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Parent Resource Letter During COVID-19

Dear BGCSV Parents & Families,

During this unprecedented health crisis, our nation is facing more challenges than ever before, and we understand the implications these have on your family. Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley continues to work tirelessly with our partners, local school districts, health care providers, government officials and other organizations to determine how we can best serve Club youth and families now and in the coming weeks.

Because the safety of young people, our staff and volunteers is always our top priority, Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley will remain CLOSED until further notice.

We will continue to update you with new information as it becomes available. Our hope is to be able to serve a limited number of members after the Shelter in Place (SIP) order has lifted. However, guidelines and precautions shift daily and the schools have currently sent out notices of potential closures until May 1st. We will monitor the situation closely, please stay tuned to our website, social media and emails for updates. If we can open safely, we will!

In the meantime, this provides some helpful information for families, as we all do our part to support one another through this very difficult time.

Health Resource

We care about the health of our Club families, so please continue to follow the CDC and the California Department of Health (DHS) to prevent possible exposure or spread of COVID-19.

Educational Resources

Our staff are working on creative ways to enhance digital school learning and there are numerous ways to keep Club members virtually engaged.

To learn about our next Educational and Recreational Kit pick-up event, please visit our Facebook page or email Joe Hardeman at [email protected]

White And Blue Mouse Computer Logo (cropped)Our Virtual Club brings some of our fun and educational programs to you and your family as you shelter in place. Please visit our Virtual Club page to learn more.

Here are several online resources to support your child’s learning during this time.

On Monday, March 30th Boys & Girls Club staff members will be handing out recreation/education kits for families at The Club Maxwell Village (19239 Sonoma Hwy, Sonoma, CA 95476 – next to Starbucks) from 11-1pm If you are unable to visit during pickup hours, we may be able to drop kits off on porches. Please contact Director of Programs & Education Joe Hardeman [email protected] with your request and address.

Nutrition & Fitness Resources

Nutrition for all youth remains vital during this National Emergency. Please see this important information on where food programs are available in our area. Grab and go meals for students/children only, are available Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 1:00pm at the following locations:

  • Altimira Middle School
  • Sassarini Elementary
  • Flowery Elementary

Further updates are being made available through the City of Sonoma and Sonoma Valley Unified School District.

Unemployment Information

If this crisis has affected your employment status, please use the link below to determine any modifications (state) has made for receiving unemployment benefits.

https://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/

As you are aware, changes are happening daily, if not hourly, and we are doing our best to be prepared for the unknown. We plan to open as soon as we can safely do so. We know that we will get through this together and encourage everyone to be kind and compassionate to one another during this season of uncertainty. Please know, our commitment to each of you is unwavering.

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