A Team Families:
Alexandria Public Schools (APS) is pleased to announce that school meals will be available at no charge to students enrolled in APS this fall, beginning September 28 and temporarily running through December 31, 2020 but could end earlier. This applies to meals provided at school, meals that secondary students take home on the days they are doing distance learning from home, and all students opting for full-time distance learning. If your student is doing distance learning from home and would now wish to sign up for meal pick up, please call the Food and Nutrition Services Office at 320-762-3315. Only students who are currently enrolled in APS are eligible for free meals.
Please note, this is a change in original plans due to a U.S. Department of Agriculture waiver allowing school meals to be served free of charge to all students. As noted above, this is a temporary situation until funding runs out. All families are still encouraged to complete an Application for Educational Benefits, since any approval will carry over after the free meals funding is depleted. Applications may be completed online or on paper. A new application must be completed each school year.
Completing the application may assist your students and the school district in receiving benefits. For example, students may receive free meals, free or reduced fees for transportation, athletic programs, academic and extracurricular activities. School districts may receive additional state and federal funding.
Additional Change to All Families Choosing Distance Learning EFFECTIVE 9-16-20
We are changing our pick up time to make it more convenient for families. Starting Wednesday, September 16, meal pick up will now be at 4:00-4:30 pm on Wednesdays, curbside at Alexandria Area High School Main South Entrance. Students will receive 5 days worth of breakfast, lunch or both
FOR AAHS AND DMS STUDENTS DURING SAFE START AND HYBRID MODEL:Don't Forget Your Take Home MealStudents have the option to take home both breakfast and lunch for the next day. Students will need to sign up for meals with their homeroom teacher daily. For AAHS students, meals are available right outside the cafeteria at the end of the school day as students leave the building. For DMS students, meals will be available at the doors as students exit the front and back of the school building. Breakfast will be continental style and most lunches will be microwavable. We've included some of your favorites! Please check out the A app or the district website for the menu. Meals will be charged to the students lunch account unless they qualify for meal benefits.Please review the Meal Safety information here: Meal Safety
If you are enrolled as a distance learner in any of our District 206 Public Schools, you may sign up for pick-up meals. Pick-up meals are available via drive up on Wednesdays from 4:00 pm to 4:30 am at AAHS, main entrance. Meals will include 5 days worth of breakfast and/or lunch, whichever you signed up for. This is ONLY for students PreK-12 enrolled as a distance learner in a District 206 Public School. Please make sure to pick up meals you signed up for. Any missed pick-up meals will result in removal from the pick-up list. If you would like to be removed or added to the distance learner meal pick-up list, please call the FNS office at 320-762-3315.