CSD Schools to Continue Serving Free Lunch, Breakfast in 2021-2022

Canyons District schools will be serving free breakfast and lunch this year under an extended waiver from the USDA.

All students are automatically eligible for the benefit, which will last through the 2021-2022 school year or until federal funding runs out. Families who think they may qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch, however, are still encouraged to apply so there is no lapse in meal service if the waiver expires.

“Canyons District has worked hard throughout the pandemic to ensure no child goes hungry. The USDA waiver will give us the flexibility to continue to sponsor free, nutritious meals in service of our goal of health, wellness, and learning for all students,” said CSD’s Nutrition Services Director Sebasthian Varas.

Schools will serve the meals in their cafeterias per their regularly established schedules.

Remote-learning students enrolled in Canyons Online can pick up free lunch and breakfast for the next morning at any of the following community sites (pickup times are also designated by each school). Siblings can also receive free meals at these sites, which are available to serve all children 18 year of age or younger:

  • Butler Middle, 7530 S. 2700 East, Cottonwood Heights
  • Draper Park Middle, 13133 S. 1300 East, Draper
  • Jordan High, 95 Beetdigger Blvd., Sandy
  • Midvale Middle, 7852 S. Pioneer St., Midvale

 

Students do not need to be present with their parents to pick up the meals.

Please note that a la carte options are not available for purchase while the waiver is in place. An elementary student, for example, who brings home lunch and wants to purchase a milk can still receive a milk free of charge, but must also choose a fruit or vegetable and another component. In secondary schools, second meals and a la carte items, such as juice, ice cream or sports drinks, are not available for purchase at this time.

Only children are eligible for free meals. Adults may purchase meals using the payment procedures established by the District.

Back to School • Register for the 2021-2022 School Year Starting Aug. 2

Summer may still be in full swing, but Canyons District schools are gearing up to welcome back students with familiar faces and enthusiastic high-five’s.

With the pandemic, we may still face some unknowns. But one thing remains certain: When classes resume, Canyons will be there for students.

Registration for the coming school year starts Monday, Aug. 2.

Have vacation plans for that week? Still weighing your back-to-school options? Not to worry. You can complete the registration process when it’s convenient for your family. Because registration is not first-come, first-served, you won’t need to worry about being the first to log in and register your child. Also, the time you register will not impact the teacher or course selection for your child.

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Apply for Canyons Online, CSD’s Remote-Learning Option for Students of All Ages

While there’s still a few weeks left in the Summer Recess, it is also prime time to start making plans for your child’s learning when school starts in Canyons District on Monday, Aug. 16.

Armed with the lessons learned during the COVID-19 year when schools heavily relied on technology, CSD is launching Canyons Online, the program through which high-quality online classes will be provided to students ranging in age from kindergarten to the 12th grade.

This is a change from a previous announcement that stated Canyons Online offerings would begin at the third-grade level.  In response to requests from families who want their children to learn from home until a COVID-19 vaccine is approved for young children, CSD is now accepting Canyons Online applications for kindergarten, first- and second-grade students.

Also, some parents discovered during the pandemic that their young children thrived while at home, learning at their own pace.

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