School meals will continue to be available to all students, including those attending school in-person and those learning remotely.
For information about how meal information will be communicated, visit the Communication/Family and Community Engagement section of our reopening plan.
For students onsite, meals may be eaten in the cafeteria or in alternate areas, such as individual classrooms, to provide adequate space to maintain social distancing between students while waiting to pick up meals and while eating. Meal periods will be staggered to minimize the number of students eating at one time. Students will be allowed to remove face coverings when eating as long as they remain seated with appropriate social distancing.
Students will be required to wash their hands prior to the beginning of the meal service and after they have finished eating. The sharing of food and beverages will be prohibited. Signage informing students about proper hand hygiene and the prohibition of food/beverage sharing will be posted in each eating area.
Meals will be served in sealed containers, with utensils and the meal components to meet nutritional and portion-size guidelines established by the Child Nutrition Program packaged together in each container. Components that do not fit in the container (e.g. milk) will be provided separately with each student’s meal. A report of food allergies will be provided to the staff member supervising each location where students will be eating meals.
Meals will be available for students that are learning remotely. These meals may be provided to onsite students to be taken home for the following remote learning day(s) or may be available at a pickup location to be announced.
The district will directly contact families of students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches to provide them with information about meal availability during remote/offsite learning.