Child Nutrition

School meals will continue to be available to all students, including those attending school in-person and those learning remotely.

Prior to the start of school, Food Service staff will be trained on the appropriate safety and sanitation procedures relative to Food Service.

Meals onsite

For students onsite, meals will be provided while maintaining appropriate social distancing between students. Students do not need to wear face coverings when seated and eating so long as they are appropriately socially distanced.

Meals may be served in alternate areas (e.g., classrooms) or in staggered meal periods to ensure social distancing and proper cleaning and disinfection between students.

The sharing of food and beverages (e.g., buffet style meals, snacks) is prohibited, unless individuals are members of the same household. Adequate space will be reserved for students, faculty, and staff to observe social distancing while eating meals.

Following CDC, NYSED , and NYSDOH guidelines, in-school meals would be offered to students primarily in cafeterias. Any students beyond the safe capacity of a cafeteria, students with special needs and conditions will be accommodated in alternate spaces. Serving areas and seated areas will maintain recommended social distancing, utilize contactless service and be maintained by regular cleaning and disinfection between students.

Meals off site

Meals for remote learning will be unitized and distributed for grab and go service by students. Parents/guardians will have the ability to pick up student meals by specified meal distribution dates and times from school locations.

Meals for district students will continue to be provided for pick up on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on a weekly basis until further notice. Pick up locations are Central Valley Elementary School, 45 Route 32, Central Valley; North Main Elementary School, 212 North Main Street, Monroe; and Smith Clove Elementary School, 21 Smith Clove Road, Central Valley.

Families are asked to bring their own bag to transport food items. If a person requires a special diet, please email [email protected] and the district will do its best to accommodate the request.

Home delivery will be offered to those students/families unable to access a school location. Home delivery can be requested by contacting Food Services or by emailing [email protected] (parent/guardian consent required).  Home deliveries will be provided by the Transportation Department on a schedule to be determined.

Local agencies and food pantries are providing meals on a regular basis. Please view the Community Food Distribution page for more information.