Feeding Students’ Bodies & Minds

Feeding Students’ Bodies & Minds
Posted on 03/24/2020
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Free Meals

March 23rd was Royal School District’s first day of meal distribution since the mandated, statewide school closures. Our district’s incredible food services and transportation departments joined forces to deliver packaged meals and learning packets at school bus stops. On the first day of delivery, 586 FREE meals were distributed! We anticipate this number to grow each day, and we hope you will help us in sharing this message with other students and families.

How do students receive meals during closure?

At the direction of OSPI Superintendent Chris Reykdal,providing meals to families remains an essential function for our state’s schools. Therefore, we will continue to deliver “Grab and Go” style lunch and breakfast meals each weekday between 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the following seven locations:

  • The Moose, 411 Camelia St (*new location*)
  • Fire Station in Beverly
  • Intersection of Adams Rd & Rd 11 SW
  • LDS church at Royal Camp
  • Royal Towing parking lot off of HWY 26
  • Mardon gas station
  • Reino del Cielo Apartments (*new location* Starting March 27) 

All children 18 years and younger may pick up a nutritious breakfast and lunch at the assigned locations, regardless of their family income. Students must be present to pick up their own meal – no exceptions. Social distancing guidance must be followed by those students picking up meals. Please read complete details on our COVID Food Services page.

Continued Learning

Gradeschool student holding free meal and learning packetIn addition to delivering free meals, Royal’s school staff has put together educational resource packets that can be picked up each week on Mondays at the seven locations listed above. These educational packets can also be found in front of each school building and on our school websites for your convenience. During this school closure, our hope is that learning will continue in new forms. The educational packets and resources provided are not required and will not be graded; however, we hope that these resources will allow learning to continue in new ways. We will continue to follow the guidance for educational requirements and expectations of Washington’s schools from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

We will communicate any updates on our website, Facebook page, and through automated calls. Please continue to watch our district’s COVID-19 webpage for updates at royalsd.org/families/covid19. Stay healthy and safe, and we hope to see our students at the lunch pick up locations!