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Announcements:

Its more than a Meal Application
Our meal application effects many areas. PSD asks that ALL families complete our meal applications to ensure continued funding to support ALL students in our district. For more information, please see the attached flyer.
Meal Application Flyer

Important Message from the Assistant Superintendent:

Dear parents/guardians,
The Prosser School District is excited to offer free meal delivery services to our students who do not reside within walking distance of our schools. Students within walking distance will be able to pick up meals at Housel Middle School, Keene Riverview Elementary and Prosser High School from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday – Friday on school days.
In order for the district to provide meals for students, parents must complete a 'Consent for Home Delivery' form. Meals will be delivered to your bus stop starting Tuesday, September 8th. Delivery will be at your normal bus pick-up time with an “air honk” from the bus driver to let you know they’ve arrived (please allow some time as this is a new process and timing might not be perfect).
If you are able to print this form and have it completed, you can give it to the bus driver when they arrive with meals. If you are unable to print, there will be extra copies available on the buses for parents to complete when meals arrive the first day. If parents are unavailable on the first day of meal delivery, the driver will leave a copy for completion and pick it up on the next delivery date.
After this Tuesday and Thursday delivery, meals will be delivered every Tuesday with Tuesday and Wednesday meals, and delivered again on Thursday for Thursday, Friday and Monday meals. This will be the setup until we are able to establish our regular rotation.
We hope to see you all at meal delivery!
Deanna Flores
Assistant Superintendent   

Important message from the Superintendent:

In the past several weeks, the Prosser School District has worked hard to prepare itself for Distance Learning 2.0.  Because of some of the logistical realities in offering instruction in an online format, we are encountering barriers which are prohibiting us from creating a positive experience for your child.  Due to our current realities, we believe that it is best to postpone the start of school for one week.  By doing this, we believe that we will be better able to serve you and your children and that our students will have more time to become familiar with their devices and the platforms being used.  therefore, our new start date for the 2020-2021 school year will be September 8th.  We look forward to seeing you then.  

Parents,
We know you have been anxiously awaiting the schedule for 2020-21. Below is the link for the first trimester of student schedules.  If you have any questions, please contact your building principal.
2020-2021 1st Trimester Schedule

Return to School Fall 2020
In anticipation of school starting online in the fall, our Assistant Superintendent Deanna Flores has created a short informative video for families on what to expect with online learning for this year.  You can access the video here:  https://youtu.be/PGiM3gIGzB8
After watching the video, we are asking parents and guardians to fill out a two (2) question survey in Skyward to help us plan for our students return. If you need help logging into your parent/guardian Skyward account please email familyaccess@prosserschools.org.
To access the questionnaire, you will need to use a web browser such as Chrome or Safari.  Not the Skyward app. 
If you are on a mobile device here are the instructions for accessing Skyward by browser:
  • iOS-Within the app you can select “Accounts” in the upper left-hand side of the screen.  Then select the “Desktop” option. 
  • Android-Go to PSD website.  On the home page select the black Skyward radial button in the center of the page.
The questionnaire is located under “Online Forms” in your Skyward Family Access.  
  • Click on “online forms” on the left-hand side of the screen.
  • Select “fill out form”
  • Under the heading District Message select step 1.  2020 Intent to return to school link
  • Complete the form.
  • Click on Complete Step 1 and move to Step 2 at the bottom of the screen.
  • Click on Submit 2020 Intent to Return Button in the center of the screen.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. 

June 15, 2020 

Dear Families, 
Because COVID-19 closed our schools, your children may be eligible for food assistance, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT): Emergency School Meals Program. 
P-EBT provides families with funds to make up for the cost of meals while school was
closed. This benefit is for Washington children in grades k-12 who receive free or reduced­price school meals. These benefits will be on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card which is used like a debit card to buy groceries.
If your family has lost income since schools closed, you may be eligible for free or reduced¬≠price school meals. You can find out if you are eligible and how to apply by calling Child Nutrition at (509) 786-2848 or go online to www.prosserschools.org. 
Every eligible child may receive up to a maximum of $399 of P-EBT. Immigration status does not matter for P-EBT - it is not Basic Food and will not count in a public charge test. P-EBT is intended to replace meals missed while schools closed due to COVID-19. Children are allowed to get free meals from school and community sites and get P-EBT at the same time - they are separate programs.
If your family does not receive Basic Food, you must apply for P-EBT if you want to receive the funds. The application will be open by June 30. There are two ways to apply: 
Go to: www.WashingtonConnection.org, or
Call DSHS at 877-501-2233
See the attached flyer for more information about P-EBT. 
We want to make sure all of our students stay healthy and grow strong. 

Sincerely, 
Matt Ellis 
Superintendent 

P-EBT Emergency School Meals Program Flyer
P-EBT Emergency School Meals Program Flyer (Spanish)

MESSAGES FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT:
Due to the amount of communications that will go out over the coming days we have a webpage dedicated to the COVID-19.  Please click HERE for the page or on the "read more" link under the Coronavirus icon in the middle of this page. 

Pay increase for Substitute Teachers
Starting March 1st, 2020 the rate of pay for substitute teachers will be raised $10 per day.  Taking the pay from $125 per day to $135 per day.  If you are interested in applying to be a substitute teacher please contact Kim Bolt at 509-786-3323.

Important Construction Message:
"Students - Construction of the site for the new high school has begun, fences surround the site, AND THIS AREA IS OFF LIMITS TO STUDENTS AND ADULTS.  For your safety, please do not enter inside any of the fencing at any time of day.  All foot traffic should occur on the sidewalks available along Paterson, Alexander, and Highland.  The parking lot to the Softball and Soccer fields, along with some parking at the stadium, remain available for those after school activities at this time.  Please be respectful of the work, boundaries, and efforts.  Thank You!"
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School Board Meeting 9/23/2020

The School Board Meeting for 9/23/2020 will be held remotely by a Zoom meeting at 7:00pm.  To attend the School Board Meeting Join at the following link: 

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Meeting ID:  821 5897 0859
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For a non-video call in option dial: 253-215-8782
Meeting ID:  821 5897 0859
Password:  759960

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