General Information

Effective March 1, meals for seven days per week will continue to be provided at no cost to students; however, the days and times meals will be provided will change. Meals will be available in most schools, including those that have been closed for construction and those closed due to inadequate staffing.

Meals will be available for pickup from 7:45-8:45 a.m. at elementary school locations and 9-10 a.m. at middle and high school locations on the following weekdays:

  • Mondays – Students in Group V and/or non-HCPSS students age 18 and under
  • Wednesdays – Students in Groups E, A or B
  • Thursdays – Students in Group V and/or non-HCPSS students age 18 and under

There will be no pickups on Tuesdays and Fridays. Pick-up times/locations are subject to change based on individual school needs and/or staffing.

Students/parents/guardians will continue to have the flexibility/option to receive meals at their child’s school or at any designated meal distribution site. No meals will be picked up inside schools. Outside meal pick-up locations are identified on Nutrislice by school site. Only students receiving in-person instruction will be permitted inside school buildings, according to their schedules.

Protective face masks are required for anyone picking up meals. Please observe social distancing guidelines.

Students Continuing Virtual Learning (Group V) and any non-HCPSS students age 18 and under

Meals will be available for pick up on Mondays and Thursdays only and will include breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner.

  • Monday pickups will include meals for Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Thursday pickups will include meals for Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Online meal pre-ordering will be available on Nutrislice
  • All pre-orders must be placed two school days in advance
  • Meals may also be received without pre-ordering by walking up to any available meal site

Pick-up times at all meal sites will change as follows:

  • Elementary school locations: 7:45-8:45 a.m.
  • Middle and high school locations: 9-10 a.m.

Students Returning to School In-Person Five Days a Week (Group E)

Breakfast:
Students will come to the cafeteria to receive free breakfast, which will be eaten in the classroom or other designated spaces.

Lunch
Students will come to the cafeteria to eat lunch brought from home or receive lunch, both of which will be eaten in the cafeteria or other designated areas. Social distancing and other safety measures will be enforced. All food served will be individually wrapped or packaged. Students will not be permitted to self-serve any items, including food, milk, condiments and utensils.

Dinner and snacks
Dinner and snacks will be provided at lunch for students to take home at the end of the school day.
Lunch, dinner and snacks will be provided at breakfast for students to take home at the end of the school day on Wednesday.

Weekend meals
Additional meals will be available for pick up on Wednesdays and will include weekend meals of breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner for two days. Pick-up times at all meal sites will change as follows:

  • Elementary school locations: 7:45-8:45 a.m.
  • Middle and high school locations: 9-10 a.m.

Pre-ordering weekend meals is not available. Meals may be picked up Wednesdays by walkup at the student’s school or any available HCPSS meal site.

Students Returning to Schools In-Person Two Days a Week (Group A and Group B)

Breakfast:
Students will come to the cafeteria to receive free breakfast, which will be eaten in the classroom or other designated spaces.

Lunch
Students will come to the cafeteria to eat lunch brought from home or receive lunch, both of which will be eaten in the cafeteria or other designated areas. Social distancing and other safety measures will be enforced. All food served will be individually wrapped or packaged. Students will not be permitted to self-serve any items, including food, milk, condiments and utensils.

Dinner and snacks
Dinner and snacks will be provided at lunch for students to take home at the end of the school day.

Virtual instruction days and weekend meals
Meals will be available for pick up on Wednesdays and will include the following breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack for five days. Pick-up times at all meal sites will change as follows:

  • Elementary school locations: 7:45-8:45 a.m.
  • Middle and high school locations: 9-10 a.m.

Pre-ordering meals is not available. Meals may be picked up Wednesdays by walkup at the student’s school or any available HCPSS meal site.

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See the update on the HCPSS website here:  https://news.hcpss.org/news-posts/2021/02/update-to-student-meals-procedures-effective-march-1-2021/

Scott E

1 COMMENT

  1. The methods of distributing food seem to be available only fir pick up by student, parent or guardian. Will there be any provision for the homeless children in the county to obtain their food on days they are not in or near their school. I seem to remember there were meals being delivered to students under 18 in the beginning of the pandemic.
    It was possibly a volunteer effort, I hope I am wrong, I know it is imperative for children to have nutrition to be successful in school.

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