The Governor of California has declared a state of emergency due to the Coronavirus. Please be advised that all schools and related services/activities within the Bellflower Unified School District will be closed for the remainder of the school year. Should this change, you will be notified. Please continue to check the district website for updated information. For all families utilizing Think Together and/or the YMCA please contact those agencies directly.
Thank you and please stay healthy.
Meal Applications for School Year 2020-21
Dear Bellflower Unified Parent or Guardian:
The Bellflower Unified School District will be participating in the School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program during distance learning for the 2020-21 school year, which will provide every student with access to a healthy meal. In order to ensure that your child has the opportunity to receive a Free, Reduced Price, or Paid meal, we are asking that you follow the steps outlined in this letter and submit your Meal Application before school begins so that we are ready to serve all our families that will be participating. Information about meal distribution times and meal pin numbers will be forthcoming.
Bellflower USD is asking each family to complete a meal application. Only one application per family is needed. For those families who feel they do not qualify we ask that you mark the option, “Decline Benefits.”. Completing meal applications is important to our District and the Nutrition Services Department. Bellflower USD receives additional funds based on the number of meal applications we receive. If you qualified last year, you will have to resubmit an application this year.
Haven’t received your P-EBT card in the mail yet? If you are a family with children eligible for free or reduced-priced school meals you may receive up to $365 in food benefits. Click here to apply today. Be sure to apply BEFORE June 30, 2020.
- Charter Communications: Charter Communications is currently offering free Internet to households with K-2 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription. To enroll, call 1-855-243-8892.
- Spectrum Internet Assist: High speed Internet is available through Spectrum's Internet Assist program to qualified households. Click here to learn more about the Spectrum Internet Assist Program.
- EveryoneOn: This program helps bring low-cost internet service to those who need it. Click here to learn more about the EveryoneOn Internet service.
- Use your phone as a WiFi Hotspot: If you have a smartphone, you probably have the ability to turn it into a Wi-Fi hotspot. Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to add unlimited smartphone data and 20GB of hotspot data to your existing plan for each of the next two months. Verizon has pledged to add 15GB of hotspot data to anyone on a service plan introduced in 2015 or later. Your existing plan may have anywhere from zero to 30GB or more; reach out to your service provider to learn more about WiFi hotspot plans available through your smartphone service.
- The 1 Million Project Foundation: Click here to learn more about free WiFi through this project.