Our Child Nutrition Department is excited to kick off the 2020-2021 school year. We will begin the year in our four new elementary buildings, Atkinson, Croghan, Lutz, and Otis. Each building has a similar design concept and brand new kitchen equipment that our staff will be using to make your student the most wholesome and nutritious meals.
Construction continues on our new High School and we anticipate that we will be able to move in during the 2021-2022 school year. We have structured this kitchen layout to reflect that of a college dining hall allowing students many different options for healthy and nutritious meals.
Last year we began a grab and go breakfast program allowing our elementary students to take their breakfast, regardless of arrival time in the morning, to their classroom. This was an important program to get started and has been well supported by our school administration, teachers, and staff, knowing each student will be offered the chance to start the day with a wholesome and healthy breakfast. We are continuing to work on plans for a breakfast grab and go option for our Middle and High School students.
During the school year we offer lots of fun events to celebrate our students. On “Grand Friends” Day the grandparents of our students are able to have breakfast or lunch with their grandchild. Some of our other celebrations include Donuts for Dads, Muffins for Moms, Pizza Fridays, themed lunches, and Spring picnics.
We have been fortunate in the past to qualify for the Community Eligibility Provision Program (CEP) at our elementary buildings. The program allows each of our students Pre-K through 5th grade to get a free breakfast and lunch each school day. We are extremely grateful to be able to offer this program.
Although our students at the Middle and High School are not eligible for the CEP program, they do have the option to complete the online meal application. If approved, students will qualify for either free or reduced meals each school day. The link for the meal application can be found on our webpage under the free and reduced information tab.
It is evident by the number of students participating in our meal programs that our nutrition staff goes above and beyond to prepare the most appealing , great-tasting, and healthy meals possible. We do our best to accommodate food allergies and special diets so that every one of our students has the option to partake in our meal program.
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