The Sequim School District has its food program fully up and running to support families in need while schools are closed.
In addition to the drop-in service already available at Greywolf Elementray School and Sequim Middle School, buses will begin running meal delivery routes through the community.
Superintendent Dr. Rob Clark said in a message sent to district families on Monday, March 23, that it’s advisable to arrive early, as buses will only be at each location for 10 minutes in order to keep their schedule.
Maintaining social distancing practices are a must, Clark said, and he has asked families to RSVP by contacting the school district before starting to utilize the to gauge how many meals each bus needs to bring.
Clark noted that the school district is continuing to coordinate with the Sequim Boys & Girls Club’s food program, which recently removed Carrie Blake Park as a distribution location and replaced it with the Mountain View Court Apartments.
The Boys & Girls Club’s food program will be available from noon-1 p.m. at Mountain View, as well as at the Elk Creek Apartments, Seabreeze Apartments and at the Sequim clubhouse itself.
The school district is also working on getting their childcare options up and running, but Clark said that as of yet they have no one signed up for it. For now, the Boys & Girls Club is continuing to take point on running childcare operations in the area for high-priority families like those who work in medical fields and other first responders.
For now, the school district is running with minimal staff; according to Clark, only three other district employees are running the district office, plus some security and maintenance personnel around the schools.
With so few employees, Clark said they’re having to get creative to get some things done.
“I’m actually walking over to the middle school right now to get a math book for a student’s mother,” Clark said.