School Closure Resources
Clover Park School District schools are closed March 17 through April 24 to help stop the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 in our region. The school district is working to provide student meals, supplemental learning resources and childcare services for first responders and health care workers.
Meal times for eight stops updated beginning Monday, April 6
Meal distribution times for eight stops are changing beginning Monday, April 6.
Pickup locations at Beachwood, Meriwether, Hillside and Carter Lake elementary schools will be moved into each school’s cafeteria and will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day, Monday-Friday. The extended times will help reduce lines and wait times. Please remember to practice social distancing.
Additionally, times have changed for the following four stops:
* Stop no. 55 at D St. SW and 8th St. SW will serve meals for 15 minutes beginning at 12:20 p.m.
* Stop no. 56 at Tillicum Elementary School will serve meals beginning at 12:15 p.m.
* Stop no. 57 at Woodbrook Middle School will serve meals beginning at 11:50 a.m.
* Stop no. 58 at the park at Adams St. and Coolidge Ave. will serve meals for 15 minutes beginning at 11:35 a.m.
It is important that you review the updated times before going to pick up meals. An updated list and map of meal times and locations is available on our meals page
Free Student Meals Starting Tuesday, March 17
We are committed to providing lunch and breakfast for all Clover Park School District students during school closures. Each day, Monday through Friday, our buses will make 68 stops in Lakewood and on Joint Base Lewis-McChord to pass out meals.
Each student will receive two meals: lunch for the day and breakfast for the following morning.
Meals will be provided for all children ages 18 and younger. Children do not need to be enrolled in Clover Park School District to receive the meals.
If your child has special dietary needs, please contact Student Nutrition at 253-583-5490.
A list and map of all stop locations and times is available here.
Student Learning Materials for Students in Grades K-8
The district has created activities and resources for students in grades K-8 during school closures. These activities and resources do not take the place of regular classroom instruction but can be used for supplemental student learning at home. Assignments are not required nor graded. These activities are meant to provide optional opportunities for student learning while they are absent from school.
Weekly learning packets are available every Wednesday (excluding April 1) through the following methods:
Student Learning Materials for Students in Grades 9-12
District secondary schools are creating closure coursework for students in grades 9-12 and will communicate directly with families. High schools are working on supporting graduating seniors in meeting graduation requirements.
Free Child Care Services for First Responders and Health Care, Pharmacy and Grocery Workers
Clover Park School District is partnering with the YMCA of Pierce County to provide free child care for eligible children of first responders and health care, pharmacy and grocery store workers in grades K-5 during the school closure.
Care will be provided Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Custer and Idlewild elementary schools.
If you are a first responder or health care, pharmacy or grocery store worker with a child/children in Clover Park School District schools and need child care assistance, please email YMCA Childcare at: Childcare@ymcapkc.org or call 253-534-7840.
Please be prepared to provide the following information and documentation upon registration:
- Location of work
- Position title
- Scope of work
- Photo copy of work ID badge or document of proof of employment
Space is limited. Applicants will be notified if their application is accepted.
Prevention is Key
The health department confirms ways to prevent and protect yourself against COVID-19 are the same as protecting against colds and flu and advises these simple yet important preventative measures. Please review and practice these measures with your child(ren):
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. (Or, cover your face by coughing or sneezing into your sleeve if you don’t have a tissue.)
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces
- Stay at home and away from others if you are sick
- Get the flu shot (if able)
Click on the link to review answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19.
We will update this website with information and resources as things change and send notifications using our SchoolMessenger system. Please review your contact information (cell phone and email) and update with the main office of your child’s school to ensure you receive information.
The Washington State Department of Health has also created a call center to answer questions about the virus. Call 800-525-0127 and press # for assistance. Please contact your primary health provider if you have specific health-related questions.
More information is also available from the following links: