School administrators prep students for hiatus

EUREKA, Ca. (KIEM)-As Covid-19 pushes Humboldt County to shelter in place, school administrators are setting up students for success.

Eureka high school administrators could be seen working diligently to get all packets and materials out to prepare their distant model learning. 

A message was sent out to all parents shortly after the “shelter in place” order was announced.

Thousands of packets across Eureka City Schools have been handed-out.

However, parents will have an opportunity to pick-up Pre-K to 8th-grade packets Friday along their normal morning bus route.

Meals will be handed out simultaneously to students under the age of 18.

Eureka High school will be open Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for anyone needing homework packets.

Teachers will work from home and are available to their students through email.

The School superintendent encourages the community to come together and support the students.

“Read with your children, help them through those packets and of course reach out to your teachers,” Fred Van Vleck said.

“Starting on Monday all of our school sites will be closed to the public,” he said. “I just want to remind the parents they can call into the site.”

Van Vleck had one last message for faculty and staff.

“I am really proud of our staff right now they’ve done a fantastic job.”