The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that additional funding will be available for schools to continue providing free meals to ALL students through December 2020. Previously, the district had communicated that student eligibility (free/reduced/paid) would resume in September. However, this extension means that every Schuylerville student may receive one free breakfast and one free lunch daily, this fall.
A meal consists of an entree, fruit, vegetable, and milk. Students may decline certain components but are required to take at least 1/2 cup fruit and/or vegetable with their meal. This is a USDA regulation nationwide. Cashiers will assist students in selecting a fruit if they come through the line without one.
Only one free breakfast and lunch are available to each student daily. A la carte items (including doubles) are still available grades 6-12 for purchase. Money must be available on a student’s account at the point of purchase using either online payment at family.titank12.com (preferred method) or paying by cash/check.
Hybrid students in grades 6-12 may pick up a grab & go meal kit at dismissal to bring home and eat the following day(s) of remote learning. Fully remote students may pick up a free weekly meal kit Monday afternoons. Advance signup for fully remote student meals is required. Please email email@example.com to sign up.
Families who are eligible for free and reduced price meals are still asked to complete a free/reduced application. Qualification will be required for free meals after December 2020. The application also impacts the ability to receive additional services including SAT waivers and assistance with other school-related costs.
More information: https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2020/08/31/usda-extends-free-meals-kids-through-december-31-2020