Schools and Children

Schools and Children

(Updated August 5, 2020)

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.

Schools and Distance Learning Resources

School District Updates

Distance Learning

School Meals

  • School Meals
    See a list of locations in Lane County where school meals are available.
  • Families Eligible for Financial Support to Replace Meals Children Usually Get at School
    (Upated May 7, 2020) The Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Oregon Department of Education announced that children eligible for free or reduced-price meals will get cash benefits for the meals they would have received at school. Households will receive $5.70 per child for each normal school day for the months of March, April, May and June. This is the equivalent of one lunch and one breakfast, and totals $384 per child. Families who have experienced significant income loss may now be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. Apply online or contact your local school. Learn more and read about additional options. Furthermore, DHS will continue to work with federal partners to provide help to Oregonians in need. To apply for Nutrition Assistance, visit or call 211.

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 for technology and career skills, for genealogy research, Mango Languages for language learning, Consumer Reports, and many more.

Financial Assistance

Children with Disabilities


  • 211 
    Visit or dial 211 for free, customized referrals to child care providers and strategies for finding quality child care 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.