School meals will continue to be available to all students, including those attending school in-person and those learning remotely. School meals will continue to be offered free of charge to all students until NYS reverts to “regular” school meal rules and regulations.
For information about meals, including the application for Free and Reduced priced lunch, visit the Communication/Family and Community Engagement section of our reopening plan.
Breakfast and lunch will look different both in terms of location (cafeteria and/or other locations such as classrooms) and in terms of serving (e.g., grab and go, pre-packaged, delivered to locations, etc.), and the number of menu selections will be significantly narrowed. Appropriate hand hygiene will be promoted before and after eating.
Provisions will be made for students with severe food allergies who may require additional accommodations such as different locations for meals.
For students onsite, meals will be provided while maintaining appropriate social distancing between students. Students do not need to wear face coverings when seated and eating so long as they are appropriately socially distanced.
The district will ensure social distancing between individuals while eating in the school cafeteria. If not feasible, meals may be served in alternate areas or in staggered meal periods to ensure social distancing and proper cleaning and disinfection between students.
The sharing of food and beverages (e.g., buffet style meals, snacks) is currently prohibited, unless individuals are members of the same household. Adequate space will be reserved for students, faculty, and staff to observe social distancing while eating meals.
Students who are remote will be instructed where and when to pick up their meals.