GREENWICH CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Ericka Sloan - Food Service Manager
518-692-9542 ext. 6900
DECEMBER 2nd, 2020 Parents/Guardians:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the waiver allowing ALL GCS student's to receive FREE meals for the rest of the 2020/2021 school year.
A la Carte
(Snacks, Drinks, Ice Cream, Second Entree)
We will not be selling a la carte items. Our main focus will be to make sure all students receive a healthy meal. If your child wants to buy just milk they will need money for that. Milk is $0.50.
Smart snacks (chips) and drinks will be available; they must have money for items either by paying with Cash or money on their lunch account. You can send cash, check or go to myschoolbucks.com to add money to their account.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.
Non-discrimination Statement: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and US 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 the USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternate 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 fo hearing or have speech disabilities may contact the 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 complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaintfilingcust.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 Ave., SW Washington, DC 20250-9410
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
QUESTION AND ANSWERS FOR THE FREE MEALS
1. HOW DOES MY STUDENT GO ABOUT GETTING A FREE BREAKFAST?
Answer: pre-k- Student tells their teacher/aides and aide comes and grabs it for them and places it on students desk.
K - 6th grade: start time is 7:50 Am till 8:10 Am there are 2 teachers aides in each building that walks classroom to classroom to see if any students want breakfast.
2.HOW DOES MY STUDENT GO ABOUT GETTING A FREE LUNCH?
Answer: pre-k- They tell their teacher/aides and aide comes and grabs it for them and places it on students desk.
K-6th Grade Students need to let the teacher know so the teacher can mark it down on a spreadsheet.
3. HOW DO VIRTUAL / HYBRID STUDENTS GO ABOUT GETTING MEALS?
School Meals for Virtual Learners 2020-2021 Request for Pickup Form
Pandemic-EBT: Feeding Kids Across New York
On behalf of No Kid Hungry New York and Hunger Solutions New York, we are working to encourage school districts and community based organizations to disseminate information about a new crisis response program called Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT). P-EBT will provide families with $420 in food benefits for every child who qualified to eat reduced-price school meals during the 2019-2020 school year. This also includes all children who attend schools that offer free lunch to all.
Many families who have never received benefits will be automatically receiving P-EBT benefits in the mail. As trusted members in their communities, we are encouraging school districts to use their communications channels to push out information on P-EBT.
Hunger Solutions New York has developed a P-EBT Outreach Toolkit, which includes materials such as a flyer and social media posts, to help facilitate the access and sharing of information. In addition, No Kid Hungry New York has created a webpage with resources from the state government and other partners that further explains the program.
No Kid Hungry New York
Hunger Solutions New York
Please feel free to follow-up with us on any questions or ways we might be able to support your school districts. Thank you.
If you have any questions please contact Ericka Sloan at 692-9542 ext.6900 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenwich Central School District uses the NutriKids Food Service Management System
As part of this system, parents now have access to mySchoolBucks - a secure, family friendly online system
that lets parents make prepayments to their children’s school meal accounts and track item purchases.
mySchoolBucks is your online portal to see information and pay your student's school related fees
such as meals, tuition, lab or library fees, athletic or club fees, sporting events, and more!
Adding funds to your students account is easy:
First, access your account on mySchoolBucks and add your students.
If you have multiple children, you can make multiple deposits for each child during your transaction.
Next, make a payment. The deposit amount can be placed against a credit card, debit card or your checking account.
All payments are securely processed using our highly secure website and encryption.
All payments are quickly credited to your students account.
ATTENTION: If you were setup to receive email alerts
when your child's balance dipped below a certain amount,
you will need to log in to mySchoolBucks and set that again (see below)!!