Take advantage of grab-n-go meals for Poinciana students

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For the duration of time that both Osceola and Polk County students will be “home schooled,” there are sites throughout Poinciana servicing free grab-n-go meals to children.  Go to https://summerbreakspot.freshfromflorida.com for a listing of schools and times for pick-up.

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The Osceola School District will be transitioning to students digital learning starting the week of March 30. Resources for students and families will be available through the ClassLink platform which students are familiar, using the Districts website at www.osceolaschools.net. This can be accessed using any digital device (smartphone, laptop, desktop or tablet).

Polk County Public Schools has released its instructional Continuity Plan, which details how learning will continue for the district’s students while schools remain closed through April 15 in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).  This plan can be accessed at polkschoolsfl.com/icp.

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Attention Florida small business operators – Gov. Ron DeSantis has activated the Emergency Business Assessment Survey for COVID-19. If you qualify short-term interest free/low interest loans will be available to assist during this time. Go to floridadisaster.biz to determine if your business qualifies.

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Scammers are out and about in Poinciana. They are going door to door, dressed in makeshift Hazmat clothing, offering COVID-19 (coronavirus) testing for a nominal fee. This is a scam don’t fall victim. These are unprecedented times. With this pandemic we all need to do our part just as healthcare workers are doing theirs.  Our part is simple.  Stay home.  If you need to go to the store for basic supplies, remember social distancing and refrain from hoarding. In order for us all to get through this and shorten the time frame that the virus will be active, heed the advice given by governmental officials. Take this time to enjoy nature with your family, do some spring cleaning and reconnect with the people in your household #StayHome.

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If you have any Poinciana news or information that you would like to share, call Lisa Concepcion at 407-319-9700 or email news@osceolanewsgazette.com