By mid-July it was made official that the Cotati Rohnert Park Unified School District would continue with distance learning until at least the end of October. Teachers spent much of the summer preparing for this possibility.
The Redwood Empire Food Bank delivers food to two middle schools (Lawrence Jones and Technology Middle) on Wednesday mornings. Ricky Schumann, Student Services Specialist is looking for volunteers from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to put boxes of food into the cars of families who are also coming to pick up school lunches. There are weeks when the produce and other items become loose and must be bagged before distribution.
For the second year in a row, The Salvation Army is holding school supply drives at more than 4,500 Walmart locations across the country. In the Bay Area media market, there are 13 Walmart stores participating. Due to COVID-19, the need is greater than ever before. It also means our campaign looks a little different this year.