Fun #StuckAtHome Resources
During this time when we’re #StuckAtHome and finding unique ways to make our own fun, DESE and the Department of Health and Senior Services have collaborated to provide resources for Missouri families. Visit the Missouri Healthy Schools website to view short videos about healthy snacks and easy “recess” ideas to keep families active and healthy.
Summer School Registration
Summer school for incoming kindergarten through eighth graders; and a few high school enrichment classes will begin June 15 through July 14, with no school July 3-6 for the Fourth of July holiday. Summer school will vary slightly between buildings and will be noted on the registration form for each building. There will be no district provided transportation at this time due to social distance requirements. K-4 grades will be held at Mallory Elementary and 5-12 grades will be held at Buffalo Prairie Middle School and possibly Buffalo High School. Breakfast will be served at 7:45 a.m. at Mallory, 7:50 at BPMS, and lunch at 11:30 a.m. All children living in the school district may eat breakfast and lunch, free of charge at the elementary or middle school at these times. Before school programming will be available at the elementary and middle school beginning at 7 a.m. and after school programming, Primetime at the elementary and Bison Academy at the middle school, will be provided from 2:30-6 p.m. There will be no charge for before and after school programming. Students participating in after school programming will receive an after school meal free of charge also. To enroll in before and after school summer program options, please access the paper forms attached and return to the locations indicated on the forms. To enroll in summer school, access the electronic forms at the links below. We encourage parents to complete the summer school forms at their earliest convenience as seating is limited.
Mallory Summer School Registration Link:
MALLORY SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORM
BPMS and BHS Summer School Registration Link:
BPMS AND BHS REGISTRATION FORM
Summer school and before and after school programs will be following the guidelines of local and state Departments of Health and the CDC. A few of those guidelines include class size limited to 12, students will eat meals in their classrooms, recess and restroom time will be limited to one class at a time. Hand sanitizing and washing stations will be available to the students and designated times will be part of the daily routine. Building maintenance staff will sanitize the classrooms prior to students arriving and during the day when they are out of the room for recess, etc.
If you have questions, you may contact
Mallory Summer School Administrator: Mrs. Ginnings firstname.lastname@example.org
BPMS and BHS Summer School Administrator: Ms. Jackson email@example.com
Before and After School Program Director: Mrs. Jana Salaki firstname.lastname@example.org
Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Information
Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, families that qualify for free or reduced price meals at school may be eligible for a new one-time Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) of up to $302 per child (Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12) to help cover the cost of meals students have eaten at home on days that schools have been closed. Students can receive P-EBT benefits even if they have been or continue to receive meals provided by the school district during the school closure. If your child was not previously eligible for free or reduced price meals, but you have now lost income, you may be eligible to receive P-EBT benefits (review the P-EBT Eligibility Criteria document below).
The benefit is placed on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card families use to buy food. If you received Food Stamp (SNAP) benefits in March, do not apply for these new/additional benefits. The full $302 will automatically be loaded to your existing EBT card. If you did not receive Food Stamp (SNAP) benefits in March, you must apply for this benefit by June 30, 2020 (see below).
The most efficient way to apply is to submit your application online at https://www.emergencymealsurvey.com/MO. You will also likely experience a faster approval process. If you’re not able to apply online, you can follow the link below to the paper application. The fillable PDF document can then be emailed or mailed to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). You will find complete instructions and additional details in the letter to families below.
Please review these important documents carefully:
· P-EBT LETTER TO PARENTS
· P-EBT ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
· P-EBT ONLINE APPLICATION
· P-EBT PAPER APPLICATION (hard copy to fill out and email or mail to DESE if you’re not able to submit the application online)
* PAPER APPLICATION IN SPANISH
· P-EBT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
To request a paper application be mailed to you, please contact our Food and Nutrition Services office at 573-751-3526. Please do not send completed applications to your school; see the letter to families above for application submission information.
The Department of Social Services (DSS) will send families a letter indicating they are approved or denied. If you have questions on how to apply for the P-EBT benefit, contact DSS through the online chat feature at mydss.mo.gov or call 855-373-4636. For more information on the EBT card, visit: mydss.mo.gov/food-assistance/ebt.
Summer School Dates
Some dates have been selected for summer school in Dallas County. High school remediation virtual courses will begin Wednesday, May 27. Summer school for students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade will begin June 15. More information will be shared as we get closer to these dates and additional social distance guidance is available. We will continue to share information via phone, email, text, mobile app, and on the bisonpride.org website.
Thank You Teachers and Staff
During this teacher appreciation week, DCR1 would like to thank its AWESOME teachers, paraprofessionals, librarians, counselors, food service professionals, bus drivers and aides, substitute teachers, building and grounds professionals, administrative professionals, technology specialists, and administrators. Thank you for the positive impact you make on our students. BISON PRIDE!
It has been a whirlwind of a year for the 21st CCLC grant. We began with a late start in October due to a late grant awarding. We hit the ground running with offering morning programming which is new this year, as well as our after school at Mallory and Buffalo Prairie Middle School. We have offered cooking classes, guitar, ukulele classes, nature, piano, book clubs and coding classes.
Terry Halleran is an exceptional educator. He served as a high school agriculture instructor and FFA advisor at Buffalo High School for 27 years. He is the latest inductee into the Dallas County School District Hall of Fame.
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Graduation (time TBD)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Board of Education Meeting
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM New Teacher Orientation
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM New Teacher Orientation