It’s time to sign up for free school lunches

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The following is a letter from Monroe public schools about signups for free school lunches on the week of Feb. 1. The deadline is by noon on Saturday.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

For the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, the National School Lunch Program will provide breakfast and lunch for all children through the age of 18 who live in Monroe at no cost. This includes pre-school age children and any child up to the age of 18 living in Monroe, whether or not they attend school in the Monroe School District.

As Masuk High School is not currently on the National School Lunch Program, payment will be required for food purchased in the high school cafeteria.

Breakfast and lunch will continue to be provided to Elementary students daily. On Tuesdays, students will receive a bagged breakfast and lunch for Wednesday as everyone will continue to be learning remotely.

While Jockey Hollow Main Campus, STEM, and Masuk continue on a hybrid schedule, with all students learning remotely on Wednesdays, students in Cohort B will receive a bagged breakfast and lunch on Fridays (today) for Monday-Wednesday of the coming week and similarly Cohort A will receive a bagged breakfast and lunch on Tuesdays for Wednesday – Friday.

All Monroe children through the age of 18, including children that attend the Monroe Preschool Program as well as any fully remote or quarantined students, will continue to have the opportunity to order and pick-up lunches at Fawn Hollow on Mondays and Thursdays using the order form at the following link, click here for order form for the week of February 1, 2021 through February 5, 2021. Please complete the form by Saturday, January 30, 2021, 12 noon.

There will be no charge for the meals. Providing meals to all students is advantageous to the school district and our food service provider as the National School Lunch Program is subsidizing the cost and reimbursing the school and food service provider thus diminishing the cost of cafeteria operations to the school district.

Lunch Menu K-12

The menu for each day can be found by clicking this link, https://monroeps.nutrislice.com/

If you wish to opt out of receiving free meals, please click here

For questions regarding lunches, please email John Hoyt, General Manager-Food Service.

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