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Food Services

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be able to have school parties or lunch with my child at school?

Unfortunately, to limit the number of individuals in school buildings and classrooms, we are not allowing parent volunteers and are planning to restructure classroom celebrations and holiday parties. Additionally, visitors will not be allowed to eat lunch with students.

How will the district keep my child(ren) safe during mealtime(s)?

Breakfasts

All schools will serve breakfast in the cafeteria as social distancing suggestions can be adhered to due to student counts for this service.

Elementary Lunches

To limit large gatherings students will eat in their classrooms. This will allow for students to follow social distancing based on guidance from health professionals.

  • Desks will be disinfected between student usage.
  • Students will wash or sanitize their hands prior to eating.
  • All students will be offered a meal in the classroom
  • K-4 meals will be picked up from the kitchen and sent to students to eat in classrooms.
  • Food choices are limited by this style of meal service but necessary to reduce interaction.
  • Meals will be offered as an all-or-nothing option. There will not be an extra entrée, side or milk choices at this time. There will be no additional snacks sold at this time.
  • Meals may be sent from home. However, ingredients may be restricted to promote a safe environment for students with severe food allergies. Your child’s building staff will notify you if additional precautions are necessary.
  • Allergies: Nutrislice, food service provider, will continue to update the monthly menus on your child(ren)’s school website. To view please click on “For Parents” / “Meals” / “Menus.”
    • Meal substitutions and seating accommodations and classroom food restrictions will be made for students with food allergies/intolerances, based on medical forms on file.
    • To obtain a medical form if your child(ren) has a food allergy, please contact your building nurse.
  • In addition to normal sanitizing procedures, the kitchen will be disinfected at the beginning and end of all preparation shifts.

 Fifth Grade Center 

  • Students will wash or sanitize their hands before entering the cafe.
  • Food will be pre-packaged in containers for students to easily pick up.
  • Meal substitutions and seating accommodations will be made for students with food allergies/intolerances, based on medical forms on file.
  • Cafeteria tables and the front commons area will be used for extra space. All tables will be disinfected between each use.

Middle School Lunches

  • Students will wash or sanitize their hands before entering the serving area.
  • Students will have limited entrée, side, snack, and milk choices at this time.
  • Cashiers will not take cash or checks at the register at this time. Students will use their student ID number at the cash register by entering the number with a disinfected stylus.
  • Middle school students will return to their assigned advisory classrooms to consume lunch.
  • Students should again wash or sanitize their hands prior to eating to reduce the possibility of ingesting the virus after touching food contact surfaces in the serving area.
  • Meal substitutions and seating accommodations in classrooms will be made for students with food allergies/intolerances, based on medical forms on file.
  • Desks/tables will be disinfected between each use.
  • In addition to normal sanitizing procedures, the kitchen and serving area will be disinfected at the beginning and end of food preparation and meal service.

High School Lunches

  • Students will wash or sanitize their hands before entering the serving area.
  • Students will have limited entrée, side, snack, and milk choices at this time.
  • Cashiers will not take cash or checks at the register at this time. Students will use their student ID number at the cash register by entering the number with a disinfected stylus.
  • Students should again wash or sanitize their hands prior to eating to reduce the possibility of ingesting the virus after touching food contact surfaces in the serving area.
  • Meal substitutions and seating accommodations will be made for students with food allergies/intolerances, based on medical forms on file.
  • Cafeteria tables will be disinfected between each use.
  • In addition to normal sanitizing procedures, the kitchen and serving area will be disinfected at the beginning and end of food preparation and meal service.
  • The high school will increase the number of lunch shifts and/or allow students to use atypical spaces for lunchtime.

What will the district do if my child has a food allergy?

  • If your child has a food allergy, please complete a medical form for your child(ren). To obtain a form, please contact your school nurse.
  • Meal substitutions, seating accommodations, and classroom food restrictions will be made for students with food allergies/intolerances, based on medical forms on file.
  • If your child has an allergy, you may send a meal from home. However, ingredients may be restricted to promote a safe environment for other students with severe food allergies. Your child’s building staff will notify you if additional precautions are necessary.
  • In the event we have other students with airborne food allergens, your child’s building staff will send instructions to all parents not to send that food for lunch.
  • Nutrislice, food service provider, will regularly update school menus on your child(ren)’s school website. To view, please visit your school’s website and click on “For Parents” / “Meals” / “Menus.”
  • In addition to normal sanitizing procedures, the kitchen will be disinfected at the beginning and end of all preparation shifts.

How will students be charged for their meals?

Students will be charged for their meals based on their free, reduced, or full pay status, the same as in previous school years. Additionally, a new free or reduced-price meal application must be filled out each year after July 1. You will receive a district back-to-school packet in August that contains information for the application. If your income has decreased or the number of people living in your household has increased, please consider applying.

No point of service (at the cash register) payment will be allowed. Meals should be paid for ahead of time. This is recommended to be done online through MySchoolBucks.com. However, buildings will allow their regular methods of payment as well. Additional information on school meals can be found on Ladue School’s website under Parents > Food Services.

Where can I find the meal menu for my child(ren)’s school?

This information can be found on the individual school websites.

What is the cost for school meals?

This information can be found on the individual school websites.

How do I apply for free and reduced lunch for my child(ren)?

This information can be found on the Food Services page.

How do I apply for free or reduced breakfast or lunch for my child?

This information can be found on the Food Services page.

Are there many students in our district with life-threatening food allergies?

A: There is an increasing number of students across the nation and in our district with food allergies, including life-threatening allergies.

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