INSIDE FWISD BRIEFS
EDITOR'S NOTE: Inside FWISD Briefs are quick-hit stories of activities and events happening around the District.
P-EBT Online Application Extended
The online application deadline for P-EBT has been extended to July 31, 2020.
P-EBT is for children 5-18 years old who received SNAP food benefits for the month of March 2020 and children up to 21 years old who were certified for free or reduced-price meals at school in Texas during the 2019-20 school year. Children that attend a school that offers free meals to all students (Community Eligibility Provision or CEP) are also eligible. Click here for more details.
City Opens More Facilities
More Fort Worth city facilities are opening this week. Visitors to City of Fort Worth facilities are required to wear face coverings, per city and county orders.
For a complete list of facilities opening this week, click here.
Most city facilities that have reopened are closed Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day.
County, City Issue Face Covering Ordinances to Fight COVID-19
Tarrant County and the City of Fort Worth recently passed ordinances requiring residents wear face coverings while visiting businesses and attending outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people. Additionally, residents are asked to maintain social distance rules, keeping six feet distance between themselves and others outside their homes.
The ordinances are effective from 6 p.m. June 26 through 6 a.m. August 3.
Early Voting for Primary Runoffs, CCPD Special Election Underway
Early voting has begun for the Democratic and Republican primary runoff races and a special election for the City of Fort Worth's Crime Control and Prevention District. Election Day is July 14.
Early voting is open across Tarrant County from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Thursday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 5 and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 6-10. Polling places are closed July 3 and 4 in observance of Independence Day.
On the Democratic Party Primary runoff ballot is the U.S. Senator; U.S. Representative District 24; Railroad Commissioner and County Constable Precinct 5 races. The Republican Party primary runoff ballot includes races for the Justice Second Court of Appeals District Place 7 and Precinct Chair (Precinct 3390). The City of Fort Worth is asking voters to consider continuing the Crime Control and Prevention District and its sales tax for 10 years.
For more details on voting locations, sample ballots and more, visit the Tarrant County Elections website.
Everyone Counts: 2020 Census Underway
Additional reminder cards are going out to households July 22-28 that have not completed the 2020 Census, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The postcards go out ahead of census takers visiting homes.
The confidential 2020 Census may be completed online, by phone or mail. Americans are encouraged to complete the Census online at 2020Census.gov, by phone in English or 12 other languages at 844-330-2020 or via mail.
Nearly 60 non-English language guides and videos are available on 2020Census.gov for completing the survey.
Click here for more details.
VITA Offers Fort Worth Residents Free Curbside Tax Filing Services
Free curbside tax filing services are available to Fort Worth residents through July 15 by the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
The free curbside service is available to residents "who make less than $58,000 per year and need to file or amend returns for 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016," according to a City of Fort Worth statement.
The Internal Revenue Service tax filing deadline is July 15. The deadline was extended earlier this spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click here for more details.
FWSO Slates Virtual July Fourth America Strong Concert
A special July Fourth America Strong concert featuring the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will air live on WFAA-TV (Channel 8) at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 4 and the orchestra website.
The concert will is being filmed at Dickies Arena. The orchestra will be joined by guest artists from the Fort Worth Opera, The Cliburn and Texas Ballet Theater, with a special appearance from Broadway star baritone, Arlington Heights High School alumnus and 2019 FWISD Wall of Fame honoree, Major Attaway.
Click here for more details.
Dunbar HS Senior Celebration:The celebration was hosted Friday at Farrington Field. A special thank you to Sodexo Magic for donating the 18,000 bottles of water for guests attending this week's in-person commencement celebrations across the District.
Western Hills HS Senior Celebration: The celebration was hosted Thursday at Farrington Field. A special thank you to Sodexo Magic for donating the 18,000 bottles of water for guests attending this week's in-person commencement celebrations across the District.
A Community Conversation: Real Talk with FWISD Leaders: Fort Worth ISD's Division of Equity and Excellence hosted the virtual town hall meeting, Thursday, June 25, via Zoom and YouTube.
Showing Appreciation: A group of Fort Worth ISD teachers recently presented the District's trauma specialists with a portrait to show appreciation for the ConnectED courses the specialists are offering this summer. The courses include tools for teachers to use in their classroom and to use when reflecting on their own personal life and self-care. The focus on the effects of brain trauma, triggers, stressors, the use of attachment/connection to repair broken relationships, seeking joy and self-care.
The portrait received by teachers is being displayed in the trauma specialist workspace.
Pictured is the Manuel Jara Elementary School Art Teacher David Orona with the portrait.
FWISD Welcomes Newest Employees: Welcome, to FWISD's latest new hires. Recently, Human Capital management has hosted drive-in on boarding events for new employees.
Sweet Delivery: South Hi Mount Elementary students who recently completed summer learning opportunities were surprised with special deliveries from TAP room teacher Morgan Bethke including sweet treats and special notes.
Strength and Conditioning: The FWISD Athletics Department recently posted photos from the strength and conditioning workouts for student-athletes at Paschal High School. All FWISD campuses hosting strength and conditioning workouts are adhering to health and safety protocols per UIL guidelines.
Created with images by Wesley Tingey - "untitled image" • AbsolutVision - "Business newspaper pages" • Kelly Sikkema - "untitled image" • Jim Strasma - "untitled image"