Universal Meal Program
SCSD offers breakfast and lunch at no cost to all preschool-8th grade students, regardless of family income. All students have the opportunity to participate in the District’s meal program, but participation is not required.
Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, meals will be ordered by school sites based on student preference and participation. A variety of options will be available for breakfast and lunch for any student who would like a meal. Parents will no longer place orders.
Based on feedback from our springtime surveys regarding our school meal program, our summer school program piloted a new approach to serving breakfast and lunch for all students. It was largely successful in reducing waste and provided more choice for students at the time of service. School sites will be ordering meals based on consumption patterns and in amounts that allow all students access to California’s Universal Meal Program for breakfast and lunch every school day. There will be no need for families to place orders as it will be done as a site. Monthly menus will be shared in school newsletters so that families can discuss options and choices together. There will be cold items served for breakfast such as cereals, muffins alongside the fruits/vegetable options and two hot options for lunch. In addition, there will be at least one cold item offered as well for lunch. Vegetarian options will be available at each meal time and allergies will be accommodated. Each site has their own meal location and service times that will be communicated to families.
Please Support Schools by Completing EZ Meal Application
We ask all families to complete the EZ Meal Application, regardless of family income or plans to participate in the school meals program. Completing this form helps your school receive more funding to support your child's learning environment and might qualify your family for additional benefits and services. The application is used to calculate school funding levels from the state and federal level. Please visit our EZ Meal Application
page for more information.
Food Allergy Statement
Our school district participates in the federally funded Child Nutrition Program and any meals, milk, and snacks served must meet program requirements. Reasonable food accommodations must be made when the accommodation requested is due to a disability and supported by a physician's statement. Reasonable food accommodations may be made for children without disabilities who may still have special dietary needs; a medical statement may be required. If you are requesting a meal accommodation or substitution, please ask your physician to fill out and sign the form available by clicking the link here
. If you have any questions, you may contact
Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication
Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through the IRS website
You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) at 1-800-852-5711 or through the California Franchise Tax Board website
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 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 for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), 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 complaint of discrimination, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program 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:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.