Summer 2020 resources for community support during COVID-19 gathered from community emails and school websites.
Ed Hub with School Supplies for Students Impacted by COVID-19
The Ed Hub is BUSD’s centralized distribution site for all things teaching & learning while school facilities are closed. Services include ChromeBook repair and distribution, paper distance learning packets, instrument repair and distribution, and limited supplies. The drive-through setting allows BUSD students and their families to pull in, pick up essential learning supplies, and head back home while staying safely inside their car. The hub will be open and certain items will be available throughout the summer.
Phil Halpern, the Lead Teacher of Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Berkeley High, and students have created a free online mentoring program that benefits high school mentors and elementary school mentees. The program pairs a high schooler and a youngster for half an hour of online activities twice a week. The sessions mix academic work like read-alouds with fun activities like games and dancing. The program, which launched in May, runs through the summer, ending a week before school resumes in the fall.
BUSD Free Meal Program Summer 2020
Berkeley Unified School District will continue to provide Free Grab and Go Meals to anyone aged 18 years and younger from June 15th through August 17.
Meal Pick Up Schedule: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Meal bundles will include breakfast and lunch, fresh fruit, milks, entrees and sides.
Produce boxes will also be available at all meal distribution sites on Wednesdays, thanks to a generous donation from Bay City Produce. Groceries will be available on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, thanks to Berkeley Food Network.
BUSD Coronavirus Information & Resources
The linked BUSD webpage contains information and updates about COVID-19 pertaining to the Berkeley Unified School District.
Resources for Families