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All meals meet the nutrition requirements for the School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program as defined by the USDA.
The United States Department of Agriculture is allowing schools to provide meals for the 2021-2022 school year through a provision of the National School Lunch Program called the Seamless Summer Option (SSO). A waiver has been issued in order to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to COVID-19. Our school has chosen to use this waiver and operate the SSO which enables us to provide meals free of charge for all students. No application is required to receive this free meal benefit.
However, your child(ren) may qualify for additional benefits such as reduced fees or the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) which is a federal temporary emergency nutrition benefit that is loaded onto electronic cards for families to purchase food. At public schools, your application also helps the school qualify for education funds and discounts. We ask all families to fill out the Alternate Income application to see if you qualify.
7th & 8th Grade
Yes, but a Special Dietary Needs Request must be submitted to Food and Nutrition Services to ensure that proper foods are provided.
Under federal regulations, a Special Dietary Needs Request must be completed by a Licensed Physician (when identifying a disability such as a life-threatening food allergy or diabetes) or a Recognized Medical Authority (RMA) when identifying a non-disabling medical condition such as a food intolerance. For Special Dietary Needs Request purposes, an RMA includes a Licensed Physician, Doctor of Osteopathy, Licensed Physician’s Assistant, ARNP or Licensed Naturopathic Physician.
Personal or religious food preferences such as vegan, vegetarian or halal, do not meet the definition of a disabling or non-disabling medical condition for which a special school meal will be provided. Families and students are encouraged to become familiar with the school meal menu to identify the days when these menu options are readily available.
Forms may also be requested by contacting the school’s office.
Managing food allergies in school is a team effort; our kitchen staff work collaboratively with school administration and our school nurse to ensure that the needs of students with food allergies are addressed. On a daily basis, our menus provide students with menu choices allowing each child to select food items that meet their taste preferences and allergy needs.
If your child has a special diet concern, please be sure to complete the Special Dietary Needs Request form and submit a copy to the main office. Accommodations will be made as necessary.
Listed below are the eight most common food allergies found among children and adults.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: www.ascr.usda.gov, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: email@example.com
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.