ATTENTION: All Houston S/W schools, including Sugar Land, Katy & Beaumont will be closed Friday, May 10, due to severe weather. Stay safe and monitor local media for the latest weather conditions in your area.

 

Harmony Public Schools campuses located in the Houston city limits will be closed Tuesday, November 29, 2022, due to a citywide boil water notice issued for the City of Houston. Please follow your local news and/or local government information sources for further safety information. 

 

Las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony ubicadas en los límites de la ciudad de Houston estarán cerradas el martes 29 de noviembre de 2022 debido a un aviso de hervir el agua en toda la ciudad emitido para la ciudad de Houston. Siga las fuentes de información de las noticias y/o del gobierno local para obtener más información sobre seguridad.

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please join us for our upcoming District Annual Title I meeting.

During this meeting, we will review, evaluate, and develop a written Parent and Family Engagement Policy (PFE) for 2022-2023. 

Houston South District District Annual Title I Meeting  

Wednesday, November 16 for Houston South (11:30 pm-12:30 pm)

For more details, please see the invitation attached. If you plan to attend, please RSVP using the link.

Thank you

Queridos padres:
Están cordialmente invitados a asistir a la reunión de participación de padres y familias del Título I del distrito Houston South.
Cuándo: miércoles 16 de noviembre de 2022
Hora: 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM
La junta será virtual.
Por favor confirmen su asistencia por medio del link para que se les envíe invitación a Zoom.

La reunión será virtual.
Confirme su asistencia a través del enlace para recibir una invitación a Zoom
Meta / Propósito: Revisar, evaluar y actualizar / desarrollar la Política de Participación de los Padres y la Familia (PFE) escrita

Temas de la agenda:
I. Presentación del programa Título I
II. Revisar y evaluar la política de PFE del año pasado.
III. Juntos desarrollaremos la política y el acuerdo de PFE para este año.
IV. El plan de estudios y el rendimiento académico de la escuela V. Comentarios, preguntas y respuestas

 

In celebration of the World Series champion Houston Astros, Harmony Public Schools will be closing all schools and administrative offices in Houston, Cypress, Katy, and Sugar Land on Monday, November 7, 2022. Classes will resume on their normal schedule Tuesday, November 8.

Have a wonderful and safe day of celebration, Houston families.

Go Astros!

We're Hiring

We're Hiring

Harmony Public Schools is recruiting talented, compassionate bilingual teachers dedicated to helping every student succeed. Harmony offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a commitment to excellence in the classroom.

Interested applicants may apply online.

October is in the United States. Let’s deepen our understanding of this language-based challenge and try to raise awareness in our community.

 Eight-year-old Evan is one of the brightest children in his third-grade class. He has a wonderful vocabulary and knows everything there is to know about baseball—he can even tell you who played in each of the last ten World Series games and who won. But when it comes to reading about baseball—or anything else—Evan has a lot of trouble. It takes him a long time to read each word, and even longer to read whole sentences. He often has to guess at how you say a word—and sometimes his guess is wrong. Reading out loud is especially stressful and embarrassing. His teacher recently told Evan’s parents that she thinks he might have dyslexia.

 Most people assume that part of being smart is being able to read well. About 100 years ago, though, doctors figured out that some people, even some very smart people who do really well at many other things, have trouble learning to read. This difficulty with reading is called dyslexia.

 Excerpt from: http://dyslexia.yale.edu/resources/dyslexic-kids-adults/on-being-dyslexic/

Useful Links:

What is Dyslexia? – Kelli Sandman-Hurley

https://improvingliteracy.org/brief/defining-dyslexia

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/dyslexia/videos-about-dyslexia

https://dyslexiaida.org/

https://dyslexiaida.org/fact-sheets/

http://www.dyslexia.yale.edu/resources/parents/

https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/texas-dyslexia-handbook-2021.pdf

Recommended Movie:

Taare Zameen Par- Every Child is Special https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z14uE7U0HY

Ishaan, a student who has dyslexia, cannot seem to get anything right at his boarding school. Soon, a new unconventional art teacher, Ram Shankar Nikumbh, helps him discover his hidden potential.

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Announcement!

In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for kindergarten and newly enrolled students in grades 1-12 for gifted and talented screening. 

Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may refer them for assessment. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s website.

 

Parent GT Referral Form in English

Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

 

The deadline for GATE referral is September 30, 2022, and G/T assessment period will take place in October. For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s G/T coordinator or G/T coach/teacher.

GATE (Educación para estudiantes dotados/talentosos) Anuncio

De acuerdo con el Plan Estatal de Texas para la Educación de Estudiantes Dotados / Talentosos, las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony comenzarán a recibir referencias para kindergarten y estudiantes recién inscritos en los grados 1-12 para la evaluación de estudiantes dotados y talentosos.

Cualquier persona interesada en el bienestar educativo de estos estudiantes puede nominarlos para dicha evaluación. Los formularios de referencia están disponibles en la oficina y en el sitio web de la escuela.

 

Forma de nominación

 

La fecha límite de referencia de GATE es el 30 de septiembre de 2022 y el período de evaluación de G / T se llevará a cabo en octubre.

Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de selección e identificación, los padres pueden comunicarse con el entrenador / maestro de GT de la escuela.

Dear Harmony Families & Team Members,

Welcome back!

With a new year comes new opportunities and a time for new beginnings. We believe this school year is going to be filled with more opportunities than ever for achievement, exploration, and inspiration for our students and team members across Texas.

This year, Harmony is proud to welcome its largest class ever – roughly 42,000 students – to our 60 campuses. Harmony also experienced its largest batch of new student applicants – more than 50,000 – for this school year. Neither of these accomplishments could have been possible without the support of our Harmony families and staff members sharing the good word about their school with friends, neighbors, and families. For that, we owe you our thanks.

Whether your family is new to Harmony or you’ve been with us for years, Harmony will offer each of our scholars the same high-quality, STEM-focused education filled with opportunities to connect and engage with their schools, teachers, and classmates.

Though it has been only a few days since the first of our schools opened for the 2022-23 school year, already we have some exciting news to share. This week, the Texas Education Agency released its first State Accountability Ratings since the start of the pandemic. We are excited to report that five HPS districts and 23 HPS campuses earned a perfect “A” rating on this key report. Two districts and 32 campuses also received “B” ratings. Collectively, Harmony was the highest scoring major Texas charter school network in terms of the percentage of campuses which scored a “B” or better.

These results come on the heels of some extraordinary spring STAAR test results, which found that statewide not only had most of our students made up any achievement loss caused by the COVID pandemic, but in the majority of our schools, our students actually scored higher than they did pre-pandemic. Despite these successes, the work to help our students fully rebound from the pandemic will continue throughout 2022-23, as we continue to emphasize additional learning acceleration and ongoing emotional well-being support for our students.

Our TEA Ratings and STAAR scores are just a couple of the reasons why we’re so excited to begin another school year, but there are plenty more. In addition to our normal annual programs and initiatives, Harmony will be focusing on several key areas this school year:

 

  • School culture and climates of character will continue to be a primary focus for all of our campuses. The positive results of this ongoing initiative already are plain to see. Systemwide, we have seen a dramatic drop in behavioral incidents at our campuses, as an increase in counselor staffing is helping to better support students before possible issues arise. HPS also is proud to share that in 2021-22, three of our campuses were named National Schools of Character, making a total of seven HPS national winners in the past three years. Thirteen campuses have also been named State Schools of Character. We expect several other campuses to earn these honors this year.

 

  • We will continue to focus on school safety measures and scientific-based health protocols to keep our students and staff safe and focused on achievement. Over the summer, each of our schools conducted additional campus safety training, including security audits of their points of entry. This is in addition to the long-standing security measures already in place, which include yearly safety audits, which exceed the TEA requirement of once every three years. We will continue to work to increase the safety of our school communities, as keeping our students and team members safe is our highest priority.

 

  • For our former students, we will continue to offer a number of assistance programs to ensure their long-term success after HPS. First, the HPS Alumni Career Center will provide ongoing support and services to assist them with career development, job placement, and long-term success. Next, Harmony is extending its postsecondary support services with the new Alumni College Coaching program. The program aims to provide on-college campus coaching, and monthly success workshops to increase Harmony graduates’ enrollment, retention, and more importantly their college completion. It will be piloted at three universities this fall: the University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown, and North American University. Finally, our College & Career counselors are wrapping up a successful season of “summer melt” intervention to make sure last year’s graduating seniors become this year’s entering college freshmen. Across our system, HPS made personal contact with 94% of our Class of 2022 to make sure they are still enrolled in college, have their financial aid in order, and know when and where to be on Day 1 of college.

 

  • To help prepare our students for the workforce, we will continue to expand our Career & Technical Education (CTE) and Industry-Based Certification (IBC) programs. Harmony currently offers more than 650 career pathways courses in 10 different fields, including Biomedical Science, Engineering, Programming & Software Development, Accounting & Financial Services, and Business Management, among others. In 2021-22, HPS invested more than $19 million in federal funds into these programs, allowing more than 15,000 students to get a jumpstart on the future careers of their dreams.

 

  • Through our Harmony Partners in Education program, we will continue to seek businesses, volunteers, and other community members who can bring resources and opportunities to our schools and students. During 2021-22, Partners in Education matched more than 1,000 partners with school projects across our system.

 

  • For students interested in a career in public service, HPS will continue to expand its rapidly-growing Service Leadership Society, which already is among the largest of any school system in the state. Harmony’s SLS program is dedicated to encouraging civic engagement among our students and exposing them to leadership opportunities within their communities while at the same time, allowing them to interact with elected officials and their staff.

 

  • To continue supporting the continued influx of interest in Harmony, we are continuing to add new campuses and expand others. This school year, HPS debuts two new campuses – Harmony School of Excellence-Katy and Harmony School of Science-San Antonio – as well as four additional major campus expansions. We’re also breaking ground on three others – in El Paso, Fort Worth, and Leander – this school year.

 

As you can see, we all have a lot to look forward to this year.

On behalf of our team members, faculty and staff, I would like to welcome you and your family to the 2022- 2023 school year. We look forward to getting to know your family better this school year and sharing all that Harmony has to offer.

Sincerely,

Fatih Ay
CEO | Harmony Public Schools

2022-2023 School Supply List

  PRE-KINDERGARTEN Kindergarten 1st Grade
Qty Description Qty Description Qty Description
2 Sharpener set with shaving holder case 1 Ruler set 1 3X5 RULED INDEX CARDS 100CT
1 PLASTIC SCHOOL BOX 8.5X5.75X2.5/PENCIL BOX 1 COLORED INDEX CARDS 100CT 1 PLASTIC SCHOOL BOX LARGE SIZE 8.5X5.75X2.5
 

1

FISKARS 5″ BLUNT SCISSORS (1 pair for class/1 pair for art class)  

2

 

Sharpener set with shaving holder case

1 BLUNT 5″ SCISSORS
 

2

MED PINK PEARL/CARNATION ERASER/JUMBO ERASERS  

1

 

PLASTIC SCHOOL BOX 8.5X5.75X2.5/PENCIL BOX

4 MED PINK PEARL/CARNATION ERASER
1 CRAYOLA CRAYONS 24CT 2 FISKARS 5″ BLUNT SCISSORS (1 pair for class/1 pair for art class) 4 CRAYOLA CRAYONS 24CT
2 NO2 DIXON TICONDEROGA PRESHARPENED PENCIL 5 MED PINK PEARL/CARNATION ERASER/JUMBO ERASERS 24 NO2 DIXON TICONDEROGA PENCIL LATEX FREE
 

1

 

EXPO FINE TIP DRY ERASE MARKERS 4PK

 

2

 

CRAYOLA CRAYONS 24CT

6 EXPO BLACK CHISEL TIP DRY ERASE MARKER & 2 EXPO BLUE
 

6

 

ELMER’S 0.77 OZ PURPLE WASHABLE GLUE STICK

 

48

NO2 DIXON TICONDEROGA PRESHARPENED PENCIL 8 ELMER’S 0.77 OZ PURPLE WASHABLE GLUE STICKS (big

glue sticks)

2 ONE set OF 5 OZ. PLAY-DOH 4 EXPO FINE TIP DRY ERASE MARKERS 4PK 1 ELMER’S 4OZ SCHOOL GLUE
 

1

 

9X12 ASST CONST PAPER 50CT

 

6

ELMER’S 0.77 OZ PURPLE WASHABLE GLUE STICK 1 CRAYOLA WASH THICK CLASSIC MARKERS 8CT
 

1

PRIMARY JOURNAL, full page Ruled, Grade K-2, 100 SHEETS  

1

 

ONE set OF 5 OZ. PLAY-DOH

2 ZIPLOC/GLAD GALLON FREEZER BAGS 15CT
1 RED PLASTIC POCKET & BRAD FOLDERS 3 ZIPLOC/GLAD QUART FREEZER BAGS 20CT 2 9X12 ASST CONST PAPER 50CT
 

1

PRIMARY JOURNAL, Half page Ruled, Grade K-2, 100 SHEETS  

3

 

ZIPLOC/GLAD GALLON BAGS 19CT BOX

2 RED PLASTIC POCKET & BRAD FOLDERS
4 KLEENEX TISSUE 160CT 1 9X12 ASST CONST PAPER 50CT 2 BLUE PLASTIC POCKET & BRAD FOLDERS
 

2

 

CRAYOLA WASH THICK CLASSIC MARKERS 8CT

 

2

PRIMARY JOURNAL, full page Ruled, Grade K-2, 100 SHEETS 2 GREEN PLASTIC POCKET & BRAD FOLDERS
4 BABY WIPES SOFT PACK 80CT (BULK) 1 RED PLASTIC POCKET & BRAD FOLDERS 1 9X12 DRY ERASE WHITEBOARD
 

1

9X12 DRY ERASE WHITE BOARD blank one side lined other side  

2

PRIMARY JOURNAL, Half page Ruled, Grade K-2, 100 SHEETS 2 KLEENEX TISSUE 160CT
 

1

1 inch / 3 ring binder with sleeves on cover and pockets on inside cover  

4

 

KLEENEX TISSUE 160CT

1 12X18 MANILA PAPER 50CT
2 Headphone with mic 2 CRAYOLA WASH THICK CLASSIC MARKERS 8CT 3 ZIPLOC/GLAD QUART FREEZER BAGS 30CT
 

1

 

POSTER PUTTY OR BLUE STICK

 

2

 

BABY WIPES SOFT PACK 80CT (BULK)

 

1

1 inch – 3 RING BINDER WITH SLEEVES ON COVER AND POCKETS ON INSIDE
 

2

 

Packet laminating sheets

 

1

9X12 DRY ERASE WHITE BOARD blank one side lined other side  

6

COMPOSITION NOTEBOOKS (half-page primary journal-wide ruled)
 

1

 

PKT BINDER RINGS

 

1

1 inch / 3 ring binder with sleeves on cover and pockets on inside cover  

2

 

HEADPHONES

1 PKT BINDER RINGS 1 sticky notes (4 pack) 1 8 1/2 X 11 PACKAGE SHEET PROTECTORS
1 Foldable sleeping mats foam 2 Headphone with mic 1 8 1/2×11 PACKAGE CARD STOCK
    1 POSTER PUTTY OR BLUE STICK 2 BINDER RINGS PACKAGE
    1 PKT PERMANENT COLORED MARKERS 2 STICKY NOTES PACKAGES
    2 Packet laminating sheets size 8.5″ by 11″ 2 Clorox wipes
    1 PKT BINDER RINGS 1 play dough pack of 3
    3 Packet self-Adhesive plastic wall hooks 1 POSTER PUTTY OR BLUE STICK
    2 Packets Pengear sheet protectors   .
2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade
Qty Description Qty Description Qty Description Qty Description
1 3X5 RULED COLORED INDEX CARDS 100CT 1 FISKARS 5″ SHARP SCISSORS 1 NYLON PENCIL BAG, CLEAR TOP W/ GROMT 7.25X10.25 1 NYLON PENCIL BAG, CLEAR TOP W/ GROMT 7.25X10.25
1 PLASTIC Pencil SCHOOL BOX LARGE SIZE 8.5X5.75X2.5 2 WIDE RULE 8X10.5 FILLER PAPER 200CT 1 FISKARS 5″ BLUNT SCISSORS 1 FISKARS 5″ BLUNT SCISSORS
2 BLUNT 5″ SCISSORS 2 Colored Pencils 12CT 2 WIDE RULE 8X10.5 FILLER PAPER

200CT

3 WIDE RULE 8X10.5 FILLER PAPER 200CT
6 PINK BEVEL ERASER (LATEX FREE) 1 CRAYOLA CRAYONS 24CT 60 NO2 DIXON TICONDEROGA PENCIL

LATEX FREE, 5 dozen

72 NO2 DIXON TICONDEROGA PENCIL LATEX FREE
1 STANDARD LETTER CLIPBOARD 60 NO2 DIXON TICONDEROGA PENCIL LATEX FREE 2 EXPO CHISEL TIP DRY ERASE MARKERS 4PK 3 EXPO CHISEL TIP DRY ERASE MARKERS 4PK
2 CRAYOLA CRAYONS 24CT 2 EXPO CHISEL TIP DRY ERASE MARKERS 4PK 6 ELMER’S 0.77 OZ PURPLE WASHABLE GLUE STICK 5 ELMER’S 0.77 OZ PURPLE WASHABLE GLUE STICK
60 NO2 DIXON TICONDEROGA PENCIL LATEX FREE

(five dozens & sharpened preferred)

6 ELMER’S 0.77 OZ PURPLE WASHABLE GLUE STICK 1 CRAYOLA WASH THICK CLASSIC

MARKERS 8CT

2 CRAYOLA CRAYONS 24 COUNT
4 EXPO CHISEL TIP DRY ERASE MARKERS 1 ZIPLOC/GLAD QUART FREEZER BAGS 20CT 1 BIC BLUE MED STICK PEN, 1pk, 10ct 2 BIC YELLOW HIGHLIGHTER
4 ELMER’S 0.77 OZ PURPLE WASHABLE GLUE STICK 1 BIC BLUE MED STICK PEN, 1pk, 10ct 1 BIC RED MED STICK PEN, 1pk, 10 ct 2 RED PENS
4 PLASTIC POCKET & BRAD FOLDERS 2 BIC RED MED STICK PEN, 2pk, 10ct 1 BIC YELLOW HIGHLIGHTER, 1pk, 4ct 10 COMPOSITION NOTEBOOKS (wide

ruled)

1 COLORATIONS WASHABLE BROAD MARKER 8CT 1 9X12 BRIGHT CONSTRUCTION PAPER 50CT 2 CRAYOLA 7″ COLORED PRESHARPENED PENCILS 12CT 1 RED PLASTIC POCKET & BRAD FOLDER
1 ZIPLOC/GLAD QUART FREEZER BAGS 20CT 1 BLUE PLASTIC POCKET & BRAD FOLDERS 1 BLUE PLASTIC POCKET & BRAD FOLDERS 4 KLEENEX TISSUE 160CT
1 ZIPLOC/GLAD GALLON SNAP & SEAL BAGS 19CT

BOX

8 Marbled composition books 7 Composition Notebook (wide ruled) 1 LYSOL WIPES
2 HIGHLIGHTERS 1 GREEN PLASTIC POCKET & BRAD FOLDERS 1 GREEN PLASTIC POCKET & BRAD FOLDERS 2 EARBUDS
1 1/4″ WOOD RULER STANDARD & METRIC 1 YELLOW PLASTIC POCKET & BRAD FOLDERS 3 KLEENEX TISSUE 80CT  

2

 

INDEX CARDS 100 CT

1 COLORATIONS 7″ PRESHARPENED COLORED PENCILS 12CT 4 KLEENEX TISSUE 160CT 1 12X18 50 CT ASST CONST PAPER  
1 9X12 ASST CONST PAPER 50CT 1 1 EA 3X3 ASSORTED STICKY NOTES 50CT 1 5 tab multi-colored index paper dividers
1 9X12 DRY ERASE WHITEBOARD 2 Earbuds 1 1.5″ binder
4 KLEENEX TISSUE 160CT 1 Pencil Bag (Not a pencil box) 1 sticky notes, 1pk
2 Ear Bud/ Headphones 8 Yellow Highlights (2 packs of 4) 1 3X5 100 CT INDEX CARDS, LINED
2 Clorox Hand Wipes 1 9×12 Dry Erase Whiteboard 1 Ear Buds
7 subject notebooks (wide ruled) 1 1.5″ binder 1 Recorder for Music
1 Pencil Sharpener 1 3X5 100 CT INDEX CARDS, LINED  
    1 5 tab multi-colored index paper dividers
     

4

MED PINK PEARL/CARNATION ERASER

Due to high demand, many uniform sizes quickly were sold out shortly after we launched our new online uniform store Thursday.

Stock shortage is not expected to be an ongoing issue. Fortunately, our uniform supplier has informed that they have added new inventory and are continuing to work to provide additional color and size choices as quickly as possible.

Shop now to get your uniforms purchases in time for the first day of school and take advantage of these offers:

EARLY SHOPPER SAVINGS
Shop July 21-Aug. 4 to get short sleeve polos for only $13.50 (reg. $15) or long sleeve for only $16.50 (reg. $18).

FREE HOME SHIPPING
Buy two or more items to qualify for free shipping directly to your home using promo code HPSPOLO at checkout.

Two Ways to Shop Your School’s Uniform Store

On Our Site
Click ‘Uniforms’ under the PARENTS tab of your child’s campus website.

Find Your School Website

On FrenchToast
Search for your campus name and city on the ‘Shop By School’ page.

Go to ‘Shop By School’

Frequently Asked Questions

The size and color I want are still out of stock – what can I do?
Our partners at French Toast are working hard to get more colors and sizes in stock as soon as possible. To get an automatic update when your uniform preference is ready to purchase, just enter your email in the ‘Notify Me’ box under the product ‘Out of Stock’ message.

Can my child still wear uniforms that were purchased previously?
Of course! If your child’s uniform is still in good condition, they are welcome to continue wearing uniforms from previous years, even if the campus has updated to a new uniform color scheme.

The free shipping code isn’t working – what’s up?
The free shipping code – HPSPOLO – is for orders of two items are more, so just make sure you have enough items to qualify for free shipping in your cart. If you’re still experiencing issues, please contact Customer Service at https://www.frenchtoast.com/contact-us.

Which uniform color do I need for my child?
When ordering new uniforms and polos, the following are the approved color schemes for each grade level:

The uniform color options don’t look like the ones I see above
– is something wrong?
There might be a minor color variation between the preview image on the French Toast website and the images above, but not by much. If the uniform you’re selecting doesn’t look right, just make sure you have the correct dress code selected from the drop down near the top of your screen.

Why can’t I just order uniforms directly at my campus anymore?
Unfortunately, year-round direct sales of school uniforms can be a complicated and time-consuming process for an individual campus. We’d rather put our team’s talents to use by serving our students. By partnering with an industry-leading school uniform supply company like French Toast, Harmony is able to keep uniform costs down for families while freeing up school staff (and storage space!) to focus on the other needs of our schools.

No returns or exchanges.
Uniforms will no longer be available for purchase at campuses.

Please join us for the Harmony Public Schools S/W District Safety Meeting on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at 1:00 P.M.

Zoom Link: https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/81807156107?pwd=eEhHNG50aDJuMFNlQm9rRTBDS0J0QT09

 

 

Children need nutritious meals to learn, grow and thrive.

The Summer Meal Programs ensures kids have no-cost, health meals this summer and return to school read to learn.

Help us spread the word about this valuable program!

Text FOOD to 304-304 or visit SummerFood.org to find a site.

Los niños necesitan comidas nutritivas para aprender, crecer y prosperar.

Los programas de comidas de verano aseguran que los niños tengan comidas saludables sin costo este verano y regresen a la escuela leyendo para aprender.

¡Ayúdenos a correr la voz acerca de este valioso programa!

Envíe FOOD al 304-304 o visite SummerFood.org para encontrar un sitio.

Harmony Public Schools Houston South & West Districts Job Fair
 
Wednesday, June 1
Harmony School of Innovation – Sugar Land at 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
13522 W Airport Blvd
Sugar Land, TX 77498
 
Your family may be eligible for a financial benefit to assist with food purchases for your student.

PEBT benefits will soon be available for families whose children have experienced COVID related absences and who qualify for free or reduced price benefits through the National School Lunch Program.  

 

Does my child qualify?

 

Both criteria must be met to qualify for PEBT benefits.

 

#1 A COVID related absence from August – December due to a positive test or exposure that has been verified by the campus.  COVID absences from January  – May will receive benefits in July.

  

#2 Eligible for free or reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program.  To determine your child’s eligibility, submit an application through www.schoolcafe.com.  Paper applications may also be requested from the school office.  Students attending a CEP campus or who are directly certified automatically meet the eligibility requirement.      

  

The deadline to complete a meal eligibility application is April 6th.  

 

If you have any questions, please contact your school’s Child Nutrition Assistant.