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District Will Reallocate Food Service Resources with Expanded In-Person Instruction

As students in the North Syracuse Central School District return to school for additional in-person instruction on a staggered schedule this month, the District will reallocate its food service resources to meet the changing needs. Families of students continuing to learn remotely will still be able to pick up meals in the morning or afternoon (each Monday through Wednesday) depending on their preference. Additionally, families can take meals for up to five days at a time.

With Grade K-4 students returning 5-days/week on April 12, and grade 5-12 students returning 4-days/week on April 19, the NSCSD’s new schedule for meal pickup (as of April 12) for remote students will be:

  • Monday – Evening pickup (4:30 to 5:45 p.m.) at Cicero-North Syracuse High School (6002 Route 31, Cicero) 
  • Tuesday – Evening pickup (4:30 to 5:45 p.m.) at North Syracuse Junior High School (5353 West Taft Rd., N. Syracuse)
  • Wednesday – Morning pickup (9 a.m. to 12 noon) at Roxboro Road Middle School (300 Bernard St., Mattydale) AND Cicero-North Syracuse High School (6002 Route 31, Cicero) 

Donald F.X. Keegan, the District’s Associate Superintendent for Business Services, who oversees food service programming, said, “We have been incredibly fortunate to have such a dedicated team of workers that adapted to our District’s changing needs this past year. We are thankful for their tremendous efforts keeping our students fed despite the challenges. We are excited that we are now in a position to be able to bring more of our food service staff back into buildings as our instructional models shift to more in-person learning.”
The North Syracuse Central School District will continue its existing partnership with the USDA providing free meals for all students, whether remote or in-person.

For more information, please visit the District’s Food Service website at or call the office at (315) 218-2175.