Food Service Returning to Pre-Pandemic Operations
Food Service Returning to Pre-Pandemic Operations
Posted on 08/15/2022
With the expiration of USDA waivers on June 30, 2022, Indian River School District students will no longer receive meals at no cost in school cafeterias. Effective at the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year in September, food service at all schools will return to pre-pandemic operations.

Students at all IRSD schools will be required to pay for breakfast and lunch unless they qualify for the federal free and reduced lunch program. Meals can be paid for by cash or check, or by utilizing the online TITAN Family Portal.

Parents/guardians wishing to apply for free or reduced-price meals for their children are encouraged to submit a Meal Benefit Form to the district Department of Nutrition Services prior to the start of the school year. This form can be accessed on the TITAN Family Portal, on the Department of Nutrition Services website by clicking HERE or at the child’s school. For more information, contact your child’s school or the IRSD Department of Nutrition Services at (302) 436-1000. A household may apply for benefits at any time during the school year.

The 2022-2023 school year begins on Tuesday, September 6 for students in Grades K, 6 and 9 and the Howard T. Ennis School (excluding preschool). The first day of school for students in Grades 1-5, 7-8 and 10-12 will be on Wednesday, September 7. Preschool programs, including Howard T. Ennis, will begin on Monday, September 12.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with
disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027,
USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:
, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA

1. mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

2. fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3. email:
[email protected]