Changes in guidance from the United States Department of Agriculture now allow Eastern Carver County Schools to offer breakfast and lunch to all students at no cost. Students in preschool through grade 12 enrolled in the district both in-person and in the Online Learning Academy are eligible.
While meals are free, students still have the option to purchase extra entrees or a la carte items, which will be charged to their accounts. The free meal program is made possible through federal funding, and is only available while those funds last. Because we don’t know precisely when the funding will run out, we will be able to provide limited notice when no cost meals are no longer available. We encourage those families who feel they may qualify for free and reduced lunch services to apply now and not wait until that time.
Students of Eastern Carver County Schools have multiple ways to access meals this fall depending on their grade level and learning model choice. On days when your student is learning in their school building, they will visit our kitchens and cafeterias as they have in previous years but with extra safety and physical distancing measures in place.
For more information about how your student’s school is promoting physical distancing during meal services, please reach out to the school directly. For in-person learning menus, please visit the Nutrition Services page.
For meals on days when your student is learning remotely, your student can utilize home meal kits, or they can choose daily meal pick up at The 112 Drive-In at Chanhassen High School.
1-Day Meal Kits:
Elementary students have the opportunity to take a 1-day meal kit home with them on Tuesdays to be enjoyed while distance learning on Wednesdays. The meal kit contains one breakfast and one lunch and includes student favorites such as ravioli dippers, nachos, and homemade omelet bites. For the full menu, visit the Nutrition Services Page of the Eastern Carver County Schools website.
Students will pick up their meal kits at the end of the school day on Tuesdays, and the kits should be refrigerated as soon as your student gets home or to their after-school care program. Club Care will have refrigeration available for meal kits.
Students can request a 1-day meal kit on a weekly basis through their teachers, or they can request to be automatically added to the order list via a standing 1-day meal kit order. If you would like to request a standing order, please contact Sarah Laabs at email@example.com or 952-556-6150. Please include your name and phone number, along with your student’s name, school building and teacher when requesting the meal kit.
3-Day Meal Kits:
3-Day Meal Kits are available for Middle School students to enjoy on their distance learning days. The kits contain 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches, and include student favorites such as french toast sticks, ravioli dippers, walking tacos, and homemade omelet bites. For the full menu, visit the Nutrition Services page.
Students following the “A” schedule can either place a standing order for a meal kit (Students will automatically have one ordered for them each week) or choose to order one on Tuesday mornings in their morning advisory class. Students will pick up their meal kits at the end of the school day on Tuesdays, and the kits should be refrigerated as soon as your student gets home or to their after-school destination
Students following the “B” schedule can place a standing order for a meal kit, or place a one time/weekly order, by contacting Sarah Laabs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-556-6150. These students can pick up their meal kits at Chaska High School on Mondays, curbside at the Activity Entrance Loop, between 10:30 am and 12:00 pm. If you need a meal kit and are unable to get to our pick-up location, please contact Sarah Laabs to arrange meal kit delivery. Please include your name and phone number, along with your student’s name, school building, and grade when requesting the meal kit standing order.
High Schools and ECCS Online Learning Academy:
5-Day Distance Learning Meal Kit:
High School students and students who choose to attend the ECCS Online Learning Academy can pick up a 5-day meal kit (5 breakfasts and 5 lunches) from Chaska High School on Tuesdays between 10:30 am and 12:00 pm curbside from the activity entrance loop, or they can request their meal kit be delivered if they are unable to get to our pick-up location.
For the 5-Day Distance Learning Meal Kit menu, visit the Nutrition Services page of the Eastern Carver County Schools website.
To order your meal kit, or request delivery, please contact Sarah Laabs at email@example.com or 952-556-6150. Please include your name and phone number, along with your student’s name and school building when requesting the meal kit.
All Students/ Alternative Option to Meal Kits:
112 Drive-In Daily Meal Pick-Up:
As an alternative option to meal kits, all students Pre-K-12 can pick up daily hot meals, along with a selection of signature a la carte items, from the 112 Drive-In at Chanhassen High School on any day that they are distance learning, Monday-Friday.
These meals are available for curbside pick-up at Chanhassen High School from 10:30am-1pm and students can customize their order to include lunch, breakfast for the following day, a small list of a la carte items, or a combination of offerings. Pre-ordering is not required.
For the daily pick-up menu, visit the Nutrition Services page.