Across the United States, in all schools, all students will be receiving free breakfast and lunch for this 2021-2022 school year. At Perry Local Schools we will need to collect lunch forms (attached below) this year to determine who qualifies for fee waivers and also the debit cards if they are continued.
*Note: If you receive SNAP, OWF, or TANF in your household your child/children's name should automatically come to us on a direct certification list and you would not need to fill out the lunch form. If your child is on the direct certification list you should be receiving a letter from the cafeteria in the next couple of weeks. If you do not receive this letter or if there are other children in the household not listed on this letter please call the cafeteria at 567-940-1419.
While the school experience may look more normal this year with students in school and eating in the cafeterias, the impacts of COVID continue to wreak havoc on nearly all industries globally, including school food service. Farmers, truckers, packers, manufacturers, distributors, and ultimately many schools will struggle with short staffing. Combined with a long list of other COVID-related issues, there will be intensive pressure on all levels of the supply chain nationwide. Through no fault of our own we will experience significant product availability issues. We will encounter significant issues with product availability. We will do everything possible to keep the menus as accurate as possible, but we may have to adjust as products become unavailable. Thank you to parents, students and staff for your patience and understanding as we make our way through this school year.