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Updates and information: COVID-19 and MCPS

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Updated: 5/12/2020 11:29 am

The Latest: Other than 2020 graduates, MCPS students will keep their school-issued Chromebooks during the summer break. MCPS is exploring ways to provide virtual learning opportunities using these Chromebooks.

MCPS is streamlining its feeding program and moving to six feeding sites. Meals will be distributed at: Marion County High School, Marion County Knight Academy, Lebanon Elementary, Calvary Elementary, West Marion Elementary, and Brookhaven. Also, milk will now be distributed in gallons instead of cartons.

The West Marion Elementary feeding site will now have two meal pick-up lines.

Parents who do not have transportation available to visit a feeding site are asked to notify the Family Resource/Youth Service Center Coordinator of their child’s school.

Erin Summer Marion County High School & Marion County Knight Academy: erin.summers@marion.kyschools.us 

Van Gadberry Marion Middle School: van.gadberry@marion.kyschools.us 

Carly Waldrep Calvary Elementary School & West Marion Elementary School: carly.waldrep@marion.kyschools.us 

Kaleb Ibarra Lebanon Elementary School: kaleb.ibarra@marion.kyschools.us 

Kim Lucas Glasscock Elementary School: kim.lucas@marion.kyschools.us 

 


The feeding site at the Marion County Public Library is being moved to Marion County High School. The high school feeding site will be drive-thru only. To help with traffic, cars will enter the main campus from Barbers Mill Road, travel behind Glasscock Elementary, and meals will be distributed at the side entrance of the Marion County High School gymnasium. Cars will then exit campus using Knights Way (see map below).  

Feeding Site Map

The feeding site at Lebanon Elementary will now have two meal pick-up lines: the original meal pick-up site at the building's side and a new one in front of the school.

Based on USDA regulations, we are now required to record the names of children receiving meals and the name of the parent/guardian collecting the meals if the children are not present at the feeding site. This may slow the meal distribution process, but we will have additional staff members on hand. Starting Wednesday, April 1 we will distribute seven breakfast meals and seven lunch meals for each child. Meal distribution is each Wednesday from 12:00-12:45. 

We are now collecting completed NTI packets at our weekly feeding sites and at our schools.

Currently, our feeding sites include: 

Marion County High School Drive-Thru
Marion County Knight Academy Drive-Thru
Lebanon Elementary (two lines)

Drive-Thru

Calvary Elementary  Drive-Thru
West Marion Elementary (two lines) Drive-Thru
Brookhaven Walk-Up

 

If you are not currently enrolled in our BackPack weekend feeding program and would like to do so, please fill out the application here. Please return the application to Community Education Director Nancy Shockency (nancy.shockency@marion.kyschools.us).


All MCPS buildings are now officially closed to everyone except for essential services. You can still call our schools to leave a voice message for a particular staff member.


Our nurses will no longer be available in our building but will still offer Telehealth services -- appointments can be made by calling Healthy Kids Clinic at (844) 435-0900.


If you need help with your Chromebook of need a Chromebook delivered to your home, please contact your school.


Kentucky households with K-12 or college students that do not already have broadband access can call 1-844-488-8395 to receive free Spectrum broadband service and WiFi access for 60 days .


All extra-curricular and athletic events, including practices, have been canceled until further notice.


MCPS COVID-19 Info Sheet 

MCPS COVID-19 Info Sheet - Spanish

MCPS COVID-19 Info Sheet - Japanese

 

Have additional questions? Fill out the form here.

Q&A - Below you will find questions submitted to us using the Google form linked above and the appropriate answer.

Q: Is it true that the students won't have to make up these days because it is a state of emergency?

A: We are currently using NTI days which are recognized as official school days. by completing their NTI assignments, students are already making up these days.

Q: Will this extend the school year?

A: No. NTI days are recognized as official school days. However, if student participation in completing NTI assignments is low, these days might not be accepted. That's why it's very important for students to complete their NTI day assignments.

Q: Can you pick food up and take it home to eat or does it have to be eaten at LES?

A: All feeding sites will be set up as grab-and-go sites. The feeding sites at Lebanon Elementary, St. Joe, Jessietown, and Calvary Elementary will also allow for drive-thru food pick-up.

 

IMPORTANT LINKS/INFORMATION

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services COVID-19 page

KY COVID-19 hotline: 1-800-722-5725

Parent Resource: Talking to Children About COVID-19

VIDEO: Coronavirus Explained! (for kids)

Supporting your Children's Social, Emotional, and Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic





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