Russell County Schools announce meal plan for students

Meals will be set up at three elementary schools Monday-Friday.

Russell County Schools Food Service Director Keith Emerson announced the district’s meal plan for students as the school year approaches with a distance learning model.

Meals will be available for pick-up at each of the district’s three elementary schools from 11 a.m. until noon Monday-Friday.

All Russell County students are eligible to pick up meals at any of the three locations.

“For example, if a student attends Russell Springs Elementary School and he/she is staying with grandparents during the day who live in the Salem district, it is okay for them to pick up their meals at Salem,” Emerson said.

Meals may be requested to be delivered only if there is no means of transportation to pick up the meals. To request meal delivery, parents must contact the FRC/YSC coordinator at the school your child attends.

Emerson said the meal menus will be very similar to what students would typically eat for meals if they were in school.

“Our lunch menu will be very similar to what we normally offer when school is in session and breakfast menus will consist of items that are shelf stable that can be eaten the following morning,” Emerson said. “When picking up lunch, a breakfast meal will be given for the following day.”

At Jamestown Elementary, meal pickup will be at the back door leading into the cafeteria. At Salem Elementary, pickup will be at the cafeteria door coming in from the patio area. At Russell Springs Elementary, pickup will be at the student drop-off area behind the school.

For meal deliveries, Emerson said meals would be delivered on Mondays and Wednesdays, and students will receive additional meals for the other days of the week. For meals being delivered, the breakfast items will be the same as those being picked up, however, lunch items will be somewhat different due to food holding temperature guidelines and the amount of time required to transport the food.

For more information, please contact Keith Emerson (Food Service Director) at 270-866-6300.

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