In a conference call Thursday, April 2, with Governor Andy Beshear, our recommended closure window was extended to May 1, meaning our first day back to school would be Monday, May 4, not Monday, April 20, as was previously recommended. We recognized the fluidity of this situation and were prepared for such an extension.
Beginning Monday, April 13, new Wildcat Day (NTI or Non-Traditional Instruction) packets will be available for pick-up at each school. Your schools will communicate more specific details of the pick-up process, but in general Eastern Elementary School, Henry County Middle School and Henry County High School will hold packet pickup on Monday, April 13, and Tuesday, April 14, from 10am to 3pm each day. New Castle Elementary School will hold packet pick-up on Monday, April 13, from 10am to 3pm and again on Tuesday, April 14, from 10am to noon. Campbellsburg Elementary School will have its packet pick up available on Monday, April, 13 from 9am to 3pm, and again on Tuesday, April 14, from 10am to noon. Packets for preschool students enrolled in the Henry County Early Childhood Center can be collected at any elementary school on their scheduled pick-up days.
After spring break (the week of April 6-10), we will be making exciting changes to the way we are delivering meals to our families that we hope will be safer for all and more convenient as well. In order to further minimize the risk of exposure, we will transition to distributing meals weekly instead of daily, and at our schools instead of from the Cats Café bus stop locations. And the best news is that you’ll be receiving seven days of meals instead of five!
On Monday, April 13, one breakfast and one lunch will be provided for curbside pickup at each of our schools, with the exception of Henry County Middle School, between 10am and noon. On Tuesday, April 14, six days of breakfasts and lunches can be picked up at any school other than Henry County Middle School, again between 10am and noon. After that, weekly meal distribution will occur each Monday through the closure at any school other than Henry County Middle School from 10am to noon.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO PICK UP THAT SINGLE DAY MEAL BAG ON MONDAY, APRIL 13, SO WE CAN BE SURE TO PREPARE THE CORRECT NUMBER OF WEEKLY MEAL BAGS AT EACH SCHOOL MOVING FORWARD.
Again, our meals are for ANY child in Henry County that is 18 years of age or younger. There are no other requirements or restrictions. Each daily meal is comprised of a complete and nutritious breakfast and lunch.
There will only be a few exceptions that could qualify a family for home delivery of meals: the child is home alone and cannot drive; the family has no transportation; or the family has a medical hardship that makes it impossible to complete a pick up at one of our schools. Any family who would like to be considered for home delivery (even if you are already receiving a home delivery) MUST submit a request using this linked document: https://forms.gle/968puHtiqe6xQwMf6 or by calling (502) 845-8600 before April 12, 2020.
In closing, please know that we are here to support you. We appreciate all that you are doing. We know that this is a difficult time. If we can be of any assistance to you and your family, please reach out to us. We are family, we are in this together and we WILL get through this!