LinksLIVE! The LHS News Broadcast 3/24/2020 *Coronavirus Edition*

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Good morning Lincoln High, and welcome to LinksLIVE! The Lincoln High morning news show.

I’m Rodrigo Muñoz. Just kidding. I’m no Rodrigo Muñoz.

I’m Mr. Keller, and I’ll be filling in for the regular crew until we get things back up and running again. We may not have a daily show, but we hope to have something for you at least a couple of times a week. And you should be seeing your favorite anchors back up soon.

Hope you are all doing well during this school closure. I know it’s strange and confusing, but thanks for hanging in there with us as we come up with solutions. And keep tuning in to The Advocate Online [show URL] and to this show as we share some updates and new information throughout the rest of the semester.

We also want to know how you’re handling the situation. What are you doing to cope with being at home during these days? What challenges are you facing? What positive things have happened? What are your questions and concerns?

Send us your message, photos, or short videos at the Jump Code: PBYZ. That’s PBYZ. Your submissions might be used in The Advocate Online, the Links Yearbook, or here on LinksLIVE!

Speaking of videos, here are a few messages from teachers who are missing you:

Stay tuned this week for more messages from other staff members.

A lot has happened since we left for Spring Break. As you know Lincoln Public Schools is closed until further notice, BUT we’re working on ways to get course work and information to you online so that your education can continue.

You should have gotten information from LPS that this week is for review work only. Teachers will be pushing this information out in your Google Classrooms, so be sure to check there this week. There are also materials available on the LPS website at: lps.org under the Remote Learning Materials Tab.

A reminder that this work is optional and will NOT be graded, BUT it will be helpful to have as we move forward with online instruction. We’re working out the details to that instruction this week, and we should have more information for you soon.
For updates, check out the LPS Coronavirus Response page at LPS.ORG Including Weekly Updates with translations in Arabic, Vietnamese, Spanish, Karen, and Russian.

Food Distribution
Starting TODAY, Tuesday, March 24, children can receive five breakfasts and five lunch meals FREE. The distribution of food from that day forward will be once per week – every Tuesday – during the school closure. Meals will continue to be distributed at the eight sites from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or until supplies last. See a list of GRAB-AND-GO distribution sites below in the transcript or at Lps.org under the FOOD DISTRIBUTION PLAN link.

Grab-and-go sites
Meals will continue to be distributed once a week on Tuesdays at the following locations from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Belmont Elementary School – Door 8 (3425 North 14th St.)
Arnold Elementary School – Door 10 (5000 Mike Scholl Street)
Hartley Elementary School – Door 8 (730 North 33rd St.)
Calvert Elementary School – Door 7 (3709 S. 46th St.)
Clinton Elementary – Door 3 (1520 N. 29th St.)
Park Middle School – Door 5 (855 South 8th St.)
Northeast High School – Door 35 (2635 North 63rd St.)
Lincoln High School – Door 44 (2229 J Street) 

ALL Children 18 and younger are eligible for meals. The child does not need to be an LPS student. Meals are also available to persons with disabilities, ages 18 to 21, who participate in LPS programs.

Children are no longer required to be present when picking up meals.

The Food Bank of Lincoln will temporarily halt all BackPack Program activity and School Food Markets. HOWEVER, during the week of March 23-27, any family is welcome to pick up pre-packaged bags of food at these locations:

Wednesday, March 25: Lincoln High School, 3-3:45 p.m.
Thursday, March 26: Northeast High School, 3-3:45 p.m.
Friday, March 27: Everett Elementary, 3-3:30 p.m.
Each week the Food Bank of Lincoln will announce locations, dates and times of future distribution at schools.
For more information about accessing the Lincoln Food Bank distribution locations visit their website. lincolnfoodbank.org/

If you have questions or comments for us, please email us at LinksLIVE@lps.org and we’ll do our best to answer your questions or get you to someone who can.

We miss you all. Really. And we hope this situation gets resolved quickly.

In the meantime, please follow CDC guidelines and stay home as much as possible. Social Distancing is very important to help stop the spread of the virus, so stay away from groups of people if possible. And remember to Wash Your Hands, Don’t Touch Your Face, and Cover Your Cough.

That’s all for today. Remember that you can see all past episodes of our show on The Advocate Online website at LHSAdvocate.com and a list of all jump codes through the master jump code YZYR.

Thanks for watching our broadcast, and we’ll see you again next time on… LinksLive!