Sack Lunches for Back to School

July 29, 2020

Dear Parents,
Huerfano School District RE-1 will hand out sack lunches while we are resuming school online. Students registered at Peakview or John Mall High School in grades PK-12 qualify for meals. Parents will need to sign a permission slip to obtain a meal card. Once you receive this meal card, please have it with you each time you arrive to pick up meals. If you are unable to pick up meals, a parent or guardian may give their meal card to a designated person to pick up meals on their behalf. If you wish to pre-register for meals, please fill out the attached permission slip. permission slip for meals . You may also obtain a permission slip at the Huerfano RE-1 District office located at 201 East 5th Street.
The start date for sack meal distribution is Tuesday August 18, 2020. We will hand out sacks on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Each sack will contain two breakfast and two lunch meals. We will continue to hand out sacks in this manner until we resume in-person instruction. Please check our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HuerfanoRe1/ and our district web page http://huerfano.k12.co.us/ for updates.
Please feel free to email Tara Burke at or call 719-695-0095 for more information.

Sincerely,

HUERFANO SCHOOL DISTRICT FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT
Non-discrimination Statement:
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations
and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering
USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or
reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille,
large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they
applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA
through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available
in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027)
found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter
addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the
complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights;
1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or(3) email: .
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Food Distgribution

Huerfano RE-1 is hosting a food distribution tomorrow July 16 at Peakview and Gardner School from 11 am to 12 noon. I box per household. Please bring ID. PLEASE DO NOT RETURN EMPTY BOXES OR EGG CARTONS.

Summer Meal Finder

Please see the information below for current summer meals programs nearby:
TRINIDAD 1 Site Name: ECKHART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Site Address: 1021 Pierce Trinidad, CO 81082
Site Phone: 7198452051 Extension: 2051
Start Date: 3/23/2020 End Date: 8/7/2020
Days of Operation: M, T, W, TH, F
Closed July 2-3 and August 5. Lunch Time: 11:00 to 13:00
Pueblo School District #60 Site Name: SOUTH PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 3100 Hollywood Dr Pueblo, CO 81005 Phone: 7192406569
Start Date: 3/17/2020 End Date: 7/31/2020
Days of Operation: T, F
Comments: Breakfast and lunch given out at 11-12:30. Fridays bag has 3 days worth of meals and Tuesday has 3 days worth of meals.
Grab and go meals Breakfast Time: 11:00 to 12:30 Lunch Time: 11:00 to 12:30
Use the link below to access other nearby locations that serve summer meals.

http://kidsfoodfinder.org/

Non-discrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations
and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering
USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or
reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille,
large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they
applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA
through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available
in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027)
found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter
addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the
complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights;
1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: .
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

!!!!!!Update!!!!!! Pandemic EBT benefits

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Dear Parents and Guardians.

You may have heard about a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) called Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer or P-EBT for short. This program intends to provide financial assistance to families of children grades K-12 eligible for free or reduced-price school meals who have lost access to food due to the school closures caused by COVID-19. The financial assistance will be distributed to eligible families on new or existing Colorado EBT cards. The average P-EBT benefit is $5.70/child per day or up to $279 per eligible child, retroactive to when school initially closed. Huerfano School District Re-1 participates in the National School Lunch Program under the Community Eligible Provision, which provides free lunches to all students, meaning all Huerfano RE-1 students grades K-12 may be eligible for P-EBT.

If your family is already participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and possesses an EBT card, the P-EBT benefits will automatically be loaded onto your card within the month of July 2020. If your family is not currently enrolled in SNAP benefits, you must complete an application to receive P-EBT.

Receiving these benefits will not affect your immigration or public charge status. All families who are eligible for P-EBT may receive it, regardless of immigration status. P-EBT is a pandemic emergency benefit based on free or reduced-price school meal eligibility, and similar to other benefits that the Department Homeland Security has stated that it is excluded from consideration in public charge. Household information that is used to determine eligibility is protected under both federal and state data privacy practices.

To successfully complete the P-EBT application, you will need your child(ren)’s State Assigned Student ID (SASID) number

Upon approval, an EBT card with the qualifying amount will be mailed to you. To access the P-EBT application available mid-July 2020 visit: https://www.colorado.gov/cdhs/p-ebt.

For more information about P-EBT, please visit Colorado Department of Human Services’ Frequently Asked Questions webpage – https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/p-ebt . If you have further questions, please contact and a representative will respond.

If you have other questions or need help, or are interested in applying for P-EBT, contact Tara Burke at or 719-695-0095 to obtain the required SASID information.

Sincerely,

Huerfano School District RE-1

Non-discrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations
and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering
USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or
reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille,
large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they
applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA
through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available
in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027)
found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter
addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the
complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights;
1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: .
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Boxed Food Distribution ThursdayJune 25

Huerfano School District RE-1 will be hosting a boxed food distribution this Thursday June 25 from 11am to 12 noon, or until supplies last at Peakview School and Gardner School. Please return empty egg cartons if you have not already done so (WE DO NOT NEED EMPTY BOXES RETURNED). Please do not arrive before 10:45 A.M. There is a limit of 1 box per household and you will need to present your ID to receive a box. See map below for information on direction and traffic flow. Please contact Tara Burke at or call/text 719-695-0095 for more information.

Food Distribution June 18

Huerfano RE-1 will be hosting a food distribution on Thursday June 18 from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon, or until supplies last. Please bring your empty boxes and egg cartons if you have not already done so. We ask that you please not arrive before 10:45 A.M. There is a limit of 1 box per household and you will need to present your ID to receive a box. Please see the map below for direction of traffic flow. If you need additional information please contact Tara Burke at or 719-695-0095.

 

June 11th Food Distribution

Huerfano School District RE-1 will be hosting another community food distribution this Thursday June 11th from 11am to 12 noon, or until supplies last. Please bring and return your box from last week if you have not already done so. We ask that you please not arrive before 10:45 am. We experienced delays last week due to early arrivals. There is a limit of 1 box per address and you will need to present your ID to receive a box. Please see the map below to view the direction of traffic flow we will be following. . Please email if need additional details.

Food Event

In collaboration with The Colorado COVID-19 Emergency Hunger Relief Fund, Huerfano RE-1 will be handing out fresh fruits, vegetables and other food items over the next several weeks for families and residents of our community. Our first event will take place at Peakview and Gardner locations Thursday June 4th starting at 11 am to 12 noon ( 1 box per household while supplies remain). This will be a drive up process similar to the school sack lunch pick up. For Walsenburg, we will have signs guiding traffic around the back of John Mall High School, through the alley between John Mall and Peakview. For Gardner, the time is the same 11am – 12pm, and will distribute from the parking lot of the school. Please do not arrive or line up before 10:45 am.

We ask for your help by returning any boxes and empty egg cartons we hand out so that we can reuse them for making future food boxes. Please email Tara Burke at if you need additional details.

School Board Director Vacancies

The Board of Education of the Huerfano RE-1School District is accepting applications from persons interested in serving on the Board of Education from the date of appointment in January 6, 2020 until the next regular biennial school election in November 2021. To be eligible for appointment, each candidate must be a registered elector of the school district for at least twelve consecutive months prior to the date of appointment and a resident of the district in which the vacancy exists.

Any person who meets the qualifications and who desires to be considered for the appointment is invited to file a written notice of such intention, as well as a completed candidate questionnaire, with the secretary of the Board of Education by Monday December 2, 2019 at 201 East 5th Street, Walsenburg Colorado 81089. The Board will interview prospective candidates on Monday December 9 or Monday December 16, 2019, depending on the number of applicants, at a public meeting. For further information on candidate qualifications, background check appointments, or where to obtain a candidate questionnaire, please contact Tara Burke, Designated Election Official, at (719)738-1520 or .