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Meal Service Continuity Plan

Philip’s Academy Charter School of Paterson
Meal Service Continuity Plan

Note, this plan is a working document and revisions will be made as needed.
Last updated March, 24, 2020

The Philip’s Academy Charter School of Paterson Meal Service Continuity Plan is designed to provide students with continued access to meal service that aligns to the requirements of the food service program and as detailed by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

The Meal Service Continuity Plan will address the following:

  • Logistical Coordination of Meal Delivery
  • Staff Roles
  • Communication Plan for Dissemination of Meal Availability to Families

Logistical Coordination of Meal Delivery

In the event of a mandated school closure, Philip’s Academy Charter School of Paterson will participate in the Paterson Public School meal distribution plan which includes twice-weekly distribution of meals by ward within Paterson, NJ on Mondays and Wednesday from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm:

Ward

1

Public School No. 28, 200 Presidential Blvd.

Public School No. 12, 121 North Second St.


Ward

2

Public School No. 7, 106 Ramsey St.

Public School No. 19, 31 James St.


Ward

3

Public School No. 20, 500 East 37th St.

Paterson Riverside Veterans Recreation Center, 161 Fifth Ave.

STARS Academy, 765 14th Ave.

Ward

4

Public School No. 21, 322 10th Ave.

St. Luke Baptist Church, 139 Carroll St.


Ward

5

The Full Service Community Center, 518 Market St.

The Great Falls Academy (GFA) Program at Public School No. 11, 350 Market St.

Temple Shalom, 586 Main St.

Ward

6

Martin Luther King, Jr. Education Complex, 851 East 28th St.

Public School No. 9, 6 Timothy Street




Staff Roles

Food Service Staff

Philip’s Academy Charter School of Paterson will provide, at minimum, three volunteers daily to support at one of the ward-based meal distribution centers. Staff will report to the distribution center Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30am and support with set-up and service until 1:00pm.

Director of School Operations

In the event a staff member is unable to attend their assigned shift, the Director of School Operations will be responsible for coordinating a substitute to ensure we meet the requirement of providing three volunteers daily.

Communication Plan

In the event of a mandated school closure, we will communicate with our families through established communication channels which include:

  • -School-wide messaging platform (RemindApp)
  • -Phone blast
  • -Website pop-up and links to all documentation

We have sent home surveys and flyers to ensure that families have access to our school-wide messaging systems and have sent home printed plans to all families that detail the plan above.