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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by BERNADETTE SuKLEY Special to The Press in School

According to Northwestern Lehigh School District website, effective March 16, all district buildings and grounds, including fields and parking lots, will be closed to students and visitors.

In addition, all activities and events that were scheduled to take place, as well as all field trips and athletic activities are canceled through March 29.

The administrative team is continuing to work through logistical items as a result of this closure, such as:

•How and when days will be made up;

•How this will affect graduation;

•Opportunities for online learning, if provided permission from Department of Education; and

•Ability to serve school lunches for free/reduced students, if provided permission from the state Division of Food and Nutrition.

Follow-up will be provided as soon as information is available.

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The district has put in place a program that will help to feed kindergarten through grade 12 students who qualify for free and reduced lunch during the extend school closure, due to COVID-19.

Who qualifies?

·Kindergarten through grade 12 students who qualify for free and reduced lunch for the 2019-20 school year.

What does it cost?

One meal per kindergarten through grade 12 student who qualifies for free and reduced lunch for the 2019-2020 school year will be provided at no cost.

How does it work?

·Families can preorder a breakfast and lunch for the following day by using the form at forms.gle/276J8cHr2ShTVzsX9. This form will be available daily between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Each day the meal will include both the breakfast and lunch as described below, no exceptions.

Submit only one order per day per family.

The child’s student ID number is needed. This is the number the child uses for lunch. Ask him or her what code they type in for lunch at school.

Menus include:

March 19: Nutri-Grain bar, juice, milk, turkey and cheese sandwich, pretzels, fruit, milk.

March 20: Cereal bar, juice, milk, ham and cheese wraps, carrots, snack bag, fruit, milk.

March 21: Muffin, juice, milk, Cheese Stix, yogurt, graham crackers, fruit, milk.

March 23: Cereal, juice, milk, Uncrustable PB&J, Baked Lays, fruit cup, milk.

March 24: Cinnamon roll, juice, milk, ham and cheese sandwich, Doritos, fruit, milk.

March 25: Nutri-Grain bar, juice, milk, turkey and cheese sandwich, pretzels, fruit, milk.

March 26: Cereal bar, juice, milk, ham and cheese wraps, carrots, snack bag, fruit, milk.

March 27: Muffin, juice, milk, Cheese Stix, yogurt, graham crackers, fruit, milk.

Meals are subject to change.

Pickup is daily 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (No earlier or later). No weekend pickups.

Come to the school selected on the form, either Weisenberg or Northwestern Elementary and follow the traffic pattern.

Once in the blue section, a school district employee will come out, verify your name, and give out the meals.

Questions about this program may be emailed to admincontact@nwlehighsd.org.