CORONAVIRUS: USD 253 Emporia announces meal plan for remote-learning students Featured

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With many Emporia Public School students going to remote education starting Monday, the district’s Community Relations Department has announced the plan for free breakfast and lunch options -- although it won’t start Monday when students go back to school following the weekend.

Department director Lyndel Landgren says USD 253 will start offering a seven-day meal pack beginning Tuesday. Food that is picked up will need to be cooked, so there will be heating instructions attached.

Pick-up will be every Tuesday for families who have signed up for the meals on the district’s website, The meals can be picked up in front of Emporia Middle School from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Orders must be placed weekly and submitted by Monday morning for pickup the following Tuesday.

Hot meals will still be available for kindergarten through second-grade students at their respective schools as well as students involved in on-site cohort groups. 

In addition, Food Service Director Denise Kater says parents of remote learners, regardless of whether they started in August or will start Monday, can still order from the daily menu -- only on days when school is in session -- and pick up those meals from any of the district’s six elementary school buildings.

Earlier this month, USD 253 Emporia announced plans for students in grades 3-12 to start remote education from Monday to Jan. 18 in light of surging coronavirus cases.

Click here for the link to the USD 253 website home page. Click here for a direct link to the 7-day meal pack reservation page. Click here for the daily meal option. Parents with questions can call USD 253 Food Service at 341-2382.

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