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New & Important Online Meal Application Information

Apply on-line for your children to receive free or reduced-price school meals. Your application will be sent from a secure web site directly to McDowell County Schools, so you don’t need to worry about filling out a paper form that could be lost or misplaced. has been designed to make it easy for you to know exactly what information you need to provide and to guide you through the process. Once your application has been received the district office will determine your eligibility and send you a letter with the results. If you know your child’s lunch number, this will help to match your application to your child in our system.

To apply simply go to and click “Apply Now” and go through all the questions. The final process is to click the “Submit” button to send it to the central office.

* If you don't have access to the internet at home computers will be available during open house events at your child's school or call 652-5633 for a paper copy of this year's Free and Reduced Meal Application.

** If you have already received a letter telling you that your child was preapproved for meal benefits for the 2019-2020 school year, you do not need to reapply. Please make sure all of the school-aged children living in your household are listed on the approval letter so we will be certain they are also receiving the correct benefits you are eligible for. If not please contact Erin Buchanan at 652-5633 or
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Kindergarten Transition Information

Kindergarten students will start school on a staggered schedule. August 26th will be boys only. August 26th will be girls only. All Kindergarteners will attend on August 28th. Each day will be a full day. We are looking forward to seeing our newest Nebo Bears!
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Chalk the Walk

Leave an encouraging word for students on the sidewalks after Meet the Teacher on August 22nd. We will have the chalk... you bring the messages to cheer them on and get them started off on the right foot!
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Meet the Teacher

The new school year is just around the corner. Come meet your new teacher on Thursday, August 22nd from 3pm to 6pm. Enjoy the rest of your summer and we will see you soon!
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Popsicles with the Principal

Join us for a popsicle and a visit with our new principal, Mrs. Jennifer Croymans. Mrs. Croymans is so excited to meet Nebo students and their families! Drop in on August 8th between 2pm and 5pm to meet Mrs. Croymans and give her a warm Nebo Bear Den welcome! We hope to see you there!
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ESL Teacher Dee Pedroza is a recipient of the James McClure Fund

Nebo Elementary's ESL Teacher Mrs. Dee Pedroza was recently named as a recipient of the James McClure Fund. Mrs. Pedroza will be joining 40 other educators from across North Carolina that are participating in the GO Global Program on a trip to Mexico this summer. We are so proud of Mrs. Pedroza and thankful for all she does for students!
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Nebo Family Connection Announces Summer Field Trip Schedule

Looking for summer fun for your preschooler or rising kindergartener and a way to stay connected with other parents and families? Take a look at the Summer Field Trip Schedule! There are lots of great outings planned. See flyer for more details. You can also contact Rhonda McFadden at 828-460-3497 for more information.
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