Child Care Services
Face coverings will now be required for children 5 years and older in HCPS Child Care facilities, per updated guidance on Sept. 4 from NCDHHS Division of Child Development and Early Education.
Under Plan B (beginning September 21):
PSAM and PSPM child care services through HCPS will be offered at each elementary school site for students on days they are scheduled to be on campus for instruction, based on their grouping. PSPLUS services will be offered at designated school sites on Optional Teacher Workdays and Required Teacher Workdays.
To accommodate families on days their children aren’t scheduled to be on-campus for instruction, all-day Child Care Services for students in grades 3-5 will be offered at Fletcher and Sugarloaf elementaries, as spaces are available. Families should call 828-891-2363 for registration information.
Child Nutrition Services
Henderson County Public Schools transitioned to the “Return to Learn” Plan B model – a blend of in-person and remote learning – with a staggered entry for different grade levels, on September 21.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the Summer Food Service Program through Dec. 31, allowing HCPS to serve breakfast and lunch meals to all students at no charge through December 31, 2020.
This means ALL children ages 2-18, regardless of “Paid,” “Reduced” or “Free” status, will now be able to receive meals from the HCPS Child Nutrition Department at no cost through the end of the calendar year – just like in the summer months!
Under Plan B, Grab-and-Go meal pickup options will continue at 12 designated school sites listed in the “Child Nutrition Services on Plan B” Google Document. Additionally, take-home meals will be available for in-person students to take home with them for their following remote learning day.
Meals On the Bus
Under Plan B, “Meals On the Bus” routes will not continue, since buses will be used for transporting students daily. Grab-and-Go meal pickup options WILL continue at designated school sites.