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23 May 2024

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20 May 2024

This is the last chance to order your 2024-2025 school supply kit, last day will be Friday, May 24th.

This is for incoming All Day Preschool students, Kindergarten students, and 1st Grade students.

https://www.shopttkits.com/ code 44171

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13 May 2024



Notification to Apply for SUN Bucks

Dear Parents/Guardians:

If your household income is less than 185% of the Federal level, the school aged children in your household may be eligible for a new

program called SUN Bucks. Households that are Direct Certification or has a paper application on file for the 23-24 SY do not

need to apply. Please send any address changes to your school before April 30, 2024 to ensure cards are mailed to the right

address.

Participating families will receive $120 for each eligible child on a card that you can use to buy food during the summer at grocery

stores, farmers markets, and other authorized retailers. If you think your children are eligible, you can get SUN Bucks by filling out a

simple application. To apply for SUN Bucks, apply via your child's schools free and reduced form by Wednesday, May 1, after

Wednesday, May 1 visit https://indianasunbucks.com. Applications will be accepted until Friday, August 16, 2024 in order to get

benefits for this summer. If you need assistance filling out an application, or if you have questions, submit a ticket to the online help

form: https://idoe.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portal/11.

You will need to provide your child's name, school, date of birth, along with the names of other people in your household, your

household income, and address where you would like the benefit card to be sent. You will not need to provide any documentation to

apply. Receiving Summer EBT will not affect children or families' immigration status.

In addition to SUN Bucks the children under 18 years of age in your household can also receive free meals during the summer at a

summer meal site. You can call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (or text 914-342-7744 with the keyword "summer meals")

to find the location closest to you.

If you have questions, you can contact Wendy Bower at wendy.bower@zebras.net

Sincerely,

Wendy Bower

Food Service Director

Rochester Community Schools

If approved and you receive more than $120 per eligible child in your household, do not use the benefits, and submit a ticket ot he

online help form https://idoe.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portal/11 as soon as possible to confirm or correct the error.

FEDERAL ELIGIBILITY INCOME CHART For School Year 2023-24

Household size Yearly Monthly Weekly

1 26,973 2,248 519

2 36,482 3,041 702

3 45,991 3,833 885

4 55,500 4,625 1,068

5 65,009 5,418 1,251

6 74,518 6,210 1,434

7 84,027 7,003 1,616

8 93,536 7,795 1,799

Each additional

person: +9,509 +793 +183Non-Discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this

institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual

orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means

of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the

responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or

contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination

Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA

office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant's name, address,

telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary

for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be

submitted to USDA by:

mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW,

Washington, D.C.20250-9410;or fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or email:program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



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Parents: Columbia will open up the car line at 7:30am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. We will open up the line at 7:45am on Wednesday.

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  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - doors open at 7:45am; school will begin at 8:15am.
  • Wednesday - doors open at 7:45am; school will begin at 8:30am.
Car dismissal will be the same every day of the week and will begin at 2:45pm. Students who ride the bus will be dismissed when the busses arrive at 3pm.
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Rochester, IN 46975
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Rochester, IN
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Rochester Community
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Oscar Haughs, Principal
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Rochester, IN 46975
Tel: 574-223-2176
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Rochester Community
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Cassie Murphy, Principal
Lukas Schoenhals, Assistant Principal
Nathan Kreamer, Counselor
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Rochester, IN 46975
Tel: 574-223-2280
Fax: 574-223-1531
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Columbia Elementary

Columbia Elementary

Jason Snyder, Principal
Location
1502 Elm St.
Rochester, IN 46975
Tel: 574-223-2501
Fax: 574-223-0530
Office Hours
Mon-Fri
8AM-4PM
Riddle Elementary

Riddle Elementary

Luke Biernacki, Principal
Location
302 Barkman St.
Rochester, IN 46975
Tel: 574-223-2880
Fax: 574-223-1539
Office Hours
Mon-Fri
8AM-4PM
Our Mission

The mission of Columbia School is to ensure that all programs are dedicated toward enhancing student achievement and that each school is a humanistic organization, valuing students emotionally and academically providing the highest quality education possible in a personalized environment. We aspire to enable each student to realize maximum potential as a responsible citizen who will enhance the community and society.

The Columbia Elementary School Community believes our mission is to facilitate and engage the students in optimal learning and social development in a safe and orderly environment. Our expectation for all students is to empower them to lead fulfilling and productive lives as life-long learners in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex society.

The Columbia School Elementary staff is dedicated for providing a rich educational environment that challenges all students to think critically, solve complex problems, express themselves articulately, in speaking and writing, and work cooperatively and individually in a diverse and multicultural world.