Friday Focus

May 13, 2022


Message from the Director

Heat wave, products short shipped and Friday the 13th all in the same week. Thank you for being able to adapt to these extremes! Change is constant, necessary and positive, even though it doesn't always feel that way. Learning to see change as an ongoing opportunity is key to surviving and thriving in this post-Covid world. Think about your how your ability to rise to a challenge has been strengthened. This sense of adapting to obstacles is called "change agility." The more agile an operation and its people are, the more successful they will be in this modern environment. I certainly see it in all of you and nothing feels better than working with a group of quick thinking people who come together to problem solve and tackle challenge head on. As a special show of gratitude, please enjoy the video below produced by our own talented Ian Fortney from Parkview featuring our favorite vocalist and substitute, Julie Reda.

With gratitude,


come and get your lunch

This video pays tribute to all of you! We are deeply grateful for your hard work and positive attitude. Our thanks to the brave and *always happy* Julie Reda for coming in on a day off to record. And to Ian, our heartfelt gratitude for sharing his talent. Enjoy!
Come and Get Your Lunch

serv-safe certification

Fourteen employees attended the eight hour, college level, Serv-Safe "Person in Charge" training and sat for the exam. While the results are not back yet, congratulations to all for advancing your professional development!
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Quesadilla Hack

This recipe is too labor intensive for our operation, but something fun for you to do at home. You can substitute chicken, pork or shrimp for beef. Think about making this ahead and heating them on the grill!
Cheesy Quesadilla Hack

congratulations to our student employee, Madison French!

Child Care Discounts

Did you know that VCS employees receive a discounted rate to use Kidstop? That's right and there's no commitment, use the service whenever you need it. VCS employees pay $6 per day per child.
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Any permanent employee (including substitutes) interested in any of these positions can apply by emailing a brief letter of interest to Kathy Kane, Director at

Non-employees can apply by completing an online application as an External Applicant here:

FS Tech, Cooks Corners, 3.5 hours

FS Tech, Cooks Corners, 5.5 hours

FS Manager, Parkview, 6 hours *NEW beginning 2022-23*

FS Tech, Parkview, 4.5 hours

FS Tech, BF, 4.5 hours

FS Tech, TJM, 4 hours

FS Tech, Heavilin, 4 hours

FS Tech, Heavilin, 4 hours

FS Manager, Central, 6 hours *NEW beginning 2022-23*

FS Tech, VHS, 5.5 hours

FS Tech, VHS, 4 hours

2021-22 Calendar

May 16, 2022 Weather Make Up Day (Regular Work Day)

May 19, 2022 Mandatory Summer Food Service Employee Meeting

May 26, 2022 Half Day for K-12 (Regular Work Day)

May 27, 2022 Close Down Kitchens (Last Regular Work Day)

June 2-21, 2022 Summer School Session 1

July 11-28, 2022 Summer School Session 2

August 8, 2022 Mandatory Back to School Workshop

August 9, 2022 Open Kitchens (regular work day)

August 10, 2022 First Day of School

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