Public Notices


Free Breakfast and Lunch Extended

On August 31, 2020, the USDA released waivers extending the Summer Food Service Program and the Seamless Summer Option through the end of December. Recently, the USDA announced that they will now be extending it through the end of the school year. Now, ALL Wheatland R-II students will be able to have breakfast and lunch free of charge throughout the entire 2020-21 school year.

Even though this waiver allows all of our students to eat free for the entire school year, we ask that you please fill out your free and reduced forms and turn them in ASAP, as this helps the school in regards to state funding. Getting these forms turned in is critical for school funding purposes.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Superintendent’s office at 417-282-6433.





Free Breakfast and Lunch

On August 31, 2020, the USDA released waivers extending the Summer Food Service Program and the Seamless Summer Option. Now, ALL Wheatland R-II students will be able to have breakfast and lunch free of charge until December 18, 2020 or until federal funding runs out. At that time, you would only be able to get the free or reduced breakfast and lunch if you qualify for the free and reduced meals.

Meals that were purchased after August 31, 2020, will be credited and may be used in the 2nd semester.

Even though this waiver allows all of our students to eat free for the first semester, we ask that you please fill out your free and reduced forms and turn them in ASAP, as this helps the school in regards to state funding. Getting these forms turned in is critical for school funding purposes.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Superintendent’s office at 417-282-6433.

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

To request a paper application be mailed to you, please contact the school office at 417-282-5833. 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.


The Hickory County Commissioners will be holding informational meetings throughout the county to discuss the proposed one half of one percent ($0.005) tax for the Road and Bridge Department (materials only).

For Wheatland R-II, the meeting will be held at The Elkton Fire Community Building on May 26th, beginning at 6:30 pm.

Your attendance shows your interest as well as your commitment to be informed as you go out to vote on June 2, 2020.

Please see attached files below

FNS-AttachmentK-RequestforInformation.doc
FNS-AttachmentD-E-InstructionandApplication1_0.pdf

Foster Care Liason

Wheatland R-II School District recognizes that students in Foster Care face unusual educational challenges. In order to help remove barriers to, and provide opportunities for, academic excellence for foster care students, the District has designated the K-12 Counselor as the Foster Care Liason. Contact for the person in this position is below.


Jacy Lewis

K-12 Guidance Counselor

PO Box 68, Wheatland Mo 65779

417-282-5833

jlewis@wheatland.k12.mo.us