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Due to the COVID-19 crisis, all school buildings within the CIS of Mid-America network are currently closed. Our leadership staff have created remote-work plans for school-based staff, so that they can still be engaged in meaningful and necessary work while schools are closed. Their work includes consistent connection with CIS families via technology and working with partners to address critical resources such as food and other basic needs. Information about our continued services can be viewed on the following documents, available in both ENGLISH and SPANISH.

Please know that, while it will look different, we intend for our services to students and families to continue to take place throughout the remainder of this school year and moving forward in this new COVID-19 environment. Below are some resources that we believe will be helpful as we adapt to this ever-changing situation.

NOTE: These resources are being updated as we receive them. If you have updated or additional information to add to this page, please contact our Director of Communications.

Local Resources

Free Meal Delivery Information

CIS Site Coordinators are handing out food bags weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the following locations/times:

1:00-1:30 East and HS
1:30-2:00 by Step in Fetch
2:00-2:30 by Library
2:30-3:00 by Virgina Baptist Church

District News & Updates

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Food Service Availability Plan

Who: All individuals, ages 1-18. Children do NOT need to be with parents, as long as parents have fill out THIS FORM.

What: Breakfast & Lunch (delivered together)

When: Monday-Friday;  Beginning Monday, March 23rd; 

To continue indefinitely until K-12 school site restrictions are discontinued or Friday May 22nd

NOTE: There will be no meals served on Good Friday (04.10.20)

Time: 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Where: The following regular bus-stop locations:

  • Cherry Street West 719 N. Garfield
  • 3rd Street 400 W. 3rd (South Side)
  • Save-a-Lot 406 W. Main
  • Chanute Recreation Department 400 S. Evergreen
  • Tank Evergreen & Walnut
  • North Forest 500 N. Forest  (West Side)
  • Brighter Beginnings 1313 W. 14th
  • 15th and Central Corner
  • 10th Street Between Lafayette & Western
  • Chanute Elementary School
  • Royster Middle School NORTH SIDE in the Alley

Please make sure that you practice safe social distancing practices (6ft) at all times. These meals are grab and go and we will not allow anyone to congregate in these areas. 

If you drive to a location, stay in your car and we will deliver to your car.  Children must be present, we cannot send meals with adults. 

If you live in the country or you receive special transportation because of an IEP, there is a separate form for you to fill out to receive meals.  That form is located here.

District Information regarding COVID-19

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DOL Paid Leave for Families under the Coronavirus Response Act

Meal Disbursement Information

Beginning March 23, USD 490 in partnership with OPAA! is offering free breakfast and lunch to anyone age 18 or younger in El Dorado.

Meals will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the bus lanes at El Dorado High School, Blackmore Elementary, and Skelly Elementary from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.. Anyone, including parents, daycare providers, grandparents, neighbors, etc. can simply bring their child(ren) and pick up meals. Children can also walk up, but must take their meals to go.

There will also be grab-and-go meal distribution locations on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the Walnut River and Quail Ridge apartment complexes from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Per federal regulation, the child must be present for district staff to provide the meals. All meals will be packaged for easy pickup.

If you have any questions, please contact our OPAA! Food Service Director, Chandra Spears, at clspears@eldoradoschools.org.

District Information regarding COVID-19

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Community, State, and Federal Resources for Businesses

Free Meal Information

Caregivers are allowed to pick up meals for children at our grab & go locations without having to bring them. Free sack lunches are available weekdays for anyone 18 & under. Simply drive or walk up.

Here is the Monday-Friday schedule:
9-10am        Cunningham, Kingsley, and Orange
10-11am       Kittrell, Highland
11am-12pm  Becker and Lou Henry
12-1pm          Irving, Lincoln, Poyner
9am-12pm   Education Service Center, 1516 Washington St. (site for Lowell)
Please remember these meals are for children 18 and under. Please request only one per child to ensure we can continue to serve meals during this crisis.

District Information regarding Online Education during School Closures

District Information regarding COVID-19

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