To TSCS Families,
First, we hope you are well and enjoying as much of your Spring Break as you can amidst rapidly changing circumstances related to containment, management, and prevention of the spread of COVID-19.
You have likely already heard, but SCS announced the following last evening:
“This evening, Superintendent Ray announced an extension of the current school and District closure until at least Monday, April 6. This comes after Governor Lee and Tennessee Department of Education shared guidance concerning school closures and a suggested closure extension until March 31. However, rather than have staff and students return mid-week, we are planning at this time for a return date of no earlier than Monday, April 6.Additionally, we are mindful of the new CDC recommendations to consider school closures for up to eight weeks. That said, our District leaders are acting cautiously and responsibly to mitigate all risks during the current health crisis, and will continue to evaluate all matters as we approach the planned April 6 return date.”
As you know, we follow Shelby County Schools’ emergency school closure decisions, so The Soulsville Charter School will also be closed until at least Monday, April 6.
Please be sure to visit Shelby County School’s website often and follow SCS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates around school closure.
Please also see the following message about resources that are available while school is closed:
“Shelby County Schools is committed to addressing food insecurity and ensuring that all students continue to receive meals while the District is closed. The District has developed a food distribution strategy that minimizes risk for students and families who may pick up meals. Meals will be provided at 20 sites across the county March 23-27 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day. Meals will be served to children under the age of 18, and the child must be present to receive a meal. A number of community-based organizations are also making meals available while schools are closed. View a full list of SCS and community-based meal distribution sites here.”
Shelby County Schools is committed to addressing food insecurity and ensuring that all students continue to receive meals while the District is closed. The District has developed a food distribution strategy that minimizes risk for students and families who may pick up meals. CS is providing meals at multiple sites while schools are closed between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day. A number of community-run food pantries are also making meals available while schools are closed.
SCS MEAL DISTRIBUTION SITES
NOTE: THE FOLLOWING SCS MEAL DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM WAS SUSPENDED MARCH 20TH BECAUSE AN EMPLOYEE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS. WE WILL LEAVE THE LISTINGS IN PLACE UNTIL FURTHER UPDATES ARE ANNOUNCED. CITY OF MEMPHIS OFFICIALS HAVE SAID THEY ARE PREPARING A PLAN TO REPLACE THE MEAL DISTRIBUTION.
SCS – Board of Education Lot
160 South Hollywood St.
SCS – Messick Admin. Building Lot
703 Greer St.
1666 East Raines Rd.
(Provided Mid-South Food Bank)
Breath of Life SDA CHURCH
5665 Knight Arnold Rd.
Benjamin L. Hooks Library
3030 Poplar Ave.
1530 N. Hollywood St.
3683 Austin Peay Hwy.
255 N. Highland St.
Memphis Public Library
Crenshaw Branch – 531 Vance Ave.
Frayser Branch – 3712 Argonne St.
Levi Branch – 3676 3rd St.
North Branch – 1192 Vollintine Ave.
Raleigh Branch – 3157 Powers Rd.
Whitehaven Branch – 4120 Millbranch Rd.
Next Level Cathedral of Praise
1581 Ball Rd.
Pearly Gates Church
531 S. Parkway E.
3430 Overton Crossing
(Provided by Mid-South Food Bank)
Robinhood Lane Baptist Church
3804 Kimball Ave.
1212 East Shelby Dr.
St. Paul Church
2124 Holmes Rd.
COMMUNITY-RUN FOOD PANTRY SITES
2969 S. Mendenhall
Thursdays, 9 a.m. – noon
Only for zip codes: 38115 & 38118
Advent Presbyterian Food Pantry Walk-In
1879 N. Germantown Pkwy.
Only for zip codes: 38016, 38018, 38133, 38134 & 38002
Bartlett Union Methodist Call
5676 Stage Rd. – Outreach Ministry
Thursdays, 9 a.m. – noon
Only for zip codes: 38128, 38133, 38134 & 38135
Bellevue Frayser Baptist Church
2000 Appling Rd.
Sundays, 1 p.m.
Only for zip codes: 38107 & 38127
Boulevard Church of Christ
1102 Hale Rd.
Sundays, 1 p.m.
Only for zip code: 38116
Landmark Food Pantry
2411 Carnes Ave.
M-F, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Only for zip code: 38114
St. Anne’s Catholic Church
706 S. Highland St.
Saturday 9-11 a.m.
Only for zip codes: 38111, 38112 & 38114
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
277 S. 4th St.
Sundays 1 p.m.
For more information about local food pantries, please visit: tn211.mycommunitypt.com.
For MIFA assistance eligibility, please visit: www.mifa.org/emergencyassistanceeligibility..