Ensuring students have consistent and reliable internet connectivity is essential to contemporary education, and in some cases, a significant challenge in rural areas like Warden. Many internet service providers (ISP) have services available at a reduced rate and sometimes free, for families who may qualify. The website highspeedinternet.com has a comprehensive list of ISPs and government programs, along with relevant information. If your family or a family you know has a student attending a school in the Warden School District in need of connectivity, consider visiting the website above or calling the Technology Department Helpdesk line at: (509) 349-1881.
To help ensure eligibility for the Pandemic EBT program, please make certain your contact information and address on file with the district is up-to-date or contact your student's building secretary to update your information. You will also need to make sure that you have an up-to-date Family income survey / Encuesta de ingresos familiares on file with Nutrition Services to ensure eligibility. Learn more at www.dshs.wa.gov/pebt or call the P-EBT Contact Center at 1-833-518-0282 with questions.
On Aug. 26, 2021, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service released information on P-EBT for the new 2021-2022 school year. In accordance to this federal guidance, states must submit plans and receive approval from FNS before delivering P-EBT benefits for the new 2021-22 school year. Currently, DSHS has not submitted a plan and we will post updates when they become available."