VC Reopening Plan- Child Nutrition

 

Eleanore Mills (eleanore.mills@vcsdny.org) is our School Lunch Manager and oversees all aspects of child nutrition in our Reopening Plan. All schools in Valley Central will follow SFA policies when communicating about school meal services, eligibility, options and changes in operations.  All communications will be provided through a variety of communication methods including website, social media, emails, robo calls, newsletters, and regular mail and translated into the languages spoken by families. 

Valley Central has identified Eleanore Mills as the contact person to receive and respond to communications from families and to school staff. Families will be reminded through food service communications during the summer and periodically during the school year that they can submit a new application for free and reduced-price meals any time during the school year.  Applications are available from each school building, on our website, and in our calendar. Phone in ((845) 457-2400 ext. 16896) and in-person support to complete the application is available from our Director of Food Service, Eleanore Mills.

School meals will continue to be available to all students, including those attending school in-person and those learning remotely. Valley Central will provide more information on how meals will be provided to those learning remotely before the start of the school year.

 

Meals Onsite

For students onsite, meals will be provided while maintaining appropriate social distancing between students. Students do not need to wear face coverings when seated and eating so long as they are appropriately socially distanced.

The district will ensure social distancing between individuals while eating in the school cafeteria. If not feasible, meals may be served in alternate areas or in staggered meal periods to ensure social distancing and proper cleaning and disinfection between students.

The sharing of food and beverages (e.g., buffet-style meals, snacks) is prohibited. Adequate space will be reserved for students, faculty, and staff to observe social distancing while eating meals