DJ White, CHS Class of 2020, has earned perfect attendance during all four years of his high school career. What an accomplishment! The district presented DJ with a gift card for $100 and a plaque in recognition of his commitment to school attendance!
DJ is the son of Shelley Prater and David White. He will attend Evangel University in the fall and plans to study criminal justice. He will also be a member of the football team at Evangel.
We are also proud to recognize the following students for earning perfect attendance for the 2020-21 school year!
Eunice Thomas Elementary:
Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, families that qualify for free or reduced lunch at school may be eligible for a new benefit of up to $302 per child (PreKindergarten – Grade 12), known as the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program, to help with food costs while students continue to learn at home.
The benefits include:
If you are eligible, the benefit months you are eligible for will be loaded onto an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. 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 need more information on SNAP, visit mydss.mo.gov.
If you did not receive Food Stamp (SNAP) benefits in March, you must apply for this benefit and complete all sections of the application. An individual child is also eligible for the new benefit if the child was attending a school that participates in Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), Provision 2, or Provision 3 during the unanticipated school closure. If you are not sure your child attended an eligible school, you should contact the school district the child attends before you apply. If you do not want to receive this benefit, you do not need to apply. To find out if you may be eligible, please see Attachment A.
Resource Parents qualify to receive P-EBT, as Foster Care children receive free lunch. If you are a Resource Parent who wants to receive these benefits, you will also need to complete the application.
Select one of the following ways to apply:
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) will verify that your household qualifies to receive free or reduced price meals and will then send your application to the Department of Social Services, Family Support Division (FSD). FSD will send you a letter. If you are approved, you will receive an EBT card with the benefit on it to buy food. Your card will have the one-time benefits loaded on the EBT card to purchase food at any retailer with the QUEST Mark ® logo.
Items you can buy include:
Seeds and plants that produce food Items you cannot buy are:
For more information on the EBT card, visit: mydss.mo.gov/food-assistance/ebt.
If you have questions on how to apply, you can use the online chat feature at mydss.mo.gov or call 855-373-4636. If you need additional assistance with food, childcare, transportation, , and/or other services, visit the Missouri Services Navigator at mo.servicesnavigator.org.
Based on responses from our recent parent/guardian survey, approximately 65% of our primary and intermediate families have requested a summer school learning opportunity be made available to students. We appreciate the feedback given to us by our Wildcat families and we are working to provide both a quality and safe summer school experience.
In accordance with the CDC and the Barry County Health Department, Cassville Schools will follow health and safety guidelines based on established state and federal re-opening recommendations.
Incoming Kindergarten - 6th Grade
In-person, seated summer school will be offered to our incoming kindergarten students through 6th grade. Summer school session will take place May 27-June 30. Teachers will focus on fourth quarter curriculum and instruction. In an effort to practice social distancing, we will utilize both the primary and intermediate buildings and both cafeterias.
Summer school will begin at 8 a.m. each day and will conclude at 2:30 p.m. Breakfast will be served to students from 7:40-8 a.m. Breakfast and lunch is free for all students who attend summer school. An early room will be made available at 7 a.m. in the primary and intermediate buildings.
To enroll your child in summer school, please return the following registration form to your student’s teacher or the building office.
K-6 students will have the opportunity to attend activities at the Cassville Aquatic Center. This will be done on a rotation to allow plenty of room for students to maintain distance, thus, each child will not visit the pool every week. At this time, the aquatic center is the only scheduled field trip.
First grade students will be participating in the YMCA Water Safety program. These students will be given more information about this program from their classroom teachers.
Health and Safety Guidelines:
Students 7th - 12th Grade
7th - 12th grade summer school courses will be offered virtually. Incoming freshmen are eligible to take advantage of high school summer school courses.
If you have questions, please reach out to your child’s building level office, visit us online at www.cassville.k12.mo.us or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
We look forward to The Return of the Wildcats!
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