School Lunch Program

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The San Carlos School District will be providing meals to ALL students in the District as part of the ALL-NEW Universal Meals Program for the 2022–23 school year. Please follow the instructions below to create your account with our NEW meal vendor, The LunchMaster. 

 

San Carlos School District students may bring their own lunch from home or order nutritious and tasty lunches from The LunchMaster.  The LunchMaster 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. To order lunches for your child, please follow these steps:

1) REGISTRATION - Beginning August 1, register by creating an account with The LunchMaster at -

https://www.thelunchmaster.com/register/

2) SCHOOL CODES - Use your school's code to register for an account.
  • Arundel Elementary use code: arundelelementary
  • Brittan Acres Elementary use code: brittanacresschool
  • Heather Elementary use code: heatherelementary
  • White Oaks Elementary use code: whiteoakselementary

  • Arroyo Upper Elementary use code: arroyoschool
  • Mariposa Upper Elementary use code: mariposaupper

  • Central Middle School use code: centralmiddle
  • Tierra Middle School use code: tierralindamiddle

 

3) ORDER PLACEMENT

  • Meals can be ordered daily, weekly, or monthly, either online at www.eatnow.thelunchmaster.com or through the phone App, The LunchMaster. 
  • Breakfast meals must be placed three days before meal service. 
  • Lunch meals can be placed by 10:00 am two days before meal service.
 
4) DISTRIBUTION
  • Meals will be distributed daily at your student's campus.
 
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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 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:

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 

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 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: 

(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(833) 256-1665 or  (202) 690-7442; or
(3)       email[email protected].

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

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.