Through the USDA, school meals will be provided for free through June 30, 2022.
Families are still asked to submit meal benefit applications.
All families have the opportunity to access and print those applications through our website. Applications are also available at the front office of each school and will be included in each family's back-to-school mailing.
Food Service Health and Safety Guidelines
Meal times will continue to be staggered, the use of alternative spaces will be considered.
The majority of student meals will take place in their classrooms, with food being delivered by classroom staff.
All food is recommended to be covered or sealed while in transport to the students. Supplies are available at the cashier stand for staff to cover student trays with aluminum foil.
All condiments and silverware will be sealed, single-use and distributed by Food Service staff.
Staff will continue to follow all food allergy plans received from the Health Office.
All classrooms will be equipped with hand sanitizer and/or a sink for the students to wash their hands before eating.
Monroe One BOCES has ensured compliance with Child Nutrition Program requirements.
Communicating with Families
Monroe One sends out letters on Free/Reduced meals and general communication to every family, in addition to posting them on the website.
Letters are sent out in English and other languages as requested.
Pertinent information is also posted on our social media platforms and included in newsletters, along with links to additional information online.
Monroe One will continue to follow SFA policies to communicate about school meal service, eligibility, options and changes in operations.
Karen Clark, Food Service Director, will be the contact person for families.
Online payment through MySchoolBucks is preferred, with money on each individual's account.
If cash is given at the register, the change will be put on the student's account.
Money is also accepted via US post mail or inter-office mail, which will subsequently be put on their account.
Monroe One will follow guidelines for hand sanitizer near vending machines in open areas. Custodians will also wipe down the machines throughout the day.
A la carte sales will have limited items, which will be handed to patron by cashier.
Outside food from restaurants should not be delivered/brought into the building for students. Guidelines are being discussed for staff.
Visitors will not be allowed during meals.
Staff will routinely clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces including tables, chairs and carts used in transportation.
All Food Service staff have the option to wear a face mask and/or a face mask and a face shield while serving classroom staff food for the students.