Remote Learning Meal Information

Remote Learning Meal Information
Posted on 08/28/2020

Garden City Public Schools will be providing meals to students enrolled in Remote Learning at designated district locations.  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 for the Nutrition Services Department to help in the distribution of meals to students.  The link to the form is at https://forms.gle/ZwzjkHVh2MNLcgFx5.  Parents/guardians who fill out the Remote Meal Information agree to pick up meals at one of the following sites and times.

Meal pick up locations and times are:
Garden City High School 10:00 – 10:30 AM or 3:30 – 4:00 PM
*pick up is on east side by loading dock.

Horace Good Middle School 7:45 – 8:15 AM or 1:30 – 2:00 PM
*pick up is on north side by loading dock.

Jennie Barker Between 8:20 AM – 3:00 PM
*Call 620-805-7700 to make arrangements.

Plymell Between 8:20 AM – 3:00 PM
*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 3 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 not on free status will be charged for the meals.

The following are the meal prices for the various grades:
Reduced (all grades)  $  .70
Paid Pre K – 6            $4.10
Paid 7-8                     $4.30
Paid 9-12                   $4.60

Parents should note that the carry over period for free and reduced meals for the 2020-2021 school year is Monday, October 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 Tuesday, October15 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.