Upcoming News & Events
January 6, 2023 and Beyond
Happy New Year, Everyone! We have enjoyed our first week back – and eagerly anticipate the next weeks and months ahead. So – let’s get started! Here’s what you need to know for next week.
Monday, Jan. 9th – Friday, Jan. 13th: Regular schedule all week
Paying for Meals to Resume on Monday, Jan. 9th
The Milford Foodservice Department has been honored to serve our school communities with wholesome, nutritious meals – at no charge – since the beginning of the pandemic. And they are ready to continue to serve everyone in our system. Couple of things to know going forward.
We Will Return to ‘Meals for Purchase’ on Monday
While breakfast and lunch options will continue to be offered, students and staff will be expected to pay for those meals. As we’ve mentioned many times over the past several weeks, there are a variety of ways for families to arrange payment:
Titan/My School Lunch: an online payment portal where families can deposit funds for their child/rens foodservice account.
Checks: Families may choose to submit a check (along with a deposit slip) that will be forwarded to the school cafeteria.
Free/Reduced Price Application: families who have completed, submitted, and have been approved for the F/R Price program will continue to receive either free or discounted meals. Keep in mind, thought, that it’s never too late to complete a Free/Reduced Price Application. If you have not done so and would like to apply, please do so!
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Accounts That Have Zero Balances
We know it has been a long time since we’ve followed a Meals for Purchase operation and we recognize it will take a little time for everyone to get used to it again. One of the things we want you to know is that NO CHILD will ever be denied a meal, nor shamed in any way, based on a negative school meal account. The department will be in contact with families should a negative balance occur and have a conversation on how to resolve the situation.
If you have any questions about this or your child’s specific foodservice account, we ask you to please reach out to your school’s cafeteria manager.
MPS Podcast: Episode 9 Just Released!
Great news! The latest MPS Podcast has just been released and it’s a great one. Enjoy this week’s edition as it contains lots of updates from the district, an overview of athletic highlights, and ‘the Best of 2022’! Here’s the link.
Monday, Jan. 9th: Board of Education Regular Business Meeting, Parsons, 7:00 p.m.
The Milford Board of Education will conduct its monthly business meeting on Monday, Jan. 9th, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Parsons Complex. Here’s what’s on tap this month: Chair’s Report, Superintendent’s Report: 2023-24 Proposed Superintendent’s Budget, 2023-24 Academic Calendar, Human Resources Report, Quarterly Budget Report, Disbursement Report, Approval of the Working Agreement between MBOE and Milford School Security Guards Union Local 1313, Council #4 AFSME-AFL-CIO, Consent Agenda (12/12/2022 Minutes), and Board Comment. All are welcome. PACKET.
FROM THE COMMUNITY
1/10/2023: Milford Fencing Club to Have Open House on Tuesday at The Academy
We are pleased to share the news that the Milford Fencing Club will conduct an Open House event on Tuesday, Jan. 10th for students in Grades 4-12. The event will be held at The Academy in the school’s gym (140 Gulf Street) beginning at 7:00 p.m. This organization has been in place for many years and teaches students all about the sport from beginners and up! Come learn all about it on Tuesday. Click HERE for the flyer.
Have a great weekend, everybody!
-Milford Public Schools