Friday, May 15, 2020, marked the end of the Holden R-III District’s school year in a different fashion than ever before.
Superintendent Dr. Mike Hough sent a letter home to parents on May 14, detailing the upcoming summer meal program and planned summer school.
He also thanked families for their help in what was an unprecedented end to the school year.
“Thank you for partnering with your child’s teachers to continue learning throughout this spring of uncertainty,” Dr. Hough said. “While instructional supports will cease for this school year, meals will continue for those who sign up, as we transition into our Summer Meal Program.
“Tentative plans for a potential Summer School in July are being considered as we monitor guidelines from state and county health officials and regulations from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.”
More information regarding Summer School will be sent to parents later in June.
At Holden, The Summer Meal Program has offered FREE meals to all kids ages 0-18, for several summers.
Parents will still be able to receive breakfast, lunch and supper for their child(ren) daily on weekdays from Monday, May 18 through Friday, August 21. However, delivery to bus stops is not approved for this program.
The following variety of times and locations will be available for you to drive through to pick up your meals.
All three daily meals will be distributed together at your chosen location.
Meals may be picked up at the following places: Holden Elementary Cafeteria – 1903 S Market St., Holden, from 12 to 2 p.m. Latour Presbyterian Church – 2 Highway, Latour, from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Enon Baptist Church – (Pittsville), 541 NW 9469 MO 131, Holden, frp, 5 to 5:30 p.m. JOCO Fire Protection District #2 – (Pittsville), 1352 NW 565th Rd, Holden, from 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Holden Public Library – 207 S. Main St, Holden, from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Elm MoDOT Commuter Parking Lot – (Across the highway from Dollar General), 50 Highway and County Road 1601, Kingsville, from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
Please note, there will not be meals on Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day.
If you would like to sign up for the Summer Meal Program, please fill out the form on the school’s website at holdenschools.org.
If you are unable to fill out the form online, please call the Holden Opaa! Food Service Hotline at (816) 850-4444, Ext. 7317, and leave a message to sign up.
“I am pleased Holden R-III School District is able to continue offering meals to the children in our community and hope all of you are staying happy, healthy, and safe,” Dr. Hough said.