Aloha Families. We would like to encourage all families to fill out an online application for Federal Free and Reduced lunch program. Other federal benefits that qualified families received last school year included hundreds of dollars in P-EBT benefits for every child in the household and free bus transportation. Most importantly your qualification will help our school with Title I funding that pays for equipment and extra programs for our students.
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Letter from Interim Superintendent Hayashi, advising parents that they may need to find alternative transportation in the coming weeks. See the link on the attached letter for impacted routes and how to claim mileage reimbursement for qualified riders.
WE are very happy to announce that The Custom Company has restocked all sizes and colors of our school shirts. You will be able to go online to purchase shirts at https://www.uniformsbytcc.com. If you would like to save on shipping, visit them at their store site: 98-027 Hekaha St #1 in Aiea.
This letter from Interim Superintendent Hayashi has been sent home to families regarding parents and guardians about processes our schools have implemented for safety measures.
The Department of Education's Student Transportation Services Branch (STSB) has been working to fulfill student transportation needs for the 2021-2022 school year. Due to the economic impact of COVID-19, all of our transportation contractors have been severely impacted by labor shortages. As a result, the STSB has had to reduce service, consolidate routes, and adjust timing. In the past thirty days, bus service contractors have reported an increase in driver resignations for various reasons. The contractors are doing everything they can to minimize the impact on service levels including utilizing managers and supervisors as temporary drivers.
Aloha Wheeler Ohana, please note that the USDA will continue to fund the free school breakfast and lunch program through the 2021-22 school year. However, we would urge all parents to continue to submit an. application for the Free and Reduced Lunch benefits using EZMealApp.com. Qualifying families will benefit from free school bus transportation and P-EBT food assistance. Our school also benefits from federal Title I funding based on the number of eligible free and reduced lunch students.