May 12, 2020
Dear D49 Families,
Our commitment to serving students never ends: As we continue to operate under state and local public health guidelines that go beyond our campuses, and our regular school year calendar, we will continue our daily meal distributions through Tuesday, June 30.
We will serve grab-and-go meals Monday - Friday from 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. at our three D49 locations:
Evans International Elementary School
Odyssey Elementary School
Falcon Elementary School of Technology
Meals provided by District 49 Nutrition Services are nut free. Please contact Nutrition Services with dietary requests.
For a complete list of Pikes Peak school meal pickup locations, Google Maps
We will monitor the numbers of families we are serving, and may adjust our plans to ensure we’re meeting our students’ needs as efficiently as possible. Please continue to check our regular channels of communications for updates.
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, we will not be serving meals on Monday, May 25.
We thank you for your hard work during this season of E-learning, and as always, we appreciate your trust and understanding.
D49 Nutrition Services: Turn Off Prepayment
One of the many items that has come up during this new and rapid transition to E-learning is the use of prepayment options to pay for student meals at school.
With E-learning set to begin Monday, March 30 and students not in our buildings, meals will not be served inside our schools. If you have auto payments set up in PaySchools for your student’s meals, you will need to log in and turn off that option. We want to make sure families are not putting money in their student’s account at a time they are not eating at school.
Please take a moment to log into your PaySchools account and turn off auto payments, if you would rather not have your bank account charged at this time. https://payschools.com/
Nutrition Services Overview
The nutrition services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals who are dedicated to student health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. We're available for visits from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Help with processing a free-and-reduced application is available from 8 a.m. to noon.Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.Nutrition departments are regulated by the federal government and part of that regulation is to operate as a self-funded enterprise within a school district. This means that nutrition services does not take any tax-payer’s funds from the district to operate the meal programs.
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