All lined up

Sack lunches were all lined up and ready for dispensing at Wayne earlier this week. Superintendent Toby Ringwald said cafeteria workers Rebecca Briggs, Joyce Sheehy, Tammy Dixon, Betty Hightower and Vickie Spray helped with the bags. Bus drivers making the deliveries included Al Dodson, Billy Lucas, Heather Spray, Murna Herrington and Tammy Mayer.

School officials at all three schools, Wayne, Lexington and Washington have confirmed students will be fed either grab and go or drive through meals while classes are not in session.

The meal feeding began Monday and will go through at least Friday, school officials report.

At Washington meals are available for pickup between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on the west side of the school cafeteria.

“Vehicles enter the west side of the elementary off Kirby Street. Meals will be handed through the driver’s car window,” superintendent Chris Reynolds said.

“Vehicles should exit to the south by the bus barn/McAlister Gym on to Turner Street.”

For delivery call 288-6190.

At Lexington a sacked selection of a breakfast and lunch item will be available at three locations during the school closure except Friday April 3 when the school was to be closed.

The pickup at the elementary school is from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.. The Lexington Rural Fire station #2 near the 144th and SH 39 intersection from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and at the corner of Slaughterville Road and SH 77 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

“Food items cannot be given to adults without their eligible children present,” superintendent Chad Hall said.

Hall also reminded school patrons the Chickasaw Nation Nutrition Center at 1530 Hardcastle Blvd., in Purcell has meals available to all children age one to 18 during the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The child must be present.

At Wayne, superintendent Toby Ringwald said, “to better promote social distancing, we will not be using all the drop sites but will instead be delivering meals through our bus routes.”

A sack lunch and a breakfast for the following morning are being provided between the times of 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. for children from 0-18 within the boundaries of the Wayne School District.

The only grab and go will be at the Wayne Schools cafeteria. A drive through and walk through will be available.

If the students usually ride a bus, a staff member will drive to their house and honk. 

“Please let them know the number of meals needed,” Ringwald continued. “Our staff member will place the lunch sack on a safe surface for pick up.”

For students who live in the district but do not ride the bus, please email with your name the number of children and address for delivery.

“We know is may be exciting to see a familiar face when receiving these meals,” Ringwald said. “But please help us to keep everyone safe by refraining from hugs, high fives or direct contact.

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