Ways to Access School Meals

  •  School Nutrition will continue mobile & curbside meal operation during January.

    • MOBILE MEALS - Routes that were established in the fall will be used again for mobile meal distribution across the district.
      • Distribution Days:
        • Tuesday (1/5) - Breakfast and lunch meals for 1/4 & 1/5 will be delivered.
        • Wednesday (1/6) - Breakfast and lunch meals for 1/6 & 1/7 will be delivered.
        • Friday (1/8) - Breakfast and lunch meals for 1/8 & 1/9 will be delivered.
        • Monday (1/11) - Breakfast and lunch meals for 1/11 & 1/12 will be delivered.
        • Wednesday (1/13) - Breakfast and lunch meals for 1/13 & 1/14.
        • Friday (1/15) - Breakfast and lunch meals for 1/15, 1/16, & 1/18.
      • Time of Delivery - Meals will be delivered during the virtual "lunch" break between 11:00am - 12:00pm.
      • Menu can be found here.  Menu will include some cold items that are designed to be reheated in the microwave or oven while at home.  The heat at home guide has been incorporated into the menu--refer to page 2!
    • CURBSIDE MEALS 
      • Locations:
        • Chase Street Elementary (757 N. Chase Street, Athens, GA 30601)
        • Clarke Middle (1235 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30606)
        • Hilsman Middle (870 Gaines School Road, Athens, GA 30605)
        • Timothy Road Elementary (1900 Timothy Road, Athens, GA 30606)
        • Whitehead Road Elementary (555 Quail Wood Drive, Athens, GA 30606)
        • Winterville Elementary (305 Cherokee Road, Winterville, GA 30605)
      • Meal Pick Up Days:
        • Tuesday (1/5) - Breakfast and lunch meals for 1/4 & 1/5 can be picked up.
        • Wednesday (1/6) - Breakfast and lunch meals for 1/6 & 1/7 can be picked up.
        • Friday (1/8) - Breakfast and lunch meals for 1/8 & 1/9 can be picked up.
        • Monday (1/11) - Breakfast and lunch meals for 1/11 & 1/12 can be picked up.
        • Wednesday (1/13) - Breakfast and lunch meals for 1/13 & 1/14.
        • Friday (1/15) - Breakfast and lunch meals for 1/15, 1/16, & 1/18.
      • Meal Pick Up Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
      • Follow the signs on campus.  Signs will direct you to the correct location for meal pick up.
      • Menu can be found here.  The lunch meal on the pick up day will be served hot; however, there may be items that we distribute cold that are designed to be reheated at home.  The heat at home guide has been incorporated into the menu--refer to page 2!
      • *NEW* Requirement: Curbside meals need to be preordered.  You can use MyPaymentsPlus.com to preorder your curbside meals each week.  Please complete your preorder by the preceding Friday at noon. 

     

    The model described below will likely be reinstated on Tuesday, January 19th when the district returns to in-person instruction.

    The Clarke County School Nutrition program will pivot our operations as we convert back to a daily meal service model.  Since ALL CCSD students are eligible to receive free meals, we want to provide as much access to our services as possible.  

    • ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
      • In-Person Learners can participate in both breakfast and lunch while at school.
        • For breakfast, breakfast carts will be located in key areas where students can stop by and select a breakfast on their way to class.
          • School nutrition team members will be stationed at each cart to assemble and serve each child's meal selection.  
          • The breakfast menu has been streamlined for efficiency, so please check it out!
        • For lunch, students will come through the serving line to make their lunch meal selections.  Students will remain socially distanced during this process.
          • School nutrition team members will plate all the menu items for the students and hand the tray to the child at the end of the serving line.
          • Since students will not be selecting their own items from the serving line, please take time to review this new practice at home.  Your student will still make choices, but they will need to tell the school nutrition team member what they want by saying it aloud or using a thumbs up or thumbs down.
          • The lunch menu has also been streamlined to promote efficiency since school nutrition teams will be serving inside and outside at virtually the same time, so please check it out! 
      • Virtual Learners can also participate in both breakfast and lunch while learning at home.
        • Locations:
          • Barnett Shoals Elementary
          • Barrow Elementary
          • Chase Street Elementary
          • Cleveland Road Elementary
          • Fowler Drive Elementary
          • Howard B. Stroud Elementary
          • Judia J. Harris Elementary
          • Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary
          • Timothy Road Elementary
          • Whit Davis Elementary
          • Whitehead Road Elementary
          • Winterville Elementary (Coile families can pick up here too)
        • Days to Pick Up Food: Monday - Friday (meals will be available daily) 
        • Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
        • Menu: This menu will consist of hot lunch options paired with cold breakfast options. Curbside menu items are selected by the district's menu planner, and they are denoted on the monthly menu in bold text.
        • *NEW* Requirement: Curbside meals need to be preordered.  You can use MyPaymentsPlus.com to preorder your curbside meals each week.  Please complete your preorder by the preceding Friday at noon. 

     

    •  MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
      • In-Person Learners can participate in both breakfast and lunch while at school.
      • For breakfast, breakfast carts will be located in key areas where students can stop by and select a breakfast on their way to class.
        • School nutrition team members will be stationed at each cart to assemble and serve each child's meal selection.  
        • The breakfast menu has been streamlined for efficiency, so please check it out!
      • For lunch, students will come through the serving line to make their lunch meal selections.  Students will remain socially distanced during this process.
        • School nutrition team members will plate all the menu items for the students and hand the tray to the child at the end of the serving line.
        • Since students will not be selecting their own items from the serving line, please take time to review this new practice at home.  Your student will still make choices, but they will need to tell the school nutrition team member what they want by saying it aloud.
        • The lunch menu has also been streamlined to promote efficiency since school nutrition teams will be serving inside and outside at virtually the same time. 
      • Virtual Learners can also participate in both breakfast and lunch while learning at home.
        • Locations:
          • Burney Harris Lyons Middle School 
          • Clarke Middle School (Alps families will pick up here too)
          • Hilsman Middle School (Gaines families will pick up here too)
        • Days to Pick Up Food: Monday - Friday (meals will be available daily) 
        • Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
        • Menu: This menu will consist of hot lunch options paired with cold breakfast options. Curbside menu items are selected by the district's menu planner.
        • *NEW* Requirement: Curbside meals need to be preordered.  You can use MyPaymentsPlus.com to preorder your curbside meals each week.  Please complete your preorder by the preceding Friday at noon. 

     

    •  HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
      • Virtual Learners are eligible to pick up meals at any elementary or middle school curbside location between 11:00am - 12:00pm.
      • Please refer to the preordering instructions.

     


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do parents, who are hosting several students from different families, provide documentation?

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    This is a great question!  To provide some background, USDA made it clear that even during this pandemic, they wanted us to see children when meals were handed out.  This is a basic requirement for all child nutrition programs since our goal is to feed children!

    We recognize that it is not always possible for parents to load up their children due to space constraints in their vehicle or due to the meal pick-up/delivery conflicting with virtual learning.  However, we are responsible for devising a plan that ensures that meals are reaching eligible children.  Because of this requirement, we will implement a new process that requires documentation from the parent that shows how the parent is connected to the student receiving the meal.  Please keep in mind this process will evolve as we learn what works and doesn't work with our two meal distribution models.

    For children enrolled in a CCSD school, documentation may include the following:

    --School Report Card that shows student's name and ID number.

    --Student ID Card

    --Infinite Campus Parent Portal - display student information from your smart phone or print out student information page that shows picture, student name, and student ID number.

    --MyPaymentsPlus.com - Parents can create accounts (for free) that will display your student's name and student ID number or bar code identifier.

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  • The curbside pick-up window is not convenient since I am working at that time. What should I do?

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    Please contact our office to let us know that you would prefer an alternative curbside meal pick up window.  Based on this feedback, we will decide if it is feasible to provide a later pick up window at one or two curbside locations.  Or, we can see if the family would be better served from a mobile meal delivery route.

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  • My family doesn't eat meat products, so what can I do with these menu items?

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    At this time, we cannot offer families the opportunity to choose from the planned menu.  Families and their students that elect to receive school meals will need to take all components of the meal since we are not offering choices, and they are prepackaged into meal units.

    Additionally, we are not promoting any type of "share" scenarios because we want our meal distribution models to be as contactless as possible.  

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