Officials with Canutillo ISD’s Child Nutrition Department announced earlier this week that the Texas Department of Agriculture has approved the district’s plan to begin serving meals to take home, either thru curbside or designated bus stops.
Beginning Monday, August 10th, 2020, Northwest Early College will start their curbside services, with all other campuses will starting Monday, August 17th, 2020.
Curbside will start at 11:00 am and run until 12:30 pm, Monday thru Friday at all campuses.
“Parents will pick-up meals at the school where your students are registered,” CISD officials explained. “We are implementing the contactless serving at the curbside. The way it works is by opening your automatic car trunk or roll down the passenger windows so we can place the meal there with less exposure.”
The buses will start distributing the meals at 10:00 am and will deliver according to the school bus route for each particular campus for the students registered at that campus.
Parents picking up free breakfast and lunch for students at any of the 10 distribution sites or the bus stops in the Canutillo Independent School District will no longer need to bring their student to receive the meals.
Parents can bring their students to their school distribution site starting on the first day of school to be officially counted by CISD Child Nutrition staff. Once counted, a parent will be issued a card specifying how many children live in that household. The card must be presented daily to receive meals.
A second option for parents is to bring any of the four documents to show proof that a child is registered in Canutillo ISD: an official school enrollment document (letter or email), Student report cards, School attendance records from a school district parent portal, Student ID cards. The same procedure as above will follow.
These meals are regulated by the National School Lunch Program requirements.
“We know and understand that our community has been deeply impacted by the COVID‐19 and together we are trying to help in any way that we can,” officials added.
“The well-being of our students, parents, and staff will always remain an important focus. Please stay tune for any updates and remember to stay strong and optimistic for our students. We will get through this together!”