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Racine Unified School District offering free meals to students during closures

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Posted at 12:55 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 13:57:34-04

RACINE — Racine Unified School District has made the decision to closes all their school beginning Monday, March 16th through Friday, April 3rd due to COVID-19 concerns.

Recognizing the impact the closure will have on the community, they are making some services available to students and families.

Those services include: a meal service, educational resources and mental health services.

Free healthy grab and go meals will be provided to any child 18 and younger Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. while schools are closed.
Families can drive up or walk up to pick up the meals.
Children must be present.
Each child will receive breakfast and a bag lunch.

Meals will be available at the following locations:

Fratt Elementary School, Jerstad-Agerholm K-8 School, Julian Thomas Elementary School, Knapp Elementary School, SC Johnson Elementary School, Wadewitz Elementary School, West Ridge Elementary School and Schulte Elementary School

RUSD is working to develop academic enrichment packets that will also be available at the meal sites. They'll also be available on the district's website when ready.

While the schools are closed, the elementary school-based mental health clinics at Knapp, Fratt, Julian Thomas, S.C. Johnson and Wadewitz will stay open.

The PSG Community Mental Health Clinic will also stay open.

Parents of children in these programs can contact therapists to schedule appointments.

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