All Meals Free Through December 31, 2020

Dear Warren CUSD 205 Families/Guardians:

We are excited to announce that the USDA has extended free meals to all students through December 31, 2020. This means that Warren CUSD 205 students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch through the end of the calendar year. With that in mind, we will begin providing all of our students the opportunity to participate in breakfast and lunch programs for free whether they are learning in-person or in a remote learning environment. In order to participate, each family will need to register for the program by completing the survey below, which can also be found on our school website. All lunch accounts will be frozen on September 14, 2020 since the meals will be free until December 31, 2020. Any charged meals between September 1, 2020 and today, will be reimbursed. Meals will not be charged throughout this period. Meal sign up for this week will be the same as last week. Next week, we will use the below survey to develop our lunch counts.\

Participation in-person: This will not look any different than it has since returning to in-person learning. Students will be sent with their lunch at the end of the school day. Bus riders will be handed their lunch while getting off the bus each day. Students being picked up on Mary Street or walking home will be delivered their lunch before exiting the building.

Remote Learners: Any student who is remote learning can participate in the meal program. Pick up for the meals will be between 11 AM – Noon daily. Each pick up will include breakfast items and lunch items to cover the days until the next pickup. On Friday, the pickup will include breakfast for the following Monday.

Participation Survey: In order to participate in the free meal program, we need each family to complete the following survey in order to register. If you cannot log online to complete the survey, please call the school and we will sign you up over the phone. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this process.

United States Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue states, “As our nation reopens and people return to work, it remains critical our children continue to receive safe, healthy, and nutritious food. During the COVID-19 pandemic, USDA has provided an unprecedented amount of flexibilities to help schools feed kids through the school meal programs, and today, we are also extending summer meal program flexibilities for as long as we can, legally and financially.”

We encourage you all to participate in this opportunity to feed our kids.

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