Per the Florida Department of Education along with guidance from the Florida Department of Health and CDC, school closure has been extended. Students will continue with remote learning through May 4th.
LATEST NEWS (Monday March 30, 10:50 a.m.)
Brevard Public Schools, Office of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), was approved by the USDA to provide free breakfast and lunch meals to all children ages 18 and younger during the coronavirus-related school closure. Last week, over 122,000 meals were given to children in Brevard County at 13 distribution sites!
Below are some important updates and reminders about our food distribution program:
1. MORE SITES – On Monday, March 30th, we are adding 14 additional distribution sites: Audubon Elementary, Creel Elementary, Discovery Elementary, Endeavour Elementary, Fairglen Elementary, Harbor City Elementary, McAuliffe Elementary, Palm Bay Elementary, Pinewood Elementary, Port Malabar Elementary, Oak Park Elementary, Riviera Elementary, Sabal Elementary, Saturn Elementary.
2. EXISTING SITES – The 13 existing locations will continue to operate: Atlantis Elementary, Cambridge Elementary, Cape View Elementary, Central Middle, Coquina Elementary, Golfview Elementary, Jupiter Elementary, Mila Elementary, Mims Elementary, Sherwood Elementary, Sunrise Elementary, Turner Elementary, and University Park Elementary.
3. TIMES – Meal distribution times for all locations will be Monday-Friday from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm.
4. DRIVE THRU – Parents/guardians should utilize the bus loop to pick up meals. Meals will be placed in the trunk of the vehicle to adhere to social distancing rules.
5. WALKERS/BICYCLISTS – Social distancing for those on foot or bicycles will also be observed.
6. NEW PICK-UP WAIVER – The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services received a temporary waiver so that parents/guardians may pick up meals for their child(ren) due to extenuating circumstances. Effective Monday, March 30, if the child is not able to come to the food distribution site, the parent/guardian must show a valid form of identification for EACH of their children not present in order to receive meals. Examples of valid forms of identification are the following: a student identification card, child’s birth certificate, child’s passport, government-issued child identification card, or a document proving parent/guardian identity and relationship to the child such as a hospital, religious, or day care record. To ensure social distancing, the parent should place the identification of each child not present in the windshield.
7. LUNCH MENU – The lunch menu has been expanded to include easy, heat and serve meals such as chicken tenders and pizza on various days.
8. MOBILE FEEDING – A mobile feeding plan is in the works. Information will be released when finalized.
FNS is grateful to the school administration & staff, teachers, and SROs who partnered with our amazing cafeteria staff to make the first week of food distribution a success! Thank you to the parents and children for your words of encouragement, thank you notes, emails, signs, and balloons! We loved “SERVING UP HAPPINESS” on-the-go…and look forward to seeing you again this week!
LATEST NEWS (Wednesday March 25, 8:41 a.m.)
Brevard Public Schools to add additional feeding sites to a total of 27 beginning Monday, March 30th.
Cape View Elementary has been added as a beachside food distribution site.
LATEST NEWS (Tuesday March 17, 6:46 p.m.)
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that K-12 schools statewide will remain closed until April 15.
Brevard Public Schools plans to begin remote instruction for students on Monday, March 30. Assignments will be given and students will receive grades for assignments and courses. Schools will strive to keep students on track to advance in grades or graduate on time. Report cards and transcripts will still be sent.
LATEST NEWS (Tuesday March 17, 2:22 p.m.)
Kindergarten registration and orientation is postponed. We will send an update once we have the new dates scheduled.
LATEST NEWS (Monday March 16, 4:03 p.m.)
FEEDING SITES FOR CHILDREN will be available beginning Mon. March 23 through Friday March 27th at 12 regional locations.
SCHOOLS CLOSED TO STUDENTS UNTIL MARCH 30: Schools will remain closed to students for an additional week following spring break, at the direction of the state. Students will not return before Monday March 30.
Effective March 16, extracurricular activities including sports have been canceled until at least March 30. No external groups such as clubs or churches will use facilities during that time.
The school district will use the additional week to deep-clean all facilities and strengthen plans for continuing instruction remotely in case of extended campus closures due to COVID-19.