Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) has expanded meal routes for children during the second week of Independent Learning Days and COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) closure. RCPS is now bringing more than 5,300 meals a day Monday through Friday to more than 70 locations throughout Rockdale County. Meals can be picked up at any of the locations listed at www.rockdaleschools.org/ILDmeals and must be picked up by a child age 18 or under. The child must be present. Please check each morning for updated locations and times at www.rockdaleschools.org/ILDmeals or text the word “meals” to 797979.
RCPS Superintendent Dr. Terry Oatts said, “I want to thank our School Nutrition and Transportation employees for their tremendous commitment to combating food insecurity in Rockdale County during our school closure. What a world-class team for our meal delivery program during the COVID-19 crisis!”
RCPS School Nutrition Exec. Dir. Peggy Lawrence added, “We know how important school meals are to our children, and we want to ensure their nutritional needs are met during these Independent Learning Days.”
This is the second week RCPS has brought free, nutritious meals for children up to age 18 to Rockdale County neighborhoods during the closure as part of the Be Bright Eat Right Rockdale (BBERR) program. Meal delivery started Tuesday, March 17, 2020. During the first four days, RCPS assembled and delivered more than 19,800 meals.
For more about Independent Learning Day (digital learning at home) protocols, please visit www.rockdaleschools.org/ILD. For more about our one-to-one Learning Reimagined program, which issues a laptop for all students in grades 3-12, visit www.rockdaleschools.org/LearningReimagined. For information about free internet service for students, visit www.rockdaleschools.org/COVID19 . For more resources and updates about the RCPS COVID-19 closure, please visit www.rockdaleschools.org/COVID19.
(Press Release from Rockdale County Public Schools)