District Wide Curb-Side Meals During EGUSD’s Distance Learning Period Can Now Be Picked-Up Between 6:45 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
ELK GROVE, Calif. – August 17, 2020 – The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) Food and Nutrition Services offers students curb-side meal service during Full Distance Learning at all District school sites.
- Effective August 18th, meal pick-up is available Mondays through Fridays from 6:45 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
- Meals should be picked up at a child’s school of enrollment or school within the same region. If a family has multiple EGUSD students, meals may be picked up from the school where the majority of the students attend.
- Proof of enrollment at an EGUSD school will be required.
- Meals will be pre-packaged, cold meals to be consumed at home. Families will be offered a choice of meat or vegetarian option.
- Qualified students that are eligible for free or reduced-price meals will be waived the meal price of either $1.75 (breakfast) or $2.75 (lunch).
- Curb-side meal service will continue as long as Full Distance Learning is in effect.
Students do not need to be present for families to pick-up meals. However, families must provide proof of the child’s enrollment during the initial meal pick-up. Proof of enrollment must include the student(s) name and/or student ID(s). Acceptable forms of proof of enrollment include a student identification card or number, report card, class schedule, parent vue student information and/or enrollment documents. Families will then receive a validation form that lists all children eligible for meals through the curb-side meal program that may be used for all future meal pick-ups once the student(s) is validated. Due to federal requirements, meals will only be available to school-aged children, enrolled at an EGUSD school. Children not enrolled in school will not be eligible for meals. Pending an updated joint announcement from the Sacramento County Office of Education and Department of Public Health, families will be notified of meal service adjustments once campuses reopen.
Additionally, the Back-to-School Curb-Side Meal Service also requires the Department of Food & Nutrition Services (FNS) to account for a child’s meal based on their eligibility status in the Free and Reduced-price Meal Program. Children who qualify for free or reduced meals will receive meals at no-cost. Families must have a new application on file to qualify for free and reduced-price meals each new school year. Families may submit an application on-line at http://blogs.egusd.net/fns or by completing a paper application and returning it to the Department of FNS (in-person or by mail) or to any school site listed below. EGUSD mailed paper applications to all families in July 2020. Families will receive notification by mail of eligibility of the Free or Reduced-price Meal Program for the school year.
Children not eligible for the Free or Reduced-price Meal Program are welcome to purchase breakfast meals for $1.75 and lunch meals for $2.75 and families may create an online account for their student at MySchoolBucks.
This program will be solely for the pick up of meals and meals will not be consumed on site. Families are encouraged to continue to be proactive in reducing the risk of COVID-19 by not congregating at the school site once meals have been distributed, continue to wash their hands often, sneeze or cough into a tissue and stay home if they are sick.
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.
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