School meals will continue to be available to all students, including those attending school in-person and those learning remotely.
For students attending school on-site, meals will be provided while maintaining appropriate social distancing between students. Students will be required to perform hand hygiene before and after eating. Students do not need to wear face coverings when seated and eating as long as they are appropriately socially distanced.
Capital Region BOCES will ensure social distancing between individuals while eating in the school cafeteria. Additionally, meals may be served in alternate areas (e.g., classrooms) or in staggered meal periods to ensure social distancing and proper cleaning and disinfection between students.
The sharing of food and beverages (e.g., buffet style meals, snacks) is prohibited, unless individuals are members of the same household. Adequate space will be reserved for students, faculty and staff to observe social distancing while eating meals. Common eating areas will be cleaned between cohorts of students and at the end of the serving period. Staff will be provided with student food allergy information and will follow standard protocols to ensure the safety of all students. All components of the Capital Region BOCES food service program are in compliance with Child Nutrition Program requirements
Meals for students learning offsite and during remote learning are available through the student’s home district.
In the event the home district does not offer meals during offsite or remote learning, please contact Susan Frank at 518-464-5133.