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Nottoway County Public Schools are participating in the feeding for COVID 19 schools closures.  Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. (To be eligible to receive free meals, children must be 18 years or younger and a resident of Nottoway County and be present.)

Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:

Book Mobile (March 17,  through March 26, 2020) Lunch times as follows:  stop 1 – Crewe Library 10:30 – 10:50 am  Stop 2 – End of Carolina Street in Crewe  10:55-11:10 am  Stop 3- Crewe Village Apts. 11:15-11:35 am  Stop 4 – Cole Harbour Apts. 12:00 – 12:20 pm  Stop 5 – Nottoway Manor Apts. 12:30 – 12:50 pm.  Stop 6 – Corner of Hurt and Broad Streets in Blackstone   1:00-1:20 pm.   Book Mobile does not serve during inclement weather.  Monday –Thursday only. 

Pick Up times at Blackstone Primary School, Crewe Primary School, and Nottoway High School Complex,  11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  This pick up will include breakfast as well. Monday –Thursday only.

If you have any questions please call Charlyn Pierce (434) 645-3536 ext. 7031.  Please call in advance for any civil or church children’s groups that would like to participate.

 

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regulations and policiesthe USDAits Agencies, officesand employeesand institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibitefrom discriminating based on racecolor, national origin, sex, disabilityage, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity iany program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braillelarge printaudiotapeAmericaSign Languageetc.), should contact the Agency (State or localwhere they appliefor benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA througthe Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available ilanguages othethaEnglish.

 

To file a progracomplaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form(AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.htmland aany USDA office, or write a letter addressetUSDA and provide ithe letteall of the information requesteithe formTo request a copy of the complaint formcall (866) 632-9992. Submit your completeform or lettetUSDby:

 

(1)        mail: U.SDepartment of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence AvenueSWashington, D.C. 20250-9410;

 

(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or

 

(3)       email: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

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Our team is dedicated to keeping our students safe, and our students' health and well-being are included in those efforts. We've heard a lot about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and want to assure you that we are focused on keeping our schools clean, as well as reminding our students of good hygiene habits.
Below are tips from the Virginia Department of Health on preventing the spread of the virus.
Educationally Yours, Dr. Tameshia V. Grimes, Division Superintendent


COVID-19 Prevention

August 2020 Letter from Dr Grimes

 Cougar Community,

By now, I am sure you have heard that the school board voted, upon my recommendation, that schools reopen virtually for the first nine weeks (September 8 - November 10, 2020). I know that this decision makes some people happy while others are greatly displeased. While I know that I cannot please everyone, I can make recommendations to the school board that I believe are reflective of what’s necessary for the health and safety of our school community.

 

Recent updates

As I shared with the school board, the community is seeing an increase in people testing positive for COVID-19, and those increases are within families rather than congregant settings. As staff has returned to schools, we’ve seen a number either test positive or have a family member test positive. Each of those situations require those employees to be out of the school for a minimum of ten days.

 

Establish routines

I believe it important to establish routines for students and to provide a school schedule for parents that is stable. Bringing students back to school with the likelihood that they will be sent home on a moment’s notice - due to possible exposure - for at least ten days is more disruptive to the routine and stability sought than having the school year start remotely. Most importantly, though, is the fact that I believe - based on information from the health department and the trends seen when staff returned to work - it is the wisest course to limit the risk of exposure at school by limiting the number of people in the schools.

 

Continue to monitor

This was not an easy decision to make. Ultimately, we want our students in school five days a week, but the health experts say that isn’t the wisest decision at this time. We will continue to consult with the health department and our goal remains to fully reopen schools when it is deemed not to be a health or safety risk to the community to do so.

 

Next Steps

There are a lot of questions. In the next week, information about device distribution will be shared. Student schedules will be issued. We will establish hotlines that parents can call to communicate about attendance, meal and/or work packet deliveries, and technology support needs. We will put information on our webpage and our Facebook page. A “Frequently Asked Questions” document for parents also will be posted on our webpage by Friday, August 21.

 

If you have any questions, please contact your school’s principal or the school board office. We look forward to the day we return to having students in our schools every day, and we thank you for your support of Nottoway County Public Schools.

Sincerely,

Tameshia V. Grimes, Ph.D.

Division Superintendent


 

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