I hear that some Highland Park Middle School/McCulloch Intermediate School parents are hopping mad because the renovation of the campus’s cafeteria won’t be finished before school starts a week from Monday. Today’s announcement from the district says students will have to bring their lunches every day, and they won’t be allowed to order in from restaurants.
Later this fall, students at MIS/HPMS will finally have a little breathing room in the cafeteria, thanks to the ongoing expansion project, which will add 6,500 square feet to allow seating for 650 per lunch period.
The work will continue through the end of October, due to design revisions and construction delays, and the kitchen will not be operational until construction is completed.
Since we will not be able to prepare food in the cafeteria, we will not be able to serve lunch while the cafeteria is under construction. Parents, we appreciate your patience and partnership during this process. To keep things running smoothly:
- Students are asked to bring their lunches every day.
- Students who forget their lunches will need to tell their teachers by 8:30 a.m. so that sandwiches can be prepared at another campus and delivered in time for lunch. Their Skyward account will be charged.
- We will continue to sell milk, juice and water. Just be sure to put funds in your child’s Skyward account.
- A light breakfast will be available for purchase for seventh-grade athletes.
- Restaurant deliveries are not allowed.
We’ll have more on this in the Aug. 23 edition of the paper.