In-Person Learning Meal Information

School Meal Information for In-Person Learning

  • Free lunch and snacks are available daily. School breakfast will be replaced with a hearty snack this school year. All meals are currently free for all students this school year. Students, regardless of eligibility, do not need to bring any money for school meals. 
  • Meals and utensils will be individually wrapped and fruit and milk will also be available. Visit sfusd.edu/inpersonmenus to view the menu for your school.
  • Food may be brought from home, but students may not share food items.
  • Hand-operated water fountains will be disabled. Students will be asked to bring water bottles to school and may refill at water stations.

Meal & Snack Service

  • School lunch and snacks will be delivered directly to each classroom via mobile serving carts. Teachers/staff will support students to approach the meal cart one at a time and receive their meals from SNS staff.
  • Students will eat meals in their classroom whenever possible. 
  • Outdoor eating is possible depending on space, food service equipment access, weather and outdoor shelter, air quality, etc. This will be a site based decision taking the following into consideration:
    • An eating area will be designated for each student group, or will be sanitized between groups.
    • Mealtimes will be staggered to maximize use of outdoor space and prevent mixing of student groups.
    • Students will maintain physical distancing while waiting in line for meals and when eating.

Health & Hygiene

  • Students and adult supervisors will be physically distanced when eating in the classroom or outdoors since face coverings cannot be worn.
  • Students will be instructed to wash/sanitize hands before and after eating and will be provided with sanitizing wipes for desks when eating in classrooms.
  • When eating or drinking, students will be asked to put their face covering on a clean paper towel, in a paper bag, or in their pocket to limit surface contamination. 
  • Students may not share food items. Leftover whole fruit or packaged items that do not need to be refrigerated may be taken home. Other items will be discarded at the end of the meal period.
  • SNS staff will wear personal protective equipment (PPE), clean and sanitize meal carts and thermal bags between meal periods, and change gloves between each class served.

Waste

  • Students may not share food items. Leftover whole fruit or packaged items that do not need to be refrigerated may be taken home. Other items will be discarded at the end of the meal period.
  • SNS, Custodial, and Sustainability teams are working together to design waste sorting systems for classroom and outdoor dining and will provide teachers and students with training videos on this topic.

Supper & Weekend Meals

  • Cold or ready-to-heat suppers may be picked up daily as students leave to go home. Service start date is to be determined. 
  • Weekend meals and/or meals for distance learning will be provided at the Grab & Go sites. Visit sfusd.edu/schoolfood for more information.