Community Resources

TownGate Elementary “Lighting the Way to Student Success”

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Adopt-a-Senior


The Moreno Valley Education Foundation just launched an Adopt-a-Senior program in an effort to show the community’s support of the class of 2020! Please help us celebrate the accomplishments of our amazing class and “adopt” a graduate

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(COVID-19) Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, California is providing one-time state-funded disaster relief assistance to undocumented adults who are ineligible for other forms of assistance, including assistance under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and pandemic unemployment benefits, because of their immigration status


Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The disaster relief assistance amount is $500 per person, with a maximum of two individuals ($1000) per household.


To be eligible for disaster relief assistance, an individual must be able to provide information that they:

  1. are an undocumented adult (person over the age of 18);

  2. are not eligible for federal COVID-19 related assistance, like CARES Act tax stimulus payments or pandemic unemployment benefits; and

  3. have experienced a hardship as a result of COVID-19.


For more information, please visit: https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/immigration/covid-19-drai

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P-EBT will provide up to $365 to children who are eligible for Free or Reduced-Price Meals

The California Department of Education (CDE) and Department of Social Services (CDSS) are partnering on the administration of Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) in California.


P-EBT will provide up to $365 to children who are eligible for Free or Reduced-Price Meals (FRPM) through the National School Lunch (NSLP) or School Breakfast Programs (SBP).


  • Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. P-EBT cards will begin arriving around May 12, 2020.


  • Families with children who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail by May 22, 2020 must apply online before June 30, 2020.

More information

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Free Food Sources to Support Families... Please share!

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MoVal Meals

Beginning Tuesday, March 24, seniors age 60+ and disabled persons in Moreno Valley will have some help supplementing their food supplies with the launch of a new City service called "MoVal Meals." The free service, which provides both pick-up and delivery options, will offer a week's supply of mostly staples, such as beans, rice, or pasta and more.

Supplies will be available for drive-thru pick-up at the City's Conference & Recreation Center (CRC) at Alessandro Blvd. and Frederick St. Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. the day after participants register. Delivery will take place on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Participants must register either by phone at 951-413-3749 or email at MoValMeals@MoVal.org. Find more information at www.movalmeals.org.


Feeding America Food Bank

2950 Jefferson Street, Riverside, CA

(951) 359-4757

During the COVID-19 pandemic, FAFB will distribute food through a drive-thru style from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.


Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County (CAPSBC)

(909) 723-1581

https://www.capsbc.org/food-bank

CAPSBC’s Food Bank distributes over 15 million pounds of food each year throughout San Bernardino County, even to the most remote locations. Visit their website for locations and hours.


COVID-19 Information

United Way of the Inland Valley

https://uwiv.org/covid19

Residents can dial 2-1-1 at any time to hear the latest information about COVID-19. Callers are also able to get referrals for local services including food, shelter, and other health-related issues.

Employment Benefits

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EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

This crisis has already taken a great toll on many people’s employment. California’s Employment Development Department has created a useful web page with FAQs for people whose employment has been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19). If you or someone you may know may need help, visit the site to find out eligibility and filing requirement for:

· Disability and family leave benefits

· Unemployment benefits

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Due to the extension of school closures, the district has established a list of child care resources for parents who may need support during the school closure (see attached). This will be updated continuously as information changes quickly.

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Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households and More

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LOW-COST HIGH-SPEED INTERNET

LOW-COST HIGH-SPEED INTERNET

SBX Youth and Family Services

Some families may qualify for a free Chromebook with a low-cost internet sign-up.

· Text “Connect” to 951-406-4466 for more information.

· Call 951-406-4466

· SIGN UP www.SBXinc.org/low-cost-internet

SBK Youth and Family Services is a local Inland Empire community-based organization working with families to connect affordable home internet and other valuable services.



Spectrum

(855) 243-8892

With school systems across the US closing down in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Spectrum is offering free access to internet and WiFi for 60-days for new Pre-K to 12, college student and teacher households who don't currently have internet or WiFi service.This discount will be applied as a credit for your first two months of internet services. They will waive any installation or pre-payment fees to help get you started.

You can qualify for this offer if you:

· Have a student of qualifying age at your service address with remote education needs

· Have not subscribed to our internet services within the past 30 days

For more information, click here.

Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For K-12

Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps

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Know How it Spreads

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Take steps to protect yourself



Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

Take steps to protect others

Stay home if you’re sick


Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.


Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.


Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

What You Need To Know About Handwashing

Navigator Character Pledge


Navigator Character Pledge

We are RESPECTFUL, SAFE, and RESPONSIBLE, INCLUDE OTHERS, and LEARN every day! I promise to RESPECT myself, others, and my school. I promise to be SAFE by following all rules and directions. I am RESPONSIBLE for my best in reading, math and the rest. I promise to INCLUDE OTHERS and not leave anyone out. I pledge to LEARN all I can and do my best to be all I am!

Towngate Navigators:

  • Show Respect
  • Act Safely & Responsibly
  • Include others
  • Learn Every Day

Towngate Elementary School

TownGate Navigators... Sailing to Success!


Principal- Veronica Zarate Vzarate@mvusd.net

Assistant Principal- Khaleelah Lewis-Wilkins klewis@mvusd.net

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