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East Union CSD Nutrition Program

East Union CSD Breakfast/Lunch Program

 

East Union CSD Nutrition Program 2015-16



Meal Account Information

 

No charges will be allowed when a family meal account is at zero or has a negative balance. This includes the purchase of milk for a sack lunch.

 

Beginning May 27, 2014, the East Union Community School District will not allow family meal accounts to incur a negative balance.  When a negative balance is reached, the student(s) will be placed on the Modified Meal List. This will mean that the student(s) will not be allowed to eat breakfast and will only be offered a sunbutter and jelly sandwich with a milk for lunch. This does not affect students who receive free meals.  The student(s) will remain on the Modified Meal List until the account has a positive balance.

 

To avoid a negative balance, a notification is sent out each Thursday or Friday. When  a family meal account becomes low, the parents/guardians will be notified by the school, to let them know that there is a week or less of meals left in the family meal account.   If money is not put into the account before the account reaches zero or lower, the student(s) will either need to bring a lunch from home or will receive a modified meal the next day. Families will be notified daily, when their account has reached a negative balance.

 

Whenever emails are available, parents will be notified via email. If no email is available, students in grades PreK-5 will receive a note in their blue folders on Friday advising parents/guardians of low balances. Students in grades 6-12 will be notified by email that they need to bring money for the family meal account.

 

If the family meal account goes negative the following will be the means used to notify the student(s):

  • In grades PreK-5, Ms. Christine Bear will be notified that the student is to have a modified meal and an email will be sent to the student’s teacher.

  • In grades 6-12, students will be notified via email, that he/she can pick up the modified meal in the cafeteria, if he/she wants one and that they are to notify the kitchen if one is needed.

  • Students will remain on the modified meal until the account is brought up to a positive balance amount.

 

The Food Service staff will also be aware of the student(s) who will need to pick up a modified meal that day.

*At any time throughout the school year, if parents/families are having difficulty paying for meals or if the financial situation has changed, we encourage parents/guardians to fill out a Free/Reduced Meal Application. Applications are available in the Superintendent’s office. Call 641-347-5704  if you have any questions or want to request an application be sent to you.

 

Payment to the Family Meal Account

  • Check or Cash:

    • Send cash or a check with the student. This money can be given to K’Lea Johnson in the kitchen between 8 am and 2 pm. Money received after 1pm will be deposited the following day.

  • Online:  

    • Go to:  http://www.east-union.k12.ia.us and click on the Online Payments icon on the right side of the page. You can then either check the family account balance or make a payment. “Last name” means the last name of the parent and the JMC password is the same one used to check student information. There is a $1.00 convenience charge.

Breakfast Price

  • Grades JK-12 is $1.50

  • Reduced Breakfasts are 30¢

  • Adult/visitor/visiting student is $2.00

 

Breakfast Menu

A choice of:

  • the Main entree of the day,

  • cereal with toast,

  • a yogurt parfait with granola,

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich,

  • or a UBR (ultimate Breakfast Bar).

 

100% fruit juice and fruit are both available at each breakfast

Plus a choice of

  • skim white milk,

  • skim chocolate milk,

  • skim strawberry milk, or

  • 1% white milk.

 

THERE WILL BE NO BREAKFAST WHEN THERE IS A LATE START

Lunch Prices

  • Jk-5th grades is $2.20

  • grades 6th-8th is $2.25

  • grades 9th-12th is $2.35

  • Reduced Lunches are 40¢

  • Adult/visitor/ visiting student/second lunch is $3.50

 

Students in grades 6th-12th  lunch service

Middle school students will come down the south ramp and proceed through the west side of the lunch line, the High school students will come down the north ramp and proceed around the concourse to the east side of the lunch line. This is to ensure correct serving sizes and to enable the nutrition staff is able to determine that the correct serving sizes are taken.

 

Students can select the main entree at the serving table. They will then proceed through the lunch line that will offer a choice of cold and hot veggies, fruits and grains. 9th-12th are able to select both fruit choices, where 6th-8th will have to choose one or the other. Since it is a self serve line, we expect everybody to select a reasonable amount of food and food items, as it is NOT an all-you-can-eat buffet.

 

Students in grades 3-5 lunch service

Some students will come down the south ramp and proceed through the lunch line, the others will follow the hallway to the north ramp and proceed around the concourse to the lunch line.

 

Students can select the main entree at the serving table. They will then proceed through the lunch line that will offer a choice of cold and hot veggies, a choice of one fruit and grains. Since it is a self serve line, we expect everybody to select a reasonable amount of food and food items, as it is NOT an all-you-can-eat buffet.

 

Students in grades PreK-2 lunch service

Some students will come down the south ramp and proceed through the lunch line, the others will follow the hallway to the north ramp and proceed around the concourse to the lunch line.

 

Students served and are offered fewer choices to facilitate a smoother service line and a longer time to eat.

 

Staff

Staff members are able to go down either side of the lunch line. Since it is a self serve line, we expect everybody to select a reasonable amount of food and food items, as it is NOT an all-you-can-eat buffet. The higher cost of the adult meals does NOT mean that bigger servings are taken. The higher price reflects the total reimbursement of the student meals.



Visitors/Adults

Parents and friends are encouraged to come and have lunch and/or breakfast with our students. We do, however, ask that the visitor pay at the end of the lunch line and that they have the correct change as the Nutrition Department does not keep change on hand. This helps to keep the line moving faster to ensure that the students get as much time to eat as possible.

 

The cost for anyone that is not an EUCSD enrolled student, whether it is a child or an adult, is $3.50. If correct change is not available, the remaining amount can be deposited to the student’s family meal account.

 

Additional Charges

Adults and students in grades 6-12 are able to purchase additional helpings and meals if there is a positive balance in the Family Meal Account. The items and serving sizes that comprise the regular meal will be listed at the beginning of the lunch line everyday. If adults or students take more than the listed serving size or items, they will be charged accordingly. This will include all items on the lunch line, as well as condiments. It is the responsibility of the student to read the menu and be aware of the serving size when they are serving themselves, as they will be charged for any extras. Students and Adults who do not have money in their accounts will not be allowed extra servings or meals. It is the responsibility of the everyone who eats school meals to know their account balance each day before taking extras. Family Meal Account balances can be checked on the same site as is used to check grades. All charges and deposits are displayed.

 

Parents are encouraged to discuss with their children what is expected of them. It is the parent’s responsibility to let their child(ren) know if they approve of them purchasing extras.

 

USDA 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, 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: (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: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Iowa Non-Discrimination Notice:

USDA 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, 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: (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: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

It is the policy of the Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, gender, disability, religion, age, political party affiliation, or actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code sections 216.9 and 256.10(2), Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title IX, Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973), and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by the Iowa Department of Education, please contact the legal counsel for the Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146, telephone number 515-281-5295; or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, telephone number 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576, or email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov

 

 

 


It is the policy of the East Union Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs and/or its employment practices. There is an Anti-Bullying/Harassment Policy and Procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions related to this policy, please contact the Equity Coordinator: Lance Ridgely, Superintendent; 1916 HS Drive, Afton, IA, 50312. 641-347-5215.