District 7 E-Newsletter

Councilwoman Paula McCraney 601 W. Jefferson Street (502) 574-1107
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Paula McCraney
601 W. Jefferson Street
(502) 574-1107

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Phone Numbers
of Interest

 Air Pollution: 574-6000

Animal Services: 363-6609
or 361-1318

Anonymous Tipline:
574-LMPD (5673)

Brightside: 574-2613

Jefferson County Clerk's Office: 574-5700

Legal Aid: 584-1254

Metro Call: 311 or 574-5000

Metro Parks: 574-7275

Metro Police: (Non Emergency) 574-7111 or 574-2111

Metro Safe: 572-3460
or 574-7111

MSD: 587-0603

PARC: 569-6222

Poison Control: 589-8222

Public Works: 574-5810

Solid Waste Management (SWMS): 574-3571

TARC: 585-1234

Veteran's Affairs: 595-4447

In this Issue...

Message from McCraney:

Councilwoman McCraney wants each of you to know that she appreciates your well wishes and prayers. She asks that you continue to do as advised by the healthcare and government officials during these unprecedented times. She is now out of the hospital, and is recovering comfortably at home. She said that she has a message that she will share with you in next week's e- Newsletter. In the meantime, she says, don't let the Coronavirus get to you; stay safe and stay distanced!

Letter to Parents from JCPS-Chromebooks, Chromebook Request-Deadline Extension, Emergency Food Sites Schdule, NTI Information, Hard Copies of Educational Material Available at Food Sites, Additional Education Options, Superintendent and Mayor News Conference 

March 31, 2020

Dear JCPS Families,

We promised to keep you informed about your child’s education during the ongoing school closure. Here are some updates and pieces of information that might be helpful as your child begins remote learning through Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) on Tuesday, April 7th.


Only families in the Free and Reduced Lunch program or who have a student in the Exceptional Child Education (ECE) program are eligible to request a Chromebook computer from JCPS to use during Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI). Special considerations will be made for English language learners and our homeless families. Families who have already submitted a request online or by phone do not need to take any additional steps. JCPS will be contacting you. 

Chromebook Request - Deadline Extension

Because of the high volume of calls we received Monday and Tuesday, we are extending the deadline for eligible families to request a computer until Thursday at 5 p.m. The JCPS help line (313-HELP) will be open from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday for eligible families who have not already submitted a request online or by phone to ask for a Chromebook. Please DO NOT CALL the help line if your child is not in the Free and Reduced Lunch program or in the ECE program. We ask for your patience when calling the help line. If you don’t get through the first time, please call back.

Emergency Food Sites Schedule   

The Emergency Food sites are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Children can receive two breakfast and two lunch meals on Monday and Wednesday and one of each on Friday.

NTI Information

Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) begins April 7th for your child. JCPS’ NTI web page is the most important place for you and your child to get lessons and other information from schools and teachers. There is a video on how to navigate this page as well as other educational materials. We suggest you check out this page with your child before their required school work resumes on April 7th.   

Hard Copies of Educational Material Available at Food Sites   

Families who don’t have a computer or access to the internet can pick up hard copies of new Choice Boards for every grade level at the Emergency Food sites. These educational activities and exercises could be used by students as a part of required course work developed by their teacher(s). Students should be in communication with their teacher(s) next week. 

Additional Education Options 

  • Kentucky Educational Television (KET) is now devoting its entire daytime schedule to on-air learning. Lessons for every grade level are available on KET’s main channel. You can find the schedule here. 
  • University of Louisville student athletes are reading books for JCPS’ young students. The videos are called Tuesday Storytime and can be found on UofL Athletics’ Facebook page and Twitter feed. This week’s reader is basketball player Keith Oddo.  

Superintendent and Mayor News Conference 

JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer are scheduled to have an online news conference Thursday at 11 a.m. to discuss internet access for ECE students during NTI and ways the community can help. The news conference will be live streamed at www.youtube.com/jcpsweb.

These are difficult and unusual times. We thank you for your kind comments, encouragement, patience and understanding as, together, we figure out the best ways to continue educating every JCPS student.

JCPS, Mayor Fischer to Announce Connectivity Support for ECE Students



Dr. Marty Pollio, Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) superintendent Mayor Greg Fischer



Will announce plans to provide connectivity support for Exceptional Child Education (ECE) students, which will allow them to receive virtual therapy while district schools remain closed due to COVID-19 precautions.



Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 11 a.m.



The virtual news conference will be livestreamed at the following link: www.youtube.com/jcpsweb

Media can text questions during the announcement to Renee Murphy or Mark Hebert who will relay them to Pollio or Fischer.



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