P-EBT Card Information

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Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), will help families cover the cost of breakfasts and lunches their children would have been eligible to receive for free or at reduced price through the National School Lunch Program. the P-EBT program was re-authorized last year to cover the entire 2020-21 school year. A new P-EBT has been approved for Pennsylvania by the USDA FNS. Please click the link below to answer your questions or to see if you qualify.

https://www.dhs.pa.gov/coronavirus/Pages/P-EBT-Guide.aspx

Beginning in mid to late June, eligible students will receive P-EBT benefits in several stages:

  • the first stage will provide benefits for eligible students for the months of September 2021 through November 2021, 
  • the second stage will provide benefits for eligible students for the months of December 2021-February 2022, 
  • the third stage will provide benefits for eligible students for the months of March through May 2022, and 
  • the final stage will provide benefits for eligible students for the months of June through August of 2022.  
  • Remember, the amount of benefits received for each child for each stage will vary based on the individual student's circumstances.

For households that received P-EBT previously, the benefit will be issued on your existing EBT or P-EBT card, if possible. If you have not received P-EBT previously the card will come in your child's name, so keep an eye out for a plain envelope addressed to your household. The return  address on the card's envelope will be from Texas. Each child will receive their own card. Once you have used the Stage 1 benefits on the card, keep the card availablebecause it will be re-used for additional benefits for which your child qualifies. 

Oley Valley High School Drivers Education Information

Please visit the following site for further information:

https://www.icandrive.com/

Resources for Talking to Children About School Violence

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Resources for Talking to Children About School Violence

  • Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers – This article provides information for parents and teachers to support discussions surrounding school violence.  Several key points for discussion and emphasis are listed.  Please note the emphasis on limiting television viewing of the events.  Information shared in the media indicates graphic footage of the recent shooting in Florida is available on social media outlets.  Thus, monitoring of social media is also an important factor to consider as viewing such images may put students at risk for trauma or psychological distress.  In addition, an infographic summarizing this article is also attached that supports the key points in the article.  A Spanish translation is also attached.  Additional translated documents are available on the NASP website if you scroll the bottom left of the page.  http://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/school-safety-and-crisis/talking-to-children-about-violence-tips-for-parents-and-teachers 

 

  • Managing Strong Emotional Reactions to Traumatic Events:  Tips for Families and Teachers:  This article provides an overview of common reactions to trauma, anger responses and coping strategies, and warning signs for serious emotional trauma.  Children who have suffered trauma previously may have stronger reactions to such events and show more significant signs of distress.