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The East Lyme Public School District is closed for the remainder of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here you can find resources and updates on Coronavirus from the district. We encourage all families to check these resources and links as means of providing guidance and support during this time.
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The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) continues to seek ways in which students facing food insecurity can access proper nutrition during COVID-19 school closures. The CSDE has partnered with the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) to implement the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program (P-EBT). The P-EBT program complements other efforts to provide food to children during this difficult time, but is not intended to replace any existing benefits or meal services, such as school meal distribution. The P-EBT Program provides households with an EBT debit card that contains the cash value of one school breakfast and one lunch for each day that school classes are canceled due to COVID-19 ($5.70 per day per child).

Eligible households include those whose children are certified to receive free or reduced-price school meals, and children who attend schools that offer free school meals to all students (such as Community Eligibility Provision or CEP schools).  P-EBT Cards must be used only for food purchases at participating food retailers. Cards will be issued in three phases starting around late May, through the remainder of school closures and the benefits will be retroactive to March 17, 2020.

Please review this SNAP Pandemic Pamphlet


During this difficult time, many households may be experiencing hardships due to the loss of a job or income. The Connecticut State Department of Education would like to remind all parents/guardians that you may be eligible for SNAP benefits. SNAP helps people buy food for themselves and their families. Additionally, eligibility for SNAP benefits means that a child will be directly certified for free meals, which will carry over for 30 operating days into the next school year. Please click the link to the SNAP website to find information about the benefits and how to apply.

Click here to go to the SNAP webiste


 

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