DPS TO DELIVER MEALS TO STUDENTS DURING VIRTUAL LEARNING
Students Must Be Registered to Receive Meals
Decatur Public Schools will deliver meals to students’ homes during the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year, while students are participating in virtual learning. However, only students who are registered for school will be eligible to receive free meal delivery. Students must be registered by the end of the day on Monday, August 10, 2020, in order to receive meals during the first week of virtual learning, which begins August 17. To register a returning student online, parents/guardians must log into Skyward Family Access and complete registration information.
Parents who need help can go to www.dps61.org/registration for complete instructions and assistance. For kindergarteners and students who are new to DPS, parents/guardians can call 217-362-3060 for registration assistance. Students will automatically receive meal delivery once the student is registered. Parents MUST opt-out if they do not want meals delivered by logging into Skyward Family Access and completing the Meal Opt-Out online form. A Meal Opt-Out form must be completed for each individual student.
Due to USDA guidance on the National School Lunch Program, Grab and Go meal pick-up that was offered last Spring will not be offered during Fall 2020 virtual learning. Instead, five days’ worth of meals will be delivered to students’ home addresses once per week, again starting the week of August 17 for students who are registered by August 10.
Students registered after August 10 will still be eligible to receive meal delivery, but it will not begin during the first week of school. Should virtual learning be extended beyond the first quarter of the school year, which ends October 9, meal delivery will continue as long as students remain in virtual learning.