Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Resources

La Salle campus closed, digital learning continues

In response to Gov. Kate Brown's April 8 order to close all school campuses to stem the spread of the coronavirus known as COVID-19, La Salle Prep will continue to instruct students via digital learning through the end of the school year. All athletics, activities, practices, retreats, and in-person gatherings and meetings are canceled throughout this period. Details about the adjustments to the school year, including a graduation for the Class of 2020, will be announced as they are finalized.
This page includes details about digital learning as well as La Salle's attendance policy during digital learning days. In addition, you'll find mental health resources, college search information, and links to official channels such as the World Health Organization. The Faith section has links to prayers and a video featuring Archbishop Sample.
While we all try to maintain our social distancing, we will track the COVID-19 outbreak, updating families as need be via this page, email, Schoology, Facebook, and the home page of lsprep.org. We'll also post news and happenings via Instagram and Twitter.
Questions? Send them to the contacts listed in the "Stay in Touch" section below.
Thank you for your patience as we adjust to these unprecedented circumstances.

Communications to families

Dear La Salle Families,
The past eight weeks were not how we planned to enter the home stretch of the 2019-20 school year. However, our community has once again come together to ensure our students receive the best education possible. While we miss watching our students – your children – stream through the front doors, participate in lively class discussions, and perform on the fields and stage, we are grateful for the response of this community to the challenges we face.
Economic hardship has recently affected many of our families. In response La Salle has established the Covid-19 Tuition Relief Fund. We are humbled by the generosity several families have demonstrated by pledging their support of this effort with a gift to the Every Family Counts (EFC) parent giving program. As a result, 80 students have received over $135,000 in emergency financial assistance to date. That’s over 10% of our student body that will be here next year because of the generosity of their fellow La Salle families!
If you are in a position to help, we invite you to make a gift to the EFC program in support of the tuition relief fund. Your participation at any level will make a difference in ensuring our community stays together through this difficult time.

Conversely, if you find yourself facing a sudden financial crisis, please know that we are here for you. Please contact Director of Finance Marty Avery to learn more about how we can work together to keep your student(s) at La Salle.

Our Lasallian community was made for difficult moments like these. We are rooted in faith, united by authentic relationships, and called to serve one another. We are asking for your support and partnership today so we can continue to educate the hearts and minds of our students tomorrow.
With gratitude and prayers,

Matthew Winningham
Executive Director/CFO

Dear La Salle Community,
I am writing to keep you informed of additional adjustments we are making in response to the worldwide pandemic and its impact on our school. 
First of all, I want to thank all the students and parents who filled out surveys that are helping guide our decisions. The feedback was meaningful. One interesting note: 60% of you said our online instruction and workload is “just right” while the “too much” and “not enough” responses received roughly the same number of votes each. As such, we move forward with a level of confidence that we are finding an appropriate balance, as challenging as that may be.

We’re aware of the difficulties many students and their families are facing, such as disrupted routines and uncertainty about the future. Some are also dealing with job loss, health concerns, isolation, and elevated stress. At the same time, many students are mourning the loss of on-campus outlets for creativity, leadership, and socialization.
Meanwhile, the educational process has shifted online, limiting the classroom interactions and relationships so fundamental to a Lasallian education. Knowing all this, our educators continue to adapt and innovate to fulfill our mission to educate the students entrusted to our care. All of us are doing the best we can to deliver the best education possible. Some ways we are doing that:
Video Conferencing. Parents and students tell us that face-to-face interaction with teachers and classmates has been most meaningful. Our teachers continue to seek ways to leverage video conferencing to improve student engagement. Parents can support this by encouraging students to attend all scheduled class video sessions, including early morning classes. Students should also ensure Schoology notifications are being received on both iPads and phones.

Grading. We believe letter grades provide students with the feedback and motivation necessary to maximize their educational experience. As such, we will continue to issue letter grades this semester while understanding that some circumstances require flexibility. If a student’s grade falls below a C-, there will be an opportunity to shift to a Credit (CR) or No Credit (NC) grading option. Neither CR nor NC impacts a student’s grade point average. Earning a CR counts towards graduation requirements while an NC does not. Individual decisions on CR and NC will be made by Vice Principal of Academics Mario De Ieso in consultation with the student, teacher, counselor, and parents.

Year-end Planning. To help students maximize their education this semester, we will provide additional time at year-end for course review, grade optimization, and credit recovery.  As previously announced, no final exams will be given this year, allowing more time for individualized support and attention, especially for students struggling to adapt to the new learning environment.

9th-11th graders: New curriculum and assignments will continue through May 29. Students will use the final two weeks (traditionally known as ‘dead week’ and ‘finals week’) to review and refine work.
12th-graders: New curriculum and assignments will continue through May 15. Students will spend the following two weeks completing their senior portfolio projects and working with teachers as needed.

Celebrating the Class of 2020. Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation will be postponed to mid-July in hopes that social restrictions are lifted by then. A separate email was sent yesterday to seniors and their parents but we want the entire community to know the plans in development:

  • ‘Virtual’ Senior Presentations on Friday, May 29 (St. La Salle Day)
  • Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, July 17 (in-person or online, depending on social distancing guidelines at the time)
  • Graduation ceremony on Saturday, July 18 (in-person or a ‘drive-in’ celebration)

Finally, we encourage everyone to follow the athletic, faith, community, and service news on our website, lsprep.org, as well as on Schoology, and our school Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. These events, announcements, activities, prayers, and reflections are wonderful examples of how we remain a Falcon family, despite the distance between one another.
Back in 1691, our founder, De La Salle, had an opportunity to quit the work of education. Circumstances were not favorable, and he could have easily given up. Instead, with the grace of God and the support of a few Brothers, he vowed to see the work through “even if we are obliged to beg for alms and live on bread alone.”

With the grace of God, we, too, are committed to continuing our work, despite the circumstances. Thank you for your partnership and understanding as we navigate these waters together. Please reach out if you have questions or need additional support.
In the spirit of De La Salle,

Andrew Kuffner

April 14, 2020

Dear parents and guardians of La Salle students,

We hope this email finds you and your family well after the Easter weekend.

Now that we know La Salle’s campus will be closed the rest of the school year, we would like to provide some information and recommendations about what’s to come.

1. We are asking our teachers to seek balance as they adapt their curriculum to these times. On one hand, we aim to provide high-quality teaching, just as we always have. On the other, we recognize the need to be flexible and understanding of students’ individual needs and situations. We encourage parents and students to communicate with teachers, counselors, and administrators as needed. All of their email addresses are posted on the school’s website, lsprep.org

2. Many teachers have started to work with students using video conferences. This is an opportunity for students to feel more connected to their teachers, classmates, and larger community. As these types of meetings become more common, we ask for your support in these areas: 
  • We ask that students follow the Video Conference Student Guidelines shared with them through Schoology.
  • Teachers are using our traditional bell schedule to schedule Zoom sessions so students don’t encounter conflicts. Many teachers are holding “office hours” during which they’re available for student support or questions. While we recognize that some students are sleeping later, we ask that they prioritize attending their scheduled Zoom sessions. When possible, teachers will record sessions and post resources for students who cannot attend scheduled sessions.
  • Students unable to attend video conferences should reach out to teachers BEFORE the session to plan for alternative options. 
3. In order to receive all school communications, we ask that students set their iPad notifications from Schoology to “on.” We also recommend that students receive Schoology notifications on their phones so they don’t miss important messages. All of this can be done through Schoology settings.

4. We realize that communication with teachers and staff members can be challenging these days. We have asked teachers to post “office hours” on their Schoology pages. These are the hours when teachers will be most responsive to student and parent questions. If you are having a hard time reaching a teacher, please reach out to us, Alanna O’Brien and Mario De Ieso, and we will do our best to help.

We miss seeing your children. At the same time, we are committed as ever to their health, education, and well-being. Please help us do the best we can by sharing your feedback and suggestions via the parent survey that will be linked to this Thursday’s issue of the Falcon Forum newsletter.

Thank you for patience and partnership,

Alanna O’Brien            

Vice Principal of Curriculum 
and Professional Development

Mario De Ieso
Vice Principal of Academics

Dear La Salle Families,
I write this letter with a heavy heart. The announcement by the Governor today closing Oregon school campuses through the end of this school year was not completely unexpected, but sad and impactful nonetheless. My heart is that of a parent of a senior; I am sad that the final high school semester of the Class of 2020 has to be radically different than expected. My heart is that of an administrator who has witnessed teachers and staff work tirelessly these past 4 weeks to deliver a quality education to the students entrusted to our care. My heart is that of a father who has watched his children experience social isolation from peers as well as anxiety brought on by uncertain times. I know I speak for the entire La Salle community when I say we hold our young people in our hearts and will do everything we can to love and care for them in these trying times.
Now that we know campus will be closed, we need to focus on how we’ll adjust the rest of the school year. I have outlined several details below; please know this list is not comprehensive and that we'll communicate more as we finalize plans. As always, look to the Resource Page on our website, lsprep.org, for answers.
  • La Salle will continue implementing remote digital learning through the end of the school year. We have the infrastructure and experience to do this, and will monitor effective practices to adapt and respond to emerging needs.
  • La Salle will issue grades and credits when this semester concludes. As a college preparatory school that aims to have our graduates ready for college, La Salle still expects students to remain engaged in their learning. We will help everyone cross the finish line together, while taking into account individual circumstances and maintaining flexibility on grades and credits.
  • La Salle will not have a final exam week (June 8-11). In lieu of finals, this week will shift to individual support for students needing to complete work and get assistance from teachers.
    La Salle will follow our published academic calendar. We will neither end the school year early nor extend it into summer.
  • La Salle will celebrate the Class of 2020. We don’t know exactly what our graduation ceremony will look like, but we will honor our graduating seniors, their accomplishments, and their leadership. We intend to involve them and their families in the planning and execution of graduation and other senior events, so stay tuned.
If we have learned anything in these past 4 weeks, it is that maintaining a sense of community matters. We have focused not only on academics, but also on how to help our students maintain relationships with classmates and teachers. The vocation of education is highly personal, and we cannot take our Lasallian family for granted. May we remember to be grateful for what we have, to pray for those who are struggling, and to continually invite Jesus and peace to live in our hearts.
In the Spirit of De La Salle,
Andrew Kuffner

As we adjust to long-term digital learning, social distancing, and other disruptions to our routines, I encourage all of us to pause and reflect on our blessings. Here are five we can count together:

  1. Our Lasallian Ministry class members who share daily video prayers on Instagram and Facebook.
  2. Teachers who have embraced the call to innovate. Because of years of practice, professional development, and use of technology in the classroom, they transitioned quickly to effective, meaningful online teaching.
  3. Students and staff who are strengthening our community at this time. From virtual March Madness games and check-ins, to lunch conferencing and digital counselor check-ins, our Falcon family is growing closer even though we are apart.
  4. Excellent reporting by our student journalists via The Falconer. Even from a distance, they are capturing the pulse of our school.
  5. The Class of 2024. We wish them well as they embark on their own Lasallian adventure.

We know current circumstances are not ideal. Our hearts ache for those struggling to stay connected and feel good about learning. Know that we are working hard to see how we can further leverage technology to deliver instruction, assess learning, and support those in need.

In coming weeks, we expect more statewide directives stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak. Once we get them, we will communicate to you how they affect La Salle. Until then, I encourage you to heed the wisdom of Matthew 6:34: “So do not worry about tomorrow: tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”  Let’s focus on today's blessings and be thankful for our caring community.

Live, Jesus, in our hearts,
Andrew Kuffner
Dear La Salle Families,
Late this afternoon, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced that school closures will extend through April 28. Our response to this is the same as before: We will continue to provide a relevant and meaningful education to our students through our online platforms.
We are blessed to have this digital learning program in place and will continue expanding how we deliver it over the next 6 weeks. We also will focus on our students and how we can best support them during these uncertain times.
More than ever, our faith must guide us toward what is true, what is loving, and what is necessary to serve each other and those most in need. As always, please reach out if you have questions. You'll also find many answers on our website's resource page.
Live, Jesus, in our hearts,
Andrew Kuffner

Dear La Salle Community,


Tomorrow begins online digital learning for the students entrusted to our care. We are ready to deploy resources, lessons, and opportunities for Lasallians to explore, learn, and engage with each other to maintain a sense of continuity, community, and solidarity during this time away from school.


La Salle is uniquely positioned to offer this high-quality continuing education to our students. Our teachers are practiced and trained do deliver it, and we have ensured that all of our students have the access and chance to continue learning uninterrupted.


Our learning management system known as Schoology will be our primary mode of delivering the full complement of academic and community opportunities to students. On Schoology you can see daily assignments, prayers, announcements, birthdays, service opportunities, and much more. (All parents have access to Schoology. If you have not set up your account, or need help setting it up, contact Sue Pinto at spinto@lsprep.org)


In addition to communicating via Schoology, we have created a comprehensive web page explaining how La Salle is navigating these times. On this page you will find:


-A link to a Digital Learning Parent Guide that addresses issues such as: What can I expect academically for my child? What do I do if my child is ill or can’t participate in the learning for the day? How do I get help for my child who needs it?

-A link to a Digital Learning Student Guide that addresses questions such as "What should I expect?"

-La Salle’s response to COVID-19

-Mental health resources recommended by La Salle counselors

-FAQs and more


Though our campus is closed, we are still available to assist you. Below is a list of primary contacts and areas of support:



We are blessed to be able to continue educating students at this time, and are grateful to everyone in the community for coming together. When in doubt, reach out. When in need, with speed. Please do not hesitate to ask for answers or assistance. We are ready to support our Lasallian families; it is our mission to serve.


Live, Jesus, in our hearts,


Andrew Kuffner


Dear La Salle Families,
We are grateful for your continued partnership and recognize the unprecedented moment we are in surrounding the coronavirus. We want to assure you that as of now, we have no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 in the La Salle community.
In response to the need to limit exposure, La Salle is shifting to Digital Learning the weeks of March 17-20 and March 30-April 3. We will still have Spring Break as scheduled. We are taking these steps to limit exposure to COVID-19, which the World Health Organization has declared a pandemic.
Our staff is ready to support students throughout this shift to online learning, including teachers, counselors and administrators. Our online platforms are robust and our teachers are practiced at the effective use of digital tools. I am always humbled by how this community responds in times of need. We recognize we are all brothers and sisters in the Lasallian tradition and so we take care of each other. We will continue to keep all those negatively impacted by this in the front of our minds and prayers.
Live, Jesus, in our hearts,
Andrew Kuffner

Why is La Salle’s campus closing to students and families?

Health officials say social distancing is key to slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. Though there are no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 in the La Salle community, we are closing campus to students and families through April 28 in order to keep our students, staff, and families as safe as possible.

How is La Salle making its decisions?

School administrators are following the advice and best practices guidelines shared by the Oregon Health Authority, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Governor Kate Brown, who called for the cancellation of events drawing more than 250 people in the next four weeks. This necessary action is an effective way to disrupt widespread infection.

How will students learn while school is closed?

La Salle will shift to Digital Learning the weeks through the end of the school year, per Gov. Kate Brown's order to close all schools. Digital Learning means teachers will educate students online through our Schoology platform. Following the regular school schedule, teachers will post lessons on Schoology. Students submit work and questions to teachers online.

In 2017, La Salle was the first school in Oregon to implement Digital Learning. Digital Learning has been a focal point of professional development at La Salle for three years. Our teachers are prepared to teach lessons through our digital learning platforms.

How will my student contact his or her teachers during Digital Learning?

Students will be able to communicate with teachers via Schoology. Teachers will post “office hours” and ways to access them via Schoology.

Will teams, clubs, and student groups be able to gather during Digital Learning weeks?

No. All sports, trips, retreats, on-campus service and extracurricular activities are canceled through the end of the school year.

Students will not gather in teams or groups on campus or elsewhere for team workouts, practices or competitions. Athletes will receive instructions from coaches regarding ways they can continue to train as individuals or in small groups, however these groups shall be organized at the discretion of the athletes and their families. For example,  players gather to play catch, play a round of golf in a foursome, jogging in small groups, etc. 

How long will this campus closure last?

Through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

Will this mean that the school year be extended into the summer?

As of now, the academic year will remain the same because students will still be learning and doing schoolwork during the campus closure.

How often can I expect to receive updated information related to the school closure?

Updates are posted as often as conditions change on this page. We will post updates to Facebook and Schoology.


While La Salle is closed to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19, students will learn from teachers through online lessons assigned and taught via our digital platforms.
How it works: Teachers post assignments and instructions on Schoology; students submit their work via Schoology. Students can communicate with their instructors via email throughout the day.
The goal for digital learning is to ensure our students continue moving forward in their education, recognizing that we have the professional teaching staff, technological tools, and resources needed to maintain our high standards for effective learning strategies and student progress.  We encourage our students to be responsible for their learning and to communicate with teachers when needed.
La Salle Prep teachers will post lessons / assignments no later than 10 a.m. on the days each class typically meets.

-Mondays (periods 1-7)
-Tuesdays and Thursdays (periods 1-4)
-Wednesdays and Fridays (periods 5-7)
Teachers will post all lessons and assignments on the Schoology page for each class.  Teachers will also communicate to their students how and when to contact them for support. Many teachers will be caring for their own families, so we asked teachers to designate “office hours” when they will be available to help students. Office hours can be found on each Teacher’s Schoology Course Page. When in doubt, students should reach out to teachers through Schoology’s message system.
Teachers will post all lessons and assignments on the class Schoology page. Parents with Schoology accounts should be able to view this work through their parent account. Parents who need help with their Schoology account or password should contact Sue Pinto at spinto@lsprep.org for support.
Schoology slow or down? Check for updates:
Schoology guides:
  • Make sure your student has a productive place to work.
  • We recognize that students can be distracted as they complete assignments with technology.  Social media, gaming, and other digital media can cause your student to lose focus.
  • Aim to set “school hours” with your student so that they separate school time from “free time.”
  • When possible, and if needed, have your student work in a common space in your house.
  • Encourage your child to turn off notifications during academic time.
  • Have your child take breaks and encourage fresh air and exercise.
  • Have your child check all their classes before making a plan for the day.  Here is a link to a planner.
  • If your child is having a hard time completing the work, have them reach out to the teacher BEFORE the work is due.
  • Communicate with your student’s counselor if needed. La Salle's counselors include:
  • Students also can get support from the following staffers:
  • Talk to students about how this kind of learning is going for them.  What’s working?  What isn’t?  The administration will send surveys after our first week of digital learning to see what feedback parents and students have for us. 
  • All students are expected to be attending to the activities and assignments that are scheduled for that school day 
  • If a student is sick or unable to participate in that day’s digital learning, parents will need to email jpowell@lsprep.org or call our Attendance Line by 9 am to leave a voice message at 503-353-1434
  • Please indicate in your email/voicemail the specific reason the student is not able to participate or the nature of their illness.
  • If Mrs. Powell does not hear from a parent indicating that a student is sick or unable to participate, our teachers’ expectations are that a student will be engaged in learning that day
  • Mrs. Powell will be checking email and voice messages each day and responding with an email which will include a brief follow-up health survey as needed.
  • Parents – if you receive the health survey, please respond to the email from Mrs. Powell by the end of the day
  • If your student or anyone in your family tests positive for COVID-19, we request that you notify our Attendance Officer by phone or email (jpowell@lsprep.org) immediately so that we can monitor and respond to any exposure within our community.
Because of the campus closure, forecasting (the process of selecting and signing up next year's classes) will be held exclusively online this year.
To forecast, students who are currently freshman, sophomores, and juniors must log into PowerSchool and choose their classes April 6-13.
Learn more about the process on the Forecasting page.
Many students had plans to visit colleges this spring. Though most colleges and universities are closed for tours because of the outbreak, you can still “see” many of them from the comfort of your own homes!
Virtual Tours
Here is a document (compiled by Rebecca Chabrow, MA), that includes a list of more than 900 colleges and universities including links to virtual tours and to additional college and university information housed in Big Future on the College Board website. It also highlights Unique Facilities on each of the campuses. 
College Deposit Dates and College Admissions Events
As a service to students and families, the National Association for College Admission Counseling is providing this online tool as a central resource for information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, and more as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Find information and links to scholarships on the La Salle website here.
SAT and ACT Updates
Some test dates have been cancelled and/or rescheduled. You can find more information here for the SAT, and here for the ACT. You can find information about test prep including Khan Academy (free & online) here.
Oregon Goes to College
The Oregon Goes to College Organization has encouraged us to share this blog post with students and families. They are updating it daily with information students need as they make their enrollment decisions: updates about testing, links to virtual tours and information sessions, updated deposit deadlines, and advice from Oregon’s admissions deans and directors about making it through these difficult months.
The La Salle Counseling Department
Seth Altshuler saltshuler@lsprep.org: Serves students with S-Z last names
Renee Giesemann rgiesemann@lsprep.org: Serves students with C-F last names
Kerri Kelvin kkelvin@lsprep.org: Serves students with G-L last names
Maritza Mendez mmendez@lsprep.org: Serves students with A-B last names and all San Miguel scholars
Nancy Orr norr@lsprep.org: Serves students with M-R last names
Liz Staggs lstaggs@lsprep.org: AP/PSAT Testing Coordinator/College Counseling Resources

Oregon’s seven public universities as well as Oregon Health & Science University will not require freshman applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of their admission application, starting with fall term 2021. "Going forward, undergraduate students applying to any of Oregon’s public universities will have the option — rather than the requirement — of submitting standardized test scores with their application for admission," according to an announcement posted by Oregon State University on March 25. Read more

Faith is being expressed online in many ways, including:
Archbishop Sample
Live Masses

The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused changes to this spring's scheduled standardized ACT, SAT, and AP testing dates and even, in some cases, even the tests themselves. According to Oregon Goes to College:

ACT: The April 4 test has been rescheduled to June 13; students who registered for the April test will receive an email with information about free rescheduling. Students MUST follow up on this; ACT will not automatically reschedule students. Learn more about ACT changes.

SAT: The May 2 has been test canceled. Learn more about SAT changes.

AP: AP tests will be administered online, 45 minutes each; 2 test dates will be available for each subject. AP teachers from across the U.S. are offering free AP review courses online to help students prepare for the exams. Learn more about this spring's changes.


In late March, all of Oregon's public universities declared they would be test-optional beginning in the fall of 2021. Many other schools also have announced they will no longer require standardized admissions test.

Health and Wellness

Librarian Ann Poteet is sharing these resources for free ebooks and audio books.
Public libraries also have applications up for e-resources library cards, in case you don’t have one yet. Apply online and get access to ebooks, audiobooks, streaming movies, music, not to mention research databases, newspapers, and magazines. 
  • We have instructed our janitorial, kitchen, and teaching staff to increase their attention to disinfecting surfaces that students come into regular contact with, such as desks, tables, and door handles.
  • We are implementing an internal survey protocol for all students who stay or go home sick, gathering relevant data and information about the symptoms, the onset of the symptoms, and if students have been seen by their doctor. This survey will be administered by our attendance secretary, Ms. Powell, and is intended for the exclusive use of La Salle Prep.
  • The most important and effective safety response is within the individual control of every person: practice good hygiene by washing your hands regularly, covering coughs, eating healthy, getting enough sleep, and limiting contact with sick individuals.
  • When school is in session, students should remain home for the following reasons:
    • For a temperature higher than 100 degrees. Students should be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school and not taking fever-reducing medication to control symptoms.
    • If diagnosed with a strep infection. Students need to be on an antibiotic for a minimum of 24 hours, fever-free and feeling well before returning to school.
    • If your child has vomited during the night or in the morning before school.
    • If your child has pinkeye (conjunctivitis). Students need to have completed 24 hours of medication and have no visible redness or discharge before returning to school.
    • In general, sick students should be kept home until they have been symptom-free for 24 hours.
The Oregon School Activities Association has suspended interscholastic practices and contests for sports and activities for all member schools for the rest of the school year. Read more.
The OSAA will work with each venue to communicate with fans about ticket refunds.
Resources suggested by La Salle's Counseling Team:
Catholic resources:
All official communications surrounding La Salle's digital learning and COVID-19 response will be communicated via posts to lsprep.org and Schoology. We'll also post news and happenings via Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
If you need answers or assistance, please contact the following Lasallians:

COVID-19 tuition relief

We have established the COVID-19 Tuition Relief Fund to assist families in our community facing economic hardship because of the pandemic. Give to fund.

Food resources

La Salle Prep
Families or students experiencing food insecurity can contact Kim McCarthy at kmccarthy@lsprep.org


Breakfast and lunch will be provided to children ages 1-18. Pick up food 11 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays at 15 schools in Portland.

*Food Pantries: Food also will be distributed once a week from  several PPS campuses. Rosa Parks also will distribute dinners 4:30-5:30 pm. Mondays.
North Clackamas
To-go meals are being distributed from several schools in the North Clackamas School District. All students, age 18 and under can receive free meals. Students do not need to be present to receive a meal. Go here for details.


Food is available to families living in the North Clackamas School District Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am -2 pm the Wichita Center, 6031 SE King Road, Milwaukie.

Oregon Food Bank

Find food pantries and assistance sites throughout the metro area by typing in your ZIP code here. You also can seek information by  sending an email, or by calling (503) 505-7061 (phone hours are 9 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday).

CTK to distribute food

Christ the King Church Catholic Church next door to La Salle Prep will distribute food to anyone who needs it from 9 am to noon Mondays and Wednesdays through June 30.

The giveaway is part of a USDA partnership with Pacific Coast Fruit to provide 275,000 free food boxes per month to Oregonians. Christ the King is one of several churches in the Archdiocese of Portland distributing the food. 


Additional resources:
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
PDX Covid-19 Mutual Aid Network
Meals on Wheels People (outside Clackamas County)


Christ the King will distribute food

Christ the King Church Catholic Church next door to La Salle Prep will distribute food to anyone who needs it from 9 am to noon Mondays and Wednesdays through June 30.

The giveaway is part of a USDA partnership with Pacific Coast Fruit to provide 275,000 free food boxes per month to Oregonians. Christ the King is one of several churches in the Archdiocese of Portland distributing the food.