R-II Offering Grab-And-Go Lunches

By Eric X. Viccaro

EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM

The Ste. Genevieve R-II school district has announced grab-and-go meals are available for all-students.

This includes students “learning from home” as part of either blended or virtual instruction methods.

“Throughout this pandemic, we continue to strive to do all that we can to mitigate the burden on our families when it comes to the resources they need,”  Dr. Julie Flieg, superintendent of schools, said in an email to the Herald.

“School looks and feels completely different for all of us right now,” Flieg continued, “and we are doing all that we can to identify ways to provide a sense of normalcy and support for our students, our staff and our community.”

Flieg said the district wants to ensure families can pick up meals for their students throughout the week – whether the child is physically attending school or not.

Providing basic nutrition needs for students is of paramount importance, that same email stated.

This is all a part of the second version of the reopening plan, which was released to the public on Friday, Aug. 21.

A third, updated reopening plan was released on Aug. 28. (Look for a story on this in the Sept. 9 Herald.)

In grab-and-go meals literature from the SG R-II food service, families must complete an online form by 9 p.m. daily in order to pick up a meal for the next day.

Lunch cards are required, and all meals will be charged to the student’s individual account.

Students do not need to present – so long as the parent or guardian has the lunch card.

Weekly menus are available on the district’s website, and also will be found in future editions of the Herald.