Meal Distribution Extension and Student Device Delivery Update
Wed, 04/01/2020 - 8:20pm
Free Meal Services Extended Through May 15
HCPSS will continue to provide free Grab-N-Go meals to anyone age 18 and under and/or any HCPSS student, regardless of age, throughout state-mandated school closures, extended through May 15.
Participants will be given a Grab-N-Go snack, lunch and dinner for that day, as well as a Grab-N-Go breakfast for the following day. Friday distributions at school-based locations only also will include meals to sustain children through the weekend. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag to carry home meals each day.
Children do not need to be present; parents/guardians may pick up meals for their child(ren). There is no application, enrollment, or fees to participate in this program.
More information, including a list of meal distribution locations, is provided online.
Devices for Student Learning
Most of the more than 13,000 student technology devices that have been requested have been delivered to students through device distribution locations or by FedEx delivery. Unfortunately, due to unprecedented volume at FedEx, there still are some devices that have not yet reached their destination. We expect devices that were requested before April 10 and have not yet been received to be delivered by the end of the day Tuesday, April 21. Devices that were requested after April 10 will be packaged and shipped as soon as possible. Teachers are aware that not all students may have immediate access to a device and will accommodate those students as necessary.
Families who did not initially request to borrow a device, or indicated they did not need one but now see the need for one, can request a device via HCPSS Connect. Directions on requesting a device can be found on the HCPSS website.