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Schools distribute meals, education packets

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BELLOWS FALLS — Parents of students attending schools in the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union can start picking up free breakfasts and lunches for their children starting on Monday, March 23.

Individual educational packets for each student at Central Elementary, Grafton-Athens Elementary, Saxtons River Elementary School, Westminster Central, Bellows Falls Middle School and Bellows Falls Union High School will be available starting on March 25, at the students' school.

Superintendent Christopher Pratt announced a detailed schedule for parents to receive the free breakfasts and lunches on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday, with each student receiving double meals on Monday and Wednesday, and extra meals on Friday for the weekend.

Parents should complete a survey on the WNESU's nutrition website, Meals will be available for drive-thru pickup or walk-ups at the individual schools, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the three days. Meals will also be available along several different bus routes, whose details can be found on the WNESU's website.

The individualized learning packets for each students should be picked up on March 25, and there is a schedule, based on class, for each school. For details, check the WNESU website.

For BFUHS students, they should be in contact with their teachers already, and if not, contact the school.

Windham Southeast Supervisory Union has also begun distributing meals to its students across the district, which includes schools in Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Putney and Vernon. Children 18 and under are eligible for a daily meal, which includes breakfast and lunch.

The district is asking families to complete a Meal Distribution Survey, which can be found on its website, at The site includes other information related to meal delivery, including distribution sites, daily menus, bus routes and more. If you can not access the website, call 802-257-3322, leave your name, your town and how many children under 18 in your house will need meals.



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