March 23 Update - Supplemental Learning Materials and "Grab & Go" Meal Service Now Available
5PM, MARCH 23, 2020 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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LATEST UPDATE ISSUED FOR
MARION COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Supplemental Learning Materials and
“Grab & Go” Meal Options Now Available
MARION COUNTY – Marion County Public Schools’ update for today includes the following actions taken related to the COVID-19 situation:
- Supplemental learning materials for K-12 students are now available at marionschools.net. These same learning packets for elementary students will also be available in printed form at all seven Walmart locations in Marion County starting tomorrow. School buses will also deliver these packets to apartment complexes in remote areas of Marion County. Similar materials for middle and high school students are also available exclusively at www.marionschools.net. Though school campuses are closed through April 15, learning continues during this extended time.
- Parents/Families have one more day to complete the AT-HOME TECHNOLOGY SURVEYto help the district determine technology needs. The survey must be completed by Tuesday evening and is available in both English and Spanish on the district’s home page.
- The district-coordinated “GRAB & GO” meal service launches tomorrow county-wide using 22 central locations and nearly 100 delivery sites. Children 18 and under, including those attending MCPS schools, will be provided a free breakfast, lunch, and snack bag each day. Additional details, including service locations and times, are available at marionschools.net. Please note: parents must bring all students in their home to receive meals for those students. Additional site suggestions may be added by calling 352.671.7050 Monday-Friday, 7AM-4PM.
- A “FOOD 4 KIDS”donation drive on the Downtown Ocala Square is set for Wednesday from 7:30AM-2PM This program benefits nearly 2,000 students and families each weekend and is sponsored by Interfaith Emergency Services. More information is available at marionschools.net.
- Elementary students can utilize the SPRING BREAK READING CHALLENGE materials available via myON. The contest has been extended because of campus closures. Visit this linkfor directions to access more than 6,000 myON books online. Books can also be downloaded on personal devices from any reliable Internet connection.
- DISTANCE LEARNING / ONLINE PLATFORMSwill be available to students starting March 30. However, not all 43k MCPS students have reliable Internet service at home, nor do they all have mobile devices to use. To better determine this need, parents should complete the At-Home Technology Survey discussed above and utilize supplemental learning materials made available by the district.
Visit www.marionschools.net and Twitter @MarionCountyK12 for further updates.
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