Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome back to the school year 2021-2022. Breakfast and lunch will be provided FREE again this school year. We recognize that the mealtime experience at each school may look very different this year. As your students return to school, please know that the Black River Food Service Department is committed to feeding the students in the safest way possible.
As we return to school under the current circumstances we will have some changes in meals and meal service.
All schools will serve breakfast and lunch each day, starting on the first day of school. We will be using scanners that will read an ID card the school will provide.
All students will need their ID cards with them at lunchtime to make sure they have money on their meal account to purchase ala-carte such as an extra entrée, beverage, or ice cream. Snack offerings will be delayed until possibly October. Students will only need money if they plan to purchase any extras with their lunch, please send in cash or a check made out to your student’s cafeteria. You can also register (register as the parent) on payschoolscentral.com, set up an account, and add money using this process. There is NO charging of extras.
Healthy meals will be provided offering all meal components for breakfast and lunch. Substitutions may occur if the food supply chain is interrupted.
All students will eat in the cafeteria. Tables and seats will be assigned for each student. We ask that our students follow 3-foot social distancing rules at the schools.
Grades 4-12 will be able to take their own milk, fruit and condiments please only take what you touch. Grades KG-3 will have milk, fruit, and condiments placed on their tray, this may change mid-year after they have had time to adjust routines.
Thank you for allowing us to feed your children.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Bonnie Cooper, Food Service Director
Black River Local Schools
257-A County Road 40, Sullivan, Ohio 44880