Riverside County officials have begun accepting waiver applications from public and private K-6 schools wishing to resume in-person classes. Waivers are necessary because Riverside County is currently on the state’s watch list. The county must be off the watch list for 14 days before schools and school districts may reopen without a waiver.
In keeping with recently released California Department of Public Health guidance, La Sierra University will hold the majority of fall quarter classes online with allowed exceptions for certain labs and studio classes. It is also providing an automatic 10 percent fall quarter tuition subsidy for all enrolled students. School begins Monday, Sept. 21.
Last Wednesday, August 12, marked the final summer community weekly meal distribution for San Jacinto Unified School District, with 451,704 meals served to children ages 0 through 18, covering the period June 5 through August 16. Food assistance during the COVID-19 crisis has been quite the challenge for many school districts, and SJUSD was honored by local Albertsons and the Albertsons Companies Foundation to Help Feed Children and Families during Summer campaign with a $50,000 grant to help off-set the costs. The campaign is part of Albertsons Nourishing Neighbors Community Relief initiative.
Millions of parents across the nation are faced with tough questions regarding their kids' education in this school year, courtesy COVID. Those parents with disposable incomes have found the way out in the form of ‘School Pods,’ sometimes also referred to as ‘Micro-Schooling.’ This is a group of approximately 3 to 10 students coming together to study.
Inter Valley Health Plan’s FREE online class for adults 55+ If you are a person who takes care of your parent, spouse or grandchildren it can take its toll on you. Learn how to set boundaries to help everyone care for each other in a positive and healthy way. Reservations are required to get the log in code. To RSVP call or go online. 800-886-4471 or TTY 711. Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. To register or find our schedule for more free classes visit ivhp.com/vitality
Going back to school, whether online, in-person, or a combination, is a yearly expense that can be especially challenging for military families. In 2019, families in the United States spent approximately $700 per child on school supplies for the school year, according to the National Retail Federation.
The Mt. San Jacinto College Art Gallery is pleased to present "Sketches From the ICU" by Oh Young-Jun. The exhibit will launch online Monday, Aug. 17, at www.msjc.edu/artgallery. The Art Gallery will host a special Zoom conversation about the exhibition from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27.