The next weekly student food distribution/delivery will be on Monday, May 11, 2020. Because of the COVID-19 crisis, additional benefits have been identified for some of our CuCPS families. Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 (FFCRA), designated families will soon receive food funds through Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfers (EBT). All elementary and middle school students will be eligible to receive funds because CuCPS participates in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) meal service program. Further, all high school students that are on a free or reduced meal plan also will be eligible to receive funds. This is a one-time supplemental program and funding will not be ongoing. Families will receive, via the US Postal Service, EBT debit cards along with a FAQ sheet regarding the program beginning mid-May. The Department of Social Services will be handling all funds, cards and undeliverable cards.
Other updates include:
WiFi Hotspots have been installed at the following locations:
Sharon Baptist Church: 1130 Plank Rd, Farmville
Shiloh New Covenant Church: 1665 Anderson Hwy, Cumberland
Ramans Midway Market: 3156 Cumberland Rd, Cumberland
Mama D’s Country Store: 1368 Columbia Road, Columbia
Jones Chapel Baptist Church: 947 Trents Mill Road, Cumberland
Cartersville Rescue Squad: 1667 Cartersville Rd, Cartersville
Hotspots are also available in the CMS parking lot and at New Life Church in Farmville.
The Class of 2020 will be celebrated at a virtual graduation on May 26, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. The traditional graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. as long as large gatherings are allowed at that time. Congratulations to Graceyn Cubbage, the Class of 2020 Valedictorian, and Jordan Smith, the Class of 2020 Salutatorian. Graceyn plans to attend the University of Virginia and Jordan plans to attend Virginia Tech.
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the School Board recognized Mrs. Overstreet as the Cumberland Elementary School Teacher of the Year; Mrs. Harmon as the Cumberland Middle School Teacher of the Year; and Sergeant Major Tigs as the Cumberland High School Teacher of the Year. In a LIVE surprise visit to her home, Mrs. Overstreet was named the Cumberland County Public Schools Teacher of the Year.
I hope everyone is doing well. We love and miss you…and can’t wait until the day we can all be together again. Have a great weekend and Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!