The Parker Unified School District “character” word of the week for February 6-10, 2023, is SPORTSMANSHIP- attitude of fair play, courtesy, and grace in losing when playing a game
Parents of those students who are considered full pay for school meals. Please read the attached letter in regards to payment notifications returning this week. https://docs.google.com/document/d/14ho1lVYYuDxGOA1nOePdErYCoZR4DzvZDoYv1ILfp7A/edit?usp=sharing
Parents: Please click on the link for an informational letter regarding Arizona Department of Education using ESSER funding to pay for the meals of those students who are on reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program. This starts immediately and will run through June 2024 or until fund is exhausted, whichever comes first. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-fOFkoNFIpbLi7wnTJCoubTMj1trZThI2qDYdgDKJWY/edit?usp=sharing
Parents: With the end of winter break fast approaching, here is a reminder regarding school meals and the funds that were donated to offset the costs of those meals for our students. Please click on the link below to read the letter. We are calculating that the donations that were non-designated will run out sometime the first week of January 2023. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1te04hl4cweQjLIOEK5E51cVH4Rh6tIqWYEoH-v9OlNk/edit?usp=sharing
Parents: Please click on the following link for an informational letter regarding student meals. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1te04hl4cweQjLIOEK5E51cVH4Rh6tIqWYEoH-v9OlNk/edit?usp=sharing
Parents of bus riders: please click on the following link to access the form to choose your child's permanent bus stop. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cxQTVQddWZlg8lS0YLEUuuc2eXsiY6y4mhScONEfM5c/edit?usp=sharing Starting October 31, there will no longer be temporary bus passes.
Parents of bus riders: Please click on the following link for a letter with changes to stops and routes in and around the town of Parker. The changes will begin on Monday, October 17. The letter will be coming home via backpack mail as well. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_REP38LqSGC4t3qCK_zESJC4h6dAGQf66ZTn22DNWYk/edit?usp=sharing
Parents: Please click on the link for a letter regarding threatening social media post towards PHS. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TFtHoH3MlSR2mfqglwYCuu_6sMdfydpKHwwanfI2VSM/edit?usp=sharing
Parents: Please click on the following link for a letter regarding the change of start end times for Le Pera as well as changes to bus routes. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WieQdZFlWXg5-6_R9V5XndW_hOvCQ9db_8dve8kSgss/edit?usp=sharing
Parents please click on the link for a letter regarding bus routes in town this week. There are several changes. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WQL9XEMS0Zwn2Uhq9JWn-_MFq76b06HiejqElew6JVc/edit?usp=sharing
A Public Service Announcement from the La Paz County Emergency Management Team: For the resident’s living in the areas between Lakeside and Sundance, as you are aware APS is working to restore power as a result of last nights storm damage. It is not known at this time when the power will be restored to all homes. If you need a place out of the heat, we have two cooling stations the first one is at the Senior center 1115 W. 12 St, Parker Az 85344. The other cooling center is at Grace Assembly of God the address is 1821 S. Navajo Ave, Parker Az 85344. These cooling stations will remain open till they restore the power to all homes. If you need more information, please call our call center at 928-669-6115.
Parents: We have the ability to accept online payment for school lunches. Please click on the link for the flyers regarding ezschoolpay.com https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1J3uXmwf6CfRvWi9sDTzG6KTvF6f8AyKb?usp=sharing Brad
Parents: Great news! The link to the online lunch application is now live. Remember, only one application is needed per household. Click on the link below to get started. https://secure.ezmealapp.com/default.aspx?cid=ZDcxYzRkMjctZjVlNS00NWEyLWFiOWUtNTBlMDFkNDlkMzYw
Here is the link to the lunch application Folder. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11LwpY--_IGau5NizNiHyby02y9CXTba3?usp=sharing
July 21, 2022 Dear Parents/Guardians: The past four years Parker Unified was able to give our students free meals as we qualified for the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the National School Lunch Program. Unfortunately, we were notified in June that Parker Unified no longer qualified for the CEP and that we would have to go back to the way it used to be. This means our families will need to fill out the free/ reduced lunch application to determine if they qualify for free or reduced meals. Due to the short notice we were given, we are still working with our vendor on getting an online lunch application. In the mean time, I have included a link inside of this letter that will take you to a folder where you can download and print the lunch application. You can then fill out the information by hand and turn it into your child’s school or mail it directly to the lunch records clerk. Here is the link to the folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11LwpY--_IGau5NizNiHyby02y9CXTba3?usp=sharing Inside of the folder you will find the following information: Household Letter. This gives a very good explanation of the prices and who may qualify for free or reduced meals Instructions for Application: gives you instructions on how to fill out the application Application 22-23: This is the application to see if you qualify for free or reduced price meals. Income eligibility Guidelines: These are the guidelines we use to determine who qualifies for free or reduced price meals. Consent Letter: This allows the information you provide in your application to be shared with our Title I program. We want all families to fill out an application whether you believe you will qualify for free or reduced meals or not. This information will be on the District’s website in the next couple of days. Visit www.parkerusd.org When we receive the link to an online version of the application, we will send the link out the same way as this letter. Please share this information with your friends and family who have children attending the Parker Unified School District. Respectfully, Brad Sale Superintendent
Dear Parents/Guardians: This letter is to inform you that Parker Unified School District was notified by the USDA and AZ Nutrition that we no longer qualify for the Community Eligibility Program. This was the program that gave our children free breakfast and lunch for the past four years. What does that mean for you as a parent/guardian? It means the application process to determine if your family qualifies for free or reduced breakfast and lunches will be reinstituted. As of now, we are working to get prices for those families that will have to pay full or reduced prices for meals. That information will be sent in a letter as soon as we know what the prices will be. This is not the news we were hoping for from the USDA. The application process will be very similar to the way it was prior to qualifying for the CEP program. We will work with our vendor we had previously to offer online applications and online payments. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available to us.
Parents: Click on the following link for information regarding the summer food program. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xjnJrfXoGByfBTpUK_iIuZvDB7lC0iCoSv9DbR9ayck/edit?usp=sharing
Parents: Please click on the link for the final transparency letter of the school year. https://docs.google.com/document/d/150MiMzncrQaN06r1KAHMeJ2RUcCJUiwQOKuwA8q_1ns/edit?usp=sharing
Parents: Please click on the following link for the week 36 transparency letter. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZTcHCAeaGSMC-XSSg40RZTjZVL829cH6hmlhXBYmFRg/edit?usp=sharing
Parents of all children living on Tribal land. Join us Monday, May 9 at 6PM in the Ronald C. Curnutt Library for the Impact Aid Task Force meeting. The purpose of the meeting is provide an avenue in which parents and tribal officials can review the level of participation in the planning and development of educational programs assisted with Impact Aid funds.