CSD Schools to Continue Serving Free Lunch, Breakfast in 2021-2022

Canyons District schools will be serving free breakfast and lunch this year under an extended waiver from the USDA.

All students are automatically eligible for the benefit, which will last through the 2021-2022 school year or until federal funding runs out. Families who think they may qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch, however, are still encouraged to apply so there is no lapse in meal service if the waiver expires.

“Canyons District has worked hard throughout the pandemic to ensure no child goes hungry. The USDA waiver will give us the flexibility to continue to sponsor free, nutritious meals in service of our goal of health, wellness, and learning for all students,” said CSD’s Nutrition Services Director Sebasthian Varas.

Schools will serve the meals in their cafeterias per their regularly established schedules.

Remote-learning students enrolled in Canyons Online can pick up free lunch and breakfast for the next morning at any of the following community sites (pickup times are also designated by each school). Siblings can also receive free meals at these sites, which are available to serve all children 18 year of age or younger:

  • Butler Middle, 7530 S. 2700 East, Cottonwood Heights
  • Draper Park Middle, 13133 S. 1300 East, Draper
  • Jordan High, 95 Beetdigger Blvd., Sandy
  • Midvale Middle, 7852 S. Pioneer St., Midvale

 

Students do not need to be present with their parents to pick up the meals.

Please note that a la carte options are not available for purchase while the waiver is in place. An elementary student, for example, who brings home lunch and wants to purchase a milk can still receive a milk free of charge, but must also choose a fruit or vegetable and another component. In secondary schools, second meals and a la carte items, such as juice, ice cream or sports drinks, are not available for purchase at this time.

Only children are eligible for free meals. Adults may purchase meals using the payment procedures established by the District.

CSD Accepting Nominations for 2021 Apex Awards, the District’s Highest Honors

Through the long shadow of the pandemic also came shining slivers of light and grace.

The people who have inspired those sparkling moments — teachers, administrators, Education Support Professionals, counselors, volunteers, business partners, and more — did so even against the great operational, wellness, and morale challenges of the COVID-19 school year.  

Key contributions to CSD’s excellence, innovation, and achievement, especially as the Canyons community collectively navigated the era of the novel coronavirus, will be lauded with  2021 Apex Awards, the highest honors given by the Canyons Board of Education and Administration.

Canyons is now accepting nominations for the annual awards, which reward above-and-beyond efforts of employees and community supporters. Apex Awards have been presented in CSD each fall since 2010. 

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Canyons Announces Locations for Free Summer Curbside Meal Service

To ensure children have access to nutritious meals while school is not in session, Canyons School District is proud to again be sponsoring a Summer Food Service program.

Twice-weekly, from June 1 through July 30, free meals will be distributed at curbside stations on the following campuses. All children, 18 years of age and under, are able to take advantage of the meals — not just Canyons students — and parents may pick up the meals without their children present.

  • East Midvale Elementary, 6990 S. 300 East, Midvale
  • Midvale Elementary, 7830 South Chapel Street Midvale
  • Jordan High, 95 Beetdigger Blvd., Sandy
  • Bell View Elementary, 9800 S. 800 East, Sandy
  • Butler Middle, 7530 S. 2700 East, Cottonwood Heights
  • Sandy Elementary, 8725 S. 280 East, Sandy
  • Willow Springs Elementary, 13288 Lone Rock Drive, Draper
  • Crescent Elementary, 11100 S. 230 East, Sandy
  • Midvalley Elementary, 217 E. 7800 South, Midvale
  • Copperview Elementary, 8449 Monroe St., Midvale

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