Public Schools to Resume Virtual Learning Jan. 7; Feeding Initiative to Resume Jan. 20

Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin testifies virtually before Legislature. (Screenshot)

The V.I. Department of Education will resume virtual learning for all public school students on Jan. 7, and its “No V.I. Child Goes Hungry” feeding initiative will resume on Jan. 20 in both school districts. Additionally, Jan. 25 will mark the start of a hybrid model of instruction, with some student groups returning to school campuses while others continue to learn from home.

Breakfast and lunch will be available for pick up at 9 a.m. at all distribution sites, Monday through Friday, until supplies last. The feeding initiative does not operate on holidays and weekends.

Additional reeducation training on COVID-19, conducted by V.I. Department of Health professionals, has been scheduled for food service workers, school bus drivers and school monitors prior to the restart of the feeding program. These employees will also undergo COVID-19 testing.

All kitchens servicing the feeding program will receive specialized deep cleaning by COVID-19-certified contracted cleaners, focusing on detailed sanitization of all kitchen areas.

Parents or guardians picking up meals should note the following:

Meals are limited to five per person (five breakfasts and five lunches)

A face mask or facial covering must be worn when collecting meals

Identification is not required at pickup

St. Croix District Distribution Sites — 9 a.m., weekdays, until supplies last  

Alfredo Andrews Elementary School

Arthur A. Richards K-8 School

Claude O. Markoe Elementary School

D.C. Canegata Multipurpose Center (outside)

Eulalie R. Rivera K-8 School

John H. Woodson Junior High School

Lew Muckle Elementary School

Juanita Gardine K-8 School

Renholdt “Rookie” Jackson Ballpark, Estate Whim

Ricardo Richards Elementary School

St. Croix Central High School

St. Croix Educational Complex High School

William’s Delight Villas Community Center

St. John Distribution Sites — 9 a.m. weekdays, until supplies last  


Calabash Boom Housing Community

Chocolate Hole

Coral Bay Fire Station

Estate Grunwald

Estate Pastory

George Simmons Terrace

Julius E. Sprauve School

Pine Peace Basketball Courts

St. Thomas Distribution Sites — 9 a.m., weekdays, until supplies last  

Alvin McBean Ballpark

Anna’s Retreat Community Center

Bordeaux Basketball Court

Contant Knolls Community Center

Estate Bovoni Community Center

Ezra Fredericks Ballpark (formerly Frydenhoj Ballpark)

Joseph Sibilly School Parking Lot

Magens Bay/Luvenlund Junction

Michael Kirwan Terrace Community Center

Oswald E. Harris Court Community Center

Paul M. Pearson Gardens Community Center

Savan Basketball Court

Smith Bay Ballpark

Tutu Valley Basketball Court

Ulla F. Muller Elementary School (front entrance)

Winston Raymo Recreational Center