Dear WSD3 Families.
We are happy to announce that children ages up to 18 years of age will be able to receive free meals through December 18, 2020. This will begin today, September 2, 2020.
The USDA is allowing the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to be operated during the fall months while school instruction takes place, whether that's distance or in-person learning. This was the same program that allowed us to feed students in the spring and summer.
What does this mean for you?
All Grab and Go meals need to be ordered through the Grab and Go Meal Google Form.
For District 3 families we strongly encourage you to continue to fill out the Free and Reduced meal application to ensure that any benefits that your family will receive would be in place at the beginning of the second semester.
Refunds are available upon request or they can remain on your student's account for the beginning of the second semester when we return to the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). To request a refund, please call the Nutrition Services Office at (719) 391-3561.
Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand!
The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.
Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
A new application must be filled out every school year, students who were in Widefield School Dist. 3 on the meal program through May 2020 will have their benefits until October 7, 2020 unless an application is received and processed before the cut off date. New application benefits will be in effect as soon as the application is processed. Please have your application turned in before this date to allow time to process.
Lunch applications will be available in the Nutrition Services Office July 1, 2020, and will also be available in the schools when staff return for 2020-2021 school year. The online application process will be available July 1, 2020, you can access the online application system by clicking the link on the left "Meal Applications" .
SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS
If your child has special dietary needs, have the Medical Statement Form filled out by your physician. You can obtain a form from our website, your school nurse or by contacting the Nutrition Services Office.
Any person alleging discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability has a right to file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory action. All civil rights complaints within Widefield School District 3's Food and Nutrition Services Department should be directed to John Roche, Operations Manager of Nutrition Services. He can be reached via phone at (719) 391-3561 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Complaints can be submitted verbally, in writing, or anonymously.
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;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.