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Food service during virtual learning for Ottumwa students

Ottumwa School District is shifting to a virtual learning model on Monday and Tuesday, November...
Ottumwa School District is shifting to a virtual learning model on Monday and Tuesday, November 23 and 24, due to staff shortages related to COVID-19.(source: Ottumwa School District)
Published: Nov. 17, 2020 at 11:22 AM CST
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) Ottumwa School District is shifting to a virtual learning model on Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th, due to staff shortages related to COVID-19.

These days are connected to two additional no school days, the November 20th conference day and the November 25th holiday break.

This results in four “school” days where students will not have access to school lunch.

With all students eligible for free lunch this year, the district’s food service department will provide four breakfasts and four lunches to all face-to-face students in grades PK-12 on Thursday, November 19th at the end of the school day.

Parents do not have to sign-up to participate. These meals will be pre-packaged for students, including a bag of non-perishables, a bag of perishables, and a 1/2 gallon of milk.

Each building will develop its own distribution plan. Watch for specific messages from your building with details.

Bulldog Virtual Learning students will continue to pick-up meals. See the Bulldog Virtual Learning website for school lunch information.

“We know it is important to families that all students are nourished and ready to learn whether at home or in the classroom,” said Yvonne Johnson, Ottumwa Food and Nutrition Services Director.  “We are happy to provide food to them while learning from home.”

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