Good afternoon LPA families. This is a very important message for families with students in grades 1st-6th. Buses will be delivering Chromebooks to your elementary students in grades 1 through 6 on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Routes 1,2,4,6 & 8 will be delivered on Wednesday and routes 3,5,7,9, 10 will be delivered on Thursday. Delivery will follow morning route times but will be delayed one hour. The technology equipment and expectations agreement will be included with the Chromebook. By accepting the Chromebook you are acknowledging your receipt of the agreement and that the Chromebooks remain the property of the LPA school district. Any students not assigned to a route can pick up a Chromebook from 12-4 pm, this Friday at the elementary main office, this is for students not assigned to a route only. For those families that will be receiving their Chromebooks the next two days on the bus routes please know that you will need to have an adult or student come out and meet the bus to receive the Chromebook.
Child care and meals
The LPA district will be offering free child care for Emergency responders, and free meals for children 18 and under.
Free child care will be made available for the children of first responders and emergency workers in grades K-6 at the Lake Park Audubon Elementary Site. The hours will be 8am - 4pm, beginning Wednesday March 18th. Parents will need to produce proof of employment.
Free meals will be made available for children 18 and under. Meals will include lunch and a snack. There will be 3 pick up locations:
- Lake Park - High School west door
- Audubon - Elementary main door
- Callaway - City Hall
Meal pick up will be from 10am - 12pm.
will have a distribution on Monday April 13th, however the location has changed from MState to True Life (18330 US Hwy 59, Detroit Lakes). This will be a curbside check in and loading of shares, guests are to remain in the vehicles as the drive through True Life's Parking lot to check in, give their donation and have the premade shares loaded. Distribution will begin at 5pm and will be available until 7pm or when all the food has been distributed.
Becker County Food shelf
is open, but has switched to a pre-boxed, drive up format. They are asking for monetary donations.
Resources for families
Bills and Creditors
Information for help from creditors and bills due to loss of income due to CoronaVirus:
“When you call your creditors, mortgage lenders, utilities, etc. asking for help due to loss of income, if you just say you've lost work, income, jobs, show cancellations, whatever, they can't help you. Once you say "I have no income due to the Coronavirus", that's the keyword they need to hear to be able to enact their new policies, defer payments, halt late fees, etc. And, apparently, they can't coach you to say it. You have to do it yourself.”
Mental Health Resources
- Local crisis hotline - 218-850-HELP (4357) or 877-380-3621
- Becker County Human Services 218-847-5628 (emergency assistance, community health, WIC, childrens' and adult mental health and child protection)
- Lakes Crisis and Resource Centerd - 218-847-7446
- Rural MN Cep -218-846-7400 or rmcep.com (questions on unemployment applications)
- Prairie St Johns - 701-476-7200 (mental health assessment and emergency services)
District Mental Health Personnel
- Lisa McLeod -LPA School Social Worker - 218-204-0494 or email@example.com
- Jamie Nelson- LPA School Counselor - 218-325-0754 ext. 1081 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shanna Garcia, Stellher Human Services Mental Health Professional - 701-404-7210 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Zach Priddy, Stellher Human Services Mental Health Professional - email@example.com
What Does Social Distancing Mean?
Social distancing is the practice of reducing close contact between people to slow the spread of infections or diseases like the coronavirus (COVID-19). Social distancing measures include limiting large groups of people coming together, closing buildings, and cancelling events.
- Group Gatherings
- Sleep Overs
- Theater Outings
- Athletic Events
- Crowded Retail Stores
- Workouts in Gyms
- Visitors in Your House
- Non-essential Workers in Your House
- Mass Transit Systems
- Visiting a Grocery Store
- Getting Take Out
- Picking Up Medications
- Visiting the Library
- Take a Walk
- Go for a Hike
- Yard Work
- Play in Your Yard
- Clean Out a Closet
- Read a Good Book
- Listen to Music
- Cook a Meal
- Family Game Night
- Go for a Drive
- Group Video Chats
- Stream a Favorite Show
- Check on a Friend
- Check on Elderly Neighbor