Higbee R-VIII School

VISION: People are drawn to Higbee R-VIII for academic excellence.

MISSION: Every child has potential, and it is our mission to help each child reach their potential to be hard-working, well-rounded, life-long learners.

We are providing meals to all children ages 1-18 that live in the district through December or until CARES funds run out. See the flier under NEWS & UPDATES TAB.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, families that qualify for free or reduced price meals at school may be eligible for a new one-time Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) of up to $302 per child (Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12) to help cover the cost of meals students have eaten at home on days that schools have been closed. Students can receive P-EBT benefits even if they have been or continue to receive meals provided by the school district during the school closure. If your child was not previously eligible for free or reduced price meals, but you have now lost income, you may be eligible to receive P-EBT benefits (review the P-EBT Eligibility Criteria document below).

The benefit is placed on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card families use to buy food. If you received Food Stamp (SNAP) benefits in March, do not apply for these new/additional benefits. The full $302 will automatically be loaded to your existing EBT card. If you did not receive Food Stamp (SNAP) benefits in March, you must apply for this benefit by June 30, 2020 (see below).

The most efficient way to apply is to submit your application online at EmergencyMealSurvey.com/MO. You will also likely experience a faster approval process. If you’re not able to apply online, you can follow the link below to the paper application. The fillable PDF document can then be emailed or mailed to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). You will find complete instructions and additional details in the letter to families below.

Please review these important documents carefully:

· P-EBT Letter to Families

· P-EBT Eligibility Criteria

· P-EBT Online Application

· P-EBT Paper Application (hard copy to fill out and email or mail to DESE if you’re not able to submit the application online)

· P-EBT Frequently Asked Questions

Please do not send completed applications to your school; see the letter to families above for application submission information.

The Department of Social Services (DSS) will send families a letter indicating they are approved or denied. If you have questions on how to apply for the P-EBT benefit, contact DSS through the online chat feature at mydss.mo.gov or call 855-373-4636. For more information on the EBT card, visit: mydss.mo.gov/food-assistance/ebt.

Resources for Parents

Visit our Resources for Parents page for resources regarding the Coronavirus that parents can use to talk to their child(ren) along with activities that will help reduce worry and promote family discussions and routines during this break.

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101 Evans St. Higbee, MO 65257

Administration Office: Phone: 660.456.7277 Fax: 660.456.7278

Principal's Office: Phone: 660.456.7206