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    The Seattle Public Library is launching Tutor.com today! Tutor.com has over 3,000 highly vetted expert tutors, who can help youth with schoolwork, tutoring and academic coaching in a variety of subjects in a safe and secure online classroom. 1-1 help is available in math, writing, science, history, foreign languages, college essay writing, Advanced Placement (AP) courses and more.

     

    • Service is available 7 days a week, 2-10 p.m. in Spanish/English and 4-7 p.m. in Vietnamese
    • Students can use their microphone to communicate with tutors, we hope this will be easier for English language learners
    • Teens and adults can use this service to get help with filling out job applications and writing a cover letter and resume

     

    All you need to do is go to www.spl.org/VirtualTutoring and log in with your library card and pin or your Library Link number and pin to connect!

     

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    Hello Eagles,

    On Thursday, October 15, 2020, the City of Seattle will launch the $7.94 million Seattle COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund for Immigrants, its newest program to help vulnerable residents who have been both financially impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and purposely excluded by the federal government. 

     

    A few important details below: 

    • The application will only be available as an online form, and 20 organizations will be available to help applicants over the phone and in-language. 
    • The online application will be available in seven languages other than English: Amharic, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), Somali, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, and Vietnamese
    • The relief fund is open to immigrants who:  
      • Live in OR attend school in OR work within the Seattle city boundaries, AND 
      • Meet income eligibility requirements, AND 
      • Were ineligible for federal CARES Act Economic Impact Payments (also known as a “coronavirus stimulus check”). 
    • The review process is NOT first-come, first-served. To support those with the most need, the program is prioritizing applicants based on a set of vulnerability criteria.
    • Each eligible adult applicant filing for themselves is able to receive a one-time payment of $1,000. 
    • Applicants with children are eligible to receive a one-time payment of up to $3,000. 
    • The application open period will be from Thursday, October 15, 2020 to November 5, 2020 (three weeks). 

     

    On October 15, the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs will launch a multi-lingual campaign utilizing ethnic media, social media, and community-based organization partners for outreach. So, please stay tuned! 

     

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    The district has updated their website with easier navigation to find At Home Learning, Meals for Students and SPS TV. If you haven't done so yet, check it out here.The district is also frequently updating the mental health supports, you can find it here. Please contact your Counselor if you would like assistance to help facilitate the process.

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    Dear Families,

    Because COVID-19 closed our schools, your children may be eligible for food assistance, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT): Emergency School Meals Program.

    P-EBT provides families with funds to make up for the cost of meals while school was closed. This benefit is for Washington children in grades k-12 who receive free or reduced-price school meals. These benefits will be on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card which is used like a debit card to buy groceries.

    If your family has lost income since schools closed, you may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. You can find out if you are eligible and how to apply by calling [school district phone number] or go online to [school district webpage].

    Every eligible child may receive up to a maximum of $399 of P-EBT. Immigration status does not matter for P-EBT – it is not Basic Food and will not count in a public charge test. P-EBT is intended to replace meals missed while schools closed due to COVID-19. Children are allowed to get free meals from school and community sites and get P-EBT at the same time – they are separate programs.

    If your family does not receive Basic Food, you must apply for P-EBT if you want to receive the funds. The application will be open by June 30. There are two ways to apply:

    • Go to: www.WashingtonConnection.org, or
    • Call DSHS at 877-501-2233

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    Need internet? FREE internet service for 6 months

    SPS Students who are income eligible bring proof and new subscribers to Comcast and Wave, Register, receive a promotional code and modem, and hook up your household!

    Friday, JUNE 12, 2020 11:00AM-2:00PM, Bailey Gatzert Elementary, 1301 E. Yesler Way, Seattle, 98122

    Call below for any questions

     


    Dept. of Technology Services
    | 206 252 2815 | www.seattleschools.org

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    Food instability?

    May 15th,2020 Pickup sites

    Food Lifeline will distribute emergency food boxes at Northgate Mall and North Bend Outlet Mall, as well as two Food Lifeline locations

    Food Lifeline will distribute several thousand emergency food boxes to anyone needing help keeping food on the table during this crisis. The distributions will occur at the following locations and times:

    Northgate Mall – 401 East Northgate Way, Seattle, Wa. 98125

    • Thursday, May 14th, at 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

    North Bend Outlets – 461 South Fork Avenue S.W., North Bend, Wa. 98045

    • Thursday, May 14th, at 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

    SODO Warehouse – 1440 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, Wa.

    • Friday, May 15th, at 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Food Lifeline – 815 South 96th Street, Seattle, Wa. 98108

    • Friday, May 15th,  at 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

     

    These emergency food boxes each contain 22-25 lbs of shelf-stable food items like canned fruits and vegetables, canned meats, non-meat protein items, and bread and grains. They will also contain some fresh produce items that tend to have a longer shelf life. Those wishing to take home boxes can receive a drive-up no-touch distribution, and there will also be walk-up distribution.

    ANYONE can have access to this food. This is a confidential distribution, so there will be no paperwork or qualification. Food Lifeline is only asking for zip codes to track its efforts.

    Food Lifeline encourages everyone to take home this nutritious food. We are all struggling during this crisis, and no one should hesitate to accept this help.

    You can access the website here.

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    IN NEED OF RENT PAYMENT?

    Thanks to generous donations to the Community Relief Fund and a variety of community partners, one month of rental assistance is being offered to people in King County struggling to pay rent due to the Coronavirus.  Listed below are the requirements to qualify and a link to the application. Funds are available on a first come, first served basis. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

    If you’re a King County resident who has been impacted financially by COVID-19 and are behind on your rent, you may qualify for assistance.

    You may apply for this assistance if you:

    · Live in King County, WA

    · Are behind in rent

    · Are economically impacted by COVID-19

    · Have a current monthly household income that is below these amounts (50% of Area Median Income):

    o  1 Person: up to $3,483

    o  2 Persons: up to $3,983

    o  3 Persons: up to $4,479

    o  4 Persons: up to $4,975

    o  5 Persons: up to $5,375

    o  6 Persons: up to $5,775

     

    If you meet these requirements, please fill out the online application at www.uwkc.org/renthelp or call 2-1-1.

     

     

    United Way anuncia un programa ampliado de asistencia de alquiler a partir del viernes 10 de abril de 2020. Gracias a las generosas donaciones al Fondo de Ayuda Comunitaria y una variedad de socios comunitarios, se ofrece un mes de asistencia de alquiler a las personas en el Condado de King que luchan por pagar el alquiler debido al coronavirus. A continuación se enumeran los requisitos para calificar y un enlace a la aplicación. Los fondos están disponibles por orden de llegada. Le recomendamos que presente su solicitud lo antes posible.

     

     

    Si usted es un residente del Condado de King que ha sido afectado financieramente por COVID-19 y está atrasado en su alquiler, puede calificar para recibir asistencia.

    Puede solicitar esta asistencia si usted:

    • Vive en el Condado de King, WA

    • Están atrasados en el alquiler

    • Se ven afectados económicamente por COVID-19

    • Tiene un ingreso familiar mensual actual inferior a estas cantidades (50% del Ingreso Medio del Area):

     

    §  1 persona: hasta $ 3,483

    §  2 personas: hasta $ 3,983

    §  3 personas: hasta $ 4,479

    §  4 personas: hasta $ 4,975

    §  5 personas: hasta $ 5,375

    §  6 personas: hasta $ 5,775

     

    Si cumple con estos requisitos, complete la solicitud en línea en www.uwkc.org/renthelp o llame al 2-1-1.