COVID-19 Resources, Updates and Information
For the most up to date information on the Kentucky COVID-19 Crisis, please visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Letter
June 1, 2020
Dear Gallatin County Families,
COVID-19 has affected our lives in multiple ways and for many families, the pandemic has negatively impacted their finances. Kentucky was recently approved for a program designed to provide financial resources for families who lost access to free or reduced- price school meals due to COVID-19. We want to ensure that our families are aware of this opportunity and that you have information about how to qualify for this valuable benefit. Participation in the district’s NTI meal service program, summer feeding program or Meals to Go for COVID-19 does not affect your eligibility for this program.
What is the program?
The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program provides households with an EBT card with funds (up to $313.50 per student) to spend on food for students at home.
Who is eligible and what do we need to do?
Currently enrolled students who are receiving SNAP benefits on an active EBT card will automatically receive additional funds for P-EBT added on to their existing card beginning this week. Currently enrolled students who are receiving Medicaid or KTAP benefits based on income levels below the NSLP income guidelines, or who are in Foster Care, will automatically receive a P-EBT card in the mail. These students do not need to do anything further to receive benefits.
All students attending GALLATIN COUNTY SCHOOLS which is a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) district, in, are eligible. These students qualify for benefits, but must opt-in to receive the benefit by applying at https://benefind.ky.gov/.
When do I need to apply?
The application period begins on June 1, 2020 and closes on June 30, 2020.
What information do I need?
In order to apply, you must enter the student’s Statewide Student ID (SSID.) Please find instructions on how to access this number below.
Who do I contact for help?
If you have difficulty finding your student’s SSID, please contact Dana Wesley at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 859-250-4841. You can also call Central Office at 859-567-1820 or your child’s school.
For a list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions, visit P-EBT FAQs
Gallatin County Schools
To Find Your Child’s SSID Number
Login to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
Open the Message Center by clicking the 3 lines at the top left. This is a toggle switch that will open and close the Message Center Index each time you click on it.
Click on the word “Today”
This will bring up your child’s name, picture, and student number. THE STUDENT NUMBER IS THE SAME AS THE SSID.
Gallatin County Schools is pleased to offer another alternative for meals. This program is called Meals-to-You and it is a partnership between our district, the US Department of Agriculture and Baylor University. The enrollment link is listed below and is the responsibility of each family to enroll.
When you sign up to get a Meals-to-You, every other week you’ll get a Meals-to-You box delivered to your home for each child 1-18 in your household. Each box will include 10 breakfasts and 10 lunches/suppers—enough food for each kid for two weeks! Families will be delivered meals until June 30th.
Gallatin County Schools will continue to offer our meal service to families throughout the summer. We will have updated locations within the next few week.
Please remember the Meals-to-You is an addition to the current meal service offered by Gallatin County Schools. If you have questions regarding the enrollment process, please call 859-567-1820 or 859-250-4841.
ENROLLMENT IS MAY 11 - 15th
2019-2020 School Calendar Updated - April 21, 2020
Upon guidance from Kentucky Department of Education, The Gallatin County Board of Education voted to revise the 2019-2020 school calendar. The last day of school for students is May 11th. As this is a very recent decision, we have several topics to discuss. We will share more information and answer questions as soon as possible.
At Home Learning Activities - No Paperwork/No Internet Required
Online Learning Resources
Listed below are resources for families in addition to the NTI work. Students can also access our online learning programs at home by logging on with their school email via Clever. Click HERE log on to Clever.
NTI Work Listed by School and Grade Level
You can also access NTI work by clicking on the school from our home page then the grade level. Please contact your child's teacher if you have questions. If you can't reach your teacher or school, please call Central Office at 859-567-1820 for assistance.
Technology Assistance - If you need assistance with your child's username and password, please click the Help Ticket button below for technical assistance. Please include your child's name, grade and specific issue you are having. It would also be helpful to include a phone number where you can be reached.
Food Delivery Locations and Dates
Food will be delivered every Monday and Wednesday.
All sites will be open from 11:00 - 12:00 INCLUDING the school site.
Due to the safety of our staff and our families, we can no longer offer delivery to homes. We ask that you use the pick-up sites or have a family member/friend pick up for you.
Please bring some type of container with you such as a tote, cardboard box, small tote, etc...
Sparta BP – 5301 Hwy 35 Sparta
Napoleon Polls – 5731 Hwy 16 Napoleon
Glencoe Fire House – 110 Main Street Glencoe
|Asbury - 401 Asbury Warsaw
|Meadow Creek – 1216 Meadow Creek Warsaw
|Markland Dam – Hwy 42 Warsaw
|Hammy’s – 30 Hance Road Verona
|Mars Place - Mars Drive Verona
|Paint Lick Church– 55 Ky 1992 Warsaw
Concord Baptist Church – 8950 Hwy 16 Verona
Judge Executive Jon Ryan Morris declares State of Emergency for Gallatin County
Click HERE to read the official press release.
Gallatin County Official Press Release Regarding School Closure due to COVID-19
Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members,
Yesterday Governor Andy Beshear conducted a conference call with all superintendents in Kentucky as well as the Interim Commissioner of Education, the Commissioner of Public Health and several representatives from the Kentucky Department of Education. The Governor has also held conference calls with all Kentucky Judge Executives.
Today, Gallatin County administrators and the school board chairman held a joint meeting with the Gallatin County Judge Executive, Emergency Management Director, the school nurse, and representatives from Gallatin County Fiscal Court and Three Rivers Health Department. Amid the ongoing concern about COVID-19, we understand our shared responsibility to be proactive to ensure the safety and well-being of our students, staff, parents, and all Gallatin County citizens.
Based on the current information about COVID-19, Gallatin County Schools will be implementing our NTI (Non-Traditional Instruction) Plan in accordance with KRS 158.070(9). Beginning Monday, March 16th, all instruction will be delivered by means of each school’s NTI assignments. NTI work and expectations were sent home with students today. Staff members will report to work as normal and will be available to assist students via email, phone, text, etc… All schools have prepared quality work that will ensure instruction will continue during the unprecedented situation. The intent is for students to return to the regular classroom on April 13th.
During this time, all buildings, equipment, furniture and buses will be disinfected and sanitized with cleaning chemicals recommended by the CDC.
The cafeterias will be preparing food for distribution. Food will be available for pick up along with the buses delivering food to predetermined sites throughout the county. Our transportation and food service departments are coordinating these sites; they will be announced by the end of this week.
All athletic events, including practices, and field trips are cancelled during this closure.
There is no confirmed case of COVID-19 currently in Gallatin County. The decision to close our buildings is an effort to help mitigate the spread of this virus. Student and staff safety is our first priority and we believe this closure is necessary.
For the most up to date information, on the COVID-19 crisis in Kentucky, please refer to www.kycovid19.ky.gov. You can also call the hotline at 1-800-722-5725.
Larry B. Hammond
Hand washing and Universal Precautions Videos
Other Helpful Resources
Talking with Children about the Coronavirus –
English Version - https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/NASN/3870c72d-fff9-4ed7-833f-215de278d256/UploadedImages/PDFs/02292020_NASP_NASN_COVID-19_parent_handout.pdf
Spanish Version - https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/NASN/3870c72d-fff9-4ed7-833f-215de278d256/UploadedImages/PDFs/02292020_NASP_NASN_COVID-19_parent_handout_Spanish.pdf
The Wildcat Market (Food pantry sponsored by the FRC and YSC) will be open by appointments for our families. Please call or email Shannon Stephenson, YSC Family Advocate, between the hours of 8am-2pm Monday-Friday. Email is email@example.com. Phone number is 567-3000.
Our school counselors and district clinical mental health staff are available for any social or emotional needs that may arise. Please reach out to your school guidance counselors or clinical mental health staff for support. Our clinical mental health staff have HIPPA compliant telemental health video options available. You can reach out to Brian Brentlinger if you believe your child is in need of support from our clinical mental health team. You can reach Brian in the YSC at 567-3000 or by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember if your child is in a mental health crisis take them to the nearest emergency room or call 911