What is the Pandemic-EBT Program?
The Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) Program provides food benefits to families with children who were not able to get free or reduced-price school meals due to COVID. You may hear about this benefit from other schools or in the media.
Who is eligible?
Being eligible for this program will depend on what school your student attends. Eligibility for the Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) Program can be different between schools within the same district. All brick and mortar schools in Kelloggsville have qualified for P-EBT for the 21-22 school year. Note- Kelloggsville Virtual School does not qualify for P-EBT.
Below are Kelloggsville Public Schools (and other buildings in our area) that qualify:
- 54th Street Academy
- Anchor Point Christian School
- Central Kelloggsville Elementary
- Kelloggsville Early Childhood Learning Center
- Kelloggsville High School
- Kelloggsville Middle School
- Southeast Kelloggsville Elementary
- West Kelloggsville Elementary
- West Michigan Lutheran High School
What makes a school eligible for P-EBT?
Since Kelloggsville Public Schools offered only in-person instruction for the entire school year, students are eligible for P-EBT benefits only for days that they missed school due for COVID-related reasons.
What could make my child eligible for P-EBT?
1) If the school they attend is eligible for P-EBT and
2) If your student has applied and been approved for free/reduced lunch and
3) Did not receive instruction in person for some or all the month due to COVID-19 related absence.
Your student(s) may be P-EBT eligible If your student Did not receive instruction in-person for some or all the month due to COVID-19 related absence in the following month(s):
- September 2021
- October 2021
- November 2021
- December 2021
- January 2022
- February 2022
- March 2022
- April 2022
- May 2022
- June 2022
To apply for benefits, you must fill out the Reconsideration Form.
As part of the Reconsideration process, Kelloggsville Public Schools will need to verify that absences were for COVID-related reasons. Here are the steps that a parent needs to take to complete the Reconsideration Form:
- The parent fills out Section 1 of the Reconsideration Form. Here is some information that will help you:
- You will need to enter the date that your child’s school became eligible. All Kelloggsville Schools have a date of September 7, 2021, with the exception of KECLC which has a date of September 22, 2021.
- You will also need to enter the date your child became eligible for free or reduced lunch. This date is August 23, 2021, for all students.
- Once Section 1 has been filled out, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring the letter to the Central Office Building, located at 242-52nd Street Kentwood, MI 49548.
- Kelloggsville Public Schools will fill out Sections 2 and 3, which indicate the number of days missed for COVID-related reasons. This information will also be shared with MDHHS.
- Form sent back to the parent to complete Section 4
- Parent sends completed form to MDHHS
Important Note-Kelloggsville Public Schools documented all COVID absences only when the following occurred:
- A school initiated COVID absence- positive test or close contact with a need to quarantine.
- A parent initiated COVID absence- positive test or close contact with a need to quarantine.
Important- If the parent did not notify the school that an absence was COVID-related at the time of the absence, Kelloggsville will not recognize the absence as COVID-related on the Reconsideration Form.