EMCSD Bulletin

Community Edition - July 2021


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EMCSD receives $100,000 for Kinder Readiness!

In an effort to address learning recovery and give incoming TK and Kindergarten students the best opportunity at educational success, the El Monte City School District will be launching its TK and Kinder Readiness Program later this summer. The California Community Foundation (CCF) announced that they will be awarding EMCSD with a $100,000 grant to use towards supplies and experiences for their new Readiness Program. “We are extremely excited and grateful that we were selected to receive the Summer Learning Initiative grant from California Community Foundation and its partners,” said Dr. Maribel Garcia, EMCSD Superintendent. “Our District prides itself on providing an educational environment that prepares children for their scholarly journey, which is partly why we created the TK and Kinder Readiness Program.” The grant will help the District provide iPads to each student enrolled in the program, along with school supplies and various lessons revolving around foundational literacy, math skills, and social-emotional learning. For parents who are interested in having their child participate in the TK and Kinder Readiness Program, you can contact the Jeff Seymour Family Center via email at jeffseymourfamilycenter@emcsd.org or call (626) 442-1354. The District plans to host informational parent meetings starting on July 6th.

EMCSD hosts another successful COVID vaccine site

It was a family affair at Cortada’s pop-Up vaccine site on Friday, July 9th! Over 170 people were vaccinated including many EMCSD students and families. There are two more pop-up vaccine sites happening in El Monte on July 16th and July 17th. Click here for more details.


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El Monte City School District is still providing free meals for kids 18 & under throughout the summer. We can provide one meal kit per child per week. No ID is required, but please wear a face covering when picking up meals. For any questions or concerns, please contact the Child Nutrition Department at 626-453-3733. View Summer Meal Schedule below:

Tuesday: Jeff Seymour Family Center (7a-9a), Potrero (9a-11a), Shirpser (9a-11a)

Wednesday: Columbia (9a-11a), Durfee (9a-11a), Gidley (9a-11a)

Thursday: Cleminson (9a-11a), Cortada (9a-11a), Wright (9a-11a)


Walk-Up Vaccine Clinics on July 16th and July 17th

Where: Rio Hondo El Monte Educational Center, 3017 Tyler Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731

When: Friday, July 16 from 3:00pm - 8:00pm

More Information: Rio Hondo College and Active SGV (who has partnered with EMCSD on all vaccination sites) are providing free COVID-19 Vaccines to anyone ages 12 & up at Rio Hondo El Monte Educational Center on Friday, July 16th. The site is open for walk-ups from 3:00pm - 8:00pm. Free food and raffles to win Dodgers or LAFC tickets will be available to anyone who gets a vaccine! If you have questions or would like more info, contact info@ActiveSGV.org or call (626) 244-7027.

Where: Wilkerson School, 2700 Doreen Ave, El Monte, CA 91733

When: Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 8am - 3pm

More Information: El Monte City School District is hosting a free COVID-19 Vaccine clinic on Saturday, July 17 at Wilkerson School. Appointments and walk-ups for FREE COVID-19 (Pfizer) vaccines available for anyone ages 12 and up from 8am - 3pm. Children age 12-17 must have parent present. No registration required. 1st and 2nd dose vaccines available!

For questions, contact jeffseymourfamilycenter@emcsd.org or call (626) 488-4398.


City of El Monte 2021 Summer Parks & Rec Programs for Kids!

Check out the flyers below for some fun and interactive programs for kids throughout the summer courtesy of the El Monte Park & Rec Department. From sidewalk chalk and storybook walk events to Jungle Rain Storm water activities, there's something for everyone! Call the Parks & Rec office for more information on any of these vents at (626) 580-2200 Monday - Thursday from 9am - 5:30pm.

Child Tax Credit

Parents, do not miss your opportunity to earn Child Tax Credit as part of the American Rescue Plan. For those with children, the American Rescue Plan increased the Child Tax Credit from $2,000 per child to $3,000 per child for children over the age of six and from $2,000 to $3,600 for children under the age of six, and raised the age limit from 16 to 17. All working families will get the full credit if they make up to $150,000 for a couple or $112,500 for a family with a single parent (also called Head of Household).

Did you file taxes in the last 2 years? Then you don’t have to do anything to get the money you’re already owed!

Didn’t file taxes in the last 2 years? There’s 1 easy step to start getting your Child Tax Credit payments. Just fill out a simple form to begin receiving your monthly Child Tax Credit payments. You can access it by going to ChildTaxCredit.gov

Pandemic-EBT Benefits Will Continue

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved the Pandemic-EBT 2.0 state plan for school-aged children. There is no application for the P-EBT, and eligible children will automatically receive P-EBT benefits starting in September. The new P-EBT website is set to launch June 22 and will include updates, partner materials, FAQs and more. To prepare for P-EBT 2.0, eligible families with school aged children should make sure that their school has their most current mailing address on file.

Children eligible for P-EBT extension benefits:

  • Previously received P-EBT benefits for the 2019-20 school year;
  • Are attending a California K-12 school for the 2020-21 school year; and
  • Are assumed to be attending school virtually or via a hybrid model of virtual and in-person instruction for the 2020-21 school year.

If you have questions about your P-EBT benefits, call the P-EBT Helpline at (877) 328-9677.

Get Discounted Internet Services!

The FCC would like to remind you that enrollment in the Emergency Broadband Benefit begins tomorrow, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. There are three ways eligible households can enroll:

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In-person registration for the 2021-2022 school year is NOW OPEN! If you have children that are eligible to be enrolled in an EMCSD school, stop by our Registration Center and get them enrolled today! Have questions or want to reserve an appointment? Call (626) 453-3744 today!

EMCSD in the News

Mark Your Calendars

Friday, July 30: School Board Retreat at 4pm (District Office)

Summer Grab 'n' Go Meal Boxes

Tuesday: Jeff Seymour Family Center (7a-9a), Potrero (9a-11a), Shirpser (9a-11a)

Wednesday: Columbia (9a-11a), Durfee (9a-11a), Gidley (9a-11a)

Thursday: Cleminson (9a-11a), LeGore (9a-11a), Cortada (9a-11a)

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