How will food be served?
Food service staff will serve students all the meal options to limit touch exposure. There will continue to be several menu options even with these mitigation efforts in place. Whenever possible, items will be prepackaged, including fresh fruit, vegetables, and utensils.
Are students going to eat in the lunchroom?
Yes. If we are 100% back on site, the plan is for students to eat lunch as they normally would with the new serving precautions. If we come back under a hybrid model, each school has a plan which will allow for social distancing between students in the cafeteria.
Will I be able to eat lunch with my student?
No. To encourage social distancing and to minimize outside exposure, families will not be allowed to eat lunch with their student.
Who do I contact if I need food assistance?
Our school counselors can direct you to programs based in our community. This link has contact information for each counselor. Counselors have also set up web pages with a vast number of resources.
The United Way offers a resource by phone at 211. Ask for programs to fit your needs.
The Iowa Department of Human Services is also releasing new funds for families in need of food assistance. Click here for more information.