Over the last few weeks, you may have seen news stories about a national supply shortage of milk cartons impacting milk availability in school districts across the country. We wanted to inform you that, unfortunately, the shortage is now directly impacting the Moses Lake School District. Understanding these supply chain challenges will likely continue for the next several months, we wanted to let you know we’re doing everything we can to address these issues.
Our top priority is to ensure all students have access to something to drink during lunch. For this reason, please send your child to school with a water bottle if they do not already have one. Students will have access to fill their bottles before lunch and throughout the day.
We are keeping a close eye on any developments and actively exploring alternative methods of milk distribution, including bulk milk dispensers, milk in plastic bottles, and shelf-stable options. We understand this may have an impact on the daily routines of our students, especially those in elementary schools.
If you have any questions or concerns about how this shortage may affect your child or if you have any specific needs, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school. There’s nothing we take more seriously than the well-being of our students, and we are committed to finding the best solutions to ensure their needs are met.
Thank you in advance for your patience and flexibility during this time.