Woodland Public Schools will be closed Wednesday through Friday this week for the Thanksgiving holiday.
No food services will be provided on Wednesday, November 25; Thursday, November 26; and Friday, November 27. Food services will resume next Monday, November 30.
If you need assistance with food or other resources during this time, you can dial 211 or call toll-free 866-698-6155 for assistance. You can also text your zip code to 898-211 or visit the website www.211.org.
We wish all of our students and their families a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Following are updates about food service when students return to in-school learning:
Due to the overwhelming interest in meal delivery, we will be delivering to elementary bus route stops and not directly to homes. Buses will be arriving at each stop approximately 4.5 hours later than the normal route time with deliveries estimated to take place between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. This decision was made to try to deliver meals when the majority of our students will be on their remote learning breaks. Estimated delivery times for bus routes are available on KWRL’s website at www.kwrl.org.
Students do not need to be present for parents or guardians to take delivery of meals. Parents or guardians simply need to provide their name and phone number so the number of children living in the residence can be verified using Skyward Family Access.
Meal delivery service will continue to be provided until our K-4 students can return to school for face-to-face instruction. At that time, we will reevaluate and develop a new plan for food services.
In addition to meal delivery services, Woodland Public Schools also offers meals for pickup at Woodland Middle School from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On Friday, October 9, 2020, the USDA announced the extension of free meals for all families through June 30, 2021 in a press release. Please stay tuned to this page for updates on meal services and regularly visit our COVID HQ webpage for the latest news and updates across Woodland Public Schools.
Because COVID-19 closed our schools, your children may be eligible for food assistance, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT): Emergency School Meals Program. P-EBT provides families with funds to make up for the cost of meals while school was closed. This benefit is for ALL children in Washington who receive free or reduced-price school meals. Benefits will be provided on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card which is used like a debit card to buy groceries.
If your family has lost income since schools closed, you may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. You can find out if you are eligible and how to apply by calling (360) 841-2715 or review the Free and Reduced Meal Program on this webpage below.
Every eligible child may receive up to a maximum of $399 of P-EBT. Immigration status does not matter for P-EBT – it is not Basic Food and will not count in a public charge test. P-EBT is intended to replace meals missed while schools closed due to COVID-19. Children are allowed to get free meals from school and community sites and get P-EBT at the same time – they are separate programs.
If your family does not receive Basic Food, you must apply for P-EBT if you want to receive the funds. The application will be open byJune 30. There are two ways to apply:
For more information click here to download the P-EBT flier in English or P-EBT flier in Spanish.
We want to make sure all of our students stay healthy and grow strong.
You can make payments online, download the free-and-reduced meal application, check your school's menus and nutritional information, and more!
Just read on to have all your Food Services questions answered. If you need additional assistance, contact Mary Gleason via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make an online payment for the district's meal program, click here to visit InTouch, our online payment processor.
If you have a negative balance and want to learn more about the district's negative balance process, click either of these links: Negative Balance Process in English or Negative Balance Process in Spanish.
Learn more about the Free and Reduced Meal Program from the program's National Letter available in English by clicking this link or available in Spanish by clicking this link.
To apply for the free-and-reduced meal program, simply download and fill out an application by clicking one of these links:
Free and Reduced Lunch Application - English Version
Free and Reduced Lunch Application - Spanish Version
Click here to access the calendar to view upcoming menus as well as nutritional information for school meals, now available online.
For just 30-40 minutes a week, you can make a difference in a student's life by being their lunch buddy. You can learn more about the program and find out how you can be a part of the fun by clicking this link.
All Food Services Documents are listed below.