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School Food Service Parent Guide     

2022-2023

YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE

Please remember, to fill out a free/reduced meal application, especially for 7th-12th grade students who will be charged for meals again this school year. Although school meals are available at no cost to students in grades K-6th through CEP (community eligibility provision), applying for meal benefits is still very important.

By applying for meal benefits you may be eligible for the following:

  • Free or Reduced priced meals for your 7th-12th grade student(s)
  • Reduced registration fees for AP, SAT and/or AP Tests
  • Community programs: Thanksgiving Baskets, Coats for Kids

Your application affects funding in many areas!

  • School Funding
  • Internet & Technology
  • Access to grants
  • Resources for classrooms, teachers & children

Please Note: If you received a Direct Certification Letter, you do NOT need to complete a free/reduced meal application.

 

 

Once a month, we will be highlighting New York State products by crafting a menu around our State’s bounty. 

Watch for NY Thursdays!

2022-2023 School Year Meal Prices

First Breakfast:

K-6…............................... At No Cost MS…............................... $1.60  HS…............................... $1.60

First Lunch:

K-6…............................... At No Cost      MS..............................…  $2.60                HS.................................  $2.85

A la carte items include but are not limited to:

Milk, snacks, bottled water, 2nd Breakfast, 2nd Lunches, and doubles.

Snack Milk….............................. $0.50  Second Breakfast K-6................  $2.00  Second Breakfast 7-12............... $2.25 Second Lunch K-6....................… $3.00  Second Lunch 7-8.......................$3.50  Second Lunch 9-12.....................$3.75

Breakfast is

Available Daily!

We encourage all students to participate in the breakfast program. A grab and go “snack” breakfast will be available to K-6 students when they enter the building each day, even if there is a 2-hour delay. MS/HS students will need to come to the cafeteria to receive their complete breakfast.

Healthcare provider notes and Special Diet Prescriptions, filled out by a physician, must be updated annually with your school nurse. 

A copy of the Diet Prescription is enclosed and can be found on the district’s website

 

Student Lunch Account:

All students use a PIN (personal identification number) or a barcode on their student ID at the point of meal service.  Returning students will still use the same PIN, and all positive account balances will remain the same as they were when the students left for the summer.  If your child is new to the District, his/her PIN will be the student identification number that he or she will receive on the first day of school.  Remember that the POS (point of sale) will be connected to the Parent Portal/Infinite Campus.  This will allow you better access to see what your student(s) has/have been purchasing from the cafeteria.  If you do not have a Parent Portal account; please contact your building administrator to sign up for one.  For the K-6 students, they will only need to enter the PIN or use the barcode at lunch time or when purchasing snacks. 

We strongly encourage parents to pre-pay for their students’ breakfast; lunch; and á la carte (items not included with a complete meal.  Ex: snack items or beverages) purchases on a weekly, monthly, or yearly basis.  Please keep in mind that this form of payment involves a debit account.  All monies deposited can be used for complete meals and a la carte purchases.  You may send in cash, or checks written out to Onteora CSD Food Service.   On-line payments can be made through the Parent Portal for a fee of $2.50.  You may refer to the district website at www.onteora.k12.ny.us/MealPolicy for the district’s charge policy.

Nondiscrimination Statement: 

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

2.        fax:
           (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3.        email:
           program.intake@usda.gov 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.