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Camden Fairview School District Announces Summer Meal Program

Posted Date: 6/03/24 (2:02 PM)

Camden Fairview School District Announces Summer Meal Program

JUNE 3, 2024

Summer Feeding Program Information

This summer, Camden Fairview will provide free breakfasts and lunches Monday-Friday from Wednesday, June 5, through Tuesday, June 25, for students under 18 who are attending summer school, participating in summer-time Camden Fairview extracurricular programs, or attending local summer programs or camps that have partnered with Camden Fairview to provide meals.

Breakfast will be served from 7:30am-8:15am, and lunch will be served from 11:00am-12:00pm at the following locations: Camden Fairview High School (1750 Cash Road) and Fairview Elementary School (735 Robin Street).

There are no income requirements or registration, but student participation in summer school, summer extracurricular programs, or local summer programs or camps is required. For more information, contact Leslie Sutton, CFSD Food Services Director, at lsutton@cfsd.k12.ar.us

 

Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer Information 


The Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (S-EBT) provides funds for meals to eligible students during the summer when school is not in session. Eligible students will automatically receive $40 a month for three months ($120 total) on an EBT card.

 

Who's eligible for S-EBT? 

  • Students who are eligible for SNAP or TEA benefits. 

  • For students who are not eligible for SNAP or TEA benefits, their parents/guardians must complete an application. Approval will be based on household income. This includes students attending a Provision 2 school, which applies to all Camden Fairview schools. The household income guidelines for eligibility are the same as those for free and reduced priced meals. 

What's the S-EBT application process? Parents/guardians of students who are not automatically eligible can access the application online, go to a DHS county office, or come to CFSD's Central Office to pick up an application. The completed application must be returned to the county DHS office or submitted to SummerEBT@dhs.arkansas.gov. Check out the DHS Summer EBT Site: https://humanservices.arkansas.gov/divisions-shared-services/county-operations/summer-ebt/

 

Information on local food banks is available through The Hub of Ouachita County (870-231-1111). For summer meal sites throughout Arkansas, go to: https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids.

 


Summer School Bus Route Information

Summer school will be from June 5 – June 25 from 8:00am-1:00pm. Students have received notice if they need to attend. Summer school will be at Camden Fairview High School for grades 6-12 and Fairview Elementary School for grades K-5.

We will be using a color route system for summer school this year. Buses will travel to high-density population areas and will not travel to rural areas of the district. Students may stand anywhere along the designated routes to catch the bus.

The estimated morning start time and locations for the routes on the first day are:

  • Purple Route will start at the old Charlie’s One Stop in Chidester at 7:00am and follow Highway 24 into Camden.
  • Yellow Route will leave bus shop at 6:50am and begin on Goodgame Street.
  • Blue Route will leave the bus shop at 7:00am and begin on Bradley Ferry Road.
  • Green Route will leave bus shop at 7:00am and begin on Cleveland Avenue.
  • Orange Route will leave bus shop at 7:00am and begin on Magnolia Road.
  • Gold Route will start in Stephens at 6:50am at the site of the old municipal building parking lot and follow Highway 79 into Camden.
  • Red Route will be at Lincoln Center at 7:30am.

The bus drivers will notify students on their bus of any changes that need to be made after the first few days of summer school. Please contact the Transportation Department at 870-836-4193 with any questions. Bus Route Maps are available here.