National School Lunch Week

October 12-16, 2020 is National School Lunch Week. President John F. Kennedy created National School Lunch Week (NSLW) in 1962 to promote the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s life and the impact it has inside and outside of the classroom. The COVID-19 pandemic has without a doubt shown just how incredibly important school meals are for students and their families.

movie projector 'Now Playing: School Lunch! October 12-16, 2020

Crunch Heard ‘Round the Commonwealth

Virginia #FarmtoSchool Week is October 5-9 and everyone can celebrate! Get started by pledging to take one small step to support healthy kids, thriving farms and vibrant communities. Virtual learners and families, show us how you bite into #VirginiaGrown apples to celebrate local growers and #FarmtoSchool during the Crunch Heard ‘Round the Commonwealth on October 7! #VACrunch

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Media Release

All schools in the division will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as implemented under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.  Enrolled students will be provided a nutritious meal for breakfast and lunch each day at no charge to the household.  Households will not be required to submit a meal application form to receive meals at no charge. The following link will open the full document:

Back to School Meal Service

Good afternoon, CCPS families! The School Nutrition Department is pleased to announce the 20-21 plans for providing back to school meals to all students. Under the current VIRTUAL+ return to learn model, the school division has been approved to provide meals free of charge to all CCPS students. Students eligible to attend in person (select SPED, English Language Learners, and no Internet access) will receive breakfast and lunch in school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. These students will also receive bagged meals on Tuesday for at home use on Wednesday.Students learning remotely from home can pick up meals each week on Wednesday. Pickup sites will be located at BGES, LCES, MES & CMS from 7:30-9:30 AM and 10:30 AM-12:30 PM daily. To support working families, CCPS will also offer a PM pick up at CHS from 4:00-6:00 PM. Remote learners will receive 10 meals (5 breakfasts and 5 lunches) every Wednesday. We look forward to providing this valuable service to all of our Caroline families! #OneCaroline

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