During the school closure for COVID-19, the Twinsburg City School District will continue to make breakfast and lunches available to students who are eligible for the Federal Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program, according to Superintendent Kathryn Powers.

According to information sent by the district March 17, the district plans to distribute five days' worth of meals one time each week, usually on Tuesdays, to those participating at three locations: Reminderville Athletic Club (RAC)/Drug Mart Parking Lot at10:30 a.m., Deer Run at 11:15 a.m., and Ray Court/Pinewood Gardens noon. Additionally, five-day meal packages will be available for pick-up at Samuel Bissell Elementary School from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For the first food delivery, meals will be for seven days and will be distributed March 20 at the three designated meal drop sites as well as at Samuel Bissell Elementary School.

Each day's breakfast will include a breakfast entrée, juice, and a milk or water, according to information from the school district. Each day's lunch will include a protein source and whole grains (for example, sunflower seeds/whole grain snack or a String Cheese and a whole grain snack), an apple, a bag of baby carrots, water or milk and a treat. Each meal will meet all federal requirements and is available to any low-income child.

The menu is subject to change depending on the availability of food products available to the Twinsburg City School District.

If a child is not currently participating in the Federal Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program at the Twinsburg City School District, but a family feels their financial circumstances have changed, they should fill out an application for the Federal Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program. Call the district at 330-425-2000 for details. Applications can be sent to Food Services Supervisor Mark Bindus at mbindus@twinsburgcsd.org or sent to the Twinsburg Board of Education Office, 11136 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg, OH 44087. Forms should be completed by 4 p.m.today.

Paper copies of both the COVID-19 Meal Program application as well as the application for the Federal Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program can also be obtained at the leasing office of Pinewood Gardens, 8788 Ray Court in Twinsburg Township or at the Twinsburg Board of Education Office in the envelopes found at the front door.

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The district also has links posted to the assignments our teachers prepared for students, which can be found at www.twinsburg.k12.oh.us .

"Our teachers planned rich lessons, which are standards-based and student-centered," Powers said. "We want our families to know that we recognize this new instructional format is going to be a challenge for some of our students. Our staff acknowledges this and understands that learning in this new way may be difficult."

Teachers will reach out to assist students starting March 31, following Spring Break, Powers said.

"In the meantime, we ask our students to do their best on the assigned lessons," she added.

Students who are issued Chromebooks by the Twinsburg City School District and who issue tech issues with their Chromebooks should visit the District website where they can complete and submit a form asking for assistance. For more information, see the homepage under, "Service on TCSD Issued Student Chromebooks During School Closure."