Coronavirus Resources

Coronavirus has created anxiety and fear throughout the community. Despite this, it is important to continue to support each other and to make sure we come out from this situation stronger than ever before. Sunrise Middle School is committed to keeping our students as safe as possible while at the same time maintaining our high quality of education.
Here are some resources that may aid you and your family in these tough times:

$500 payments for undocumented

Undocumented adults can apply for $500 payments from the state of California starting this morning at 8 am. Call the Catholic Charities hotline at 1-866-490-3899. The one-time payments will be $500 per adult with a maximum of $1,000 per household.

You must:

  • be at least 18 years old and undocumented
  • be ineligible for federal COVID-19 relief
  • have experienced hardship due to the coronavirus.

The program will run until June 30 or until the $125 million in state and private funds are spent, so people are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Are You an “Essential Worker” in Need of Child Care?

Please call the school office if you are going back to work as an “essential worker” and need help with child care. You can also go to this website from the Santa Clara County Office of Education and find places offering child care. The site also provides information about who is considered an essential worker, how to find childcare, how to know if the facility is safe, and how to qualify for financial assistance.
You can find the site here.

Help for Everything in COVID-19

This City of San Jose website has excellent information about help with the following during the COVID-19 pandemic:
food assistance, immigrant resources, housing, employment, health, and utilities.

At the top of the page, you can select what language you would like to see this in.

Bay Area COVID-19 Relief Application for Migrant Youth Community

Versión en Español:
Please visit for constantly updated support and information!

  • Migrant youth (15-30 years old) or adult migrant guardian of youth (aged 0-20)
  • Affected by the shelter-in-place order in the Bay Area (Alameda, San Francisco, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Marin, San Mateo counties)
  • You must also be able to provide receipts (up to $500) for essential items, including rent, utilities, groceries, and insurance. These receipts do not have to be in your name, but must reflect essential items purchased on behalf of you/your family

Undocumented Residents

Here are some websites with information for undocumented residents:

Important phone numbers:

  • For food – 1-800-984-3663
  • For rent issues – 1-800-551-5554

Free food

Summer Meals
  • No Kid Hungry Texting Line – Families may text “Food” or “Comida” to 877-877 to find free summer meals near them.
  • No Kid Hungry Meal Site Locator – Promote the website.
  • USDA Summer Meals Hotline – Call 1-866-348-6479. Families will receive assistance to find the location, meal times, and contact information for summer meals based on their full address, city, and/or zip code

During our school closure, we wanted you to know about places where you can get free food while your children are not being served meals at school.
Please note these food pantries:

  • Second Harvest Food Bank, 750 Curtner Ave. 8-5 Monday-Friday, 800-984-3663
  • Ecumenical Hunger Program (EHP), 2411 Pulgas Ave., 650-323-7781

Also, San Jose High School and Empire Gardens, Anne Darling, Grant, and Olinder elementary schools are distributing packaged breakfasts and lunches to any student under age 18 from 9-11 a.m. This will be a drive-up-and-go station; students may not eat at the school and must return home so that the coronavirus does not spread.

Free curbside food pickup
Where: Conxion To Community, 749 Story Rd. San Jose 95122 (rear of the building – look for the orange door)
When Every Wednesday from 12:30 – 2:30 pm

A map to more locations for free food can be found here.

Eviction Moratorium in San Jose

The San José City Council has enacted a temporary eviction moratorium in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The moratorium is in effect through April 17, and the City Council may extend it.

Bay Area Legal Aid has lawyers and translators to answer your questions on paying rent. Call this Spanish/English hotline, 800-551-5554. The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley also provides free advice in Spanish and English, at 408-280-2424.

Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Note to parents who cannot work because of their child’s school closures. You may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance Benefits.
Please call the OLSE Advice Line for help in determining eligibility and assistance with applications.
OLSE Advice Line: 1 (866) 870-7725


Chromebooks for students who don’t have access to a computer at home will be available for pick up at school.
If you need one leave a message on the school phone, 408-659-4785, and we will tell you the next time we will be at the office to give you one.
A parent must come with their student when picking up the Chromebook, and parents will be asked to fill out a waiver before the Chromebook is given to the student.

Internet Access

Getting access to the internet is more important than ever right now since our education has been moved online.

Luis Valdez Leadership Academy (LVLA) and Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy (RCLA)

Luis Valdez Leadership Academy (LVLA) and Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy (RCLA) are accepting registration forms from our 8th graders for high school in the Fall. You can register online from home.
Please go to the following websites.

Coronavirus Prevention

It is important to protect you and your family from this virus. This website directly from the CDC details the most up-to-date information on how to accomplish this and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Learn how to prevent the spread of the virus

Online Interactive Session with Our Teachers

To help maintain our quality of education, we are now offering interactive sessions on Zoom! They will start Monday, March 23. Directions for logging in are in Google classroom. You can find the times here:

  • 9 am – Math for 5th , 6-1, 7th , and 8-1
  • 10 am – Math for 6-2 and 6-3, and 8-2
  • 11 – 12 – Mr. Laxman – meditation and life skills

    • 11 am – 11:20 – 5th and 6th graders.
    • 11:20-11:40 – 7th graders
    • 11:40-12 – 8th graders
  • 1:30pm – 6th grade Social Justice with Ms. Imelda
  • 9 am – English for 8-1, 7th and 6th grades
  • 10 am – English for 8-3
  • 10 am – Ms. Merek will meet with her students
  • 10 am – Ms. Rebecca will meet with her students
  • 11 am – Math for 8-3
  • 11 am – English for 8-2
  • 1:30 pm – 7th grade Social Justice with Ms. Imelda
  • PE
    • Fifth grade – 11-11:15
    • Sixth grade – 11:15- 11:30
    • Seventh grade – 11:30-11:45
    • Eighth grade – 11:45-12
  • 9 am – 6th grade history with Mr. Waldon
  • 9:30 am – 7th grade history with Mr. Waldon
  • Sciences:
    • 10 am – science for 8th grade
    • 10:30 am – science for 7th
    • 11 am – science for 6th
  • Histories:
    • 10:30 am – 8-3 US history
    • 11:30 am – 8-2 US history
    • 12:30 pm – 8-1 US history
  • 9 am – English for 8-1, 7th and 6th grades
  • 10 am – Ms. Merek will meet with her students
  • 10 am – English for 8-3
  • 10 am – Ms. Rebecca will meet with her students
  • 11 am – Math for 8-3
  • 11 am – English for 8-2
  • 1:30 pm – 8th grade Social Justice with Ms. Imelda
  • 9 am – Math for 5th , 6-1, 7 th , 8-1
  • 10 am – Math for 6-2 and 6-3, and 8-2
  • 11-12 PE with Mr. Omar and Mr. Edgar
  • 11-12 – PE with Mr. Omar and Mr. Edgar
    • 11-11:30 – PE for 5th and 6th graders
    • 11:30-12 – PE for 7th graders
    • 12-12:30 – PE for 8th graders

(these classes or longer sessions will also be recorded for viewing later)

Suggested Schedule for Students During School Closure

Sunrise Parents, sometimes one of the hardest things for children is to not have a schedule while school is not in session. We are suggesting the following schedule for Monday through Friday. We think it could make it easier on your children to deal with their school’s closure.
Also, please make sure your children don’t associate with other people during this time of shelter-in-place in order to prevent the spread of the virus. All of us at Sunrise can’t wait to see you again!
Our suggested schedule is:

  • 8 am: Wake up, make your bed, have breakfast, change out of pajamas, and get ready for a good day!
  • 9 am: Do Zoom sessions with your Sunrise teachers
  • 11 am: Walk or run a little outside (Youtube  JustDance /workouts if weather is bad)
  • 11:30 am: Math or Reading time (whichever you didn’t do in Zoom session)
  • 12:30 pm: Lunch, walk outside, and chat with friends
  • 1:30 pm: Finish all math and English work
  • 2:15 pm: Walk/break
  • 2:30 pm: Science and History/Social Justice
  • 3:30 pm: Relax, go outside, work on passions, dinner, time with family.
  • 9-10 pm: Lights out, phone off, meditate, go to sleep, sweet dreams!


Phone: (408) 659-4785


Address: 1149 E. Julian St, San Jose, CA 95116