We are looking forward to a great school year! Please read our "Back to School" Info found at the following link: https://5il.co/vzl5
We hope everyone is having a terrific summer! Our schools and district leaders have been working on detailed plans for reopening schools and providing educational services this fall using the Louisiana Department of Education's Guidelines updated on June 23, 2021. Louisiana remains under a Public Health Emergency and is expected to remain in Phase 3 until the end of 2021. Lincoln Parish School Board will work diligently to ensure our students and employees are safe throughout this pandemic. In order to keep parents and guardians up to date, the Lincoln Parish School Board has developed the Ready to Achieve Plan. Much like the Strong Start Plan implemented last year, this document includes start dates, a link to supply lists, and re-opening guidelines for the 2021-2022 school year. We are so excited to welcome students back to school next month and look forward to having a great year! To view The Ready to Achieve Plan, please follow the link below! https://5il.co/vjzf
REMINDER! Less than a week to order Hillcrest uniform apparel! Visit the link below to pre-order your child’s uniform t-shirts, spirit shirt, or sweatshirts. https://hillcrest-elementary-uniform-apparel-21.itemorder.com/sale Check out the awesome prices! 🤗 Uniform t-shirts (red, black, gray) may be worn any day of the week. This year we are offering a dri-fit option! Spirit shirts (blue) or any previous Hillcrest shirt may be worn on Fridays. Students may also wear blue jeans on Fridays for $1. Parents/guardians are also encouraged to purchase and show your Hillcrest PRIDE! All money raised will go towards the purchase of new playground equipment and bleachers for the gymnasium. We are so excited to offer this opportunity. Sales end July 18th. Go Hawks! Thanks! L. Keen
Check out the 2021-2022 School Supply List for Hillcrest Elementary! This list may be found on our school website as well as our Facebook Page @ Hillcrest Elementary Ruston: Parents’ Page. Thanks! L. Keen
How exciting! Hillcrest’s online store is now open. Visit the link below to pre-order your child’s uniform t-shirts, spirit shirt, or sweatshirts/jackets and your order will arrive before school starts. https://hillcrest-elementary-uniform-apparel-21.itemorder.com/sale Don’t miss out on the awesome prices! 🤗 Uniform t-shirts (red, black, gray) may be worn any day of the week. This year we are offering a dri-fit option! Spirit shirts (blue) may be worn on Fridays. Students may also wear blue jeans on Fridays for $1. Parents/guardians are also encouraged to purchase and show your Hillcrest PRIDE! All money raised will go towards the purchase of new playground equipment and bleachers for the gymnasium. We are so excited to offer this opportunity. Sales end July 18th. Orders will be ready for pick up at the school the first week of August. Go Hawks! Thanks! L. Keen
Kindergarten Open House for future kindergarten students will be held on May 11th from 4:00-6:00. We hope to see you then!
Lincoln Parish Schools will be closed Monday, January 11, due to winter weather conditions. Student assignments can be found on Google Classroom, or some were sent home by teachers on Friday. Enjoy the snow and be safe! Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 12, and students in grades 7-12 will be on the B schedule for Tuesday. Ricky Durret Superintendent Lincoln Parish Schools
Lincoln Parish is hiring substitutes! Please call the School Board Office or the numbers listed on the form to obtain more information.
Good Morning! We are eagerly awaiting the return of our virtual students! The return date for all Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade students transitioning from virtual to in-person learning will be Thursday, Oct. 15. Flyers detailing school dress code and school supplies, along with Progress Reports, were mailed to virtual students. Make sure to contact the transportation department if your child is needing to ride the bus to or from school beginning the 15th. Please call 255-6079 to communicate this information with the bus drivers. Please call the school (255-0550 with any questions)! Thanks! L. Keen
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program | Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services Louisiana Reopens 2019-2020 P-EBT Application for Families Who Did Not Apply in May and June Families Who Received P-EBT during the May-June Application Period are NOT Eligible The P-EBT program provides help buying groceries for the families of children who were receiving free and reduced-price meals at school last school year. These one-time benefits are $285 per eligible child. This covers 50 school days missed from statewide school closures during the pandemic. Some parents became eligible for free and reduced lunch in May 2020. They would receive $91.20 per eligible child, which covers the cost of meals for 16 school days in May. The initial PEBT application period closed on June 15, 2020, and served 407,800 children. This second application period is aimed at the 264,111 children who qualified but did not receive PEBT the first time. http://www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/page/pebt-program All students in LP are eligible for free breakfast and lunch during school days until December 31, 2020 or money runs out.
LOUISIANA REOPENS 2019-2020 P-EBT APPLICATIONS FOR FAMILIES WHO DID NOT APPLY IN MAY AND JUNE Louisiana is giving families another opportunity to receive financial benefits from free and reduced-price school meals missed when schools closed in 2019-2020 due to the pandemic. Eligible families who did not apply for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program in May and June can take advantage of the second application window that opens for three weeks, beginning at 8 a.m. September 8. Who Qualifies: 1. Families of children who normally receive free or reduced-price meals at Choudrant Elementary and Choudrant High are eligible for the program. 2. All children who attend a Cypress Springs Elementary, Dubach School, Glenview Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, IA Lewis, Early Childhood Center, Ruston Elementary, Ruston High School, Ruston Junior High, and Simsboro High School regardless of income. This second application period of the 2019-2020 P-EBT is only for families who did not apply to receive P-EBT benefits during the initial window in the spring. These one-time benefits, which total $285 per child, intend to cover 50 school days, from the onset of statewide school facility closures in March through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. The application will be available in a P-EBT portal on the Louisiana Department of Education website. The portal opens September 8 at 8 a.m., and the deadline to apply is September 29 at 5 p.m. For further information use the following link: https://5il.co/kqz5
Good afternoon! We look forward to having students back in school tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 3. If your child is on an A/B schedule, tomorrow, Sept. 3, is “B” day. The schedule for the month of September is attached. If you are without electricity or internet and unable to attend school or complete assignments, please inform your school. The absence will not count against your child, and make- up work will be permitted once your electricity and internet have been restored. Students will be responsible for making up the work, or grades will be affected. Please remind your child to have a mask in grades 3-12, and social distancing is still required. Calendar Link: https://5il.co/kjp1
To: Parents and LPSB Staff members: From: Mike Milstead RE: Lincoln Parish School Cllosure Date: Monday, August 31, 2020 For information regarding Lincoln Parish Schools closure status click on the following link from Mike Milstead, Superintendent of Lincoln Parish Schools: https://5il.co/kfp2
Please take note of our new car line dismissal times. Kindergarten students (and their siblings) will dismiss from 2:30-2:45. First and second grade will dismiss from 2:45-3:00. We would appreciate it if you would arrive in car line at your designated time. Thank you.
Good afternoon Lincoln Parish Parents, The plan for meal distribution for students in the Virtual Program or on the A/B schedule has been released. This plan is for students who are not at school to eat breakfast and lunch. Please review the attachment which gives specific instructions. The following information can be found on the attachment: 1. Parents must call the school cafeteria between 7:30 am – 9:00 am where he or she intends to pick up meals, which includes one breakfast and one lunch each day. 2. Meals may be picked up from one of six designated schools between 12:45 pm and 1:30 pm each day. Be sure to pick up from the school you contacted that morning. 3. The parent consent form must be completed each day and submitted to the school to verify meals which are distributed. 4. Your child qualifies for a free breakfast and lunch each day if he or she eats free at his or her normal school location and is not at school that day. 5. The six school pickup location options include Dubach School, Choudrant High School, IA Lewis School, Ruston Elementary, Ruston Junior High School, and Simsboro High School. Parents from any Lincoln Parish School may pick up at the most convenient location of the six options. 6. Meals will be distributed in car lines. No one will need to get out of their vehicle. 7. Meals will only be prepared for those families contacting the school cafeteria before 9:00 am each morning. Link for Parent Consent for meal pick ups: https://5il.co/jk60
There will be a Facebook Live Town Hall Meeting on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 6:30PM. The meeting can be viewed on Facebook Live broadcasted from the Lincoln Parish Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/lincolnparishschools/ You can ask questions for the Town Hall Meeting by emailing the following account: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use the following link to see the most up to date Lincoln Parish Schools Strong Start Plan https://5il.co/ibco
There is still time to come in and sign up for our Summer Reading Program! Children ages birth through grade 2 can earn a prize for every ten books read to them or by them. Children in grades 3-6 can earn a prize for every 500 pages they read. We are getting in new picture books, chapter books, EZ readers, non-fiction books and graphic novels weekly, so please try to get some summer reading in before school starts! After school begins, we have a large selection of the EZ readers and beginning chapter books that are recommended by the IRLA Home updates! We look forward to serving you the rest of the summer and this school year! From your friends at the Lincoln Parish Library.
Summer Reading Program at the Lincoln Parish Library Who: Birth thru high school When: May28-July 28 What: All children in Lincoln Parish are encouraged to participate to keep reading through the summer Online read-a-louds and weekly craft demos are available on the Lincoln Parish Library's Facebook page(under the video tab) To-go crafts are available each week to go with the Fairy Tale theme of the week We can get a bag of books together for you if you call and talk to someone in the Children's or Teen's department and deliver it curbside if you do not wish to come in 251-5531 This week there are two "Science Tellers" videos and a magic show "Tommy Terrific" that will be available all summer to watch
PANDEMIC-EBT AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS RECEIVING FREE OR REDUCED-PRICE SCHOOL MEALS Amid the ongoing public health crisis, Louisiana has been approved for the new Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. This program will provide extra help buying groceries for the families of the more than 600,000 children who normally receive free and reduced-price meals at school. Eligible families who complete an online application will be issued a P-EBT debit card by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to access benefits. The P-EBT card will function like a standard EBT card, and the same guidelines will apply. Families will receive $285 in total P-EBT benefits per child. Unused benefits will roll over month to month and must be used within 365 days. Use the following link to access the Information and Application: https://5il.co/g6mu