COVID-19 Community Resources
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 email@example.com
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.
Food Distribution Change
Beginning Monday, April 6, YMCA will be moving food distribution from the YMCA location to the Bellflower Unified Nutrition Center. The reason for this move is to provide a safer and more expedient opportunity for distributing food.
From the YMCA you would go North on Woodruff to Somerset then head East toward McNab. Then take McNab South to Ron Yary Way and head West. If everyone follows this pattern it will prevent traffic back up onto Alondra Blvd.
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
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
The California Department of Education (CDE) has created a page with various special offers being extended by various service providers throughout the state.
AT&T also has Assisted Internet service for $5 per month for students who qualify for free and reduced meals. For details, please click here to access the AT&T website or Call 1-844 569-9550 for information.
Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone is offering their Xfinity WiFi hotspots located in businesses and outdoor locations to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, please click here to access the Xfinity hotspot locator website
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
If you need a qualification letter for Free and Reduced lunch please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org the students name, date of birth and school site so that we may send you a copy via e-mail. We will also mail one home to the address on file.
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.