Child Nutrition Department
Ponder ISD continues to seek guidance from the Texas Education Agency, Denton County Health Department, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other state and fegeral entitites in determining appropriate measures in responding to the challenges being faced due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please review our protocols below, as our top priority is to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our students.
Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! We look forward to FEEDING THE LIONS !
Child Nutrition staff are required to self-screen for symptoms before coming onto campus each day. Any employee with COVID-19 symptoms or are lab-confirmed with COVID-19 should report to the school system, and must remain off campus until they meet criteria for re-entry. Child Nutrition staff will use facial coverings and gloves when performing job responsibilities. Ponder ISD kitchens and cafeterias are cleaned and disinfected daily. Cafeterias, serving areas, and all eating areas are cleaned between lunch periods or rotation of students. Signage is located in the cafeteria and serving area to reinforce social distancing. Meals will be served onto disposable plates to eliminate the spread of germs. Grab & Go style of service will be implemented when appropriate, to promote social distancing.
We are proud to be “Feeding the Lions” of Ponder! Our goal is to provide great tasting, student pleasing foods that are nutritious and encourage healthy choices for our kids. Our meals and snacks follow the USDA Nutrition Standards for all foods sold in our schools.Visitors to the Ponder ISD website will find that menus and information relating to specific campuses are posted on that campus' website. As a convenience, we have posted links to each campus cafeteria below.
Ponder ISD offers the online EZSchoolPay service to the parents of PISD students. Parents are always welcome to check the account of their children at any time free of charge – there is no cost whatsoever associated with balance inquiries, viewing transactions history for the past 30 days and getting email alerts on balances. EZSchoolPay service also allows parents to make deposits to their account for a fee. This service is simply offered as a convenience for those parents who find it helpful. As always, Ponder ISD will continue to accept deposits in the form of cash and checks. Payments can also be made at each cafeteria. At the Elementary payments can also be made to the classroom teacher.
For more information please contact Child Nutrition Director, Jeannie DeLange at 940-479-8308 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.