GREAT NEWS!!! All breakfasts and lunches will be FREE until JUNE 30, 2021, per the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
All children in the Clare community ages 18 and under (regardless of income). Families are asked to still complete the free/reduced meal application and/or household survey for the 2020-21 school year.
How do I receive these meals?
Face-to-Face Students: Your account will not be charged for the breakfast/lunch you receive each day at school. Every Friday, you will be sent home with meals for the weekend.
Virtual Students and Community Members ages 18 and under:
Virtual students/community members 18 and under can pick up meals for all 7 days on Mondays from 3:30pm-5pm in the bus loop.
When does this begin?
Weekend meals for face-to-face students will be distributed starting September 11, 2020
Pick-up for virtual students began August 31, 2020
Pick-up for community members began September 14, 2020
What if my student purchased breakfast or lunch the first week of school before this announcement?
All accounts have been credited for any meals that were charged this school year.
Who do I contact with questions?
Taylor Roberts, Food Service Director @989-386-1258 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Contact Updates
Parents of CPS students: We are collecting email contact information for parents, in an effort to quickly update our information systems and get important updates to you in a timely manner. The form allows for 3 student names - if you have more than 3 children in school, please submit the form again so that we connect your email contact with all your children. Thanks for all that you do for Clare Public Schools.
Our MVP (Most Valuable Pioneer) for the month of December is: EVERY. SINGLE. STAFF MEMBER!
It's hard to imagine that we've made it this far with in-person schooling, and finding our way through bumps and bruises to deliver virtual instruction well also. So much is new this year, and learning new things is never easy...but we continue to find our way. It's what Pioneers do. Thank you to bus drivers, the first to see our kids each morning and welcome them. Thank you to our custodial and maintenance staff for warm, clean facilities every single day. Thank you to our food service staff for hot meals and plenty of good choices each day. Thank you to our paraprofessionals for their never-ending efforts to support our learners. Thank you to our interventionists, working harder than ever to see that all the pivotal skills are mastered in a safe environment. Thank you to our health care team for their efforts to keep us here safely and follow health department guidance. Thank you to our secretaries & clerks for keeping accurate records, and a warm, inviting atmosphere in our district. Thank you to the central office staff for efforts to keep up with every new mandate & meet employee needs so they can meet student needs. Thanks to our technology staff for working tirelessly to keep everything in working order, and support learning in a variety of platforms. Thank you to teachers for the incredible energy and enthusiasm in a year of remarkable change, and for setting the "we can do this" tone for everyone. Thank you to administrators for not taking days off...for supporting staff, students, and families and finding solutions for problems.
When these folks say "I'm glad you're here today" to our students, they're conveying the messages that EVERY student is valued, that we're committed to staying connected to EVERY student, and that EVERY student belongs. This is a big part of what makes Clare a great place to live and learn.
Merry Christmas everyone, and thank you to the staff at CPS for valuing every single person, and getting us right where we needed to be...here and now. Well done.