September 7, 2020
Plain Local Community,
I hope everyone in our community had a healthy and relaxing holiday weekend. We have one very important update this week.
The USDA has extended its “Summer Serve” food program through December 31, 2020. This means that breakfast and lunch meals will be available to ALL students each school day at no cost.
Per the USDA and federal food service programs, this includes complete meals only. Individual items will be charged accordingly. For example: If a student chooses to buy only milk (or extra milk), it will cost $.50. However, if a student orders a full meal that includes milk, the meal is at no cost to the student.
Parents still MUST complete the free and reduced lunch applications for all eligible students for the 2020-21 school year. Per the USDA, this program may be cancelled before December 31, if funding is depleted. In this case, we will notify parents as soon as we receive that information. Applications can be completed online at payschoolscentral.com.
Eagle Online students (100% virtual) may order and pick up meal bundles that include five breakfasts and five lunches at no cost each week school is in session. Pickup will be on the first day of each school week and meals must be ordered by Thursday at noon each week. Families are required to order online at payschoolscentral.com.
Students in grades 7-12 who are on a hybrid schedule will have the opportunity to take 2 or 3-day meal packs home with them at the end of their school day at no cost. There is no sign up required, students must pick up the grab and go meal bags at the end of their school day.
Questions can be directed to Food Service Director, Jennifer Rex at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-493-5569.
We are off to a great beginning because we are working together. I will continue to communicate weekly so everyone is aware of what is taking place as a district. I appreciate your support and encouragement and feel honored to work and live in Plain Local. This week will be better than last.
Please note: All guidelines and reopening plans are subject to change and will be reviewed continuously to ensure cooperation with State and Local Health Department mandates and recommendations.