Remote Learning meals to be provided
Garden City Public Schools USD 457 will be providing meals to students enrolled in Remote Learning starting on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at designated locations in the district. The meals will be distributed twice a week on a to-go basis. Menu items included in the meals will be ready to eat and others will be heat-and-serve items.
Parents are required to fill out the Remote Meal Information form to help in the distribution of meals by the Nutrition Services Department. The form can be found at the district’s website at www.gckschools.com. Parents/guardians who fill out the Remote Meal Information form agree to pick up meals at one of the following sites and times.
Meal pick up locations and times are:
Garden City High School: 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. or 3:30 p.m.– 4 p.m. Pick up is on east side of the school by the loading dock.
Horace Good Middle School: 7:45 a.m.– 8:15 a.m. or 1:30 – 2 p.m. Pick up is on north side of the school by the loading dock.
Jennie Barker Elementary School: between 8:20 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call 620-805-7700 to make arrangements.
Plymell Elementary School: between 8:20 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call 620-805-7800 to make arrangements.
Meals will be handed out two days a week. On Mondays, students will receive two days’ worth of breakfast and lunch and thee days’ worth of meals on Wednesdays. If there is no school on Monday, meals will be available on Tuesday and Thursday. Students on Free status will receive all meals for free, per USDA guidelines. Students that are not on Free status will be charged for the meals.
Parents should note that the carry over period for free and reduced meals for the 2020-2021 school year is Oct. 14. The carry over period is the amount of time students are allowed by USDA to remain on the prior years’ meal status. In order to qualify for free or reduced meals, parents must complete a new free and reduced meal application every school year.
Students that were on free or reduced meal status during the 2019-2020 school year will revert to full paid status on Oct. 15 unless a new meal application is submitted and approved based on USDA eligibility guidelines.
The online Free and Reduced Price Meal Application is available for the 2020-2021 school year and can be accessed at https://frapps.horizonsolana.com/welcome. Paper applications are available at the Educational Support Center at 1205 Fleming, but the online application is more accurate and efficient in applying for Free or Reduced Priced Meals. For more information, contact the Child Nutrition and Wellness Department at 620-805-7080.
The district is asking parents to update their contact information with the schools. The district needs this contact information so buildings can contact families on any updates as we progress through the school year.
The first day of school for the 2020-21 school year will be on Monday, with a half-day orientation for students in grades kindergarten through fifth, seventh, ninth and tenth, and all students new to Garden City Public Schools. The first full day of school for the district will be on Tuesday. All classes will be in session for the start of the 2020-21 school year.
For more information about the start of the school year go to www.gckschools.com.