Breakfast and Hot Lunch Program and Charging Policy
Every student has their own individual lunch account. When applying money to their account, please send payments to the main office with each student’s name, class and the amount you wish to put in their account.
Students eligible for free/reduced meals also have individual lunch accounts. Money can be applied to their accounts for ala carte items, juice and extra milk. Only the breakfast and hot lunch/salad bar qualifies for the free/reduced pricing.
When your student’s lunch account falls below $0 a negative balance notification will be emailed on Wednesdays. If your student’s account continues in the negative an email reminder will be sent or a phone call from the office will be made. The principal will be made aware of any severe negative balances. *Application for a change in meal eligibility is always available through Mrs. Tourney.
If a student’s account is negative they will be allowed to charge their lunch until payment is made. No student is denied a hot lunch/salad bar. No breakfast, ala carte, juice or extra milk can be charged.
To eliminate end of the year negative lunch accounts, we change charging policy on May 1. Students with negative balances can continue to charge their lunch, but will receive an alternate lunch, consisting of a cheese sandwich, vegetable, fruit and milk.
Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) provides food assistance to families with students who would have received free or reduced lunch while attending school but are not in school due to COVID-19 restrictions. Families with eligible children will be issued a card with which they may purchase food. Keep your card!
For more information, visit https://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/
free and reduced lunch
As we move forward, our goal is to implement paperless communication. Whether you pay online or send your payment to the main office (no cost to you), all families are expected to set up their student’s lunch accounts with MyPaymentsPlus for lunch account viewing. There is no cost to enroll. For enrollment, you will need your student’s lunch ID number which is available in the school office from Shelley Tourney. The software provider assesses a fee of 4.75% for the online payment option, but lunch account viewing is free.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
For State and local Agencies and their subrecipients use the FNS Nondiscrimination Statement.
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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior credible activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
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 responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint 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: (1) mail: 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.
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Cafeteria Contact Information
10:25-10:55 AM (T, R - 6, 7, & 8)
12:00-12:30 PM (T, R - 4 & 5)