Lincoln Parish Schools will be closed Monday, January 11, due to winter weather conditions. Student assignments can be found on Google Classroom, or some were sent home by teachers on Friday. Enjoy the snow and be safe!
Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 12, and students in grades 7-12 will be on the B schedule for Tuesday.
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Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program | Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services
Louisiana Reopens 2019-2020 P-EBT Application for Families Who Did Not Apply in May and June Families Who Received P-EBT during the May-June Application Period are NOT Eligible The P-EBT program provides help buying groceries for the families of children who were receiving free and reduced-price meals at school last school year. These one-time benefits are $285 per eligible child. This covers 50 school days missed from statewide school closures during the pandemic. Some parents became eligible for free and reduced lunch in May 2020. They would receive $91.20 per eligible child, which covers the cost of meals for 16 school days in May. The initial PEBT application period closed on June 15, 2020, and served 407,800 children. This second application period is aimed at the 264,111 children who qualified but did not receive PEBT the first time.
All students in LP are eligible for free breakfast and lunch during school days until December 31, 2020 or money runs out.
LOUISIANA REOPENS 2019-2020 P-EBT APPLICATIONS FOR FAMILIES WHO DID NOT APPLY IN MAY AND JUNE
Louisiana is giving families another opportunity to receive financial benefits from free and reduced-price school meals missed when schools closed in 2019-2020 due to the pandemic. Eligible families who did not apply for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program in May and June can take advantage of the second application window that opens for three weeks, beginning at 8 a.m. September 8.
1. Families of children who normally receive free or reduced-price meals at Choudrant Elementary and Choudrant High are eligible for the program.
2. All children who attend a Cypress Springs Elementary, Dubach School, Glenview Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, IA Lewis, Early Childhood Center, Ruston Elementary, Ruston High School, Ruston Junior High, and Simsboro High School regardless of income.
This second application period of the 2019-2020 P-EBT is only for families who did not apply to receive P-EBT benefits during the initial window in the spring.
These one-time benefits, which total $285 per child, intend to cover 50 school days, from the onset of statewide school facility closures in March through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year.
The application will be available in a P-EBT portal on the Louisiana Department of Education website. The portal opens September 8 at 8 a.m., and the deadline to apply is September 29 at 5 p.m. For further information use the following link: https://5il.co/kqz5
Hey Parents! The LPECC school t-shirts sale has been extended until September 14th. If your child is a virtual learner, you will have the choice of shipping t-shirts to your home or coming by to pick them up from the school. Shirts will be ready to pick up after September 28th.
Good afternoon! We look forward to having students back in school tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 3.
If your child is on an A/B schedule, tomorrow, Sept. 3, is “B” day. The schedule for the month of September is attached.
If you are without electricity or internet and unable to attend school or complete assignments, please inform your school. The absence will not count against your child, and make- up work will be permitted once your electricity and internet have been restored. Students will be responsible for making up the work, or grades will be affected. Please remind your child to have a mask in grades 3-12, and social distancing is still required. Calendar Link: https://5il.co/kjp1
To: Parents and LPSB Staff members:
From: Mike Milstead
RE: Lincoln Parish School Cllosure
Date: Monday, August 31, 2020
For information regarding Lincoln Parish Schools closure status click on the following link from Mike Milstead, Superintendent of Lincoln Parish Schools: https://5il.co/kfp2
Hey Parents! Click the link below to order LPECC school t-shirts! The last day to order is September 7th and shirts will be sent home in backpacks around September 21st If your child is a virtual learner, you will have the choice of shipping t-shirts to your home or coming by to pick them up from the school. https://lpecc20.itemorder.com/sale
Good afternoon Lincoln Parish Parents,
The plan for meal distribution for students in the Virtual Program or on the A/B schedule has been released. This plan is for students who are not at school to eat breakfast and lunch. Please review the attachment which gives specific instructions. The following information can be found on the attachment:
1. Parents must call the school cafeteria between 7:30 am – 9:00 am where he or she intends to pick up meals, which includes one breakfast and one lunch each day.
2. Meals may be picked up from one of six designated schools between 12:45 pm and 1:30 pm each day. Be sure to pick up from the school you contacted that morning.
3. The parent consent form must be completed each day and submitted to the school to verify meals which are distributed.
4. Your child qualifies for a free breakfast and lunch each day if he or she eats free at his or her normal school location and is not at school that day.
5. The six school pickup location options include Dubach School, Choudrant High School, IA Lewis School, Ruston Elementary, Ruston Junior High School, and Simsboro High School. Parents from any Lincoln Parish School may pick up at the most convenient location of the six options.
6. Meals will be distributed in car lines. No one will need to get out of their vehicle.
7. Meals will only be prepared for those families contacting the school cafeteria before 9:00 am each morning.
Link for Parent Consent for meal pick ups:
Please use the following link to see the most up to date Lincoln Parish Schools Strong Start Plan
There is still time to come in and sign up for our Summer Reading Program! Children ages birth through grade 2 can earn a prize for every ten books read to them or by them. Children in grades 3-6 can earn a prize for every 500 pages they read. We are getting in new picture books, chapter books, EZ readers, non-fiction books and graphic novels weekly, so please try to get some summer reading in before school starts!
After school begins, we have a large selection of the EZ readers and beginning chapter books that are recommended by the IRLA Home updates! We look forward to serving you the rest of the summer and this school year! From your friends at the Lincoln Parish Library.
Due to the changing requirements, we are unable to distribute a school schedule at this time. We are hoping to have definite dates that we can share with you soon. The teachers will contact you around August 10th with more information. If you have any questions or concerns before then, please call Melinda at 513-1470 between 8:00 AM-3:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Use the following link to see a list of teachers and our Supply List: https://5il.co/i3bg
Summer Reading Program at the Lincoln Parish Library
Who: Birth thru high school
When: May28-July 28
What: All children in Lincoln Parish are encouraged to participate to keep reading through the summer
Online read-a-louds and weekly craft demos are available on the Lincoln Parish Library's Facebook page(under the video tab)
To-go crafts are available each week to go with the Fairy Tale theme of the week
We can get a bag of books together for you if you call and talk to someone in the Children's or Teen's department and deliver it curbside if you do not wish to come in
This week there are two "Science Tellers" videos and a magic show "Tommy Terrific" that will be available all summer to watch
Registration forms for Pre K and Kindergarten may be picked up at the Lincoln Parish School Board Central Office beginning May 18. They may be returned there with all required documentation beginning June 8. All 19/20 LPECC student records will be sent to the Central Office and delivered to the proper Kindergarten location after registration.
with any online registration questions.
PANDEMIC-EBT AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS RECEIVING FREE OR REDUCED-PRICE SCHOOL MEALS
Amid the ongoing public health crisis, Louisiana has been approved for the new Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. This program will provide extra help buying groceries for the families of the more than 600,000 children who normally receive free and reduced-price meals at school.
Eligible families who complete an online application will be issued a P-EBT debit card by the Louisiana
Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to access benefits. The P-EBT card will function like a standard EBT card, and the same guidelines will apply. Families will receive $285 in total P-EBT benefits per child. Unused benefits will roll over month to month and must be used within 365 days.
Use the following link to access the Information and Application: https://5il.co/g6mu
From: Mike Milstead
Date: April 10, 2020
Use the following link for the latest update concerning Lincoln Parish Schools. https://5il.co/ez14
The City of Ruston is partnering with Lincoln Parish Schools by inviting students who need access to WiFi to park in our Historic Fire Station, Civic Center, and Sports Complex parking lots to utilize free WiFi. Please see details for each location below.
Parking lot of City Hall (signal is strongest on the north side of the building).
WiFi name: Public WiFi
Parking lot of Historic Fire Station
WiFi name: Public WiFi
Parking lot Sports Complex “B” Dixie parking lot
WiFi name: Ruston Sports Complex
Parking lot of Sports Complex “C” Softball/Tennis
WiFi name: City of Ruston Wireless WiFi
A conference call was held Sunday afternoon, March 22nd with representatives from the Governor's Office, the Louisiana Department of Education and state superintendents. All facets of the school food service program were discussed. The issue is not whether feeding students is important. We all agree that it is. At the same time, staff and employee safety must also be considered.
In one week alone, through the efforts of our dedicated employees and school personnel volunteers, we have served approximately 11,000 meals. On Monday, March 23, 2020, we averaged serving about 4 meals per child which will carry us through the current week.
While this program is important, we must consider the safety and well-being of our employees as well, particularly in light of the shortage of adequate protective gear such as gloves, face masks, and thermometers.
Accordingly, given the shortage of these supplies and our concern for our employees, our school system will for the time being suspend our food services after serving one more day on Monday, March 23, 2020.
Thanks for your understanding.
To: Parents and Community
From: Mike Milstead
1. Probably the best/most important thing you can do with your child during these days away from school is to read to and with them daily.
2. Access the resources available on our website, https://www.lincolnschools.org/
. Almost daily updates continue. Many lessons, interactive practices, and tests are available. Many are based on information taught in our classrooms. In addition, some teachers continue to reach out using Google Classroom and Facebook Live.
3. If you text LACOVID to 898-211, it will send you a link to connect to up-to-date FAQ with Louisiana 2-1-1. It’s a really good source of current information concerning coronavirus.
4. Beginning Monday, March 23, we will add the Lincoln Parish School Board office at 410 South Farmerville as a site for disbursing school breakfasts and lunches, 9:30-11:00 each day.
5. Continue best practices such as good hygiene, frequent handwashing, social distancing, and remaining at home to the extent possible.
6. We will get through this time together. Our goal is to offer the best possible education to all of our students regardless of the circumstances in which we may find ourselves. Be safe out there.