Schools and Children
(Updated Jan. 20, 2021)
Oregon Department of Education
See Ready Schools, Safe Learners Guidance for School Year 2020-2021 for links to Community COVID-19 Metrics; blueprints for school districts; resources for school leaders, families and students; and more.
- Oregon Department of Education Advisory Metrics for Returning to In-Person Instruction
- Oregon CountiesCOVID-19 Risk Levels Summary Table – See Lane County’s weekly metrics
Schools and Distance Learning Resources
School District Updates
Also see the CDC's Toolkit for K-12 Schools, which provides guidance for school administrators and resources for parents.
- Distance Learning for All
See family and educator resources from the Oregon Department of Education.
Eugene Public Library Expands Free Digital Access
- Eugene Library Cards
Because many online services require a library card, during this time the Eugene Public Library will register new cardholders by phone. People who live in the Eugene area but outside City of Eugene limits will be issued temporary cards at no charge. Expired and blocked library cards may also be used at this time. To register for a new card or renew an expired card, call Eugene Public Library at 541-682-5450 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week.
- Online Resources for K-12 Students
Eugene Public Library provides many online resources for K-12 students, including free access to Britannica Library and a live tutoring service.
- Online Resources for All Ages
The Library also offers hundreds of thousands of online items for all ages including eBooks, audiobooks, streaming movies and shows, music, and magazines. Additionally, a Eugene Public Library card gives free access to subscription sites such as Lynda.com for technology and career skills, Ancestry.com for genealogy research, Mango Languages for language learning, Consumer Reports, and many more.
- Federal Student Loan Relief
To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, you can temporarily stop making monthly loan payments on federal student loans. See details for students, borrowers and parents.
Children with Disabilities
- Resources for Parents of Children with Disabilities
See information about preparing for and responding to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as a parent or family of a child who experiences disability.
- Health and Safety Guidelines for Childcare and Early Education Operating During COVID-19
See Oregon Department of Education Early Learning Division's updated guidelines that take effect September 1, 2020.
Visit 211info.org or dial 211 for free, customized referrals to childcare providers and strategies for finding quality childcare in Oregon.
- Lane County COVID-19 Resources for Families
See a list of resources compiled by LaneKids, a local network of parenting education providers and stakeholders brought together by United Way of Lane County to strengthen and coordinate our community’s parenting education system.