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Because we are a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) district, meaning that every child eats breakfast and lunch for free, families in our district qualify to receive a one-time payment of up to  $302 for every child in their household.  If you received SNAP benefits in March, you will not have to fill out an application and the payment(s) will be automatically loaded to your EBT card.  We have now been advised by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Nutrition Services that any other family not receiving SNAP benefits in March will need to fill out this online application to receive payment, or you may print this application and mail it to the address listed at the bottom of the application.  Again, all of our families do qualify for this payment because of our CEP status. You will just need to fill out an application if you wish to receive payment. For Community Eligibility Provision Schools (CEP), DESE will send the application to DSS upon verifying the student is enrolled in the applicable school district.

If you have any questions, please call 855-373-4636.

 


Beginning the week of May 18, 2020:

We will distribute meals on Wednesdays only at the Senior High and the Alternative Center from 11am to 12:30pm. Families will receive 7 days of breakfasts and lunches “grocery style”, along with Backpack food each Wednesday through June 30th.

 

Missouri Hotline for COVID-19 Information

(877) 435-8411

The DHSS hotline, staffed by nurses and other health care professionals, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

CDC Recommendations

Take steps to protect yourself

Illustration: washing hands with soap and waterClean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

 

Illustration: Woman quarantined to her homeAvoid close contact

 

Take steps to protect others

man in bedStay home if you’re sick

 

woman covering their mouth when coughingCover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

 

man wearing a maskWear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick:  You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

 

cleaning a counterClean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

Monitoring Your Health

If you have questions on monitoring  your health, please call your primary care provider or our Missouri State Department of Health Department. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services activated a statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding COVID-19. The hotline can be reached at 877-435-8411. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), you should call your medical provider if you answer YES to any of the following questions:

  • Have you traveled in the last 14 days outside the country or in the U.S. to an area with known COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak?
  • Have you been in close contact with a person with laboratory-confirmed or suspected COVID-19?
  • Are you experiencing respiratory illness symptoms such as: fever, cough, shortness of breath or sore throat?

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or may have been exposed to a potential source of COVID-19, please call your healthcare provider or your nearest hospital emergency department BEFORE you arrive. You will be screened and the best course of assessment and treatment will be determined.   

Communications from Sikeston R-6

Cancellations

  • ACT  (4/4/20) – Rescheduled to 6/13 &7/18/20
  • Art Club (3/17/20) – Canceled
  • Baseball at Fredricktown (3/20/20) – Canceled
  • Character Athlete Brunch (3/17/20) – Canceled
  • DECA State – Canceled
  • DECA Nationals – Canceled
  • EAGLE Expo (3/17/20 – Rescheduled
  • FFA Contest in Elsberry (3/14/20) – Will reschedule
  • FFA Contest at Mineral Area College (3/19/20) – Canceled
  • Grow Your Own Teachers Field Trip (3/31/20) – Canceled
  • Homebound Services (3/23/20 – 4/5/20) – Canceled
  • Jazz Band Festival (3/14/20 & 4/3/20) – Canceled
  • Kindergarten RoundUp (4/2/20) – Canceled
  • Large Group State  Band & Choir Performances (3/19-20/20) – Canceled 
  • Math  4th-6th Grade Regional Competition (4/4/20) – Will reschedule
  • Math Team Practices – Canceled
  • Midwest Welding Contest (4/30-5/1/20) – Canceled
  • Orchestra Concert (3/16/20) – Canceled
  • Piano Solos (3/17/20) – Canceled
  • Science Olympiad State Competition (4/3-4//20) – Canceled
  • SkillsUSA – Canceled
  • Soccer Jamboree (3/17/20) – Canceled
  • Spring Pictures – Postponed for all schools
  • Spanish Class Trip (3/25/20) – Canceled
  • Speech & Debate Districts (3/14/20) – Canceled
  • Student Council State Convention – Canceled
  • Tom Sawyer Play – Rescheduled