Community Health and Safety Resources

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COVID-19 Information and Resources for Families

Gateway Schools Temporarily Closed as of March 13, 2020

In order to reduce the spread of coronavirus exposure and to help keep our entire community safe, Gateway High School and Gateway Middle School will be extending scheduled school closures to May 1, 2020.

Read full update from Ms. Olken

 

Meals and Internet Access

Free Meals Available During School Closure

SFUSD will provide free meals to all children 18 and younger during the school closure. 

On Tuesday, March 17, 8 sites will be open 9-10 a.m. On March 18, 14 will be open, and from March 19 and on 19 sites will be open Monday through Friday 9-10 a.m. to pick-up breakfast, lunch, supper, fresh fruit, vegetables and milk to take home. See locations and schedules below.

No identification or proof of school enrollment is required, but a child must be present. Shelf-stable meals will also be available. Families will not need to enter the school building for pick-up. See locations and schedules here.

Staying Connected During Coronavirus

Comcast is offering free/reduced internet for qualifying families. Learn more and apply here.
 

COVID-19 Resources for Families and Students

Gateway Extracurricular Activities Canceled Through 4/3/20

Gateway is canceling all nonessential activities and events at both Gateway Middle and High through spring break (April 3), including assemblies, athletics games and practices, clubs and rehearsals, field trips and overnights, and school meetings on campus. You will hear more from your student’s teachers and school leadership as these events are cancelled, postponed or restructured. 

You can read more about SFUSD's updated guidelines for schools here.

Precautions Your Family Can Take

Think of the coronavirus like you would the flu and take all the same precautions. For many, the coronavirus is coming across as something bigger and scarier than the flu, but the truth remains that the flu is a bigger risk to most of us and, fortunately, the steps you can take to avoid contracting the flu are the same as those recommended for avoiding the coronavirus. With this in mind, if you are experiencing any flu or cold symptoms, or are feeling sick in general, please stay home in order to keep you and your community safe and healthy. Here is a reminder of best practices during this flu/virus season.

To prevent the spread of cold, flu, and coronavirus:

  • Wash hands frequently (washing for 20 seconds is ideal).
  • If water and soap are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth as this is the best way to transmit the virus from a surface into your body
  • Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing by using a tissue or sleeve (not your hands)
  • Regularly disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Get a flu shot (recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older)

Visit the CDC’s website for more detailed preventative measures.

Stay home if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Very stuffy or runny nose and/or cough
  • Mild sore throat
  • Headache
  • Stomachache
  • Call your doctor to report respiratory symptoms prior to a visit