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Schools are closed beginning on Friday, March 13 and extending until at least Monday, May 4.  

COVID-19

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resource Page

We will routinely update this page with information and resources for the Waltham community and our students; check back frequently. 

Social Distancing

We strongly urge all members of the Waltham community to immediately engage in social distancing. If you are not feeling well, please do not leave your home. If you are able to work from home, please do so. If you must leave your home, wash your hands frequently and avoid "high-touch" areas. Keep your children at home and away from other children. We know this is very challenging, especially for kids who want to be with their peers, and we are working on options for organizing virtual socialization opportunities for students and will be posting updates here. 

Meals for Students

FREE Grab-and-go meals are available for all students at the following locations and times on Mondays.

Lunch 11:30am-1:00pm: Mondays Only starting 3/30/20

McDevitt Middle School, 75 Church St, Waltham, MA 02452

Lunch 11:30am-12:00pm: Monday - Friday starting 3/30/20

Chesterbrook Gardens Housing: 22 Brookway Road

Prospect Hill Housing: 2 Hansen Road

Home Suites Inn: 455 Totten Pond Road

 

Students will not be allowed to linger or socialize when they pick up their meals. See additional flyers below about meal services for students.

Online / Extended Learning

We will not be expecting students to engage in organized online learning during this time, but we have posted academic resources to our "Extended Learning" page linked here and at right. Students can login to Clever using their WPS Google Accounts. We are also organizing opportunities for virtual socialization. Our plans for this may change depending on guidance from the Commissioner of Education; check back for updates.

Supporting your Child with COVID-19

Here are a few resources and articles to help you discuss this challenging topic with your child:

Additional Community Support

We are working with organizations across the city to organize grocery donations and drives. It is important that we do this methodically and carefully so as not to exacerbate the spread of the virus. Please click here for information about how you can help from WATCH CDC. Remember: the best way to help is through engaging in social distancing! Thank you for the outpouring of support and willingness to volunteer that we have already received!

Additional FOOD Assistance
 
There are many places in Waltham to get free food- pre-made meals or groceries. Please see our resource guide- this guide is updated daily at:  https://watchcdc.org/covid-19-resources-food/
 
COMIDA:
Hay muchas fuentes para comidas y comestibles gratuitos en Waltham. Consulte nuestra guía de recursos: esta guía se actualiza diariamente en: https://watchcdc.org/covid-19-resources-food/

 

Rental Assistance

 
Ayuda para pagar alquilar
 
La solicitud de fondos de Asistencia de Emergencia para Alquiler ya está disponible para los hogares afectados por el Covid-19 en Waltham.
El programas no pregunta por su estatus migratorio.
 
Llame al 781-314-3386 y deje su nombre y número de teléfono en el correo de voz y nos comunicaremos con usted o puede enviar un correo electrónico a ccaseybrenner@city.waltham.ma.us Aplicaciones disponibles en español.
 
El Programa RAFT (Asistencia Residencial para Familias en Transición por sus siglas en Inglés) es un programa de prevención de falta de vivienda financiado por el Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Comunitario (DHCD). RAFT proporciona asistencia financiera a corto plazo a familias de bajos ingresos que no tienen hogar o que corren el riesgo de quedarse sin hogar o ser desalojados. Solicite RAFT aquí, lo antes posible. https://metrohousingboston.org/what-we-do/specialized-services/raft/
 
Estos dos programas no pregunta por su estatus migratorio. La ayuda ofrecida por estes programas NO SE CONSIDERA una "carga pública" para propósitos migratorios

 

Waltham Public Schools Grab and Go Meals 

Community Messages

Below, you will find all communications from the Waltham Public Schools related to COVID-19. 

Latest Updates

4-03-20 Community Updates, English

4-03-20 Community Updates, Spanish

4-03-20 Community Updates, Haitian Creole

4-03-20 Community Updates, Portuguese

 

4-01-20 Community Update, English

4-01-20 Community Update, Spanish

 

4-01-20 Community Updates (WPS Health Services), English

4-01-20 Community Updates (WPS Health Services), Spanish

4-01-20 Community Updates (WPS Health Services), Haitian Creole

4-01-20 Community Updates (WPS Health Services), Portuguese

 

3-30-20 Community Updates, English

3-30-20 Community Updates, Spanish

 

3-26-20 Community Updates, English

3-26-20 Community Updates, Spanish

3-26-20 Community Updates, Portuguese

 

3-25-20 Community Updates (ELL Department), English

3-25-20 Community Updates (ELL Department), Spanish

3-25-20 Community Updates (ELL Department), Haitian Creole

 

3-24-20 Community Updates Special Ed. Department, English

3-24-20 Community Updates Special Ed. Department, Spanish

3-24-20 Community Updates Special Ed. Department, Haitian Creole

 

3-23-2020 Community Update, English

3-23-2020 Community Update, Spanish

3-23-2020 Community Update, Haitian Creole

 

3-18-2020 COVID-19 Update, English

3-18-2020 COVID-19 Update, Spanish

3-18-2020 COVID-19 Update, Haitian Creole

 

3-16-2020 COVID-19 Update, English

3-16-2020 COVID-19 Update, Español

3-16-2020 COVID-19 Update, Haitian Creole

3-16-2020 COVID-19 Update, Portuguese

 

3-13-2020 COVID-19 Update, English

3-13-2020 COVID-19 Update, Español

3-13-2020 COVID-19 Update, Haitian Creole

3-13-2020 COVID-19 Update, Portuguese

 

3-12-2020 COVID-19 Update, English

3-12-2020 COVID-19 Update, Español

3-12-2020 COVID-19 Update, Haitian Creole

3-12-2020 COVID-19 Update, Portuguese

 

3-11-2020 COVID-19 Update, English

3-11-2020 COVID-19 Update, Español

3-11-2020 COVID-19 Update, Haitian Creole

3-11-2020 COVID-19 Update, Portuguese

 

3-10-2020 COVID-19 Notice, English

3-10-2020 COVID-19 Notice, Español

 

3-9-2020 All City Postponed, English

3-9-2020 All City Postponed, Spanish

 

3-5-2020 Community Letter, English

3-2-2020 Community Update, English

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