Easley Weekly Update

Everything You Need to Know for the coming week.

November 7, 2021

a note from the principal

Hello Easley families,

Thank you to all our families who have been trying to get to school a little earlier. Our number of tardies decreased last week but we still have a fair number of stragglers so please try and get your child to school prior to 7:45 AM. Please be reminded you must park and walk your child into the building if there is no adult outside to greet them; this is a safety and supervision concern and it is imperative that you drop your child of in the care of staff member.

November 12th - Mental Health Awareness Day

Please be reminded there will be no school on Veteran's Day, November 11th, or on Friday, November 12th. Please be on the lookout for mental health awareness materials you can use with your child on Friday. The teachers will be sending this information out via Bloomz.

Available until November 18th - Returning Student Registration Letter

A letter has gone home regarding Returning Student Registration. Please know that your child is already registered. This is a district expectation so we can get updated contacts and other necessary information. If you have any questions, please contact Leah Rubow.

Lunch Menu Shortages - Letter from School Nutrition Services

Dear DPS Families,

As we continue to address the many ways the pandemic is affecting our communities and our everyday lives, we want you to be well informed that some key items needed for our school nutrition program are in short supply. Schools across the country are facing supply chain shortages caused by limited supplies, delayed shipments, manufacturer issues and a shortage of truck drivers in the country.

Our School Nutrition program is currently experiencing shortages of some staple food items (juice, cereal, pizza products, and chicken among other items) and supplies, such as plastic cutlery, trays/serving containers. We want to inform you that because of this, the menus for breakfast, lunch, and afterschool snacks may be subject to change without notice. Due to strict food safety regulations, our School Nutrition program is unable to accept food donations.

We continue to work with vendors to source needed products and seek alternative solutions. Above all else, we want you to be assured that all students will continue to be offered nutritious and well-balanced meals. We will continue to ensure that food item substitutions meet the nutritional and caloric standards, per state and federal regulations.

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact our Director of School Nutrition, James Keaten, at James_Keaten@dpsnc.net or (919) 560-3657.

Thank you for your support and patience. Please know that our staff is in constant contact with state consultants about the food/supply shortage issues.

James Keaten, Director – School Nutrition Services

Durham Public Schools

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