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Sidney ISD will offer all students access to FREE breakfast and lunch every day during the 2021-22 academic year. Per guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in April 2021, schools are permitted to offer free meals to all students regardless of household income in the 2021-22 academic year.
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 Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or(3) email: email@example.com.
Special Dietary Needs of Students Without Disabilities
Child Nutrition Services may make reasonable accommodations for students who are not disabled, but who are unable to consume a food item because of medical or other special dietary needs. Such determinations will be made on a case by case basis when supported by a statement (using the Medical Statement form), signed by a recognized medical authority (licensed physicians, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner). This provision covers those students who have allergies or food intolerances but do not have life-threatening or anaphylactic reaction.
Responsibilities of Parents/Guardians
Parents/Guardians must provide a completed Medical Statement form that includes the following:
To ensure accurate meal service, parents are requested to:
Child Nutrition Services makes a conservative approach to food allergies and includes but is not limited to all foods that may contain trace amounts of the top eight allergens:soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, egg and wheat. Request for changes in dietary accommodations or needs should be requested in writing, returned to front office, and include the recognized medical authority signature and date of request.
Our Wellness Policy and Wellness Plan focuses on establishing a school environment that promotes healthy food choices, and encourages physical activity. The policy was developed by our School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) team, which includes the Principal, PEIMS clerk, health teacher, athletic director, parents, and two students.
If you would like to be part of our SHAC team, please contact the Nutrition Office at 254-842-5500 ext 115
Sidney's Charging Policy for meals:
Charge limit for meals will be $30 for all students. Once a student exceeds their charge limit, the following policy will take effect. When a student reaches a negative balance of $15, the food service office will contact households. A copy of the negative balance report will be sent to the campus principal for their assistance in collecting the negative balances.
To file a complaint, complete the Complaint Form and submit to James Rucker, principal, Sidney ISD. All complaints, written or verbal, are automatically forwarded to the Texas Department of Agriculture.
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