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Raytown School District Food Service Department Public Notice 2021-2022
Each year, the Raytown School District's Food Service Department releases a public notice about Free and Reduced Lunch policies and procedures. You can view the 2021-2022 notice here. Filling out the application is important for all families (virtual or in-person) as you may be able to have your activities, athletics, music and communication arts, ACT and other fees reduced because if you student(s) qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch rates. If you have any questions about the application process or the program, please contact the Food Service office at (816) 268-7076, from 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
ARP ESSER FundsThe Raytown C-2 School District requests your input on the use of anticipated American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds, also known as CARES Act III funds. These funds are distributed to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Nation’s students. These are one-time funds. Any associated expense may be required to be reduced after the funds are fully expended.The survey will close on Friday, August 6.Survey Link: https://forms.gle/
Parents as Teachers (PAT) Offers Developmental Screenings
The Raytown School District's Parents As Teachers (PAT) program will offer free developmental screenings to children ages three to five years old.
These screenings are a quick and easy way to give parents/guardians valuable information about how their child is developing in motor, language, social & cognitive areas. Hearing & vision screenings are also included in this free service.
Screenings for children 36 months through kindergarten age take place at New Trails Early Learning Center. PAT currently has openings for screenings August 2-5, 2021 (as well as throughout the school year).
Parents/guardians receive a personal conference and written summary of the screening results. During the conference, suggestions will be given for activities to enhance the child's learning.
Please call 816.268.7202 to schedule your appointment.
PAT is an early learning program for ALL families with children birth through five years of age. To learn more about the program, please click here.
Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT)
Starting June 15, 2021 families that qualify for free or reduced price meals at school can once more apply for Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to help cover food costs they experienced while their student was not doing in-seat learning due to the pandemic. However, the P-EBT 2020-2021 program is very different from last year’s program. Please review the P-EBT Letter to Families. Here are highlights of those changes:
- All families must apply to get the P-EBT benefit, regardless of whether or not they receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Food Stamp benefits.
- A child may be eligible for P-EBT only if the school was closed, not doing in-seat learning, or had reduced attendance or hours at least five school days in a row due to COVID-19 (in most cases, this includes hybrid modes of learning).
- P-EBT benefits are available for the months of September 2020 through May 2021.
- The P-EBT benefit is based on the school’s report of how much of the month was not in-seat learning. If most of the school’s month was not in-seat learning, the monthly P-EBT benefit amount is $129.58. If only some of the school’s month was not in-seat learning, the monthly P-EBT benefit amount is $77.75.
- Families download the P-EBT application (aplicación en Español)
- Families must directly email or mail the P-EBT application to the Family Support Division address listed on the application by July 31, 2021.
- Families must not submit the application to the school district.
- Each eligible student will get an EBT card in his or her name with the lump sum P-EBT benefit amount for the 2020-2021 school year. Ineligible families will receive a denial letter.
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.
Baby Jays Learning Center
The Baby Jays Quality Learning Center hosted by Raytown High School Advanced Child Development program is enrolling children ages 3-5 for classes starting late February 2022. Classes are Mondays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m.-9:50 a.m. For more information please contact Rochelle Netten at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can view the flyer below.
Raytown Summer Lunch Program
The Raytown Summer Lunch Ministry will provide groceries for pick up from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesdays during the summer months (June 8, 2021- August 24, 2021). Families with children (of any age) in the Raytown School District can pick up a FREE bag of groceries EACH week. Groceries will be delivered to your car curbside in the parking lot by the ramped entrance. You do not need an ID to receive a bag of groceries. The program will not be able to deliver lunches to neighborhoods this year. More information check out the flyer.
Success By 6 (SB6)
The Raytown School District’s Success By Six program has a toy-lending program for children from age birth to kindergarten. The program allows families to check out toys at no cost to them. Check out more information in the flyer on how you can check out toys from Success By Six for curbside pickup.
We recognize that creating a safe learning environment is a critical part of helping each child achieve academic success. Sprigeo is an online system that parents, guardians, and students can use to report bullying incidents and school safety threats. Sprigeo gives our stakeholders another medium for communicating with our school administration when bullying or school safety incidents occur. All information sent through the Sprigeo system goes directly to school administrators through a secure online connection. For more information about Sprigeo, please click here. Para obtener más información sobre Sprigeo, haga clic aquí. Links are now live under the PARENTS and STUDENTS tabs at the top right of the district homepage or to submit a tip, please click here.