Chartwells Dining Services

 

USDA Announces Meals at No Charge for ALL Students!

Free for all children

The USDA has extended the deadline to allow ALL children aged 18 and younger to receive meals at no charge.

Stamford Public Schools continue to provide FREE breakfast and lunch meals through Chartwells School Dining Services to all Stamford children 18 and younger.  For more information, visit: 

https://www.stamfordpublicschools.org/district/chartwells-dining-services/pages/parents-guardians 

Holiday Closure & Spring Break Meal Service Locations

FREE Meals Available for All Children 18 and Under

All Grab & Go Sites will be OPEN ON THURSDAY 4/1 due to Good Friday Holiday Closure on 4/2:

Cloonan Middle School – 11 W. North Street (front entrance)           2:30pm to 4:30pm

Rogers International School – 202 Blachley Road (front entrance) 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Westover Magnet School – 412 Stillwater Ave (Cafeteria Entrance near playground right side of building) 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Rippowam Middle School – 381 High Ridge Rd (right side of building) 4:30pm to 6:30pm

4 Breakfast & 4 Lunch Meals will be distributed (on a first come first serve basis)

Week of April 5 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday):

Cloonan Middle School - 11 W. North Street (front entrance) 11:00am to 1:30pm

Rogers International School - 202 Blachley Road (front entrance) 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Westover Magnet School - 412 Stillwater Avenue cafeteria entrance near playground right side of building) 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Monday & Wednesday, 2 Breakfast & 2 Lunch Meals and Friday 3 Breakfast and 3 Lunch Meals will be distributed (on a first come first serve basis)

FAQ’s

 
Do Distance Teaching and Learning Academy students receive FREE meals?
Yes. Distance Teaching and Learning Academy students (or parents/guardians of DTLA students) may pick up their meals Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the following Grab & Go locations: 
  • Cloonan Middle School (under the stairs, at front entrance) 11 W. North Street, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Rippowam Middle School (right side of building) - 381 High Ridge Road, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Rogers International School (front entrance) - 202 Blachley Road, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Westover Elementary School (Stillwater Ave side of building, next to playground) - 412  Stillwater Avenue, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
On Monday and Wednesday, DTLA students/parents/guardians can pick up 2 breakfast and 2 lunch meals each day, per child; on Friday, you can pick up as much as 3 breakfast and 3 lunch meals.  Please be advised that meals can only be picked up for your own children AND at only at 1 location per day.
 
Will my Hybrid Teaching and Learning student receive meals on days they learn at home?

Yes. Hybrid Model students will have an opportunity to bring home meals for the next day. Breakfast and lunch meals for the Distance Learning day will be available for students to pick up, as they leave school each day. 

Elementary students may be offered these meals in their classroom prior to dismissal; at Middle and High Schools, the meals are available as students exit the building.

All meals are FREE for all students.
 
Will weekend meals be provided to Hybrid Model students?
Yes. Parents/guardians may pick up weekend meals at the following sites:
 
  • Cloonan Middle School (under the stairs, at front entrance) - 11 W. North Street, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Rippowam Middle School (right side of building) - 381 High Ridge Road, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Rogers International School (front entrance) - 202 Blachley Road, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Westover Elementary School (Stillwater Ave side of building, next to playground) - 412 Stillwater Avenue, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
On Friday, Hybrid students/parents/guardians can pick up as many as 2 breakfast and 2 lunch meals.  Please be advised that school meals can only be picked up for your own children  AND at only at 1 location per day.
 
How are meals distributed, when my child is at school?

For breakfast, elementary and secondary students pick up their Grab & Go meals at school entrances to be eaten in their classrooms*

For lunch, meals for elementary school students are delivered and eaten in their classrooms.  Middle and high school students pick up and eat their Grab & Go meals in the cafeteria and common areas, to allow for social distancing.

*Westhill students grab & go breakfast available in the cafeteria

Are meals available for members of the Stamford community with children 18 years of age or younger who do not attend SPS?
Yes. Free Meals are available at the above Grab & Go locations for all children 18 years of age and younger, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Please be advised that school meals can only be picked up for your own children AND at only at 1 location per day.
 

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Where can I find out what’s on the menu at my child’s school?
Please visit https://stamfordpublicschools.nutrislice.com for your child’s most up-to-date school menu, including allergen information.  

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What do I do if my child has food-related allergies?
If your child has food-related allergies, please click here for SPS protocol and forms (https://www.stamfordpublicschools.org/district/chartwells-dining-services/pages/food-allergies)
 
Do I still need to apply for Free or Reduced meals this 2020-2021 school year?

Yes! All families are still encouraged to apply, online or via paper application located in the lobby of the Government Center, for free or reduced priced meals so that when the program expires, students can continue to receive free or reduced meals if they qualify.

Families who wish to obtain additional information on this program should email Audrey Way at away@stamfordct.gov or you can call 203-977-1177; or apply at:  www.Paypams.com/onlineApp.aspx 

If I have additional questions, who can I contact? 
Please contact your child’s school if you have questions regarding the school’s meal serving plan. If you have questions regarding meal pickup locations for DTLA students, you may email Audrey Way at away@stamfordct.gov or you can call 203-977-1177. 

Other Information:

  • To learn more about Chartwells School Dining Services, please visit our website.

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Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Dawn McGinn Food Service Director (203) 977-4732
Rita Crocco Assistant Food Service Director (203) 977-4738
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