Information, Updates and Resources on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Richland One to Provide Children with Free Summer Meals
Starting Monday, June 8, families will be able to pick up free summer meals for their children at eight Richland One school sites. The 2020 Summer Food Service Program will operate on Mondays only from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the following schools: South Kilbourne Elementary, Caughman Road Elementary, Southeast Middle, Lower Richland High, Carver-Lyon Elementary, Eau Claire High, St. Andrews Middle, and Hyatt Park Elementary schools.
The federally-funded Summer Feeding Program, which offers seven days’ worth of nutritious breakfasts and lunches to any child at no cost to parents, is expected to operate through July 30. Organizations that provide summer camps, day care or other programs for children may be eligible to receive free meals for their participants. Limited home delivery services will be available during the summer.
Although the online application has closed, families that have not previously signed up may still receive meals. To pick up meals, children must be present in the vehicles for the first pick-up, unless they or the community organization have been previously verified for the program by the district. No further applications are necessary.
For more information and updates, go to the district’s website www.richlandone.org, click on the Departments tab then click on the Nutrition Services link. Inquiries may be directed to Richland One Student Nutrition Services at (803) 231-6953, mailed to Richland One Nutrition Services, 201 Park Street, Columbia, SC 29201 or sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Educational Materials and Resources
- Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and You (pdf)
- COVID-19 Quick Facts (pdf)
- Poster: Stop the Spread of Germs (pdf)
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-Being
Simple Activities for Children and Adolescents
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Videos:
- What is Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Am I at risk for COVID-19 infection?
- Stop the Spread of Germs (COVID-19)
DHEC Care Line: 1-855-472-3432 (staffed 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. weekdays)
What resources are available to families to support literacy at home?
Students can access their school's virtual library to read from a selection of eBooks, audiobooks and periodicals at www.gofollett.com. Students can log in using their student ID number and birthday.
SC Discus, South Carolina’s Virtual Library, is the “information place” for all South Carolinians. www.scdiscus.org provides free access to an electronic library that’s available 24/7. From Tumblebooks to Teen Book Cloud, there are over 50 different resources that support learning for the whole family. Please check with your school’s librarian for login information.
The ConnectED partnership between Richland One and Richland Library allows students to access books, movies, music, homework help and more at www.richlandlibrary.com. Your student's Richland One ID number is their library card number and their PIN is the last four digits of your phone number. Please call Richland Library at (803) 799-9084 if you have any questions about your library account.
Please contact your Richland One librarian if you have any questions about accessing these resources.