Ways to Access School Meals

  • Starting on Monday, March 1st when the district begins to phase in in-person instruction...

    The Clarke County School Nutrition program will pivot our operations as we convert to a hybrid model that will consist of in-person students accessing school meals while they are at school, and other students being connected to meals through our curbside meal locations or mobile meal delivery routes.  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 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday.
        • 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)
          • Clarke Middle (Alps families can pick up here too)
          • Hilsman Middle (Gaines families can pick up here too)
        • *NEW* Days to Pick Up Food: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday (unless school holidays interfere)
        • 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.  A 'Heat @ Home' Guide will be provided, so that students can safely reheat their school meals while at home.
        • *IMPORTANT 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 & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
      • In-Person Learners can participate in both breakfast and lunch while at school.
        • Since high school students are only on campus for one day during the week of 3/15 & 3/22, meal bundles that include 3 breakfast meals and 3 lunch meals will be available at dismissal for your student to take on their way off campus.
      • Middle School & Virtual Learners can 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)
          • Clarke Middle School (Alps families will pick up here too)
          • Hilsman Middle School (Gaines families will pick up here too)
        • *NEW* Days to Pick Up Food: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday (unless school holidays interfere)
        • 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.  A 'Heat @ Home' Guide will be provided, so that students can safely reheat their school meals while at home.
        • *IMPORTANT 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. 
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    •  MOBILE MEAL DELIVERY
      • Virtual Learners and/or groups who have not phased back into in-person instruction that have been receiving school meals from school buses can continue to do so during this phase-in process.
      • Since Wednesdays will be a virtual/remote learning day for ALL, buses will run their mobile meal delivery routes in order to connect students with meals for Wednesday & Saturday.
      • KEY MOBILE DATES:
        • Week of 3/15 - Mobile meal delivery will happen on Wednesday (3/17) & Friday (3/19).  Six breakfast meals and six lunch meals will be provided during these two delivery days.
        • Week of 3/22 - Mobile meal delivery will happen on Wednesday (3/24) ONLY.  Two breakfast meals and two lunch meals will be provided.
        • Week of 3/29 - Mobile meal delivery will happen on Wednesday (3/31) ONLY.  Two breakfast meals and two lunch meals will be provided.
      • Mobile meal delivery will stop being supported after spring break due to the volume of students who have elected to return to school to learn in-person.  Virtual learners will be able to access school meals at curbside locations in April & May.

     


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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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