Parent & Community Info
Due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases in Rowan County and the need to reduce our staff’s exposure while providing food to children, the following food delivery schedule will be used beginning April 13, 2020. This plan ensures that each child receives at least one meal per day, either breakfast or lunch, while limiting the exposure of staff members while delivering food.
Revised Meal Schedule
- Mondays - Students receive Lunch & Breakfast for Tuesday
- Tuesdays - Students receive Lunch & Breakfast for Wednesday
- Thursdays - Students receive Lunch & Breakfast for Friday
NCDPI & NCDHHS 877-877 Meal Locator Resource
Families who need help finding meals for their children ages 18 and younger can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.
After entering their address, families will receive a text with the location and serving times for nearby pick-up and drive-thru meal sites while schools are closed. Sites have been set up across the state with school and community partners.
We are so grateful to our parents and to our community supporters for working with us as we continue to nourish, grow and care for our children and each other during this exceptional time. Below is a Parent Communication Guide that is regularly updated with information about meals and instruction for children, in addition to other topics of interest. There is also handy information and fact sheets to help guide us through this time.
RSS Parent Communication Guides
Other Parent Support Links
- Parent Tips for Talking to Your Children About the Coronavirus
- CDC Coronavirus Fact Sheet - English
- CDC Coronavirus Fact Sheet - Spanish
- CDC Wash Your Hands – English
- CDC Wash Your Hands – Spanish
- NCDHHS Parent and Caregiver Guide (PDF)
- NCDHHS Spanish Communication Resources
- CDC Keep Children Healthy during the COVID-19 Outbreak
- CDC Spanish Communication Resources
- Novant Health: Kids, COVID-19 and the Summer You Never Saw Coming
CATAWBA COLLEGE FREE COURSE OFFERINGS
In April, Catawba College is offering high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to participate in one of five four-week online courses at no cost to them. These free courses are all three credit hours (a $2,400 value) and is a great way to jump-start your college career.
New Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program
The program provides a benefit on an EBT card to North Carolina families of 800,000 children who are eligible for free and reduced lunch at school. Families will receive $250 in P-EBT benefits per child, provided in two installments, with the possibility of an additional benefit if North Carolina schools are closed beyond May 15. Families will be able to use the P-EBT benefit to purchase food items at EBT authorized retailers, including most major grocery stores.