For the 2021-2022 school year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is allowing schools to provide meals through a provision of the National School Lunch Program called the Seamless Summer Option (SSO). A waiver has been issued in order to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to COVD-19. Our school has chosen to use this waiver and operate the SSO which enables us to provide MEALS FREE OF CHARGE FOR ALL STUDENTS. No application is required to receive this free meal benefit. Please note: Milk is included in the free breakfast, lunch, and supper meals. Students who bring a lunch from home must purchase milk.
Free Breakfast: Served from 6:45 am – 7:25 am and include hot and cold selections (changes daily), fruit, and choice of milk. Students not eating hot breakfast in the cafeteria can take a cold breakfast ‘to go’ bag to eat in the classroom.
Free Lunch: Students have a choice of three lunch order options: hot lunch, salad bar, or sandwich bar. All options offer students protein, fruits, vegetables, grains, and milk. Students are required to take at least one serving of fruit or vegetable. Regardless of lunch order option, students are always allowed to visit the salad bar to choose from a wide assortment of fruits and vegetables. Students may also have seconds of fruits and vegetables. Ala carte items that follow the USDA Smart Snack guidelines are also available at an additional cost for middle school students only.
Free After School Supper/Snack: Served from 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm that offers a protein, grain, fruit, vegetable, and milk.
Negative Lunch Accounts: If a student’s account is negative or late in payment, the parent/guardian will be notified by email/letter/phone call as their child(ren) has charged a meal. Collection/Negotiations will be worked out with families for unpaid accounts. Students are not allowed a negative lunch account balance at the end of the school year. Money can continue to be added to their account until the last day of school.
Lunch Account Balance Refunds: If a student leaves enrollment at Epiphany, at any time, lunch account balances of $10 or more will be refunded. Balances under $10 will be donated to an account fund for students in need.