Welcome Back Students and Staff 2020-2021
Chardon Food Service remains focused on feeding kids, taking care of our staff, and supporting the Chardon community. We recognize that the mealtime experience at each school may look very different this year. As your students return to school please know that Chardon Schools is committed to feeding the students in the safest way possible. Chardon Food Service will support all scenarios and solutions designed to meet the needs of the changing school environment
As we return to school under the current situation we will have some changes in meals and meal service. All COVID guidelines established in any Nutritional Services Department SOP will be followed. Additionally, procedures implemented by Federal, State, and Local or District authorities that Increase measures set by any Food Services SOP will be followed.
1. Standard operation of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) will be followed.
2. Healthy meals will be provided offering all five meal components and vegetable subgroups set by the NSLP (only one entrée option will be served, no offer versus serve), except for incidents caused by interruption in the food supply chain.
a. When interruptions in the food supply chain occur, the Director of Nutritional Services will contact the NSLP Field Specialist to request a one meal exemption under current USDA waivers.
3. Healthy meals will be prepared following all Federal, State, Local, District, and Department standard operating procedures.
a. Proper handwashing procedures will be followed before and during the preparation of food.
b. Food will be prepared in an area that has been properly cleaned and sanitized before use.
c. All utensils used in food preparation will be properly cleaned and sanitized before usage.
d. Meals will be served in disposable containers
e. All utensils and additional condiments will be individually wrapped and disposable.
f. All meals will be portioned and distributed by Food Services staff (there will be no salad bars, No self-serve options there will be no 2nd entrée).
g. Students, Faculty, or any other non-Food Services staff shall not have access to the meal distribution process, and will not be able to “self-serve”.
h. There will be no table set aside for sharing food.
i. Students will be responsible for disposing of their waste into receptacles located throughout the facility. Rinse and sanitize all food-contact surfaces after disinfecting.
j. Due to Covid-19 sanitizing limits, no microwaves will be available in the or near the cafeterias as we are unable to keep them sanitized. Students will need to check with their individual teachers for microwave availability.
Children need healthy meals to learn! We offer a wide variety of menu choices to meet the nutritional needs of your child. The meals we plan meet and exceed the requirements of the USDA School Breakfast and Lunch Program.
This year’s Meal prices are:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday afternoon that officials are extending flexibilities to allow free meals to be available to all children throughout the 2020-2021 school year. The previous waiver extension ended in December, but USDA officials say they are committed to ensuring all children have access to nutritious food as the United States recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and agreed to extend the waiver through June.
Seamless Summer Option (SSO) to provide no-cost meals to all children, through June 30, 2021. Program flexibility allows schools and local program operators to operate a meal service model that best meets the community’s unique needs while keeping kids and staff safe. Please note all ala carte has an extra cost.
Any questions, please contact:
Josephine Culliton, SNS
Director of Food Services
151 Chardon Avenue
Chardon, Ohio 44024