Community Resources During COVID-19
Hello Bellflower Middle/High School family!
We hope that you are doing well despite the unprecedented challenges we are facing. As we await to see what unfolds, we are compiling a list of resources on this page that are available for students, families, and community members. We hope that these resources, links, and information are helpful as we navigate this journey. As with everything else in life, collaboration and teamwork is always better because we are #BetterTogether. Together we will get through this difficult time and we will look back at our response and hopefully be proud of the steps we took.
If you have any other resources or information that would be helpful, please email them to Mr. Gil Castañeda at firstname.lastname@example.org
We're in this together, Because Unity Creates Success!
~The Bellflower Middle/High School Administrative Team (Mr. Lundgren, Mr. Castañeda, Mr. Espinosa, Mrs. Whitney)
Bellflower Unified School District Updates
Meal Service for Students 18 and Under
The California Department of Education has developed the "CA Meals for Kids" mobile application to help you find nearby Emergency Meal Distribution Sites near you.
We are pleased to announce that the YMCA on 15530 Woodruff Avenue in Bellflower (Behind BHS) has been approved to provide meals to BUSD students. The BUSD Nutrition Program will prepare the meals. Meals will be distributed on Monday, March 23 and Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 9 am-11am.
There will be 150 grab and go combination breakfast and lunches available. If this is a resource you need please participate, we need sufficient participation to continue. A special thanks to the YMCA for helping BUSD make this resource available to our students.
All we ask is that you only take what you need since there will only be a limited amount to begin with. Once the need is determined, more meals can be ordered and can be provided as long as supply is available. As I am sure you are aware there has been difficulty with supply, demand, and delivery. Please share this information with any family in need.
The following school districts/school sites are offering meals for students 18 and under. Please check their websites for updated information and any special requirements. Some school districts are making daily updates.
The closest LAUSD sites are:
Getting Internet Access
The California Department of Education (CDE) has created a page with various special offers being extended by various service providers throughout the state.
Internet For All Now: The California Emerging Technology Fund has provided access to affordable offers, as well as a number to call 1-844-841-INFO (4636) to assist parents: Click here to visit the Internet for All Now website for more information
Charter is offering Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households and More
Charter/Spectrum Phone number: 1-844-488-8395
At-Home Learning with PBS, KLCS, and KCET
PBS SoCal | KCET, in partnership with LAUSD and in collaboration with California PBS stations, are offering broadcast programming with digital resources that adhere to California’s state curriculum. Visit the PBS SoCal Information website by clicking on the link below for more information, including programing schedules.
Audible-For as long as schools are closed, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. Click here to access the Audible website and start listening
Khan Academy-Khan Academy is a free resource for students, teachers, and parents that offers exercises, quizzes, and tests so students can practice and master skills, as well as instructional videos to help students learn or review material. Khan Academy has a library of standards-aligned lessons covering kindergarten through early college math, grammar, science, history, AP® courses, SAT® preparation, and more. Students can practice skills with exercises, quizzes, and mastery challenges and get immediate feedback and support.Khan Academy is available in 40 languages. Students without laptops can access the Khan Academy website or use the Khan Academy app on smart phones. Click here to access the Khan Academy website to get started
Lil'Libros (for Young Children)-During School Closures Lil' Libros is creating a handful of worksheets and activity sheets that you can print out at home to keep your children active and help supplement your school's lesson plans. Click here to access the printables on the Lil' Libros website
Local Food Banks
The following are food pantries that are currently still available, please note that availability is subject to change, but as of now they are still providing food in lighter versions due to the outbreak and closures. Please call ahead to ensure they are still providing food.
St. Bernard Food Pantry
Tuesdays from 10am-1pm
9627 Beach St Bellflower, CA - 90706
Tuesdays 2-3pm & Wednesdays at 4pm
17054 Bixby Ave Bellflower, CA - 90706
Hosanna Chapel of Bellflower
Weekly on Wednesdays after 7pm service and Sundays after 10am service
16705 Bellflower Blvd Bellflower, CA - 90706
10115 Rose St Bellflower, CA - 90706
Fridays from 3-4pm
Mental Wellbeing Resources
Steps to Self-Care
Other Resources for the Los Angeles Community
Financial Resources for Residents Impacted by COVID-19
The LA County Department of Public Social Services is aware of the financial impact that the Coronavirus is having on the health and financial well-being of County of Los Angeles residents, leaving thousands unemployed or underemployed. The department has provided resources to help residents who may be experiencing financial challenges due to the pandemic:
- IF YOU HAVE HAD YOUR HOURS CUT, BEEN FURLOUGHED, OR LAID OFF.
- IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY SICK WITH THE CORONAVIRUS OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED.
- IF YOU ARE CARING FOR SOMEONE ELSE WHO IS SICK.