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SUN Bucks: Pennsylvania’s Summer EBT program  
JENNIFER STRETCH

Summer is a time when many children may not have access to the free and reduced-price meals they get during the school year, and households might need a little extra help putting meals on the table. This year Pennsylvania will launch SUN Bucks, Pennsylvania’s Summer EBT program, a new grocery benefits program that provides households with a one-time payment of $120 for each eligible child to buy food while school is out. Benefits can be used at local participating retailers to purchase groceries. 

What is Summer EBT/SUN Bucks:

A new program called Summer EBT, or “SUN Bucks,” has been authorized by a bipartisan U.S. Congress to provide food dollars to low-income families with school-aged children over the summer months. The program is proven to reduce food insecurity and improve children's nutrition during summer break. Governor Shapiro’s administration announced that the Commonwealth would participate in this program beginning in the summer of 2024. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversees the program, and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) coordinates the benefit issuance in Pennsylvania.

 

Who is Eligible:

A student is automatically eligible for 2024 Summer EBT/SUN Bucks if they are enrolled at a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or School Breakfast Program (SBP), AND they qualify for free or reduced-price school meals for any of these reasons:

 

1. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or

2. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or

3. Medical Assistance with income that qualifies them for the NSLP/SBP, or

4. Household meal application with income that qualifies, or

5. Are homeless, runaway, migrant, foster, or in Head Start

 

If your child is automatically eligible for Summer EBT/SUN Bucks, you do not need to do anything else to receive the benefit.

 

If you believe your income qualifies (185% or less of the federal poverty level), you can still apply for free or reduced meals through the school (unless your child attends a Community Eligibility Provision* (CEP) school) or apply for the Summer EBT/SUN Bucks through DHS. See “Summer EBT/SUN Bucks Application” below for details.

 

Students who are homeschooled or are taught virtually for 100% of the school year are ineligible for Summer EBT/SUN Bucks. The only exception is if the child also attends a school building regularly that offers them NSLP/SBP school meals.

 

Summer EBT/SUN Bucks Application:

Families should only submit a Summer EBT/SUN Bucks application if their child attended an NSLP/SBP-participating school in the 2023-2024 school year and was not found automatically eligible for Summer EBT/SUN Bucks.

 

Summer EBT/SUN Bucks applications will be available on July 1, 2024, on the DHS SUN Bucks webpage as a fillable PDF form in English and Spanish. DHS will review the family’s application to confirm that the child attended an NSLP/SBP school, and that the family income qualifies for the benefit (185% or less of the federal poverty level). To qualify for SUN Bucks for 2024, an application must be submitted by August 31, 2024. Any applications submitted on or after September 1, 2024, will be held and considered only for SUN Bucks for the summer of 2025.

NOTICE OF TEXTBOOKS/RESOURCES FOR PUBLIC REVIEW
JENNIFER STRETCH

The Education Committee of the School Board invites the public to review selected textbooks and resources that will be piloted during the 2024-2025 school year. The materials under review will help determine their inclusion in the curriculum for the 2025-2026 school year.

Overview

The Education Committee of the School Board invites the public to review selected textbooks and resources that will be piloted during the 2024-2025 school year. The materials under review will help determine their inclusion in the curriculum for the 2025-2026 school year.

Review Dates

From: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
To: Thursday, July 11, 2024

Location

Historic Classroom 2
Chancellor Center

Appointment Scheduling

Review times are available from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Please call to schedule your appointment:

  • 215-944-1036
  • 215-944-1088

These textbooks/resources will be piloted during the 2024-2025 school year for review and determination for inclusion into the curriculum for the 2025 -2026 school year.

  • English Language Arts: after further review in the summer, two of these texts will be selected to pilot in grades 6, 7, and 8 (6th grade pilot 24-25 SY)
  • Into Literature - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2020, ISBN 9780358400950
  • Amplify ELA - Amplify, 2020, ISBN 9781643830902
  • Study Sync - McGraw Hill, 2020, ISBN 978-1-94-973923-7

Science:

  • Kit: How Can We Be Ready for the Weather? - Kindergarten
    Reader: What’s the Weather?
    Carolina Biological Supply Company/Smithsonian Institute, 2021, ISBN 978-1-7357196-7-2
  • Kit: What Do Plants and Animals Need to Live? - Kindergarten
    Reader- Wander and Wonder
    Carolina Biological Supply Company/Smithsonian Institute, 2021, ISBN 978-1-7357196-7-2
  • Kit: How Can We Change an Object’s Motion? – Kindergarten
    Reader: Tennis Tests
    Carolina Biological Supply Company/Smithsonian Institute, 2021, ISBN 978-1-7357197-0-2
  • Kit: How Can We Stay Cool in the Sun? - Kindergarten
    Reader: Keeping Cool at the Zoo
    Carolina Biological Supply Company/Smithsonian Institute, 2021, ISBN 978-1-7357196-5-8
  • Kit: How Can We Map Land and Water on Earth? - 2nd Grade
    Reader: Mapping Earth
    Smithsonian Institute, 2020, ISBN 978-1-7324199-5-7
  • Elevate Science – Earth Module – 8th grade Academic, Honors, and Gifted courses
    Saavas Learning company, 2019, ISBN 9781418285241
  • BSCS Biology Understanding Life- Academic Biology (10th grade)
    Kendall Hunt, 2022, ISBN 978-1-7924-9340-9
  • Biology- Accelerated Biology (10th grade)
    Savvas Realize, 2025, ISBN 987-0-32-892512-4

Social Studies:

  • US History Interactive Survey and Digital Courseware- 9th and 10th grade American Civilization courses
    Savvas Learning Company, 2022 ISBN: 9781418342128

*Please note that all textbooks and resources are copyrighted materials and may not be photographed or removed from the premises.

https://www.crsd.org/departments/elementary-education/summer-academy
JENNIFER STRETCH

This year’s Summer Academy planning is underway! The Summer Academy is designed to provide supplemental instruction to students who received Literacy Support, Math Support and/or English Language Support throughout the regular school year.

https://www.crsd.org/departments/elementary-education/summer-academy

CRSD Summer Academy

CR 2024 Summer Academy Overview

This year’s Summer Academy planning is underway! The Summer Academy is designed to provide supplemental instruction to students who received Literacy Support, Math Support and/or English Language Support throughout the regular school year.

This year, we have added programs for our rising high school seniors who are continuing to work towards meeting the Keystone Assessment requirements.

Families of those listed above will receive registration information via email in early April. Program participation is optional, but encouraged. Click here for more information.

Champions Extended Day Program
Jennifer Stretch

Since 1990, we've been meeting the needs of busy families by providing a fun and safe space where children can foster their love of learning and develop the skills necessary to succeed in school and life. Our proven before- and after-school programs offer learning activities, homework help, healthy snacks, and a whole lot of fun – all within the safety and convenience of your child’s school.