CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE

We understand the growing concern surrounding COVID-19 across our world, country and local surrounding communities. We are closely monitoring the threat in Kerr County and following the protocols in place by our local government and advice from Healthcare employees. Many of you are concerned not only about the health of yourself and your families, but the financial hardships you may face as a result of any prolonged work and event closures. Kerr County United Way and our partner agencies are here to help you through this uncertain time. Please stay safe and reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

211 Texas

  • 2-1-1 Texas can help those in crisis access the community resources they need. You can dial 2-1-1 from any phone to be connected in your area!

Kerrville Resources

  • COVID-19 FAQ provided by Peterson Health.
  • Drive in Clinic for COVID-19 Screenings is now open.
  • Reach the Peterson Health COVID-19 non-medical hotline dial (830) 896-4200. Open from 6:00 am – Midnight, seven (7) days a week.
  • If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms, please do NOT go to the Emergency Department, a health care facility/clinic or the health department to seek testing or treatment. You need to self-isolate and call your primary care physician. If you do not have a primary care physician, contact Peterson Urgent Care at (830)258-7669 and they will assist you.

State Health Department

  • The Texas Department of Health contains detailed information about coronavirus cases across the state as well as a COVID-19 toolkit with tip sheets including identifying your symptoms, how to limit exposure, prevent coronavirus and when to get tested.
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center has a free  Digital COVID-19 screening questionnaire available on the MyBSWHealth app and online at MyBSWHealth.com. The screening tool uses CDC-recommended questions and allows the appropriate identification of patients who need additional follow-up.  Patients who think they may have symptoms are being asked to take this screening prior to scheduling an appointment or walking into a clinic or hospital.

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Case Count in Texas

School Closings

Center Point ISD: Closed until further notice
Kerrville ISD: Closed until further notice
Notre Dame School: Closed until further notice
Our Lady of the Hills: Closed until further notice
Schreiner University: Closed until further notice

School Meal Offerings

Kerrville ISD – Summer Meal Program

Meals will be offered at the following locations Monday – Friday, June 1 – June 30. Breakfast server from 7-9am. Lunch served 11am-1pm.
For more information, call 830-257-2215.

Fred Tally Elementary
1840 Goat Creek Pkwy

Tivy High School
3250 Loop 534

Ingram ISDFree Meal Info

Center Point ISD Free Meal Info

Learning Resources

PreK-Kindergarten
Scholastic Learn At Home – PreK-K – Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
PBS Kids Lab – Programs, games, at-home activities, videos, reading and more.

Kindergarten – 5th Grade
Zearn – K-5 curriculum, including 400 hours of digital lessons with on-screen teachers and supportive remediation.
Khan Academy – Free educational resources, including daily (weekdays) live streams on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter for students and parents navigating school closures.
Prodigy – The free, engaging, curriculum-aligned math platform for grades 1st-8th.
Mystery Science – A list of popular science lessons for anyone to use for free. No account or login is needed.
Smithsonian and Smithsonian Learning Lab – Free, online resources and activities for learners.
BrainPOP and BrainPOPJr. – Free access to all BrainPOP products for 30 days or as long as schools are closed.

Don’t forget…
Online learning resources can be valuable, especially in light of the many school closures in our community. But don’t forget about the power of offline learning. The COVID-19 pandemic offers an great opportunity to come together as a family. Make time to play board games and card games as a family, read a book out loud and have your children do the same, make a family breakfast together, or go for walk around the block. While the internet allows us to stay connected and engaged, let’s also use this historic moment to reconnect with our families and children.

Mental Health Resources

Texas Department of Agriculture

Media Release for Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Kerrville Independent School District announced its policy today for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the attached current income eligibility guidelines. Each school/site or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone on request.

Starting on August 01, 2019 will begin distributing letters to the households of the children in the district {or service area} about eligibility benefits and any actions households need to take to apply for these benefits. Applications also are available at the Child Nutrition Department located at 1313 Stadium Dr. Kerrville, Texas 78028.

Criteria for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Benefits The following criteria used to determine a child’s eligibility for free or reduced-price meal benefits:  Income 1. Household income that is at or below the income eligibility levels  Categorical or Automatic Eligibility 2. Household receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) Program Participant  3. Child’s status as a foster child, homeless, runaway, migrant, or displaced by a declared disaster  4. Child’s enrollment in Head Start or Even Start

Income Eligibility For those households that qualify for a free or reduced-price meals based on income, an adult in the household must fill out free and reduced-price meal application and return it to Melissa Aguilera at 1313 Stadium Drive, Kerrville, TX. 78028 or email (melissa.aguilera@kerrvilleisd.net) phone (830)257-2215. Those individuals filling out the application will need to provide the following information: 1. Names of all household members 2. Amount, frequency, and source of current income for each household member 3. Last 4 digits of the Social Security number of the adult household member who signs the application or, if the adult does not have a social security number, check the box for  “No Social Security number”  4. Signature of an adult household member attesting that the information provided is correct

Categorical or Program Eligibility Kerrville ISD is working with local agencies to identify all children who are categorically and program eligible. Kerrville ISD will notify the households of these children that they do not need to complete an application. Any household that does not receive a letter and feels it should have should contact Melissa Aguilera, Administrative Assistant, 1313 Stadium Dr. Kerrville, Texas, (830) 257-2215

Any household that wishes to decline benefits should contact Melissa Aguilera, Administrative Assistant, 1313 Stadium Dr. Kerrville, Texas, (830) 257-2215)

Applications may be submitted anytime during the school year. The information households provide on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility. Applications may also be verified by the school officials at any time during the school year.

Determining Eligibility Under the provisions of the free and reduced-price meal policy, Melissa Aguilera, Administrative Assistant for the Child Nutrition Department, will review applications and determine eligibility. Households or guardians dissatisfied with the Reviewing Official’s eligibility determination may wish to discuss the decision with the Reviewing Official on an informal basis. Households wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either orally or in writing to Jarrett Jachade, Asst. Superintendent, Business Office, (830) 257-2200}.

Unexpected Circumstances If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increases, the household should contact the school. Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for benefits if the household’s income falls at or below the attached current income eligibility guidelines.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.  To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.  This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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