Virtual Scholastic Book Fair
We're having a Summer Read-a-Palooza Virtual Book Fair! You can support our school while discovering favorite characters, series, and collections all summer long. Orders are delivered right to your doorstep and you can take advantage of FREE shipping on book-only purchases over $25.
Let's make this a summer to instill a love of reading!
You now have access to shop 'The Scholastic Store' and EARN REWARDS for your school with every purchase when you click 'Shop Now'! Explore thousands of best-selling books, collections, new releases, educational toys, games, and more. All online items priced as marked. Our goal is to sell 250 books. All books will be shipped to the student's home.
Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) Program
All students enrolled in Baltimore City Public Schools are eligible for the Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) Program. Households will receive approximately $114/month in benefits for each school-aged child in your household. P-EBT cards will allow families to purchase food directly from approved grocery stores and other outlets that accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), EBT, or the Independence Card.
If your household currently receives SNAP benefits, the P-EBT payments are automatically added to your SNAP card. If you think you may be eligible for SNAP, we encourage you to apply. View SNAP eligibility criteria and apply online at mydhrbenefits.dhr.state.md.us by clicking “create account.” You can also call the MD Department of Human Services (DHS) at 1-800-332-6347 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. If you have trouble or need help applying for SNAP, call Maryland Hunger Solutions at 1-866-821-5552. If your household does not currently receive SNAP benefits, you are eligible to receive a new P-EBT card from the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS).
To help ensure access to these benefits, households should update their current contact information in their City Schools’ profile by emailing updated address documentation to the enrollment official at their student’s school. Providing updated address information ensures that City Schools can share the most accurate and up-to-date information with the responsible state agencies. It also should reduce wait times to be contacted by the Maryland Department of Human Services. Inaccurate addresses or telephone numbers in your City Schools’ profile could delay the Maryland Department of Human Services’ distribution of a P-EBT benefit card to your family.
Things you should know:
Families will receive P-EBT benefits between June 23 - 30. Both SNAP households and non-SNAP households will receive benefits during this same time frame.
Benefits for the period of March, April, May and June will be issued in one lump sum payment of approximately $330 per child.
Each eligible student will receive a benefit card in their name.