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    Wayne County will resume in-person classes on Monday, September 28 on an alternating schedule.  In-person students will be assigned to attend school on either Red (Monday & Wednesday) or White (Tuesday and Thursday) days.  All other days will be virtual days.  Expect communication from your child’s teacher regarding their assignment by the end of the day on Tuesday, September 22nd. Arrangements will be made for all members of the same household to attend on the same days.  Students who chose the full-time virtual option will continue with virtual instruction. 

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School Nutrition Program refining meal distribution service

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     The first Tuesday (September 8th) of the Food Service Meal Distribution held this week launched another round of the Summer Free Meal Program for local children. The number of meals needed to accomodate the families picking up meals had increased, considerably. The normal pick up for meals had been around 1200 maximum districtwide, however, they served 2000 meals on Tuesday.   

      "First, I want to thank everyone who came out and participated in our meal program. We are very grateful for you and your support," said Wayne County Food Service Director Kathryn Tucker. "Second, I want to personally apologize for the line, the waiting time, and the limited meals."
       "We have improved the process and will continue to improve the process as we go. We thank you for your continued patience and positive responses," said Tucker.
         She wanted to remind everyone of the distribution sites available within the county (which appear below).The pick-up site will remain at the Middle School, only. However, there will be two lanes running continuously. They are bringing the majority of their staff over and will have a separate group handling each lane of traffic. They should have enough meals for next week as well. Remember they are serving at the pick-up site from 10 am – 4:30 pm, so you do not have to show up early. They will have plenty of food to last until 4:30 at the sites and at the Middle School.
         If you have already signed up, you have been counted. If you have not, go ahead and sign up using this Google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfkIKLj7EQOT7__UuFD4YCIvqc4p-CSnRFQaXIKJ6k6_oTJsg/viewform?usp=sf_link
         Things to remember:
         -They can only serve meals for children 1-18 years of age
         -Only pick up for one week
         -Do not get more meals than you have children
         -You can only pick up at one location a week
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Summer Food Service Program waivers extended to Dec. 31

By: Johnny Jackson | September 9, 2020

The waivers permit food service providers to offer free meals to families of school-age children to last them through the week without restricting them to specific distribution centers.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is extending flexibilities through Dec. 31, allowing summer meal program operators to continue serving free meals to all children. But department officials stress they may not be authorized to permit additional spending beyond the fall semester.

USDA issued nationwide Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) waivers under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act last spring in response to unanticipated school closures related to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The waivers permit food service providers to offer free meals to families of school-age children to last them through the week without restricting them to specific distribution centers.

In early August, USDA extended through Sept. 30 its SFSP and SSO waivers that were expected to expire Aug. 31. The department has not indicated whether it would allow schools and sponsors to continue SFSP and SSO service flexibilities for the duration of the 2020-21 school year, stating in an Aug. 31 press release that “we are obligated to not spend more than is appropriated by Congress.”

USDA noted that its latest waiver extensions are based on current data estimations and recalculation of remaining appropriated funds to determine how far the department may be able to provide waivers into the future. Department officials said Congress did not authorize enough funding to cover SY 2020-21 entirely.

The School Nutrition Association, AASA: The School Superintendents Association and other organizations have advocated for SFSP and SSO waiver extensions. AASA sent a letter Aug. 19 to leaders on the House Committee on Education and Labor and the Senate Agriculture Committee urging the chambers to extend waiver authorities for the COVID-19 school nutrition rules granted to USDA in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

USDA’s child nutrition program waivers have given districts the flexibility for meal delivery services throughout modified school schedules or remote learning. The current SFSP and SSO waivers allow meals to be provided nationwide, free-of-charge to any family or child under age 18; they allow families to visit any food distribution site convenient to them to get meals for their children for every day of the week.

Congressional leaders lauded USDA’s extension of flexibilities. “By implementing these necessary flexibilities, federal programs that help feed students during these difficult times will remain easy to operate and free of unnecessary burden,” stated Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), the Republican leader of the House Education and Labor Committee.

House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (Va.-03) said he was pleased the department reversed its previous position and extended critical summer meal program waivers through Dec. 31.

“As the new school year begins with many schools in hybrid or fully remote instruction, continuing the operation of summer meal programs is essential to make school meals available to struggling families,” Scott stated in a press release. “However, this remains a temporary solution that will expire long before the child hunger crisis ends. USDA must immediately use its authority to extend summer school meal flexibilities through the end of 2020-21 school year to ensure schools can continue to meet the needs of struggling families.”

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New Changes Launched September 8th, 2020 through Wayne County Schools

DISTRIBUTION SITES: Each Tuesday at the time listed below:
* ALL Curbside pick– up will be Tuesdays from 10am—4:30pm at Wayne County Middle School. You will no longer have to go to each school to pick up student meals.
* We are able to serve all children 18 years and younger now. You do not have to show the student’s ID. You will need to tell our staff the age of the children you are picking up for. Please keep your card. You will need it to bring it to school when you come back.
* Distribution Sites start - Tuesday, September 8th within the county so families do not have to come all the way to town to pick up meals and areas where some may be able to walk to pick up meals. You can only pick up meals once during the week. We will not allow anyone to pick up at a distribution site and at the middle school during the same week. See Distribution site schedule below.
* The bus will arrive at the site at the top of the hour and will be at each site for approximately 30 minutes before they leave to go to the next stop.
* You do not have to sign up to pick up meals at curbside or at the distribution sites.
* You will continue to receive 5 days of breakfast and 5 days of lunches and 1 gallon of milk for each child, when you pick up.
 CONTACT Number for Questions:  606-340-3848 (dial 4 for curbside pick up)

USDA and the Kentucky Department of Education has approved for our school to utilize Summer Feeding Service Program starting on September 7th. Due to this change, we are able to make it a bit easier for you and your family. The following are the changes you will see starting the week of September 7th.

Bus

9:00 am

10:00 am

11:00 am

12:00 pm

1:00 pm

#1 Bell Elem

Mason Green Apartments

Life Temple Church

MWC Park

SKRECC gravel parking lot

Green Hill Baptist Church

#2 Monticello

Rectors Flat Church

Connie Corner Market

1009 Masonic Lodge

Shearer valley Church

Missouri Hollow

#3 High School

Parnell Church

Parmley’s Grove Church

Cooper Church

Elk Springs Baptist Church

Canada Creek Church

#4 Walker

Hick’s Grocery

Mill Springs Christian Church

Pleasant View Church Steubenville)

Clay Hill Baptist Church

 

ESCUELAS WAYNE COUNTY

DEPARTAMENTO DE NUTRICIÓN INFANTIL

AÑO ESCOLAR 2020-2021

Nuevos Cambios Comienza el 7 de septiembre, 2020

El USDA y el Departamento de Educación de Kentucky han aprobado que nuestra escuela utilice el Programa de Servicio de Alimentación de Verano a partir del 7 de septiembre. Gracias a este cambio, podemos facilitarle un poco las cosas a usted y a su familia. Los siguientes son los cambios que usted verá a partir de la semana del 7 de septiembre.

Bus

9:00 am

10:00 am

11:00 am

12:00 pm

1:00 pm

#1 Bell Elem

Departamentos Mason Green

Life Temple Church

Parque MWC

Parqueadero del SKRECC

Green Hill Baptist Church

#2 Monticello

Rectors Flat Church

Connie Corner Market

1009 Masonic Lodge

Shearer valley Church

Missouri Hollow

#3 High School

Parnell Church

Parmley’s Grove Church

Cooper Church

Elk Springs Baptist Church

Canada Creek Church

#4 Walker

Hick’s Grocery

Mill Springs Christian Church

Pleasant View Church Steubenville)

Clay Hill Baptist Church

 





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