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Please click on the S.T.O.P. logo to report an unsafe situation in one of our schools (bullying, drugs or alcohol, violence or other risky behaviors). We will get to your issue within 24 hours of the next school day.

This service is NOT for emergencies requiring immediate attention. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911 immediately.

If you want someone to contact you regarding the situation, be sure to leave your contact information in the report. Otherwise, the report is anonymous. Thank you.

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Please Read – From Mr. Alexander

June 25, 2020

To the staff, students and parents of the Edmonson County School District Community — 

First of all, thank you for your cooperation since mid-March in dealing with the most significant health crisis of our lifetimes.  What we have lived through together has been unprecedented in the history of public education, and through this time we have been able to continue to help students learn.

I’d also like to thank you for your patience.  Yesterday, on June 24, 2020, at 3:00 pm Governor Beshear released his plan for reopening schools during his afternoon press conference.  The link to this press conference is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbDFFUIcNDA .  The section of the press conference dedicated to reopening schools is between 19:15 and 46:20 in the video.  Additionally, the “Guidance on Safety Expectations and Best Practices for Kentucky Schools (K-12)” document was released following the press conference.  The link to this document is https://education.ky.gov/comm/Documents/Safety%20Expectations_FINAL%20DOC.pdf.  I’d like to encourage you to review these documents in order to better understand what is expected of our schools as we work toward making decisions that lead to reopening schools.

We have purposely waited until now to release two surveys for Edmonson County Schools.  One survey is a staff survey, while the other survey is a parent survey.  The staff survey has been release to all school personnel through school email.  As a school district, we are now at the point where our stakeholders can give accurate answers and we can collect accurate data that will help to guide the decisions for Edmonson County Schools.

There are several points to keep in mind as we work together in this reopening phase.  Please understand that:• Edmonson County, and the school district, have set a precedent of making every effort to follow the guidelines set forth by our state government and leaders and will continue to do so.• Your voice matters.  We hope for 100% cooperation so all students are represented.  The leadership teams of our schools, our Central office staff and the members of the Board of Education are interested in what you have to say.  • We are making every effort to understand the needs of every student of the school district. Options for one household may not be an option for another household.  We hope to offer flexibility to families moving forward while meeting the safety guidelines set before us.  • Our goal is to make the school experience for all the students of the Edmonson County meaningful and positive.  

Thank you for your time; and again, please take the time to view the links shared above.

The link to the Parent survey is: https://bit.ly/2BBvkSo

Sincerely,

Brian Alexander

PLEASE READ – Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Cards

As the School Food Service Director for Edmonson County Schools, I am excited to announce this news, Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Cards for students attending school in Edmonson County.

In the 2019-2020 School Year, Kentucky has approximately 602,000 children who qualified for Free or Reduced Lunch.  That is around 80% of the population of children who attend schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program.

Kentucky has been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) for an opportunity that will benefit families across this great state.   The USDA announced on May 20, 2020 that this new program authorized by the Family First Coronavirus Response Act. (FFCRA), signed by President Trump, which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced meals dealing with school closures.

Beginning June 1, 2020 for 30 days all eligible public school families will be able to opt-in to receive the benefit by applying on https://benefind.ky.gov./. Benefits will be processed immediately upon confirmation that the student had access to free or reduced lunch. If your child attended a school that participated in the Child Eligibility Provisions (CEP) they are eligible! All schools in the Edmonson County School District are CEP eligible. 

Make sure you have logged into Infinite Campus to get your child’s Statewide Student ID (SSID) number to complete the online form.

Currently enrolled students who are receiving Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits on an active EBT card will automatically receive the additional funds for P-EBT added on to their existing card beginning this week. 

Currently enrolled students who are receiving Medicaid or KTAP benefits based on income levels below the NSLP income guidelines, or who are in Foster Care, will automatically receive a P-EBT card in the mail.

Please follow your child’s school Facebook page and keep up with all updates. Information is also located on the KDE P-EBT web page.

#KentuckyStrong   # Wewillgetthroughthistogether

https://kycde2.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/edmonson.jsp

Latest NTI Information

Parents and Students can pick up and drop off NTI work any time at Door E in front of Edmonson County High School’s gym. 

Students, NTI work is being graded now and is being entered into Infinite Campus. NTI work for the 4th nine weeks will count towards your grade; please complete work as soon as possible and return to ECHS.

NTI work is available through links on the District home web page. 
If paper packets are needed, please call the high school between 8-2 or email the principal or counselor (email addresses are available on the school website) and request paper packets will be prepared.
http://echs.edmonson.k12.ky.us/nti-information/