The County of Santa Clara is making it even simpler for people to schedule COVID-19 testing appointments online. Choose from a list of all available drive thru testing sites and appointment times throughout Santa Clara County. Anyone can be tested and there are no requirements for testing criteria, insurance, or immigration status. To schedule a free test, go to www.scvmc.org/covid19testing or visit www.sccfreetest.org. You can also call 1-888-334-1000 to make an appointment in English, Spanish, Vietnamese or Chinese.
Hello Orchard Families,
School Counselor, Ms. Maria Nguyen, has compiled a list of resources for families over the summer. We wish everyone a safe and healthy summer. Also, Santa Clara County has provided a website with a list of various summer activities and programs for families.
you heard the good news? While school is out, Champions is here to
provide child care for families who work in essential service roles
during the coronavirus crisis. As our country is stopping normal
routines-like sending kids to school-to help flatten the curve, many
families are left without the critical child care support they need to
do their jobs.
is consistently staying up to date on the rapidly changing
recommendations and policies from government agencies, including the CDC
and childcare licensing. We have updated our safety standards and
operating guidelines so that we can provide a warm and welcoming
environment that allows both parents and children to feel safe and
is a video we created for our parents in our sites that are currently
open for essential service families. We wanted to make sure our families
see our health and safety protocols in action.
to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or
reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food
benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help
families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the
coronavirus emergency. Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries.
with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not
need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the
month of May. P-EBT cards will begin arriving sometime this month (May).
with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who
do not get their P-EBT card in the mail, must apply online before June
30, 2020. The online application will launch in late May. https://www.cdss.ca.gov/home/pandemic-ebt
Orchard School will host another virtual parents coffee on Tuesday, May 5th at 2:30 p.m. to answer some of your questions about supporting children during the school closure, enrollment and the start of the 20-21 school year. Join Principal Quilantang and Orchard's own PTA for this webinar event on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. To register go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3329283132616389904
Social Emotional Learning Community Resources from School Counselor Ms. Nguyen and Mrs. Q:
Transition to Distance Learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year (Updated April 2, 2020)
Please see the attached letters from Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) regarding the transition to distance learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Orchard will continue to provide paper instructional materials as well as online learning options.
Please revisit the Schedule/Next Steps for updates or contact your City Council Member for more information. The City of San Jose wants to build a freeway overpass that will drop down onto Silkwood Lane next to Orchard School from the other side of I-880. See the Project Limits and Sections.