Chandler USD updates community on reopening, school meal plans

Chandler USD officials sent an email to families July 24 updating them on criteria to return to in-person classroom instruction and changes to the district's meal service program. (Community Impact staff)
Chandler USD officials sent an email to families July 24 updating them on criteria to return to in-person classroom instruction and changes to the district's meal service program. (Community Impact staff)

Chandler USD officials sent an email to families July 24 updating them on criteria to return to in-person classroom instruction and changes to the district's meal service program. (Community Impact staff)

Chandler USD officials sent an email to families July 24 updating them on criteria to return to in-person classroom instruction and changes to the district's meal service program.

"Governor Doug Ducey and Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced Thursday afternoon that by August 7th the Arizona Department of Health Services will develop and release public health benchmarks for the safe return of in-person, teacher-led classroom instruction," read the email. "We continue to communicate with state and county health officials and the Governor’s office as we prepare for the return of in-person instruction."

When virtual learning begins, the district's curbside meal program will transition to the traditional National School Lunch Program, according to the district.

Enrolled Chandler USD students will still be able to pick up meals curbside at select sites. Students who have qualified for free or reduced meals will continue to eat free, and paying students will receive a five-day meal bundle for a discounted price of $23, according to the district.

To qualify for free or reduced meals, complete an application at www.myschoolapps.com.


Meal service details

According to the district's website, the universal free meal program will end July 31, and the food distribution program will resume again Aug. 5 with the beginning of virtual learning.

Meals are available to all enrolled Chandler USD students, whether they are enrolled via Chandler Online Academy or in brick-and-mortar school. Parents and guardians will be able to pick up meals without children present, but the student's name and ID number will be required at pickup.

Meals can be picked up from any of the sites listed, regardless of the student's home school site.

Students will receive five breakfasts and five lunches at pickup. Menus are located at https://cusdnutrition.nutrislice.com.

Wed. 8:30-10:30 a.m.

  • Andersen Jr.

  • Chandler High

  • Galveston Elementary

  • Willis Jr. High

  • Perry High


Wed. 4-6 p.m.


  • Frye Elementary

  • Hartford Elementary

  • San Marcos Elementary

  • Basha High



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