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Welcome to School Nutrition Services!
See below for important information regarding School Nutrition Services response to COVID-19 for the 2020-2021 school year.
The Randolph County School System is committed to providing nutritious meals to food insecure, vulnerable students and children as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to extensions in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) through the United States Department of Agriculture, the Randolph County School System will continue providing meals at no cost to all children under the age of 18.
Menus: To access monthly menus, go to www.randolph.k12.nc.us. Click on “Students/Families,” then “School Nutrition/Menus.”
Take-Home Meal Bundles:
- Take-home meal bundles are available to all students on Tuesday afternoon's for Wednesday "Remote Learning Day" at no charge.
- To opt-in for these meals in Elementary schools, complete the google form https://forms.gle/YM7DNEV83czjhCRf9 ;
- There are no pre-order requirements for take-home meal bundles in Middle and High Schools.
Meal Pick-Up for Full Remote Learning Students:
- Meal pick-up for full remote learning students will be available at all RCSS High Schools (Eastern Randolph High, Providence Grove High, Randleman High, Southwestern Randolph High, Trinity High, Uwharrie Ridge 6-12 and Wheatmore High).
- Pick-up will be available on Monday and Tuesday each week from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
- Monday meals include breakfast and lunch for Monday.
- Tuesday meals include breakfast and lunch for Tuesday through Friday.
- Beginning October 1, 2020, parents/guardians must pre-order remote only meals for any child in their household under the age of 18 by completing the google form located on the RCSS website. This form must be completed weekly for each participating child.
- No meal delivery will be available.
Meal Pricing: For August 17th – September 30, 2021 breakfast and lunch meals will be provided to all students at no charge.
Meal Benefits: Breakfast and lunch meals are currently free for all students. However, families are still encouraged to apply for Free/Reduced priced meals to prevent a disruption in meal benefits. To apply, go to www.lunchapplication.com and follow the prompts. A limited number of paper applications will be available in each school cafeteria.
Payments: Payment for a la carte items/extras will be accepted using cash, check or credit card when using the online pre-payment center. Go to www.k12paymentcenter.com to pre-pay using your credit card (additional charges may apply). A la carte items will be available for purchase in Middle/High schools after the first week of school.
Food Safety: Take-home meals will be provided on Tuesday afternoon for A-group students and Friday afternoon for B-group students. Meals will include breakfast and lunch for the three days students are remote learning at home. Meals should be refrigerated promptly when your student(s) get home to ensure food safety. Families are encouraged to send a cooler and ice pack on days when take-home meals are provided to ensure food stays cold.
Mealtime Guests: Based on current guidance from local health authorities, no mealtime guests will be allowed until further notice.
Thank you for supporting RCSS School Nutrition Services – we are dedicated to serving your children the safest, tastiest and most nutritious meals possible. This school year is a new situation for all of us. Please note that due to food and supply shortages, menus may be subject to change at any time with little or no notice.
Have questions or need more information?
Contact School Nutrition Services at (336)633-5134.
About Our Program
The Randolph County School System offers a wide variety of milk, fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and proteins. Our school menus are analyzed regularly to ensure students are receiving healthy, well-balanced meals that meet all federal nutrition standards. In addition to meeting nutrition standards, our schools provide fresh fruits and vegetables from North Carolina farmers, as well as offer higher quality food items that are made from scratch in our cafeterias daily. To learn more about the federal nutrition standards, click here.
RCSS School Breakfast Program
The School Nutrition Department knows how important breakfast is in helping students succeed in the classroom and are working hard to feed as many students as possible.
Statistics show that children who eat breakfast:
- Attend an average of 1.5 more days of school per year
- Average 17.5% higher math standardized test scores
More attendance + higher math scores = 20% more likely to graduate
To learn more about the importance of breakfast in your child's life, visit www.nokidhungry.org.
The following schools will offer Universal Free Breakfast for all students August, 2020 - June, 2021:
- Archdale Elementary School
- Coleridge Elementary School
- Eastern Randolph High School
- Franklinville Elementary School
- Liberty Elementary School
- New Market Elementary School
- Ramseur Elementary School
- Randleman Elementary School
- Randleman Middle School
- Seagrove Elementary School
- Southeastern Randolph Middle School
- Southmont Elementary School
- Southwestern Randolph Middle School
- Tabernacle Elementary School
- Trindale Elementary School
- Trinity Elementary School
- Uwharrie Ridge Six-Twelve