The Board recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well-being of the District's students. Furthermore, research concludes that there is a positive correlation between a student's health and well-being and his/her ability to learn.
Moreover, schools can play an important role in the developmental process by which students establish their health and nutrition habits by providing nutritious meals and snacks through the schools' meal programs, by supporting the development of good eating habits, and by promoting increased physical activity both in and out of school. The Board, however, believes this effort to support the students' development of healthy behaviors and habits with regard to eating and exercise cannot be accomplished by the schools alone. It will be necessary for not only the staff, but also parents and the public at large to be involved in a community-wide effort to promote, support, and model such healthy behaviors and habits.
FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PROGRAM
Dear BlueJay Families:
Effective immediately, breakfast and lunch will be FREE for all children ages 0-18 and up to age 26 if receiving special education services!! We urge you to take advantage of these free meals while we are able to provide them.
BlueJay Online and Shepherd face to face students: Lunch and breakfast will be available for pick-up at the below location:
Pick up will be at Shepherd High School Cafeteria in the bus loop and can be accessed from Chippewa Street. Wednesday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Use Shepherd School's Google Form and menu when ordering on-line
PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM EACH WEEK
To order online and ensure you have a free meals waiting for you, order Fridays at noon or before. at: Food Service questionnaire
Face to face students: Free breakfast and lunch will be offered daily.
Meals will be offered on any calendar school day when instruction was set to take place.
Current guidance from the USDA indicates that these free meals will be available to our families through December 31, 2020, or until funding runs out. This could happen at any time and will be out of our control.
Any meals purchased since the first day of school, both balanced and traditional calendars, will be credited back to your student's account. These funds will stay in your student's account until we have to revert back to charging for meals.
When we do have to revert back to charging for lunches again, your student's Free and Reduced status will kick back in at that point. If you have not yet sent in your application for this school year, please do so. That way we can ensure your student is being charged accordingly.
Again, we urge you to take advantage of these FREE MEALS!!