CASPER, Wyo. – When schools were closed, many parents wondered how they would keep their kids engaged and learning at home. Families dependent on school lunches or weekend food bags wondered how they would keep their children fed. Thankfully individuals, organizations, and businesses have responded quickly to the growing needs in our comunity.
Here is a list of resources that families with children may find helpful. See any that arent on the list that should be? Please message us on Facebook and we will be sure to add them.
Natrona County School District Food Service will provide takeaway meals, Monday thru Friday, from 11:30am – 1:00pm, to all individuals 18 years and under at the following sites. Signage will be outside to direct individuals where to pick-up the meal. Sites include:
- Oregon Trail Elementary
- Sagewood Elementary
- Pineview Elementary
- Poison Spider School
- Roosevelt High School
- Bar Nunn Elementary
- Mountain View Baptist Church
- Cottonwood Elementary
- Evansville Elementary
- Journey Elementary
- Boys & Girls Club Main Branch
- Paradise Valley Elementary
- Casper Rec Center
- Midwest School
- Verda James Elementary
Little Shop of Burgers is offering free sack lunches to school-aged children Monday through Wednesday 11:00am–3:00pm, and Thursday through Saturday 11:00am-8:00pm. Please maintain social distancing while picking up meals and donate towards the cost of a meal if you are able. For other updates visit their Facebook page.
Norse Comics & More is giving away free comics to school kids while supplies last, no purchase necessary. They also offer curbside pick-up.
Charter Communications is offering 60 days of free internet and Wi-Fi services to new customers with children in K-12 or college/universities. Call 1-844-488-8395 to speak to a representative. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
The Natrona County Public Library will be live-streaming story time from 10:30am – 11:00am every day, Monday thru Friday.
Art at Home is a local livestream from Paradise Valley art teacher Christy Johnston. She will stream fun, family-friendly activities for students to do at home every weekday at 10:00am, for free. Visit the Art at Home Facebook page for more info and updates.
Excel Academy Private School has been livestreaming science videos on their Facebook page.
Park Elementary is live-streaming morning announcements, read-aloud story time, and other videos on their Facebook page.
Evansville Elementary is streaming video greetings from teachers, read-aloud story time, and other content on their Facebook page.
Rising Star Tumbling & Dance Studio will be live-streaming classes on their Facebook and Instagram. Classes will vary from dance party, to stretching, to tumbling and more! Tune in Monday thru Friday at 9:00am, 12:00pm, and 6:30pm.
The Natrona County Public Library will be hosting aerobic exercises and other activities led by Angel Capone Evans every Friday at 3:00pm.
Lifetime Health & Fitness is creating videos for the Lifetime for Life online series. Visit their Facebook page for new videos and class updates.
YMCA has temporarily suspended all facilities, classes, childcare, and programming services. However, you can visit their YMCA360 website, youtube channel, and Facebook page to take part in virtual group exercise classes and livestreams.
For those looking for other local resources, we have created a series of guides to help citizens find the information they are looking for:
CITIZEN GUIDE (FINANCIAL): FEDERAL AID, WAIVED FEES, AND OTHER ASSISTANCE
CITIZEN GUIDE (FOOD): GROCERY HOURS, SCHOOL PICKUP LOCATIONS, AND OTHER NEED TO KNOW INFO
CITIZEN GUIDE (HEALTH): LOCAL SERVICES TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT DURING CLOSURES
CITIZEN GUIDE (VOLUNTEER): OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP IN YOUR COMMUNITY