SCCSD will feed students, parents need to registerBy BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,
There’s no question that there are children in Sunflower County who depend on the two meals they get during the school year for nutrition.
As the Sunflower County Consolidated School District prepares to go 100% virtual the first nine weeks, Superintendent Miskia Davis says the mission to feed the registered children in the county will continue.
“When we go 100% virtual, we will still be feeding breakfast and lunch for all our students,” Davis said. “We will have feeding spots where they can come and pick up breakfast and lunch for every single child that is registered.”
Davis said that the key for parents over the next few weeks is registration.
Children must be registered in order to participate in the virtual model and receive food at the feeding sites.
“What parents have to know is that children have to be registered in order to be part of the virtual model or any model,” Davis said. “Children have to register, and our registration numbers are not where we want them to be right now…We need our parents to start registering our children.”
Another issue for students is that thus far, the Mississippi Department of Education has not issued any waivers reducing the number of required days for classroom instruction nor canceling state tests like the department did in the spring.
This means, Davis said, students need to be diligent about their schoolwork, even in the virtual environment.
“MDE has not waived that assessment they have to take at the end of the year, and some of these children are going to need that assessment to graduate,” Davis said. “It’s going to be the responsibility of the parents to make sure the students are taking this seriously at home.”
Davis said the district has not decided how it will make up the days missed in August and early September, but they may have to cut into holidays or extend into the summer to meet the 180-day requirement.