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Coronavirus: K-12 Schools

Update: April 2, 2020

Yesterday, the State of Georgia cancelled K-12 classes through the rest of the year.  Local districts are continuing instruction, so please remain in touch with your child’s school district for updated information.  Please be sure to contact your child’s school for more information about specific tools available to you.

Local school systems are continuing to offer meals to students.  This information may change, especially with the scheduled spring breaks occur.  Please maintain social distancing when picking up food and be sure to stay in touch with your child’s school system for updated information about meal programs.

  • Atlanta Public Schools:  Meals are available to children 18-years old or younger, or those with special needs, who are 22-years old or younger.  Children must be present to receive the meal and be counted as required by state and federal recordkeeping.  Families are encouraged to pull up with their children in a drive-thru style for service and should remain in their vehicle while receiving their food.  Walk-ups, while practicing social distancing, are also welcome.  Please click here for more information, including locations.
  • City Schools of Decatur:  City Schools of Decatur students can pick up two meals each day from Decatur High School between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  Students may only pick up two meals (one breakfast and one lunch) per day.  Meal prices remain the same as a typical school day, and all approved free and reduced lunch applications will be honored.  There will be no meals during spring break.  More information is here.
  • Clayton County Public Schools:  Clayton County has 23 sites providing breakfast and lunch meals to children during the school closure.  In addition, Clayton County Public Schools will continue to provide these services during the upcoming Spring Break closure.  More information, including locations, are here.
  • DeKalb County Schools:  DeKalb County will distribute two-day meal packages on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  The 21 meal distribution sites will remain operational, and the bus meal delivery will continue following the amended plan of meal service on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  Meal sites are here.

Update: March 15, 2020

Many school systems, charter schools, and private schools in Metro Atlanta have cancelled in-person classes and moved to online or home learning programs.   Public school systems are also offering school lunches at sites throughout Metro Atlanta. 

Please visit your school district's or school's website for specific information about how your children are affected. 


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