Message from Superintendent Duffy: Working hard to answer questions during the closure.

Dear WCCUSD Families,

As students remain at home and schools remain closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak affecting our community and the globe, we know many people have a number of unanswered questions. I want you to know that District staff is hard at working coming up with definite answers and we will have them soon.

Graduation, AP testing, credits, learning and grades are just a few of the issues we have been grappling with over the last two weeks. We are also working on expanding our distance learning program to provide all students an empowering, engaging and challenging curriculum. This is taking some time because it is important that we get it right. Districts across the state are undergoing similar work, so we are not alone.

In WCCUSD, we are working with our teachers and staff to create a system that makes sense and works for all students, including those who may need extra support as we transition to a remote learning model. We also want to align with the guidance from the California Department of Education and other districts as much as possible. Once we finalize these plans, we will share them with you and explain them thoroughly so there are no surprises. We should have more information for you in the next few days.

As we work out the details, please be sure that you are accessing the resources that have already been made available. We encourage students and families to access the distance learning materials already made available by your child’s teachers and on the District website ( 

Additionally, we also want to make sure students are well nourished during the closure. Last week, we served more than 43,000 meals to children in this community. Yesterday, more than 12,000 meals were served, putting us on a pace to distribute more than 70,000 meals this week. In order to serve more children, the District has expanded its food service program to eight additional locations. Breakfast and lunch can now be picked up Monday through Friday at these locations:

  • Ephesians COGIC
    • 2887 Foothill Ave., Richmond, CA 94804
    • Noon – 2 p.m.
  • GRIP Family Housing
    • 165 22nd St.,  Richmond, CA 94801
    • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Independent Holiness Church
    • 605 S. 16th St., Richmond, CA 94804
    • Noon – 2 p.m.
  • McGlothen Temple COGIC
    • 1443 Fred Jackson Way, Richmond CA 94801
    • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Pilgrim Rest MBC
    • 831 S. 43rd St., Richmond, CA 94804
    • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sion Miracle Temple COGIC
    • 1320 Sanford Avenue, San Pablo, CA 94806
    • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Richmond Roadrunners
    • 492 A Street, Richmond, Calif 94804
    • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Zion Hill MBC
    • 5150 Bayview Ave., Richmond, CA 94804
    • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Meals will continue to be served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at De Anza, Kennedy, Richmond and Pinole Valley high schools, DeJean and Helms middle schools, Montalvin K-8 and Nystrom and Riverside elementary schools. Remember, the meals are available to any child 18 and under, regardless of socio-economic status or the school they attend. You can pick up the meals at any of the 17 locations.

Additional food resources can be found at If you know of someone in need of additional help during the crisis, please have them call 211.

As always, we want to ensure that families are receiving the most up-to-date information from the District. District information and resources can be found online at If there are any District families who are not receiving messages from the District, please share this link so they can make sure we have their updated information. 

Thank you for continuing to work with us through this crisis.

In Partnership,

Matthew Duffy