Nutrition & Wellness

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Food Service

As part of our caring community commitment, we serve a “family style” lunch in the classrooms. All students participate in the set up, serving, and clean up of the meal. Students who bring lunch from home are expected to participate, too. Teachers eat with the students, modeling appropriate manners and conversation.

Students who qualify for free or reduced price lunch are enrolled in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s school meal program. We encourage all families to apply and take advantage of this program. Students who do not qualify for the USDA program may purchase meals at school. GCCS partners with Julia K Caters to provide breakfast and lunch for GCCS students.  Menus are made available at least one week prior to allow families to plan their budgets. Please advise the main office of any special diet needs or food allergies.

REOPENING UPDATE:

This year, whether families are electing to join in the hybrid model or are fully virtual, meals are provided for students who order and/or qualify for free or reduced-priced meals.

  • Hybrid Model Learners: Tuesdays and Fridays, students who are attending in-person will bring meals home for the days they are attending remotely.
  • Virtual Learners: Families may pick up meals between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.  There will be enough meals for the student between pick up days.
  • Rochester City Residents: Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 9, grab-and-go meals will be available at 20 RCSD schools, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday Beginning Monday, Sept. 14, R-Centers will have breakfast, lunch and dinner available from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.  For more information, see the release on the City of Rochester website here.

Meal Shaming Policy

GCCS provides access to nutritious no- and low-cost meals for all families without judgement or stigmatizing students.  The entire Meal Shaming Policy can be found by clicking here.

Free/Reduced Meals Application

Families are welcome to fill out this application to determine if they qualify for free or reduced-priced meals.  Please fill out the application and return it to the GCCS Main Office.

Wellness Policy

Students’ health and wellness are equally as important to our school’s philosophy as the students’ academic achievement.  GCCS has a Wellness Policy that can be found here.