups, it can put everyone at risk. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me for questions or concerns 

Respectfully, 

Francis Leonard RN,   

mleonard@helenaschools.org 

Posted on March 17, 2020

Chromebook Checkout Sites and Schedule:

Chromebook Checkout Sites and Schedule:

Chromebook checkout will occur on Wednesday, 3/18 for anyone in need of a device. Please note that many students will not need to checkout a Chromebook as all of our online/virtual resources will be available through any personal computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. If your child needs a device to access online/virtual resources, checkout will occur at every HSD school at the below times. To checkout a device, a student simply needs to provide their name and school. We will also ask each person if they also need Wi-Fi internet services as we continue to narrow options for providing forthcoming hotspots to students in need of internet access. Please know that Chromebook devices will be internet ready should you already have Wi-Fi access. Chromebooks have been cleaned, sanitized and bagged for personal use.

Chromebook Checkout Schedule: Wednesday, March 18

  • –  8:00 am to 12:00 pm – Chromebook checkout at HHS, CHS, PAL, HMS and CR Anderson
  • –  12:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Chromebook checkout at every HSD elementary school

Tomorrow, you will receive additional information pertaining to remote learning for your child/children. Our virtual/online environment will utilize Clever as a single sign-on portal to available educational resources. Complete directions will be included in tomorrow’s update. Additionally, along with many generous offers during this time of crisis, Charter Communications is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. This is just one of many thoughtful and helpful ways our community and nation can pull together in support of one another during this challenging time.

Posted on June 19, 2019

Helena school district 2019-2020 calendar