The American Rescue Plan Act contains relief provisions for individual taxpayers, including some significant changes to the Child Tax Credit. The Advance Child Tax Credit is not just available to taxpayers with children that file tax returns, but also to people with children who have low or no income. To qualify for Advance Child Tax Credit payments, individuals must: · Have a main home in the United States for more than half the year; and · Have a qualifying child who is under age 18 at the end of 2021 and who has a valid Social Security number; and · have earned income less than Modified Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of: $75,000 or less for singles, $112,500 or less for heads of household and $150,000 or less for married couples filing a joint return and qualified widows and widowers If you don't file a federal income tax return, you can still receive this credit! Use the Child Tax Credit Non-filer Sign-up Tool available on IRS.gov.
Advanced Child Tax Credit payments are not considered income and will not affect your access to government benefits like SSI, SNAP, TANF or WIC. See #IRS info at https://go.usa.gov/x6fyE
COVID-19 FAQ's 2021-2022 : https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1403326/2021-2022_FAQ_s_New.pdf
Summer Meal Pick Up - 7 days of breakfast and lunches will be available for students throughout the summer. Meal pick-ups are MONDAYS 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Giles Side parking lot double doors at the High School. This program is OPEN and FREE to all RP students and any other child in the community that is under 18 (or 26 with special needs).
K-3 Reading Corps - AmeriCorps stipend positions! Make a difference in our community and join Michigan Education Corps as an AmeriCorps Reading Interventionist. Central Elementary and Reeths-PufferElementary are looking for reading interventionists to give their time and talent to help our kids become successful readers and learners. Interventionists serve students one-on-one during school hours throughout the school year. No matter if you’re a recent grad, career changer, stay-at-home parent or retiree, you can make a great interventionist. No experience? No problem. Michigan Education Corps provides comprehensive training in scripted interventions proven to help students learn, so interventionists are well equipped to help students grow. Part-time and full-time positions are available. Positions begin September 7, 2021. Perks as an interventionist ● Receive a stipend every two weeks ● Complete experiential and training hours toward the Michigan Youth Development Associate (MI-YDA) credential ● Build your skills, network and resume ● Earn up to $4,441.50 for college tuition or federal student loans. Tutors 55 and older may gift the award to their child, grandchild, stepchild or foster child. ● Free health insurance ● Free childcare assistance for those who qualify ● Federal student loan forbearance Ready to be the change for struggling students? Learn more and apply at mieducationcorps.org. Questions can be sent to Ariel DuVal-Zinn, Resourcing and Recruitment Partner at email@example.com or call 616-729-2805.
Summer Meal Pick Up - 7 days of breakfast and lunches will be available for students throughout the summer. Meal pick-ups will be MONDAYS 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Giles Side parking lot double doors at the High School, starting June 21. (No pick up the week of July 5) This program is OPEN and FREE to all RP students and any other child in the community that is under 18 (or 26 with special needs).
Under the age of 27 and spent time in foster care after turning 14? You may be eligible for pandemic relief funds. Check out www.childwelfare.gov/youthpandemicsupport for more information!
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive: >Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals >A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50) Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household. The FCC has announced that consumers can begin applying for and enrolling in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program on May 12, 2021. The program will end when the fund runs out of money, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner. Link: https://getemergencybroadband.org/
Support our students and help them gain the confidence and skills needed to succeed. We’re looking for individuals to serve as AmeriCorps members this summer (June 14 - August 14) with Michigan Education Corps Summer Corps. Learn more and apply at https://bit.ly/MECsummer20.
2021 Bond Proposal: https://www.rp-bond.com/
Reeths-Puffer Schools Bond Proposal 2021 Video: https://vimeo.com/525026381
Reeths-Puffer Board Meeting 1/11/2021 at 5:30: https://zoom.us/j/98578327525?pwd=UmUrVXJxK09TbVdmN1czN3d4bWJSQT09
IMPORTANT! Please complete a school lunch application if your income has changed since you last filled one out or if you have not yet completed one this year. This information is super helpful for RP funding, but also necessary for foodservice to have if an additional round of P-EBT cards go out. Complete the form online at: https://lunchapp.com/ THANK YOU!
REMINDER! ALL students will continue to eat breakfast and lunch FREE until June 30, 2021!
Meet our Parent Support Partner, Chace Willard! CHACE CAN HELP • Navigate resources for parents that have youth with complex needs • Connect with other parents with similar lived experience • Advocate alongside you when working with the school or a child-serving system
Reeths-Puffer Schools was awarded a Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The $125,000 annual grant, renewable for 5 years, will support the Straight Talk About Tough Stuff (STATS) Coalition focused on youth vaping tobacco and drug use prevention.
Reeths-Puffer Board Meeting 12/14/2020 at 5:30 PM: https://zoom.us/j/94666080235?pwd=OUJsVVRQK1ZDSG1mVER3Q0RndVFSUT09
Free flu shots through Dec. 12 at Meijer!
Good morning Parents and Guardians, There was no “playbook” for how to “do school” in a pandemic. As such, we’ve researched, learned, implemented, adjusted, succeeded in some cases, and temporarily failed in other cases. One thing we haven’t done is stopped trying to do our best for our kids. One thing we’ve heard consistently from parents about our “virtual or remote” environment is “We want R-P teachers teaching our kids.” Well, while it won’t be easy, we have figured out how to make that happen, while still honoring every request for either F2F (face-to-face) or virtual. If you want to learn the specifics, at the end of this message is a 14 minute YouTube video where I explain what will likely be happening for the 2nd semester. The video was created for us to use as a springboard for preparing for 2nd semester. It is relevant to each of you and your students as you prepare for the 2nd semester, beginning on January 25, 2021. If you don’t want to watch the video, here is the “gist”: Whether you choose F2F or Virtual, it will be with a Reeths-Puffer teacher. There are multiple ways to accomplish this, and they are spelled out in the video. IF you fell in love with Edmentum first semester and would be devastated to not have it, we have a limited number of licenses for 2nd semester. You would just need to let your child’s building Principal know that. Because this is NEW information (R-P teachers teaching virtual), it is only fair to re-survey people to get their choice based upon this new information. Expect a survey to come out from your student’s building Principal this week. I’m asking that you consider your choice and we need 100% of parents to complete the survey. At the deadline of the most recent survey, only 79% of people had made a choice. We can’t make great decisions for kids and staff without accurate information. The survey will literally be one question; F2F or virtual for the 2nd semester. FOR SPECIFIC DETAILS- Please watch the video NEXT STEPS- 100% completion of 2nd semester survey Here is a link to the video: https://youtu.be/co8nul9LHeI Stay well, Rockets! Sincerely, Steve