School district to continue offering free meals

The Warren County School District is set to reopen its buildings for in-person instruction on Tuesday.

And, whether students are in the buildings or not, they may receive free breakfasts and lunches.

“The Warren County School District will continue offering free breakfasts and lunches for pick up for those students who continue to attend classes online,” according to a district release.

Meals are not limited to district students. “Meals are available to all children 18 years of age or younger,” according to the release.

In general, pick-ups are Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.

There is no distribution scheduled for Monday, Jan. 25. A distribution is set up for Wednesday.

On Mondays, three days of meals will be available. Four days of meals will be distributed on Wednesdays.

Starting Wednesday, some of the pick-up locations have changed.

After 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., meals may be picked up at the school office.

From 10 to 10:30 a.m., here are the locations:

¯ Warren Area High School (for all WAHS, Warren Area Elementary Center, Beaty-Warren Middle School virtual students): student bus entrance;

¯ Eisenhower Middle High School/Eisenhower Elementary School: student bus entrance;

¯ Youngsville Middle High School (for all YMHS and Youngsville Elementary School virtual students): front door;

¯ Sheffield Area Middle High School/Sheffield Area Elementary School: front cafeteria bus entrance door.

Here are the afternoon (4:15 to 5:30 p.m.) locations:

¯ BWMS (for all WAHS, WAEC and BWMS virtual students): front bus entrance);

¯ EMHS/EES: EMHS Student bus entrance;

¯ YES (for all YMHS and YES virtual students): front door;

¯ SAMHS/SAES: front cafeteria bus entrance door.

“Staff will ask for student names to meet state and federal requirements,” according to a release from the food service department. “Parents and students may pick up meals at any school location during the times listed above. No sign-up is necessary to receive these meals.”

“In the event of a 2-hour delay on a pick-up day, the normal pick-up schedule will be followed,” according to the release. However, those picking up meals are asked not to arrive at the cafeteria door before 10 a.m.

“In the event that school is canceled due to inclement weather on a pick-up day, meals will be provided on the following school day,” according to the release. “Previously scheduled days off on the school calendar will be worked into the Monday and Wednesday pick-up schedule.”

“Students who receive a breakfast and/or lunch meal in school are not eligible to receive additional meals for that same day,” according to the release. “Students in school buildings will have breakfast and lunch service available to them in the cafeteria as well as a weekend pack they may take home every Friday.”

“Please call 814-723-5200 ext.1602 if you have any questions on meal service,” according to the release. “Any changes to the program will be posted on the district website and Facebook page. Your participation is appreciated, as it helps the district with funding in these difficult times.”


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