WEA members continue to address student needs — from meals to health care, mental health services, and social services — while school buildings are closed.

This page will continue to be updated as more information becomes available. Please send questions to WEA@washingtonea.org.
  • Vaccinations for PreK-12 school employees

    Many school districts have been partnering with locals and neighborhood pharmacies to host vaccine clinics to get WEA members vaccinated.

    Visit the state Health Department's vaccine locator, the VaccineFinder or COVIDWA.com to find locations. You also should check your local health district's website. 

  • Caring for your family during COVID

    The first weeks back to school is a stressful time even in the best of times. For tips on how to navigate stress, the pandemic, the challenges of spending more time at home, developmental milestones, etc., turn to this 15-page document from the state Department of Children, Youth & Families.

    Read more
  • School vaccine requirements during COVID-19

    Students do not need to meet school immunization requirements during distance learning but will need to be current when they are back on school campus for any reason, including small group learning or extracurricular activities.

    Read more
  • Free school meals for all students during 2021-22 school year

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the extension of several flexibilities to allow free meals to be available to all children through the 2021-22 school year.

    It is still important that families fill out the free- and reduced-price meal economic survey that is sent out. If your family meets federal income guidelines for free- or reduced-priced school meals, completing the school meal benefit application will allow your student(s) access to fee waivers and discounts offered by your district. 

    State basic education funding depends on knowing how many students qualify for this program. If families do not fill out these surveys, school districts would see a reduction in state basic education funding next school year -- and eventually their federal funding may also be reduced.

  • Get help paying your utility bill

    Puget Sound Energy customers may be eligible for help paying their energy bills. Qualified PSE customers can get up to $2,500 credit in additional utility bill payment assistance. If you are a PSE customer, visit pse.com/assistance, provide a photo ID and the appropriate income documentation to learn if you qualify for the COVID Bill Assistance Program.