Food Service Update 2021-22

  • AAPS lead, care, inspire graphicAAPS In-Person Learning Food Service – 2021-2022

    All AAPS students will be offered no-cost breakfast and lunch for the entire school year!

    AAPS is offering healthy no-cost meals at all schools this school year as part of the USDA’s continuing free lunch program during the COVID pandemic through June 30, 2022.

    AAPS enrolled students will be offered a nutritious meal for breakfast and lunch each day at no charge to the families. Families will not be required to submit a meal application form to receive meals at no charge. However, eligible families should fill out the Free & Reduced Lunch Application or the household family survey for CEP schools (Mitchell/Pittsfield/Scarlett and Pathways) to ensure that their family receives important P-EBT benefits.

    Filling out the Free & Reduced Lunch application also makes it very easy to apply for Rec & Ed scholarships!

    AAPS is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our staff and students throughout the entire school day, including lunchtime, when students will not be able to wear masks while eating.

    We know that the situation at lunchtime will look different when comparing schools, as each school’s floor plan is unique, yet we are committed to making sure the structure of lunchtime works at every school. 

    • Students will be required to wear masks in the cafeteria when not actively eating and drinking.
    • Elementary schools are to provide seating charts to minimize potential close contacts while masks are removed. 
    • Students will need to wear their masks while going through the serving line. 
    • Students will put their masks back on when they finish their meal. 
    • Cafeteria spaces will be regularly and thoroughly cleaned with a sanitizing solution. 
    • It is recommended that students wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before and after eating.

    All students will be offered no-cost breakfast and lunch for the entire school year.

    School menus will be available online on August 23.

    Your child may choose to bring their meals and snacks to school this year.

    • All allergen meal requests must go through Chartwell’s dietitian - generally via the school nurse who contacts food service. An Allergen/Special Diet Request Form must be filled out and submitted by the school.

    Why Will Lunch Look Different at Every School?

    The size of every school cafeteria is different, and the number of students at each school varies. The physical layout of each cafeteria varies from school to school, depending on size and student enrollment. Some schools (but not all) will have outdoor cafeteria spaces or options. These may be used on days when the weather is good. 

    Physical distancing will not be possible in all circumstances when we return with the majority of students in school buildings, including some cafeterias. School teams will do their best to physically distance where space allows and when it does not disrupt normal operations.

    For specific questions about your school, please contact your school principal.

    A2 Virtual Students

    AAPS will be offering no-cost meals for students (Y5 – 12th grades) attending virtually. AAPS Virtual Learning programs will send information home to families. Meals can be picked up once a week on Mondays starting on August 30 at either Pioneer or Skyline High Schools:

    • AM - 8am - 10am  or   PM - 4pm - 6pm

    Please contact the AAPS Food Service at 734-994-2265 with any questions.