NEW FORMAT FOR FREE AND REDUCED MEALS APPLICATION
The application has a new look this year and includes several pages of instruction. The information to be entered on the form is mostly the same as in years past, but some of it is listed in different areas.
If you have children in other school districts, please keep in mind that Cape May County Special Services School District is a separate school district and we are required to have an application on file here in addition to any applications you may send to other schools. If you would like to apply for free or reduced price meals at school, please complete the form that should have been sent home to you by mail, andd return it to us at your first convenience. If you did not receive a form or are in need of another, please contact us. Forms are also available here on our website in the area just below this message.
If you have questions or need assistance with the form please contact me at 609-465-2720 ext. 6619
Breakfast and Lunch Menus, Free and Reduced Meals Application, and Flyers with Useful Information!
* * * PRICES FOR SEPTEMBER * * *
There are 17 school days in SEPTEMBER 2015
Ocean Academy CMC High School
Daily Weekly Sept Daily Weekly Sept
Breakfast $1.80 $9.00 $30.60 $2.00 $10.00 $34.00
Lunch $3.00 $15.00 $51.00 $3.25 $16.25 $55.25
Both Meals $4.80 $24.00 $81.60 $5.25 $26.25 $89.25
Daily Weekly Sept
Breakfast .30 $1.50 $5.70
Lunch .40 $2.00 $7.60
Both Meals .70 $3.50 $11.90
INFORMATION AND POLICIES
- Our food service team is committed to serving the students of our district healthy, nutritious and delicious food. We adhere to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program guidelines for portion sizes, fat and sodium content and nutrient value of the meals that are served. We serve all Whole Grain and Whole Grain Rich products, and reduced and low fat ingredients are used whenever possible. Fresh fruits and vegetables are available daily as well as 1% low fat and fat free milk choices.
- Our school uses a computer based point of sale program that works like an internal debit system for the students. Funds can be placed on your child's account and meal purchases are deducted when your child receives a meal from our cafeteria.
- Payment is to be made in advance. Accounts must have funds available for meal purchases. Invoices will be sent home when an account is over due or upon request. If you would like to know your child's account balance or need a statement or printed menu, please just call or send us a note. Statements can also be emailed to you. Just send an email- include your Child's Name, to: email@example.com
- Payment can be sent into school with your child, or if you prefer you can mail it to: CMCSSSD, Food Services, 4 Moore Road, DN 704, CMCH, NJ 08210. Please be sure your payment is identified with your child’s full name, especially if sending cash. On-line payments are not accepted at this time.
- Checks can be made payable to: CMCSSSD
- OVERDUE ACCOUNT: After notices have been sent home, if an account is overdue and you have not contacted us about making payment, an alternate meal will be provided. Please contact us if you have any questions about a balance due or how to make payment on your child's account.
- FREE AND REDUCED MEALS APPLICATION: Applications can be updated if your circumstances or income change during the school year. A downloadable application is available at the top of this page under "Menus & Application". Please contact us if you have questions or need a paper application sent home to you.
- Offer versus Serve Meal Program: Our schools have adopted an offer versus serve policy. In order for a meal to be considered a full, reimbursable meal by USDA standards students must include a minimum amount of food choices on their trays. Each day students will be offered at least four food items at breakfast and may decline one if they choose, but can take all four. At Lunch they will be offered at least five food items, and they can decline two if they choose, but can take all five. Our cafeteria staff are trained to provide correct portion sizes and assist students in choosing the minimum requirements while encouraging students to take all components to complete their meal with the best nutrition!
If you have any questions regarding account balances, the free and reduced meals application or any food service related issue please call us at 609-465-2720 ext. 6619 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for participating in our School Breakfast and Lunch Programs!
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Click on the link below to play the My Plate BLAST OFF game!
Tips to Help You Eat More Whole Grain
To eat more whole grains, substitute a whole-grain product for a refined product – such as eating whole-wheat bread instead of white bread or brown rice instead of white rice. It’s important to substitute the whole-grain product, rather than adding it to the non-whole grain product.
For a change, try brown rice or whole-wheat pasta. Try brown rice stuffing in baked green peppers or tomatoes and whole-wheat macaroni in macaroni and cheese.
Use whole grains in mixed dishes, such as barley in vegetable soup or stews and bulgur wheat in casserole or stir-fries.
Create a whole grain pilaf with a mixture of barley, wild rice, brown rice, broth and spices- stir in toasted nuts or chopped dried fruit.
Experiment by substituting whole wheat or oat flour for up to half of the flour in pancake, waffle, muffin or other flour-based recipes. They may need a bit more leavening.
Use whole-grain bread or cracker crumbs in meatloaf.
Try rolled oats or a crushed, unsweetened whole grain cereal as breading for baked chicken, fish, veal cutlets, or eggplant parmesan.
Try an unsweetened, whole grain ready-to-eat cereal as croutons in salad or in place of crackers with soup.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
- If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9420, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at email@example.com
- Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).
- USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.