Cumby ISD Meal Program Changes Planned Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

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Cumby Independent School District meal program changes are planned in response to the continued rise in COVID-19 cases across the country and state. (Hopkins County has remained at 3 positive cases since Monday, March 30). The Cumby ISD meal program will continue but, will only be available for pick up once a week.

Cumby ISD Superintendent Shelly Slaughter, in a letter to parents and guardians, said the change will help better limit exposure to students and faculty. Starting April 13, cafeteria staff will prepare and box five breakfasts and five lunches at a time. Some meals will require refrigeration, if not eaten or prepared immediately. Meal that would be”hot” meals will be cold or frozen, but will have instructions on how to properly thaw and cook it.

The picked up process will be a bit different too as an added health safety precaution. When parents/ guardians pull up in front of the elementary between noon and 1 p.m. each Tuesday, they will be asked to open their trunk, get back in their vehicle, then wait until the school staff depositing the food box in the trunk has safely moved away from the car before leaving.

Any questions about the Cumby ISD meal program may be directed to Slaughter at 903-439-8738 or [email protected], or Cindy Mannon at 903-348-500 or [email protected].

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Author: Faith Huffman

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