Posts Tagged ‘school closures’

Coupeville students enjoy a tasty meal earlier in the school year. (Photo property Coupeville School District)

With all Washington state schools closing for at least six weeks on the orders of Governor Jay Inslee, everyone is scrambling to deal with the fallout.

Coupeville High School is answering one issue, as it will provide food for local students.

The school’s Connected Food Program, run by Andreas Wurzrainer, will offer a grab-and-go lunch service starting Tuesday, March 17.

Pickup is in the CHS commons/cafeteria between 10-11 AM each day, Monday through Friday.

Any child under the age of 18 is eligible for a free lunch, but the child must show-up in person to receive the meal.

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Schools are closing, but childcare options are available.

As all Washington state schools close for six weeks, childcare will be a huge issue.

The Boys and Girls Club of Snohomish County, which has a location in Coupeville, is among those stepping up to answer the need.

The club issued a statement Friday:

All-Day Childcare Available

In response to school closings as a result of COVID-19 Coronavirus, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County is offering discounted all-day childcare.

Normal childcare rates will be discounted by 50% to lessen the impact on our families during school closures.

Space is available at most clubs for new members, please contact your local club for more information and availability.

We offer high quality, all day educational programing that allows kids and teens the opportunity to explore a variety of programs and interests in a safe, supportive and FUN environment.

As a thank you to our healthcare professionals and first responders, their children will be given FREE Childcare during this time.

Coupeville’s club is located at 203 N. Main Street and can be reached at (360) 678-5640.

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CHS Principal Duane Baumann and other local school officials are negotiating tricky times. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Schools across Washington state are closing for at least six weeks, after Governor Jay Inslee issued an executive order Friday afternoon.

The move is part of a plan to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus.

A statement posted on the Coupeville School District web site reads:

Dear Coupeville Families,

Per Governor Jay Insleeā€™s executive order, Coupeville Schools will join the rest of the school districts in Washington State to close schools beginning Tuesday, March 17, through April 24.

At this time, the earliest students will be back in our schools will be Monday, April 27.

Schools will be open Monday, March 16, for students to collect their belongings, receive instructional materials and gather any essential education items necessary for the extended closure.

Steve King
Superintendent Coupeville Schools


**The Coupeville Schools Facebook page indicates classes will be held on Mar. 16 for all grades.**

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Empty courts, for now. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

OK, I’m not back-back.

You ain’t seeing me in person, not that there are any games to cover for the foreseeable future, anyway.

But, after discussing this with others, there is benefit to having a semi-reputable local news outlet that is FREE to read as we go through this time and people increasingly are isolated.

So, if you have Whidbey-related info you want out there, sports or non-sports related, let me know, and I will be publishing stories on my blog from my bunker next to Penn Cove.

Email me at davidsvien@hotmail.com, contact me on Facebook, or comment here on the blog.

With no work on my sister’s farm right now, it’s either that or I spend all my time watching sleazy ’70s Italian murder-mystery movies and obsessing over that random cough from three hours ago…

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