• Manhasset Public Schools

     

    200 Memorial Place – Manhasset, New York 11030

    Telephone:  (516) 267-7724 – Fax: (516) 627-1618

    Rosemary_johnson@manhassetschools.org

     

    Rosemary Johnson

    Deputy Superintendent for Business and Operations

    November 3, 2020

     

    Dear Parent or Guardian,

                    Our Food Service Management Company has been working hard to prepare a great food service program for our students.  Numerous healthy and delicious options are offered daily, available to both our on campus and remote students.

                    Good News! To support communities during the pandemic, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the NY State Education Department have announced a program for the provision of FREE MEALS to ALL children through the end of June, to the extent that federal and state funding allows. School lunches that qualify as a complete meal will be FREE for ALL children, regardless of income status or qualification for free and reduced meals.

    Please be advised that second lunches and a la carte items, such as bottled water and additional fruits and vegetables are NOT part of the USDA’s free lunch program.  Therefore, student accounts will continue to be charged for these items. Due to COVID concerns, we will not accept cash.

    • Please be sure to go to myschoolbucks.com to pay by credit card to add money to student accounts.
    • You may also add money to a student account by sending in a check made payable to Manhasset Schools, or cash, placed in a sealed envelope,  which should be given to your child(ren)’s teacher
    • Checks made payable to Manhasset Schools may also be mailed directly to ARAMARK Food Director, Margaret Gonzalez 200 Memorial Place, Manhasset, NY 11030.
    • Please include your child’s name, school, and ID number to assist in applying payments to your child(ren)’s account(s).

    This program is good news for our Manhasset community and is effective October 5 through June 23, 2021, or earlier, if the federal allocation for this program is exhausted.  At that time, if the USDA does not extend the free lunch provision, our school lunch program will revert to the current pricing. 

    If you believe you qualify for free and reduced lunch, we ask that you apply for benefits to ensure a seamless transition once the USDA program ends.   The application for free and reduced lunch is available on the Manhasset website https://www.manhassetschools.org/Page/3908.   Please note an application must be filed each school year.

    Parents of students choosing remote learning will have the opportunity to pick up a lunch daily during the below times at their respective school.

    School

    Location

    Pick-up Time

    Munsey Park

    Bus drop off area (Northern Blvd)

    10-10:30 am

    Shelter Rock

    First Side Entrance

    10-10:30 am

     

    Parents of remote learners who are not able to pick up meals on a daily basis or who prefer to pick up meals in bulk should contact the School Social Worker to arrange pick up with our Food Director.

    Please be sure to take advantage of this USDA program by allowing your children to select a FREE lunch each day!

    Yours truly,

     

    Rosemary Johnson