Parents/Guardians will need to go online to LunchApplication.com to complete the free and reduced meal benefit application. Paper applications will not be sent home with students this year. Challenger students that received benefits last year will need to complete a new application by September 12th to avoid losing benefits. All other students that received benefits last year will need to complete an application by October 9th to avoid losing benefits.
Please contact Valda Robinson, Director of School Nutrition, if you would like additional information or if you have any questions.
Catawba County Schools is excited to announce that we are expanding the mental health services that are available for our students. Beginning in the 2017 – 2018 school year, we will contract with Support, Inc. to provide School Based Therapy in all of our schools. Without ever having to leave the school campus, your child can work confidentially with an individual therapist on issues impacting their lives. Support, Inc. can begin the referral process for your child this summer and provide services without delay when school starts back. If your child has previously received school based therapy services from another provider, you can transfer your services to Support, Inc. this summer as well. Please contact Maria Ballard, Director of Student Services, if you would like additional information or if you have any questions.
Help a child in need by donating school supplies during the 9 School Tools campaign. All donations will benefit students in our county. School supplies are being collected at the Ashley HomeStore in Hickory and at the Catawba County Schools District Office in Newton.