Schools to provide meals during virus closures

Michael Smith

Most area school cafeterias have announced lunch programs while classrooms remain closed. Efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will prevent meals from being served on-site, but federal school nutrition waivers are allowing cafeterias to prepare “grab and go” meals.

Families of Ardmore students have been directed to the school’s website,, to fill out a form that includes the students’ bus number. Beginning on Tuesday, meals will be delivered to assigned locations that will be posted to the school’s website.

Ardmore families must sign up for meals by Monday at 9 a.m. and questions are being directed to ACS Child Nutrition Director Robye Cook at (580) 504-7294. Signup for meals the week of March 30 will be available later this week.

Plainview students can receive to-go lunches beginning at 11 a.m. on Monday at the awning in front of the Intermediate Elementary school, according to the Plainview Public Schools website. For more information or to request a lunch for children, call (580) 223-6319.

Beginning on Monday at 10:30 a.m., Dickson students can use the bus line at the Dickson Elementary School cafeteria to receive a bag lunch. Students will also be able to receive meals at various sites across the district, according to a statement.

For site information or Dickson students unable to attend a meal site, call (580) 223-9557. If leaving a voicemail, include your name, drop-off location, number of children and any special nutritional needs.

In Lone Grove, students can receive meals at either the elementary or high school cafeterias each school day through April 3. Lone Grove students can pick up meals between 10:30 a.m. and noon each school day, according to the school’s website.