Blue Ridge staff receives special surprise from Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley

Staff at Blue Ridge School was given a special surprise from the Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley on Monday when Rotarians John Barrow and Carl Hyde presented $100 gift cards to the essential staff involved in BRS’ food delivery and remote learning programs. 

“Blue Ridge School is committed to caring for the wellness and health of our students,” said Blue Ridge Early College Principal Tracie Metz. “Through the leadership of Superintendent Dr. Elliott Superintendent, Laura Cabe, Director of Child Nutrition, and Josh Francis, Director of Transportation in coordination with our local school team, we are able to provide breakfast and lunch meal packets for our students.”

Daily operations are coordinated by BRS Cafeteria Manager Tina Coggins and Assistant Principal Kheri Cowan.

From left are Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley Rotarians John Barrow and Carl Hyde

Beginning this week, meal packs for Thursday will include Thursday lunch, Friday breakfast and lunch, and Saturday, Sunday, and Monday breakfasts. This is in addition of two drinks and two breakfast items. Blue Ridge serves over 200 students throughout the district per day,

“Our essential staff members work diligently to ensure the food preparation and distribution are handled in a safe manner following all recommendations from the Health Director and in compliance with Governor Roy Cooper’s orders,” said Metz. “In addition, we have essential team members who rotate throughout the week to help ensure there is enough support to complete this work. While we are a small school, we excel when it comes to teamwork and care for our students. There is never a shortage of helpful hands!”

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