BCPS Food Service Plan for Return to School on Monday, October 12, 2020

What to Expect from the Boyd County Food Service Department!!!

As a result of COVID-19, the Boyd County Food Service Department has experienced many changes and continues to evolve as we maneuver through these challenging times.  We want to keep parents informed of these revisions as they occur.  The USDA governs all local school nutrition programs and sets guidelines we must follow.  Currently as a result of lifted restrictions, we are implementing the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) which is very different than the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program we typically follow during a “normal” school year.  Below you will find information pertaining to our cafeterias and meal service for the re-opening of school.  The Food Service Department will:

  • Follow required meal patterns for the program in place.
  • Follow guidelines as provided by the Kentucky Department of Education, the Kentucky Public Health Organization, and our Local Health Department.
  • Follow Healthy at School Protocol.
  • Install plastic shields in the cafeteria areas.
  • Enhance sanitation in ALL areas and equipment.
  • Eliminate self-serve stations and share tables.

Traditional Students –

FREE Grab-N-Go Breakfast will be given to Students as they enter the buildings and go immediately to their assigned AA/Homeroom.

FREE Hot lunch will be served in the cafeteria and Students must wear their mask when going through the line. Plastic shields have been installed on the tables in each cafeteria and once seated the student may remove their mask to eat.

Select Ala Carte items will be available for purchase at each school during lunch only.  Parents are encouraged to add money to their students account on-line using My School Bucks but cash will also be accepted.  

Elementary Schools - On Tuesdays the student will receive a shelf-stable* meal box containing a breakfast and lunch for their Wednesday NTI day.

Middle School & High School – On Tuesday as they leave school, students attending Mon/Tue will receive 3 shelf-stable meal boxes each containing a breakfast and lunch for their Wed-Fri NTI days.

On Friday as they leave school, students attending Thur/Fri will receive 3 shelf-stable* meal boxes, each containing a breakfast and lunch, for the following Mon-Wed NTI days.

Virtual Students –

Parents/Guardians will be able to pick-up meal boxes for their Virtual Academy students only on Wednesdays at one of our school locations from 11:30-12:30.  The food boxes will contain 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches and will contain a variety of hot/cold items and directions for re-heating or refrigerating will be included. 

Community –

We remain committed to providing meals for the students in our community during this difficult time. Parents/Guardians will be able to pick-up meal boxes for their children not enrolled in school only on Wednesdays at one of our school locations from 11:30-12:30.

*Shelf-Stable meals contain items that are not temperature sensitive and are able to survive long periods on home/store shelves without spoiling. Directions for heating or refrigerating before consuming will be included if necessary.

 In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

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