As classes begin for students in the Belen Consolidated Schools district on Monday, Aug. 31, both breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Until school begins with the hybrid schedules, anticipated to begin with elementary students on Tuesday, Sept. 8, BCS Nutrition Services will be providing grab-and-go meal service for enrolled students at their respective school sites.
A breakfast and lunch will be given out from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday:
Elementary Schools: Monday, Aug. 31 – Friday, Sept. 4
Belen Middle School: Monday Aug. 31 – Friday, Sept. 18
Belen High School: Monday, Aug. 31 – Friday, Oct. 2
BCS can only provide meals for students who are enrolled in the district. Due to the return to USDA funding, meals cannot be provided for anyone not enrolled in school. Those picking up meals must provide the student’s name and school ID number at time of pick up.
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, the district anticipates beginning the hybrid schedule for elementary schools, which means students will be at school sites two days a week and remote learning three days.
Students on ‘A’ days, Monday and Tuesday, will eat at the school site. At the end of Tuesday, students will receive three additional meals to take home for the remainder of the week.
Students on ‘B’ days, Thursday and Friday, will receive three meals to take home on Friday. These meals are for the three days they are not present in school, Monday through Wednesday.
Once the hybrid model begins, BCS remote or virtual learners will be able to pick up a week’s worth of meals every Wednesday. Remote learners who would like to participate in this meal service must sign up, so each cafeteria site will know how many meals to prepare on Wednesdays.
The district will mail or pass out student ID cards that will verify the student’s enrollment in BCS to be used on pick up days.
You must bring and show student ID cards to receive meals. Students do not have to be in the car, but a valid ID card must be shown.
Since the Belen Consolidated Schools district is a Community Eligibility Provision district, every enrolled child eats at no cost to the student.
The district will not have meals available to sell to parents or guardians, and cannot provide meals to any other children in the household — younger or older siblings — not enrolled in the BCS district due to the program requirements.
If you have additional questions or need more information, call 966-1714.
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