Media Release- Meal Options During COVID-19 Closure- July 22,2020

posted Jul 22, 2020, 12:31 PM by Amy Abell


 

Campbell County Schools will utilize the USDA Summer Food Service Program to provide grab and go meals during the COVID-19 school closure. Breakfast and lunch will be available to all children up to age 18 regardless of income level on Monday (2 meals can be picked up for Monday, Tuesday) and Wednesday (3 meals may be picked up for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) from 11 am to 1 pm at the following locations for the duration of the closure beginning on Monday, August 3, 2020.

 

 

Altavista Elementary School

Rustburg Elementary School

Meals will be served “drive through style” in school parking lots.

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Media Release:PARTICIPATION IN PANDEMIC-EBT FOR ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS

posted May 18, 2020, 5:10 AM by Amy Abell   [ updated May 18, 2020, 5:14 AM ]


MEDIA RELEASE

PARTICIPATION IN PANDEMIC-EBT FOR ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS

May 11, 2020

Campbell County Public Schools 

EBT information included in post


EBT information included in post


today announced it is participating in the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program as part of a food assistance plan approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) that is being implemented statewide by the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (P.L. 116-127) (FFCRA) authorized a temporary food assistance program for households with children affected by school closures during the nationwide public health emergency. The Food and Nutrition Service accepted state plans for the P-EBT program and, pursuant to the authority granted under the FFCRA, FNS approved Virginia’s P-EBT operational plan in late April.

Summary of State Plan

The VDSS will issue P-EBT benefits to current Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households and to non-SNAP households, which include children eligible for free and reduced-price school meals, through Virginia’s SNAP EBT card system. The VDSS, in conjunction with the VDOE and local school divisions, will identify eligible children in both SNAP and non-SNAP households. Households do not have to apply for P-EBT. If a student was eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals at school before the school closure, the student will be included in the file of eligible students provided to VDSS. If a school participated in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) and all students received school meals at no cost, all students enrolled in the CEP school will also be included in the file of eligible students provided to VDSS.

Purpose of the P-EBT

The purpose of the P-EBT food purchasing assistance benefit is to supplement existing food assistance and nutrition programs for low-income households during the pandemic. It does not replace meals provided through the school programs operating during unexpected closures or the summer meal programs that will begin when the school year is over. Students and families who receive P-EBT should also continue to participate in other food assistance programs, such as meals provided by schools and the summer meal programs. To find current locations for school and summer meal distribution, parents and guardians should text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877.

Additional Information for Eligible Households

Please visit the VDSS Pandemic EBT website or check the local school division website for more information about P-EBT.          

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

 

(1)     mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

                 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

                 1400 Independence Avenue, SW

                 Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

 

(2)     fax: (202) 690-7442; or

 

(3)     email: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Preguntas frecuentes sobre la transferencia electrónica de beneficios (EBT) durante la pandemia para hogares y beneficiarios

Actualizado el 6 de mayo de 2020

Nota: Esta información se actualizará a medida que haya información adicional disponible.

1.       ¿Qué es la transferencia electrónica de beneficios durante la pandemia (P-EBT)?

La P-EBT es un apoyo alimenticio temporal disponible en Virginia para familias con estudiantes que habrían recibido comidas gratis o a precio reducido si las escuelas estuvieran abiertas. El programa lo autoriza el Servicio de Alimentos y Nutrición del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA). El Departamento de Servicios Sociales de Virginia (Virginia Department of Social Services, VDSS) y el Departamento de Educación de Virginia (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE) están trabajando juntos para operar el programa.

2.     ¿Cuál es el propósito de la P-EBT?

El propósito del apoyo P-EBT es complementar los programas de nutrición existentes para hogares de bajos ingresos durante la pandemia. No reemplaza las comidas proporcionadas a través de los programas escolares durante cierres inesperados, como las comidas proporcionadas actualmente por las escuelas o los programas de comidas de verano, que comenzarán cuando finalice el año escolar. Los apoyos de la P-EBT se calculan a un nivel de $ 5.70 por día por estudiante durante los 66 días que las escuelas de Virginia estarán cerradas. El VDSS proporcionará apoyos a los hogares elegibles con un apoyo total máximo de $ 376 por estudiante elegible. Los estudiantes que se volvieron elegibles después del 13 de marzo recibirán una cantidad menor. Se proporcionarán apoyos solo para estudiantes elegibles y no para otros menores en el hogar.

3.       ¿Quién es elegible para los apoyos de la P-EBT?

Los hogares son elegibles porque:

·          incluyen un estudiante elegible que recibiría comidas escolares gratuitas o de precio reducido si no fuera por el cierre de su escuela, y

·          La escuela o división escolar del estudiante ha estado cerrada por al menos cinco días consecutivos. 

 

Los hogares de Virginia son elegibles si tienen estudiantes que son elegibles para comidas escolares gratuitas o de precio reducido o están inscritos en una escuela que proporciona comidas gratuitas a todos los estudiantes a través de la Disposición de elegibilidad comunitaria (Community Eligibility Provision, CEP) u otra disposición.

4.       ¿Cómo sé si soy elegible?

Las escuelas proporcionarán información sobre todos los estudiantes elegibles directamente a VDSS. Los hogares no tienen que solicitar la P-EBT. Si cree que hay estudiantes elegibles en su hogar, pero no recibe la P-EBT a mediados de junio, llame al (804) 726-7000.

5.       Mi familia necesita comida ya, ¿qué podemos hacer?

Muchas escuelas y lugares de la comunidad están distribuyendo comidas a niños en edad escolar ahora. Para encontrar lugares en su área, envíe un mensaje de texto con la palabra FOOD o COMIDA al 877-877 o visite el sitio web de su división escolar local. Los estudiantes y las familias que reciben la P-EBT pueden continuar participando en otros programas de asistencia alimentaria, como las comidas proporcionadas por las escuelas. La P-EBT no reemplaza otro tipo de asistencia. Si su familia aún no recibe apoyos (asistencia alimentaria) a través del Programa de asistencia nutricional suplementaria (SNAP), deberá solicitar asistencia de inmediato visitando el sitio web de CommonHelp o llamando al 1-855-635-4370. Para obtener información sobre otra asistencia alimentaria en su área, llame al 2-1-1.

6.       Si soy elegible, ¿cuánto recibiré de la P-EBT?

Los hogares recibirán $ 5.70 por estudiante elegible, por día, hasta un máximo de 66 días que dure cerrada la escuela. Si un estudiante se volvió elegible para recibir comidas gratuitas o de precio reducido después del 13 de marzo, recibirá una cantidad menor. Si su familia actualmente recibe apoyos del SNAP y usted es elegible para la P-EBT, se transferirá ese apoyo a su tarjeta EBT en las próximas dos semanas. Si su familia no recibe apoyos del SNAP, recibirá una tarjeta P-EBT por correo en las próximas cuatro a seis semanas. Si usted es el padre o tutor de varios estudiantes elegibles que viven en el mismo hogar en la misma dirección, podrá recibir una tarjeta P-EBT con apoyos para todos los estudiantes elegibles.

7.       ¿Cuándo estarán disponibles los apoyos de la P-EBT?

Si su familia actualmente recibe apoyos del SNAP y usted es elegible para la P-EBT, se transferirán apoyos adicionales a su tarjeta EBT en las próximas dos semanas. Si su familia no recibe apoyos del SNAP, recibirá una tarjeta P-EBT por correo en las próximas cuatro a seis semanas.

Las personas que viven en la misma área con niños que asisten a las mismas escuelas podrían no recibir los apoyos al mismo tiempo. Los hogares elegibles recibirán los apoyos durante todo el período en que sus estudiantes fueron elegibles, incluso si no reciben los apoyos hasta finales de mayo o junio.

8.       ¿Qué pasará con mi tarjeta P-EBT si mi familia se muda?

El VDSS utilizará la dirección de correo actual del registro escolar de su estudiante. Si esa dirección no es correcta, la tarjeta P-EBT se registrará como no entregable en el sistema VDSS. El VDSS trabajará con las divisiones escolares locales e intentará contactarlo para obtener información corregida de la dirección postal. Si es posible, comuníquese con su escuela local ahora o conéctese en línea para actualizar la dirección en el registro escolar de su estudiante. Si no recibe su tarjeta P-EBT a mediados de junio y no se haj comunicado con usted, llame al (804) 726-7000.

9.       Si es elegible, ¿con qué frecuencia recibiré los apoyos de la P-EBT?

Virginia transferirá el apoyo por el total de la P-EBT una vez por cada estudiante elegible. Los hogares recibirán la suma total del apoyo para el que son elegibles una vez en las próximas cuatro a seis semanas.

10.   ¿Dónde puedo usar mis apoyos de la P-EBT?

Puede usar sus apoyos por la P-EBT en cualquier tienda que acepte el programa SNAP. La mayoría de los minoristas tienen letreros que indican que aceptan SNAP o la EBT.

11.   ¿Qué puedo comprar con los apoyos de la P-EBT?

Puede comprar cualquier alimento elegible por el SNAP con la P-EBT. La mayoría de los alimentos son elegibles para SNAP, excepto los alimentos preparados y los que se venden calientes. Está disponible una lista de alimentos elegibles para SNAP en el sitio web del USDA.

12.   ¿Tengo que usar todos mis apoyos de la P-EBT a la vez?

No. El dinero se transferirá mensualmente. Después de un año, los apoyos no utilizados de la P-EBT se eliminarán de la tarjeta.

13.   ¿Qué debo hacer si no quiero los apoyos de la P-EBT?

Los hogares que no deseen utilizar sus apoyos de la P-EBT deberán destruir la tarjeta P-EBT cuando la reciban. Los apoyos de la P-EBT no son transferibles. No le dé la tarjeta a nadie más. Destruya la tarjeta cortando la banda magnética y deséchela de forma segura. Si cambia de opinión, los apoyos de la P-EBT estarán disponibles para usted durante 365 días. Puede llamar al 1-866-281-2448 para acceder a sus apoyos de la P-EBT por hasta un año.

14.   ¿Qué hago si pierdo mi tarjeta P-EBT?

Hay tres formas posibles de solicitar una tarjeta de reemplazo. Puedes llamar al 1-866-281-2448 para reportar su tarjeta perdida y solicitar un reemplazo; si se registró a través de ConnectEBT, puede solicitar su tarjeta a través de su inicio de sesión; o, si descargó la aplicación ConnectEBT en su dispositivo móvil, puede realizar un pedido después de iniciar sesión.

Una tarjeta de reemplazo podría demorar hasta siete días de envío para que la reciba.

15.   ¿Cómo le pongo un NIP (PIN) a mi tarjeta?

Hay tres formas de poner un NIP (PIN) a su tarjeta P-EBT y administrar su cuenta de apoyos. Puede llamar al 1-866-281-2448, inicie sesión en su cuenta de ConnectEBT o descargue en su dispositivo móvil la aplicación ConnectEBT. La información segura que detalla cómo poner un NIP (PIN) a su tarjeta se incluirá en el sobre con su tarjeta. 





 

Emergency Grading Policy: Juniors and Seniors currently taking Dual Enrollment Classes

posted Apr 23, 2020, 5:46 AM by Amy Abell




New Information for Juniors and Seniors currently taking Dual Enrollment Classes. This includes both CTE and Early.
College students in the 2019 -2020 academic year.

The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) has adopted an
Emergency Grading Policy for Spring 2020 Classes.

To help ensure that students’ academic progress is not adversely impacted this semester, the
VCCS and CVCC are instituting a grading policy that provides a student with an option for courses that were not scheduled to
end before April 6.

To best serve our students, so they receive guidance and council with this decision, the student should please do the following:

  • Contact their counseling department by email to set a meeting time
  • Discuss grading options and implications for making the best decision
  • Complete the process with CVCC

School Board Meeting to be broadcast live on Facebook

posted Apr 15, 2020, 6:52 AM by Amy Abell   [ updated Apr 20, 2020, 2:33 PM ]

school board meeting
The upcoming school board meeting on Monday, April 20, 2020, 6:30 p.m. will be held via teleconference and broadcast live here on the CCPS Facebook Page. Any citizen wishing to address the school board should submit their written comments to the following email address: ccpsboardmtg@campbell.k12.va.us
and the comments will be read during the public comment period. 
Comments must be submitted by noon on Friday, April 17, 2020, and must adhere to Campbell County School Board Policy BDDH, which can be accessed using the following link: 
 http://go.boarddocs.com/vsba/campbell/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=APVQFX692884


State Superintendent Announces Launch of “VA TV Classroom” by Va. Public TV Stations

posted Apr 10, 2020, 11:22 AM by Amy Abell   [ updated Apr 10, 2020, 11:33 AM ]

full press release below

State Superintendent Announces Launch

of “VA TV Classroom” by Va. Public TV Stations

Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane announced that four Virginia public media stations will broadcast teacher-led classroom instruction aligned with the commonwealth’s academic standards into homes across the state beginning Monday, April 13.

Blue Ridge PBS, VPM, WETA, and WHRO Public Media worked closely with the Virginia Department of Education to create “VA TV Classroom” to provide instruction to students in grades K-10 who are unable to access other distance learning options due to a lack of high-speed internet.

“VA TV Classroom” will air instructional content from 1-3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The “VA TV Classroom” on-air schedule is as follows:

  • K-3 instruction airs from 1-2 p.m. with Standards of Learning-aligned content provided by WHRO Public Media. “Learn to Grow with WHRO” segments will be 15 minutes in length and led by teachers. 
  • Grades 7-10 instruction airs from 2-3 p.m. with SOL-aligned content provided by WHRO Public Media focusing on Earth Science and Algebra 1.
  • During the week of April 27, “VA TV Classroom” will add a special hour from 3-4 p.m. called “AP Prep Week,” with content provided by Virtual Virginia — in collaboration with WHRO — focusing on a different AP subject each day. The hour will include two 30-minute segments.

“VA TV Classroom” can be seen on the following channels:

  • Blue Ridge PBS – SWVAPTV: via antenna 15.2, streaming services Blue Ridge Streaming and Project Southwest on YouTube, Citizens Cable 82, Cox 107, Comcast/Xfinity 264 and Lumos 17 (Shentel, Bedford, Covington, Glade Hill, Radford, Rocky Mount, Rustburg, and Wytheville: 157)

Full Press Release from the State Superintendent's office

 



Message to Class of 2020 from the Superintendent

posted Apr 1, 2020, 11:25 AM by Amy Abell   [ updated Apr 1, 2020, 11:26 AM ]

message to senior class below

Dear High School Seniors and Families,

Campbell County Public Schools (CCPS) has received guidance from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) regarding graduation requirements for the class of 2020.  Current seniors, who were on track to graduate on March 13, 2020, will graduate at the end of this school year.  Students who were not on track as of March 13, 2020, may still complete work during this closure with the goal of becoming eligible for graduation.  Each high school is prepared to assist students who may need to make up additional work in order to graduate and will be contacting those students directly.  All Standards of Learning (SOL) testing has been suspended because of the school closure, and waivers will be granted for seniors needing an SOL test to graduate.

Graduation will not be withheld from seniors if they were on track for graduation when school ended on March 13.  At the present time, no decision has been made regarding graduation ceremonies.  We recognize this has been a difficult time for students and families across the division and understand the disappointment the senior class must feel. 

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

 

Robert Johnson

Superintendent

Campbell County Schools

Update to Meal Distribution Plan-4/1/20

posted Apr 1, 2020, 10:08 AM by Amy Abell   [ updated Apr 1, 2020, 11:38 AM ]



UPDATE: PLEASE NOTE CHANGES TO THE MEAL DISTRIBUTION PLAN( Released on April 1, 2020)

Changes will begin on Monday, April 6, 2020 


Campbell County Schools will utilize the USDA Summer Food Service Program to provide bagged meals during the COVID-19 school closure.  Breakfast and lunch will be available to all children up to age 18 regardless of income level. Meals will be served on Monday and Thursday. Monday-(three breakfast and three lunch meals can be picked up for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Thursday (two breakfast and two lunch meals may be picked up for Thursday and Friday) from 10 am to 1 pm at the following locations for the duration of the closure beginning on Monday, April 6, 2020.  

Meals will be served "drive-through style" in school parking lot 10:00 am- 1:00 pm

Altavista Elementary School 

Brookneal Elementary School 

Concord Elementary School

Leesville Road Elementary School

Tomahawk Elementary School 

Rustburg Elementary School 

              Yellow Branch Elementary School

In addition to the "drive-through" sites, we have added new grab and go meals to be distributed around the county as follows by buses(Monday and Thursday). Buses will be at each location for 15 minutes, so please arrive at the location at the designated time:

Altavista Area:

YMCA Family Center Parking Lot — 10:30 am— 10:45 am

Faith Assembly Christian Center Parking Lot— 11:05 am— 11:20 am

Grace Baptist Church Parking Lot - 11:30 am— 11:45 am

Brookneal Area:

 Brookneal Community Center Parking Lot— 10:20 am — 10:35 am

 Mt Calvary Baptist Church Parking Lot 10:50 am — 1 1:05 am

William Campbell Bus Loop Parking Lot — 11:25 am — 11:40 am

 Kedron Baptist Church Parking Lot — 11:55 am — 12:10 pm

Rustburg Area:

New Chapel Baptist Church Parking Lot— 10:40 am— 10:55 am

New Vine Baptist Church — 11:20 am— 11:35 am

Eastbrook Baptist Church - 11:45 am — 12:00 pm

Evington/Sunburst Area:

Evington VFD (side parking lot) 10:35 am to 10:50 am

Park N Ride (Alum Springs Road) 11:10 am— 11:25 am


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institution s participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) found online at How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(I) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@ usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Kindergarten Registration and PreK Screening Day Postponed

posted Mar 25, 2020, 5:03 PM by Amy Abell   [ updated Mar 25, 2020, 5:07 PM ]



Due to the school closure, the Kindergarten Registration and Pre-K Screening Day scheduled on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, has been postponed. We will communicate updated information as soon as possible. If you have not already done so, please visit our website to complete the online registration for Kindergarten or the Screening Survey for Pre-K.

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3/25/20 Message from the Superintendent

posted Mar 25, 2020, 1:32 PM by Amy Abell



March 25, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope this letter finds you healthy and doing well during this unprecedented crisis.  I understand the challenges that this school closure has placed on you and our community, but hopefully, we soon will return to normalcy in our daily lives.

Earlier this week, I informed you that our staff was working on a long-term academic (closure) plan to guide us educationally through the remainder of the school year.  Tomorrow, our Instructional Department will deliver via email, CCPS webpage, and CCPS Facebook page, our plan that identifies how educational services will be delivered.  If you are unable to access any of the delivery models, please contact your child’s school. 

The CCPS Long-term Academic Plan was designed with guidance from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).  It is not designed to “replicate the existing school day or year, but provide opportunities for students to make academic progress and continue to learn and grow” (VDOE Superintendent’s Memo #077-20).  The goals are to graduate our seniors, ensure students are ready for promotion to the next grade, and to do so in the most equitable way possible.  We know learning gaps will occur, and we will address those through a variety of opportunities throughout the summer and into the next school year.

We are still having on-going conversations surrounding report cards and graduation, and we will provide you with updates as those details are finalized.  Please rest assured no students’ grades will be negatively impacted because of this closure.

As I mentioned previously, this is an unprecedented event, and undoubtedly, we will need to adjust our plan as new guidance becomes available, or we make enhancements to the delivery of instruction.  Please be patient and do not hesitate to contact your child’s school if you have questions.  I assure you our staff is working to make this situation the best it can be under difficult circumstances.

Finally, none of this is more important to you or your child than your physical and mental health.  Please stay safe and healthy and make this stressful event positive for your family. 

Kind regards,

Robert Johnson

Superintendent

3/16/20 Letter from the Superintendent: Continuing to keep you informed.

posted Mar 16, 2020, 1:42 PM by Amy Abell   [ updated Mar 16, 2020, 2:06 PM ]

letter from the Superintendent- COVID -19

Please see the letter below regarding information on meal distribution and the availability of instructional resources for students during the school closure.  
A link will be available here on our website tomorrow 3/17/20 with 
all instructional resources.


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