Nutrition Services

Students


2017-2018


WELCOME


Dear Parents & Guardians,

We are excited to announce that many of our district schools have been qualified to participate in the new Federal Community Eligibility Provision program which allows us to offer all students enrolled at these schools breakfast and lunch at no cost. 
Participating schools are: Brookdale Elementary, Central Avenue Elementary, Christensen Elementary, Elmhurst Elementary, Harvard Elementary, James Sales Elementary, Midland Elementary, Ford Middle, Keithley Middle, and GATES High. 

All students attending the above listed schools will receive a breakfast and a  lunch at no cost every school day starting the first day of school and throughout the entire school year.  Families of students enrolled in these schools will not be required to submit applications for free or reduced meals. However, families  with students enrolled at non qualifying schools must still submit a free and reduced meal application for processing for those students.

We strongly encourage families to complete the family income survey that will be sent home with all students the first week of school.  The information you provide in this survey will help ensure that your child continues to have access to the level of resources he/she has at school. The completed survey can be turned in to your child's school or the Nutrition Services Office.

For questions regarding the CEP program or the Family Income Survey please contact the Nutrition Services office at 253.298.4618.

2017-2018 Free and Reduced Meal Applications

Parent Reminders:
For faster processing, completed applications can be submitted directly to the Nutrition Services Office.  Applications turned in at school or elsewhere in the district can take up to 7-10 business days to process from the day it is received in the Nutrition Services office. Parents/guardians must make meal arrangements for students, i.e. sack lunch/pay cash or check for meals, until an application is processed and approved.
The new income guidelines chart can be found in the 2017-2018 letter to household.

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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Nutrition Services        11807 24th Ave E; Tacoma, WA 98445         253.298.4618