Free meals for students extended through December 31

WEST COLUMBIA, SC -- Lexington Two’s students -- whether in the full-time Virtual Academy or hybrid model -- will receive free meals at school and by curbside pickup, through December 31, 2020, after the USDA extended its summer meals program amid COVID-19. 


HYBRID STUDENTS


Hybrid students will be able to receive free breakfast and lunch while at school during their assigned in-person days.


Students also will be able to take home meals as they are dismissed at the end of the school day as follows:


For students who attend in-person classes on Monday/Thursday -- On Monday, students will receive breakfast and lunch for Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday, 

students will take home breakfast and lunch for Friday.

For students who attend in-person classes on Tuesday/Friday -- On Tuesday, students will receive breakfast and lunch for Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, students will take home a breakfast and lunch for Monday.


VIRTUAL ACADEMY STUDENTS 

Orders for free meals must be placed in advance on the PayPams website, so food services will know how many meals to prepare for each family. 

Curbside pickup of pre-ordered meals will be offered two days a week -- Monday and Thursday only -- from 11am-12pm at four Lexington Two schools: Cayce Elementary, Riverbank Elementary, Pine Ridge Middle and Airport High.  You do not have to be a student at the school to pick up your meals at that location. 

Monday’s curbside pickup will include breakfast and lunch for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Thursday’s pickup will include breakfast and lunch for Thursday and Friday.  

Virtual Academy families will need to first register at www.paypams.com before they can pre-order meals. Instructions are as follows:

  • Visit www.paypams.com
  • Click SIGN UP NOW
  • Select State:  SC
  • Click Submit
  • Double Click:  Lexington School District Two
  • Click Continue
  • Complete the requested information
  • Click Create Account
  • Review Summary
  • Click Submit, if information is correct.  If not, click Edit.
  • Enter your students First Name, Last Name and Date of Birth
  • Click Add
  • Click Add more to add additional Students
  • Repeat this process for each student

After registering, families are ready to pre-order meals as follows:


  • Log in to PayPams.com 
  • Click on Meal Ordering
  • Choose your Location for Meal Pickup 
  • Select the days you are ordering
  • Click Submit Order (look for confirmation #)
  • Repeat process for other students
  • Don’t forget to pick up meals on the correct day and time you’ve indicated in the order

IMPORTANT TO NOTE


There is a possibility that the USDA will not receive enough funding from Congress to cover free meals for the entire period through December 31. Therefore, we encourage our Lexington Two families to complete an online application to see whether they qualify for free or reduced price meals.  Visit www.paypams.com/onlineapp and follow the instructions.  A new application is required each school year, and only one application per household is needed.  Paper applications are available at each school's front office or at the Lexington Two district office.

 

QUESTIONS?

 

Families with questions about 2020-21 meal service can call the Food Service Office at (803) 739-4010.