School Breakfast & Lunch Program
Beginning in the 2022-23 school year, SCSD is required to offer two meals (breakfast and lunch) at no cost regardless of any individual student's Free or Reduced-Price meal status. Families have the choice to participate in the District’s meal program, but participation is not required.
To comply with the new state requirement, we will offer a breakfast program at all sites that meet state and federal nutrition standards and continue to operate our compliant lunch program. We have contracted with a NEW vendor, The LunchMaster (TLM) to provide the service this year.
NOTE: In addition to signing-up to receive free breakfast and/or lunch, we also ask that you complete the Free & Reduced Price EZ Meal Application to benefit your family, school and community even if you do not believe your will qualify based on your income. Completing this form helps your school receive more funding to support your child's learning environment. The application is used to calculate school funding levels from the state and federal level. Please visit our Free & Reduced-Price (EZ Meal) Application page for more information.
ACCOUNT SET-UP AND ORDERING
Please follow steps 1-4 below to create an account and get signed up:
- 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.
The deadline to order meals is 9:00 am the Tuesday before the ENTIRE following week.
- Meals will be distributed daily at your student's campus.
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 - AB 130
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.