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During this unprecedented and unsettling health emergency, I would like to encourage everyone to unite, act with empathy, focus on knowledge over fear, and support each other.  During this time, the Lassen County Office of Education has taken steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Our Office is closed to the public, and we are practicing social distancing.  However, at the same time, we are insuring the continuity of our critical functions, which include payroll and processing of provider payments for district and other agency employees.  
Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, Lassen County Schools are working together to ensure that all students have the opportunity for two FREE meals a day.  Any child who is between the ages of 1-18 will receive a lunch for that day and a breakfast for the following day.  The school sites listed below will be open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for meal pick up.  These school sites will be operating a drive- thru service where you will need to have your children present to receive these two free meals.   Based on USDA meal requirements, the child must be present to receive meals. This means that parents will not be able to pick up meals without their children present.
The following locations will be open to pick up food:
  • McKinley Elementary School
  • Meadow View School
  • Diamond View School
  • Lassen High School – Main parking lot entrance near the Gym
For our surrounding community members, Lassen Union High School will be doing meal drop-offs at our current bus stops.  We can only provide meals to any child who is 1-18 years old at these bus stops.  County staff will attempt to be as close to the listed times on the schedule as possible, but in order to feed all of our children, please make sure that they are at the bus stop on time, if not 5 minutes early.  A copy of the meal delivery schedule can be found here \ROUTES.pdf
The communities of Big Valley, Fort Sage, and Westwood are also providing meals to students.  For Big Valley, please call the school at (530) 294-5231.  For Fort Sage Unified, please contact the Fort Sage Family Resource Center at (530) 827-3007.  For the Westwood Unified School District, please call (530) 256-3295.
Patty Gunderson

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PLEASE NOTE:  The Lassen County Office of Education will be closed to the public Thursday, March 19, through Monday, April 13, 2020.   Due to the Governor's "Shelter in Place" order and the directive for social distancing, live scan fingerprinting will not be available while the Office if closed.

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