Baldwyn Schools’ food services to begin next week
Due to the growing concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic, Baldwyn School District will remain closed for the week of March 23-27.
The health and safety of students and staff is in the minds of the district’s administration and board members continuously during this time of the COVID-19 crisis.
Beginning Monday, March 23 breakfast and lunch food boxes will be available for pick up. This food service is for any child ages 0-18 years. Instructions for pick-up will be specific and health-cautious due to the threat of COVID-19 outbreaks.
“We want to do everything we can to make sure children are healthy and have healthy food options available to them while they are home,” Baldwyn School Nutrition Director Britnni Buchanan said.
Times for pick up will be Monday, March 23 from 9-11 a.m. and Wednesday, March 25 from 9-11 a.m. at the Baldwyn High School gym. Two breakfast and lunch meals will be included in Monday’s box, and three breakfast and lunch meals will be included in Wednesday’s box. Each box will be provided per child. Adults may purchase food boxes for adults for $3 per meal. Only cash and exact amount will be taken on the site.
Instructions for breakfast and lunch pick up:
- Please enter the north entrance to BHS from Highway 145 (North Fourth Street) near Bumpers.
- Please stay in your vehicle while in the waiting line.
- Stay in the car line, and pull up to the front of the BHS gym near the ticket window.
- When it is your vehicle’s turn, only 1 person from the vehicle should get out and pick up the food box that will be available on a table in front of the gym. (Please do not get out of your vehicle until the vehicle in front of you has picked up their box and has left the line.)
- Cones will be set up to exit the parking lot.
In addition to the food services that will be provided to students in the area, Baldwyn Schools will also provide at-home learning resource packets for its students.
“We are still planning and organizing these resources. This is all new territory for us as administration, but what’s not new is serving our students to the best of our abilities,” Superintendent Jason McKay said.
The administration hopes to have learning resource packets available by mid-week next week. The resources will be available online and through paper packet pick-up during food services times. Details of the resource packets will be communicated through School Status by teachers and the district to students as they are finalized.
“We appreciate our school board being flexible and open-minded during this crisis time. We are still meeting and making decisions on a day-to-day basis as information and instructions from our state officials are communicated,” Superintendent McKay added.