Ellen Woodside is only a meal site for students attending brick and mortor school. Students who are enrolled in the Virtual Program can pick up meals at Sue Cleveland Elementary. For more information on Virtual Program meals, visit the Virtual Program Meals webpage.
Students attending the in-person program (one-day a week at the start of school) can receive breakfast and lunch for days they are not in attendance. The meals will be picked up at the school they are attending. Each school will determine an appropriate registration process for its students. The meals will be available for pickup near the end of the day. Students participating in after-school programs or activities can have their meals held for pickup until they are leaving the premises. During attendance plan 1, students will receive 4 breakfasts and 4 lunches to take home. Some items included in the meals will be ready to eat, and others will be heat and serve. Full pay students will be charged $10; students on Reduced status will be charged $1.60; students on Free status will receive all meals for free, per USDA guidelines. Payment will be taken from the student's school lunch account. Money will need to be in the account for students to participate. Take home meals should be ordered using the Take Home Meals Order Form.
Students who were on free or reduced meal status during the 2019-2020 school year will revert to full paid status on Tuesday, October 6th unless a new meal application is submitted and approved based on USDA eligibility guidelines.
For more information about food and nutrition services, including Free and Reduced Lunch forms, visit the FANS Website.
Parents wishing to enroll new students for the 2020-21 school year should print enrollment forms, complete them, and scan or photograph the required documentation. You must be enrolled in your assigned school if you plan to register in the GCS Virtual Program. Once complete, please call the assigned school and leave a message with your phone number or email address. The appropriate individual will contact you with further directions for turning in the forms and completing the enrollment process. All families should complete the transportation form to indicate how the child will be transported to school (walk, car, bus).
The goal of the GCS administration is to return to in-person school five days a week, as soon as it is safe to do so. Under guidelines produced by the AccelerateED task force, schools should correlate attendance plans to Community Spread levels. In general, as community spread increases, the number of students present in school each day should decrease, down to and including zero. DHEC issues a new community spread rating each Monday, and as a result, we will not know which attendance plan will be in effect for the start of school until much closer to August 24, the first day of school for GCS.. Our Attendance Plan Roadmap provides four possible attendance scenarios for students: 0 days of in-person attendance (also known as eLearning), 1 day of in-person attendance (1/4 of students attend each day, Mon-Thurs), 2 days of in-person attendance (1/2 of students attend each day, Mon-Thurs), and our regular five-day schedule. We are only able to maintain social distance in schools under Attendance Plans 1 and 2.
Read the entire plan by visiting the Parent Resource Page.