Child Nutrition/Food Services

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Child Nutrition/Food Services

All students enrolled in the Lakeland Central School District will have access to school meals every day regardless of if they are learning remotely or in-person.  We will continue to offer and serve the same high quality foods as we always have, ensuring we comply with all Child Nutrition guidelines.

Due to the temporary USDA Free Meals for Children Program, all children 18 and under are eligible for one free breakfast and one free lunch daily through June 30, 2021.  

4 Day In-Person & Hybrid Student in School Meal Service

  • Kindergarten students will pre-order their lunch daily via the Kindergarten Daily Lunch Order Form.  Meals will be individually packaged, labeled and delivered to students.
  • Students in grades 1-12 will be served using the cafeteria service lines.  
    • Food will be wrapped or prepackaged where applicable and students will wash and/or sanitize hands prior to entering service areas.
    • Utensils will be wrapped and single use.
    • Dining area layouts will be modified to ensure social distancing with the use of signage, floor markings and the spacing out and closing off of seats.

Grab & Go Remote Meal Pick-up

  • 4 Day In-Person Learning Students
    • Students have the opportunity to weekly pre-order free Grab & Go meals for pick up to enjoy on the days they are not in the Lakeland CSD buildings.  These meals can be ordered using the 4 Day In-Person Grab & Go Meal Order Form.  
      • Curbside meal pick-up for 4 Day In-Person Learning Students will take place on Wednesdays at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School between the hours of 12:00-2:45, masks are required. Meals will not be distributed on non-instructional days.
  • Hybrid Students
    • Students will have the opportunity to pre-order twice a week free Grab & Go meals for pick up.  These meals can be ordered using the 100% Remote & Hybrid Learner Grab & Go Meal Order Form.  
      • Curbside meal pick-up for Hybrid Students will take place on Wednesdays at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School between the hours of 12:00-2:45, masks are required. Meals will not be distributed on non-instructional days.
  • 100% Remote Students
    • Students will have the opportunity to pre-order twice a week free Grab & Go meals for pick up.  These meals can be ordered using the 100% Remote & Hybrid Learner Grab & Go Meal Order Form
      • Curbside meal pick-up for 100% Remote Students will take place on Wednesdays at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School between the hours of 12:00-2:45, masks are required. Meals will not be distributed on non-instructional days.

Sanitation 

The Food Service Department will continue to uphold state and federal health and safety guidelines.  Modifications to procedures will be implemented as requirements change.

  • Staff will clean and disinfect tables, chairs, service areas and other frequently touched surfaces between groups in addition to before the start and at the end of service.
  • Staff will be wearing face coverings and practice proper hygiene and glove wearing. 
  • Students and staff will be separated by partitions in areas that 6 feet of social distancing can not be achieved.  
  • Service to students will be handled in a contact free maner. 
  • Students will be required to perform hand hygiene before and after eating. This will be promoted with signage and the increased accessibility of hand sanitizer and hand washing sinks.

Allergies 

The Food Service Department will continue to track your students' documented allergies as we have in the past with the use of our Point of Sale System.  

  • In-person students will go through the service line as they normally do verifying their identity.  Servers and managers will use the allergen information in our Point of Sale System to monitor student purchases and verify no allergens are present.
  • Food sharing will be prohibited.  Compliance will be maintained through additional monitoring and signage.
  • Accommodations for student allergies will be made available to all students who specify allergies on the pre-order form prior to meal pick up.

Payment 

A la carte items and second lunches are not part of the USDA Free Meal program and will be available for purchase in our cafeterias.

The Lakeland Central School District (LCSD) strongly encourages the use of our on-line payment system MySchoolBucks.  For students that must pay with cash or check the remainder of their funds will be directly deposited into that child’s lunch fund account; no change will be issued.  Any unused money on your child’s lunch fund account at the end of June will be carried forward for use during the next school year.

Student transactions will be processed at the register in a contact free manner.

Free/Reduced Eligible Students  (Back to Top)

The temporary USDA Free Meals for Children Program has been extended through the end of the 2020/2021 school year allowing all children 18 and under one free breakfast and one free lunch daily.  Parents/guardians are not required to do anything to qualify their child/children for this temporary program.  

We remind families whose circumstances may have changed or whose children were previously eligible for Free/Reduced Meals they are required to fill out a new Free/Reduced Meal Application every school year in order to qualify and receive other benefits associated with eligibility. Assistance and updated forms can be found at Free and Reduced Meal Info. Online applications can also be submitted at MySchoolApps.com.

Communication 

Food Services will continue to communicate with the community and families regarding updates and changes via the district website LCSD Food Services.  If you have any questions or concerns you can contact Magalie Porretto, Food Service Director.