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Announcements & Events

We are now serving Head Start children and families. Please call for more information and see below for our current announcements related to COVID-19.

Coronavirus Self-Checker

If you have any concerns about your child’s health, please use the CDC’s Coronavirus Self-Checker or visit the CDC Symptoms page.

 

Program Closure

All sites will be closed for the week of Nov. 23rd – Nov. 27th, 2020 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen November 30th, 2020 and return to our regularly scheduled classes. Happy Holidays!

Safe Shelter and Rent Assistance

Oregon farmers are facing reduced bed capacity as a result of new OSHA guidelines on bed spacing.  This will reduce the number of beds in labor camps across Oregon. These funds are aimed at providing alternative sheltering for farmworkers across Oregon during the various harvests. Please call 1-855-215-6158 and select Safe Sheltering of Farmworkers in the menu option.

New Program Update:  Safe Shelter & Rent Relief for farmworkers Program now allows assistance with rent, utilities, and other services.

Funds provided by Oregon Housing & Community Services.

Refugio Seguro para Trabajadores Agricolas y Asistencia de Renta

Los agricultores de Oregon enfrentan una capacidad de cama reducida como resultado de las nuevas pautas de OSHA sobre el espaciamiento de la cama. Esto reducirá la cantidad de camas en los campos de trabajo en todo Oregon. Estos fondos están destinados a proporcionar refugio alternativo para los trabajadores agrícolas en todo Oregon durante las diversas cosechas. Llame al 1-855-215-6158 y seleccione Safe Sheltering of Farmworkers en la opción de menu.

Actualización del nuevo programa: Refugio seguro y alivio de alquiler para trabajadores agrícolas El programa ahora permite asistencia con el alquiler, los servicios públicos y otros servicios.

Fondos provistos por Oregon Housing & Community Service.

Toys for Tots Registration

Registration is open November 16th and closes on December 11th at 11:59pm.

Distribution will be on December 18th and 19th only.

Please check your email for communication and distribution details. Please be prepared to show your photo ID, and proof that the children live in your home. You may NOT apply if you do not have physical custody of your children. Please only apply to one program for toys. If you need food for the Holiday please apply at The Salvation Army by calling 541-882-5280. Their application deadline is December 5th.

Walmart announces free Thanksgiving dinner for everyone!

Walmart is partnering with several companies including Butterball and Coca-Cola in an effort to feed hungry American families this Thanksgiving.

The Free Thanksgiving Dinner program – made possible by Walmart, Ibotta, Campbell’s, Butterball, and Coca-Cola – aims to help families nationwide by giving them a traditional holiday meal without the financial burden.

The items included in the Free Thanksgiving Dinner program are:

  • Campbell’s condensed cream of mushroom soup (10.5-ounce can)
  • 2-liter bottle of Coke
  • All varieties of Butterball 3-pound turkey roast or $9.98 cash back on all Butterball whole turkeys
  • McCormick turkey gravy seasoning packet (0.87-ounce package)
  • French’s crispy onions (2.8-ounce package)
  • Idahoan instant mashed potatoes (8-ounce package)
  • Great Value stuffing (6-ounce package)
  • Great Value cranberry sauce (14-ounce can)
  • Great Value frozen green beans (12-ounce bag)

To get your free Thanksgiving dinner, all you have to do is download the Ibotta app or download Ibotta’s web browser extension, click on the “Free Thanksgiving Dinner” offer and shop for your Thanksgiving items at any Walmart or at Walmart.com.

Once purchased, you can scan your receipt into the Ibotta app or link your Walmart Grocery account to verify the purchases, and you’ll earn cashback for your entire purchase (approx. $20.27).

PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN, COMPLETE A 15-MINUTE SURVEY AND EARN A $20 GIFT CARD!

Portland State University and OSLC Developments Inc. want to hear from you about your child care needs and experiences. You can access the survey online or by phone. It only takes about 15 minutes. Get access info here: Survey Link (English)

¡SI USTED ES MADRE O PADRE DE UN/A NIÑO/A MENOR DE 6 AÑOS, COMPLETE UNA ENCUESTA Y GANE UNA TARJETA DE REGALO DE $20!

Portland State University quiere saber de usted sobre sus necesidades y experiencias en cuanto al cuidado infantil.

Puede llenar la encuesta en línea o completarlo por teléfono. Solo toma alrededor de 15 minutos. Haga clic aquí: ENCUESTA (Espanol)

Oregon ONE Eligibility Upgrade

The Oregon Department of Human Services is upgrading the ONE eligibility system that Oregonians use to apply for benefits. Once the upgrade of ONE is completed, Oregonians will be able to apply for cash, childcare, food and medical benefits using a single online application.

Starting November 2, Oregonians living in Klamath County can apply in person for medical, cash, child care and food benefits at either the Aging and People with Disabilities (APD), Area Agency on Aging (AAA) or Self-Sufficiency Programs (SSP) offices. This date only impacts residents in your area at this time and this upgrade will conclude in February 2021. Please see the attached map for more information. System Rollout Map

Klamath Family Head Start Guide to a Hybrid Model of Learning

KFHS Virtual Learning

While in-person classrooms are limited to 10 children, we do offer part-day and full-day modules during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to support families with Virtual Learning Services, through the outreach of teachers and other support staff.

We will use a combination of phone calls, video calls, texts and emails to support our families. Families will move between service models depending on each classroom’s individual circumstances.

For example, if a classroom needs to close due to a confirmed COVID case, the classroom would begin virtual services. When community health conditions indicate it is safe to do so, classrooms will transition back to the previous hybrid service model. Virtual Classes may also have an opportunity to change service models as community safety conditions improve.

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