Jefferson Avenue School passes out free supplies, meals for families during closure Jefferson Avenue School passes out free supplies, meals for families during closure
Jefferson Avenue Elementary school teachers and administrators are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day a little differently this year. With the school closed for the coronavirus... Jefferson Avenue School passes out free supplies, meals for families during closure

Jefferson Avenue Elementary school teachers and administrators are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day a little differently this year.

With the school closed for the coronavirus they passed out instructional packets, school supplies, lunch and breakfast to families for free on Tuesday.

“For our kids, this is a scary time for them too so we want to keep things as normal as possible,” Assistant Principal Amy Busby said. “We want their learning to continue, we want them to still feel connected.”

Busby said while it’s a time of unknown they want families to know they can count on them.

“It’s not a curriculum, it’s basically just practice skills for ELA and math,” Busby said. “Nothing will be collected, nothing will be graded and students won’t be penalized if they don’t do it. It’s really just things to give parents to keep the kids busy and practicing their skills.”

Parents were in good spirits as they navigated what to do next.

“Jefferson Avenue just has a community feel in general,” mom Cathleen Bush said. “They just go above and beyond to make it feel like a home for everybody.”

Bush has two children out of school and said this act of kindness shows the true definition of unity.

“I love my kids. We do a lot together but I never saw myself educating them at home so this is huge they have this curriculum because otherwise I’m completely overwhelmed with what to do,” Bush said.

Working together regardless of what they face ahead.

— WHEC

Christopher Dupree

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