Pittsfield Public Schools In-Person Learning Food Service Plans

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield Public Schools announced the in-person learning food service plans, and all students returning to hybrid learning will be offered breakfast and lunch.
 
According to a press release released by the school district Friday afternoon, beginning on Wednesday, Oct 14 all students returning to hybrid in-person learning will be offered breakfast and lunch to take home via a "grab and go" bag.
 
Also, meals on-site, at each school, will be available for children starting in-person learning on Wednesday.
 
In addition, the Pittsfield Public Schools Foodservice Department will also offer meals to children not yet attending school in person, and\or those students attending the virtual academy.
 
Families who wish to pick-up meals for children can order meals by completing the following Remote Learning - Meal Order Form.
 
All meals should be ordered by 9 am daily. Families are instructed to complete one form per child. Meals are available to children age 18 and under.
 
Meals can be picked up daily between 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the following sites:
 
• Conte Community School
• Morningside Community School
• Allendale Elementary School
• Egremont Elementary School
 
Students and families are encouraged to frequently visit the Remote and Hybrid Learning Link, at www.pittsfield.net for the most up-to-date information on each phase of the return to in-person learning. Important information, timelines, and answers to frequently asked questions can be found here. For additional questions regarding food service offerings during the transition to in-person learning, email ppsnutrition@pittsfield.net
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