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  • P-EBT UPDATE

    Please be aware that August 28, 2021, is the deadline for newly eligible families to turn in the household application for free and reduced-price meals (NSLP form) to their school to be eligible for summer P-EBT as this date marks the end of the summer P-EBT period. Forms received by schools after that date will not apply to summer P-EBT.


    Tenga en cuenta que el 28 de agosto de 2021 es la fecha límite para que las familias recién elegibles entreguen la solicitud del hogar para comidas gratuitas o de precio reducido (formulario NSLP) a su escuela para ser elegibles para el P-EBT de verano, ya que esta fecha marca el final del período de verano P-EBT. Los formularios recibidos por las escuelas después de esa fecha no se aplicarán al P-EBT de verano.


    P-EBT Notice
    P-EBT applications for Texas are now available.
    You may begin the application here: https://www.yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/Home

     

    P-EBT Benefit Amount Increase

    Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is for families with children (up to age 21) who temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price meals at school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Children are eligible if they are certified for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). This includes children who attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or Provision 2 (P2) school that offers free meals to all students through the NSLP.

    The P-EBT benefit amount for eligible students at SANTA MARIA ISD has increased.

    What You Need to Do

    If your family received SNAP benefits for an eligible child during the 2020- 2021 school year, you will automatically receive P-EBT benefits on your current Lone Star Card. Benefits will be issued beginning July 12.

    If your family already applied for P-EBT for your eligible children, you do not need to take any action unless someone from Health and Human Services contacts you for additional information. If you are eligible and have not already received a P-EBT Card, a new card loaded with benefits will be mailed to you within two to five weeks of processing. If your family has already received a P-EBT Card for the 2020- 2021 school year, benefits will be added to your current card.

    If your family has eligible children and you have not applied, apply at YourTexasBenefits.com/Learn/PEBT (The link is case-sensitive.) The online application will be open until Aug. 26. Applications will be worked on in the order they are received, and a P-EBT Card loaded with benefits will be mailed to eligible families within two to five weeks of processing.

    Need Help?
    For more information on P-EBT, including a list of frequently asked questions, visit hhs.texas.gov/pebt (English) or hhs.teyas.gov/es/pebt (Spanish). You can also call the P-EBT Call Center at 833-442-1255, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Central time.

    Aumento de la cantidad de beneficios de P-EBT

    La Transferencia Electrónica de Beneficios durante la Pandemia (P-EBT) está destinada a las familias con hijos (hasta la edad de 21 años) que perdieron temporalmente el acceso a las comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido en la escuela durante la pandemia de COVID-19, Los niños que están certificados para recibir comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido a través del Programa Nacional de Almuerzos Escolares (NSLP) pueden recibir estos beneficios. También están incluidos los niños que asisten a una escuela beneficiaria de la Disposición sobre Elegibilidad Comunitaria (CEP) o de la Disposición 2 (P2), que ofrezca comidas gratuitas a todos los estudiantes a través del programa NSLP.

    La cantidad de beneficios de P-EBT para los estudiantes de SANTA MARIA ISD que reúnen los requisitos ha aumentado.

    Lo que usted debe hacer Si durante el año escolar 2020-2021 su familia recibió beneficios de SNAP para un niño que reúne los requisitos, usted recibirá de forma automática los beneficios P-EBT en su tarjeta Lone Star actual. Los beneficios se entregarán a partir del 12 de julio.

    Si su familia ya solicitó los beneficios de P-EBT para sus hijos que reúnen los requisitos, no necesita hacer nada, a menos que algún empleado de Salud y Servicios Humanos se comunique con usted para recabar información adicional. Si usted reúne los requisitos y aún no ha recibido una tarjeta P-EBT, se le enviará por correo una nueva tarjeta recargada con los beneficios en las dos a cinco semanas siguientes a su tramitación. Si su familia ya ha recibido una tarjeta P-EBT para el año escolar 2020-2021, los beneficios se añadirán a su tarjeta actual.

    Si usted tiene hijos que reúnen los requisitos y no ha solicitado aún los beneficios, solicítelos en https://yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT?lang=es ES. (El enlace distingue mayúsculas de minúsculas). La solicitud en línea de los beneficios estará abierta hasta el 26 de agosto. Las solicitudes serán atendidas en el orden en que se reciban, y a las familias que reúnan los requisitos se les enviará por correo, entre dos y cinco semanas después de la tramitación, una tarjeta P-EBT recargada con los beneficios.

    ¿Necesita ayuda?

    Para más información sobre los beneficios de P-EBT, incluida una lista de preguntas frecuentes, visite hhs.texas.gpv/pebt (en inglés) o hhs.texas.gpvZeslpeht (en español). También puede llamar al centro de llamadas de P-EBT al 833-442-1255, de lunes a viernes, de 8 a.m. a 6 p.m., hora central.



    The district would like to inform you that the data required to address the P-EBT issue has been sent to the Texas Education Agency.
    As of June 21, 2021, they have informed us that the Texas Department of Health and Human Services has accepted the information, and
    are in the process of updating the P-EBT distributions.

    El distrito escolar quisiera informarle que los datos requeridos para abordar el problema de P-EBT se han enviado a la Agencia de Educación de Texas.
    El 21 de 
    junio de 2021, nos informaron que el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de Texas ha aceptado la información y está en proceso de actualizar las distribuciones del
    P-EBT.

    The district is committed to assist any individuals as we move forward to resolve the pending matter as it relates to P-EBT funding. 
    Any questions, issues, or concerns related to the P-EBT program, please contact PEIMS Department, at 956-565-6308.

    El distrito escolar se compromete a ayudar a cualquier persona a medida que avanzamos para resolver el asunto pendiente en lo que se refiere a la financiación de P-EBT.
    Cualquier pregunta, problema o inquietud relacionada con el programa P-EBT, por favor comuníquese con el Departamento de PEIMS, al 956-565-6308.

    P-EBT - Public Announcement (AVISO)

    The district is diligently working towards addressing the oversight related to the P-EBT process. The district is currently working with the Texas Health and Human Services in resolving this matter. The Agency has assured us that the opportunity to resolve this matter will open June 21, 2021.  

    The district apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.

    El distrito escolar está trabajando diligentemente para abordar la supervisión relacionada con el proceso de P-EBT. El distrito está trabajando actualmente con el Departamento de Recursos Humanos y de Salud de Texas para resolver este asunto. La Agencia nos ha asegurado que la oportunidad de resolver este asunto se abrirá a partir del 21 de junio del 2021.

    El distrito se disculpa por cualquier inconveniente que esto pueda haberle causado.

    Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)
    Santa Maria ISD

    Did your child receive free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch Program during the 2020-21 School year? If so, your family may be eligible for P-EBT benefits to purchase food. The P-EBT application opens on June 2, 2021.



    To apply go to

    https://www.yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT

    For more information:

    hhs.texas.gov/pebt

    833-442-1255

    If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Elizabeth Garza, Child Nutrition Director, at 956-564-0049.

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  • Santa Maria I.S.D. Meal Distributing Services

    DISTRIBUTING LOCATIONS:
     Bus # 3 will be Stationed At Santa Maria North on Dominguez Circle North. To provide meals
    for students from siesta circle Estates as well.
     Bus# 2 Will be Stationed At El Rosal Subdivision On El Rosal South St. to provide meals for
    students from Blue town as well.
     Bus# 6 Will be stationed At La Gloria Subdivision on Seledina St. to provide meals for students
    from east Military Highway 281 as well.
     Students from The town of Santa Maria, Santa Maria Loop and 1st. & 2nd Colonia can pick up
    their meals curbside at the Cafeteria area.

    REMINDER: Wear a Mask and Bring ALL Student ID’s

    Meals will include breakfast and Lunch
    Meals will be delivered daily Monday - Friday
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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  • SMISD Distance Learning Center
    The SMISD Distance Learning Learning Center is here to assist, guide, and provide the Santa Maria Community with resources, and answers to their questions. Santa Maria ISD is working with Texas Education Agency (TEA) to provide internet access to every student who does not have internet access at home. Additionally, we are using our resources to provide a technology device for every student who needs one. Our goal is for every student to participate in synchronous (live) instruction if they choose remote learning. Following the instructions and guidelines from TEA and the Health Department, the safety of our students and staff is our top priority. We have provided training and will continue to train our teachers and staff on how to use technology and its resources to enhance remote learning for our students. These are difficult times for everyone, but by working together we will meet the challenges. The community's support and patience is greatly appreciated.

    Link For center:
    SMISD Distance Learning Center

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