Rabun County Schools providing art supplies with meal pickup

  • Megan Broome/The Clayton Tribune. One bag of art supplies will be provided to each family at meal distribution on Monday, April 6. Above are the art supplies added to each bag.
    Megan Broome/The Clayton Tribune. One bag of art supplies will be provided to each family at meal distribution on Monday, April 6. Above are the art supplies added to each bag.
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Megan Broome/The Clayton Tribune. Dr. April Childers, superintendent of Rabun County Schools, helps pack bags of art supplies at the Board of Education Friday, to hand out during meal distribution on Monday, April 6.
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TIGER-- Rabun County Schools will be handing out bags of art supplies with meal distribution on Monday, April 6. 

There will be one bag per family and it includes colored pencils, crayons, markers, pencils and paper. 

"We will give them out with meals on Monday," said Superintendent April Childers. 

Amy Jarrard, RCHS Visual Arts teacher, said the idea came about after students reached out to her expressing that they do not have certain art supplies at home. 

Childers said that the school had several donated art supplies that could be used, and The Home Depot and Walmart donated bags for distribution. 

Childers, Jarrard, Heather McKay, RCPS Art Teacher, Kelly McKay, assistant superintendent, and Keri Coleman, assistant principal at RCPS, worked at the Board of Education Friday to prepare the bags. 

Childers clarified that picking up meals does not violate Gov. Brian Kemp's shelter in place executive order. 

"We have worked with our local officials and it is not a violation of the shelter in place order to come pick up meals," Childers said. 

Meal Distribution Details

These meals are provided at NO COST to all children ages 2-18, regardless of income. Children must be present to pick up meals, but they do not have to be Rabun County students. 

"Habersham EMC has generously donated funds to provide these meals during spring break," according to a press release from Rabun County Schools. "Clayton Ingles has donated bags to help with delivery. Franklin Lowe's donated boxes to help with delivery. We are thankful for community support during this time." 

Childers said in a recent interview that she is very thankful to Habersham EMC for the donation because the child food program the school system uses does not allow meals to be provided to students when school is closed for a short break. 

Meals for spring break can be picked up at the following locations on Monday, April 6 ONLY. 

Students will receive 5 breakfast and 5 lunch meals. 

Locations and times on Monday, April 6:  

Primary School Bus Loading Area: 10 a.m. to noon. 

Rabun Gap outdoor flea market: 10 a.m. to noon

Vista Ridge Apartments on Marsen Knob Dr. 10:30 a.m. to noon

Dunlap Apartments: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

Stavemill Apartments: 10:40 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. 

Clayton Duckett Apartments: 11:20 a.m. to noon

Satolah Fire Department, 2396 Hwy 28: 11 a.m. to noon

Beginning after spring break, the nutrition department will serve meals on Mondays (3 lunch and 3 breakfast meals) and Thursdays (4 lunch and 4 breakfast meals) for the remainder of the school year.

Participation helps the nutrition department. 

Locations and times for Monday, April 13- Thursday, May 21 (distribution on Mondays and Thursdays): 

Primary School bus loading area: 10 a.m. to noon

Rabun Gap outdoor flea market: 10 a.m. to noon

Vista Ridge Apartments on Marsen Knob Dr: 10:30 a.m. to noon

Dunlap Apartments: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

Stavemill Apartments: 10:40 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. 

Clayton Duckett Apartments: 11:20 a.m. to noon

Satolah Fire Department, 2396 Hwy 28: 11 a.m. to noon

Persimmon Fire Department, 344 Persimmon Rd. 10:30 a.m. to noon