Starting Monday, April 13, Spring ISD will implement changes to its free meal distribution program to better serve families and staff during the extended COVID-19 closure.
The district will now be handing out packets of multiple-day meals on Mondays and Wednesdays only. On Monday, families will pick up meals for Monday and Tuesday, and on Wednesdays, they will receive meals for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
“We’re making this change to minimize the number of family trips to schools and ensure we do our part to “Stay Home, Stay Safe” as ordered by state and local officials,” said Chief Operations Officer Mark Miranda. “Fewer trips will be more convenient for our families.”
Because larger kitchens and food storage are needed to accommodate this change, the following sites will be offering meal pick-up:
- Clark Primary
Parents will be able to pick up on Mondays and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon at all sites. Evening pick up will be available at Bailey, Claughton and Westfield from 4 to 6 p.m.
In another change, Spring ISD employees will only place bagged meals in the trunks or hatches of vehicles to maximize social distancing and ensure the health and safety of all employees and families. No meals will be distributed through vehicle windows, and we ask that drivers go through the line, keep their windows closed and simply pop their trunk or hatch.
Employees will visually look into the closed vehicles to determine the number of children present to receive meals. Remember, federal regulations mandate that children 18 or under must be present in the vehicle to receive meals.