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MAGNOLIA SCHOOL DISTRICT RECEIVES LITERACY GRANT
The Magnolia School District was recently informed by the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) that East Side and Central Elementary Schools, and Magnolia Middle and High Schools were awarded the Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) grant from the US Department of Education. The total amount of the grant is $290,000, which will be divided over a two-year period.
The purpose of the CLSD is to award sub-grants that advance literacy skills and development. These skills include pre-literacy skills, reading, and writing for all children from birth through grade 12. The grant promotes the following objectives: to sharpen the focus and strengthen instruction, to create community collaboration, and to build a culture of reading.
MAGNOLIA SCHOOL DISTRICT RECEIVES FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PROGRAM GRANT
The Magnolia School District was recently informed by the Arkansas Department of Education Child Nutrition Unit that East Side and Central Elementary Schools received the United States Department of Agriculture Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grant for the 2020-2021 school year. East Side received $40,250.00 and Central received $33,250.00. The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a federally assisted program providing free fresh fruits and vegetables to children at eligible elementary schools during the school day. The goal of the FFVP is to introduce children to fresh fruits and vegetables, to include new and different varieties, and to increase overall acceptance and consumption of fresh, unprocessed produce among children. The FFVP also encourages healthier school environments by promoting nutrition education.
The fresh fruits and vegetables are served to students twice per week in addition to daily breakfast and lunch.
Magnolia School District
Magnolia Public School District requests that students commit to either the virtual or on-campus option by Friday, September 25, 2020, to allow schools to finalize rosters. After that date, students will only be allowed to make changes at the end of a grading period.
Virtual students that wish to return to on-campus learning should notify the school counselor by September 25th. Students should not return to school without speaking with a counselor first.
End of 1st Quarter- October 16th
End of 2nd Quarter- December 18th
End of 3rd Quarter- March 12th
School Contact Information:
Kindergarten Center- 234-3511 (Judy Barham)
East Side Elementary- 234-5611 (Anissa Franks)
Central Elementary- 234-4911 (Kerri Ochs or Karnesia George)
Magnolia Middle School- 234-2206 (Kelly Ribble or Brandi Lewis)
Freshman Academy- 901-2595 (Tracy Card)
Magnolia High School- 234-2610 (Mary Heinze or Jill Callicott)
MAGNOLIA SCHOOL DISTRICT CONTINUES SEAMLESS SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the extension of the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) through December 31, 2020. The SSO allows school districts to provide meals at no cost to children 18 and younger. The purpose of the extension is to assure that children have access to nutritious meals while the nation recovers from COVID-19. During the pandemic, USDA has continued to provide flexibilities for the purpose of assisting families and assuring that children are fed whether they attend school in a classroom environment or as virtual students.
The Magnolia School District will continue this program starting Tuesday, September 8. This program allows the District to provide meals at no cost regardless of the student’s eligibility status and outside the typically-required group settings and meal times.
Parents and guardians may pick up meals at the East Side Elementary cafeteria from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. starting September 8.
Although students will receive meals at no charge through December 31, 2020, it is imperative that parents continue to work with the Magnolia Food Service Department in completing and submitting free and reduced meal applications. Families who have not completed a meal application are strongly encouraged to do so. Families are also encouraged to check their email regularly for updates and announcements from the food service department.
For questions, please call 870-234-2677.