Below is a highlight of important information from past communications, all of which are linked at the bottom of this page. You can also find a overview of actions taken during the Grove School closure in our COVID-19 Operations Written Report.
In compliance with state and county recommendations, Grove has closed its campus and moved to a distance learning program for the remainder of the school year, with the exception of “grab and go” lunch service pick-up, distance learning packet pick-up, and animal care on the farm campus. This closure includes the suspension of all clubs, after school activities, sports programs, and theater productions until further notice.
Beginning the week of April 7, 2020, the Farmers Market at the Grove School will move to 11126 Iowa Street in the Farm campus U-Drive, in compliance with local and county ordinances to close all parks, including Heritage Park.
Online resources for distance learning are available on our distance learning resources webpage. Those resources will be updated by teachers on Monday afternoons. We recommend the online work, but if you require paper resources, they will be available starting at 10:30am on Tuesdays. Please call (909) 798-7831 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before you come in, so that the office staff can prepare the work in advance.
The high school office have changed and will be open Tuesday to Thursday, from 8am-1pm. Email and phone messages will be monitored while the office is closed. Please avoid coming into the office, unless absolutely necessary. If you need to do so, please be sure to follow all hygienic recommendations and create a social distance of at least 6 feet. Again, we recommend making an appointment by calling the office at (909) 798-7831 or emailing email@example.com.
Chromebooks will be available for check-out to help increase access to online classrooms starting Tuesday, March 31 at 10:30 am. If you need a chromebook, please contact the high school office and make arrangements. Students and parents will need to complete the linked laptop checkout agreement.
Grab and go lunches will be available Monday through Friday, 7:30am-2pm for students who have year-long lunch cards. Students without a year-long lunch card will pay by cash or check at the lunch window, for $4 per meal. Consistent with procedures during the school year, only year-long lunch card holders can order lunch on Wednesdays and ALL STUDENTS wishing to receive a Grove lunch must complete the weekly form that is emailed out the week prior. Feel free to write kitchen management with your questions.
If your family is experiencing distress and needs food assistance, please let us know and we will help to provide lunch and guidance.
The kitchen is helping an increased number of families, including meal delivery. If you can, please give to our food program and help with this assistance by donating through the button below.
The State of California Coronavirus Response Website contains information and resources for family leave, financial assistance for families and individuals, financial assistance for businesses, and the prevention, testing, and treatment of COVID-19.
Mental Health and Stress Management: Letter and Resources from Anke Pilz, Grove School Counselor
In addition to the Grove School lunch program, the Redlands Unified School District is offering grab and go breakfast and lunch to any child under the age of eighteen, regardless of enrollment. The program begins on March 30. For details and locations, see the RUSD website.
Internet: Spectrum is offering free access to internet and Wifi for new k-12 and college student households within their network area for the next 60 days. Interested families need to call (833) 267-6094, or go to https://www.spectrum.net/contact-us/ and use the “Chat with Us” window to find out more information. FYI: the wait time for calls is usually over 30 minutes.
Transportation: Lyft is participating in LyftUp to provide rides for healthy individuals who lack the ability to get from one place to another during the COVID-19 crisis. See their website for details.
Additional Information Re: Grove School COVID-19 Response
As districts around the country are closing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, please be aware that the situation is fluid and information can change quickly. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring the situation and working with California Department of Public Health and state and local public health partners to respond to this emerging public health threat, contain the outbreak, and prevent sustained spread of COVID-19 across the United States. We are in contact with local agencies and following all recommendations for schools in our area. Information about State of California actions, recommendations, and services/assistance can be found on the State of California Coronavirus Response website.
If a student or school community member displays symptoms, it is advised that they contact their personal medical professional by phone for further instructions. Common symptoms of novel coronavirus in an infected person include fever, cough, sore throat, and difficulty breathing. There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Health officials recommend everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
Please ensure your contact information is current as communication will continue to be sent via AERIES Communications as well. The Grove School will continue to communicate with stakeholders as this situation changes.
Past communications re: COVID-19