Dear Parent or Guardian,
We have some exciting news to share with you on this beautiful sunny day. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic. USDA has issued waivers for public schools across the country to provide free meals to all students. Beginning today, September 14, 2020 until December 31, 2020 (or until funding runs out) all students in grades Pre-K thru 12 will receive a free reimbursable breakfast and lunch while at school. A reimbursable lunch consists of 3-5 meal components (meat or meat alternative, grain/bread, fruit, vegetable and milk), one of which must be a fruit or vegetable. A reimbursable breakfast includes at least three of the offered items, including one fruit or vegetable.
Students will still be able to purchase a la carte items as well as extra food at regular pricing. Student meal money will remain in their account for use in January after the waiver expires.
We still recommend that all families, who believe they may be eligible, fill out a free and reduced application if you have not already done so. This will allow you to receive meals based on your eligibility when the program ends in December. Families who received a letter at the beginning of the school year stating they are directly certified will not need to do anything.
A survey will come out later this week to see if our virtual learners would like to have free meals as well. Be watching your emails for this important survey, and please respond so that we can make the best decision for all our students.
We are very excited to bring this opportunity to our North Harrison families to help provide financial relief during this extraordinary time! We encourage you to take advantage of it.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
Food Service Coordinator