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March 18 Update to Families

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Dear Brooklyn Center Community Schools Families:

As a reminder, school is closed through the end of spring break, Friday, April 3. Please read the following for an update about resources and supports for families, ideas to continue learning at home and more. 

Resources and services for families during COVID-19 

Staff members from Brooklyn Center Community Schools worked with area partners to identify resources and services available to families and community members during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to view a full list of resources and services. 

BCCS Resource and Support Line: 763-200-1201

Brooklyn Center Community Schools’ families can call the Resource and Support line for information about community resources and crisis support. The phone line will be staffed by a BCCS school social worker or school counselor Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Activities and Learning Ideas

Teachers and other staff members created a list of ideas to help students continue learning at home when school is not in session. Click here to view ideas. 

Meal Distribution

Staff started delivering school meals on school bus routes today. Families can arrive at specific bus stops between 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meals will be available through Friday, March 27. Milk and nut-free options are available upon request. Families can identify the route closest to their home by viewing the list of bus stops and times. Click here to view the meal distribution list or click here to view location sites on Google Maps.

If your student rides a special education yellow bus, meals will be dropped off to your home between 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Walkers and other families can pick-up meals at Earle Brown Elementary and Brooklyn Center Middle and High School between noon – 1 p.m. Click here for more information about meal distribution. 

Emergency Response Professionals Childcare

The governor has asked that we continue to offer childcare during the statewide school closure for elementary-age children of emergency response professionals. If your work is directly related to responding to or caring for patients in a healthcare setting, childcare services for students in grade Pre-K-5 are still available. Click here for a list of state-approved positions eligible to receive childcare. 

The program is open from 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. through Friday, March 27. If you have any questions, please contact Jakarta Turner at 612-282-0026 or jturner@bccs286.org. Click here to register for childcare services on our Eleyo website. 

Updates from services and programs 

  • Early College Academy. The ECA is closed until further notice. 
  • South campus. The high school south campus building is closed until further notice. Health Resource Center. The Health Resource Center is closed until further notice. Most of our services are available at community locations. For assistance connecting to health services in the community, please email Stephanie Ptak, Health Resource Center Supervisor, at sptak@bccs286.org, or Miamon Queeglay, Community Schools Manager, at mqueeglay@bccs286.org.
  • Community Corner. The Community Corner is closed until further notice. 
  • Enrollment. We are still accepting new enrollments to our school district. Please call the enrollment office to begin the enrollment process at 763-561-2120 x2550.