School Lunch Program
A NOTE FROM YOUR SCHOOL LUNCH CATERER, CHOICELUNCH
Cliff's Notes Version: Deadline for late ordering and cancellation is now 9am day before service. Full customization of A La Carte sides is now available until 9am day before.
San Carlos School District students may bring their own lunch from home or order nutritious and tasty lunches from Lunch Is Served. Lunch Is Served offers many menu options. With each entree, students may choose from a selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, snacks, and beverage to complete a well-balanced meal. All ordering and payments are managed online.
Free Meals for All Students Beginning in the 2022-2023 School Year
Providing two nutritious meals for every child who requests is part of AB 130 passed by the legislature starting in the 2022-23 school year. For the 2021-2022 school year, districts may also apply for a waiver to begin this option early. However, the reimbursement level does not cover the expenses, and the legislature has not dedicated funds to cover the difference. Districts accepting the waiver may not charge families the difference. SCSD will be exploring options to participate including comparing food service providers to participate next year. If we can provide it earlier, we will message to our families.
The bill, commencing with the 2022–23 school year, would require a school district or county superintendent of schools maintaining kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, or charter school to provide 2 nutritiously adequate school meals free of charge during each schoolday to any pupil who requests a meal without consideration of the pupil’s eligibility for a federally funded free or reduced-price meal, with a maximum of one free meal for each meal service period. The bill would require the department to reimburse local educational agencies for all non-reimbursed expenses accrued in providing United States Department of Agriculture reimbursable meals, as specified. This provision would be operative only if the Legislature appropriates funds for its purposes. The bill would require the department to develop and adopt regulations to implement this provision, as specified. To the extent that this provision would impose new duties on local educational agencies, it would constitute a state-mandated local program.
Qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch
The San Carlos School District (SCSD) participates in the National School Lunch Program. At all SCSD schools, all students are offered nutritious meals every school day. You may qualify for these meals for free or at a reduced rate ($0.40 per lunch). The meal programs we participate in are supported by federal and state reimbursements that are based on household income and eligibility. We are able to serve free and reduced-price meals because households continue to submit meal applications. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. You or your children do not have to be U.S. citizens to qualify for free meals.
Application - If you are interested in applying for free or reduced-price meals an electronic Electronic Application is available now! Click on the link and apply online for Free or Reduced-Price meals. Or you can download the application below. Please contact Lisa Ceragioli if you need instructions on how to pre-load your Lunch Is Served account with funds if you qualify for free or reduced-price meals.
If you qualified for lunches last year and would like to continue free or reduced-price meals this year, you must re-apply and place orders for your child. The district will NOT be placing orders for any children.
Please complete the lunch application and submit it to:
San Carlos School District
ATTN: Lisa Ceragioli
1200 Industrial Road, Unit 9
San Carlos CA 94070
An original, signed application is required for qualification; faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. If there are more household members than the number of lines on the application, attach a second application. You will be notified by mail regarding eligibility.
Information about the USDA Free and Reduced Lunch program can be found by viewing the following:
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;
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