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2021-2022 Elementary Cafe Policies & News

Lunch Prices

This year our lunch prices will remain at $3.50. If you qualify, reduced meals are $0.40 for lunch.

Breakfast

Breakfast will be served from 8:00 until 8:30. Breakfast will increase to $2.25 for full paying and will remain at $0.30 if approved for reduced meals. Students approved for free lunches will also be approved for free breakfast.

Free and Reduced Applications

We will be continuing the free and reduced lunch program for any families that may need it. The quickest way to apply is to complete applications online. Go to http://oasiselementarynorth.net/ and then click on Parent Portal which at the bottom of the page. Click on the myschoolapps.com under the School Lunch item on the menu. It is important to note that it may take up to 10 days to process your free and reduced lunch application. Please be assured that we do not identify your student's status. They go through the same line and use the same i.d. badge as everyone else.

You must pay the full price until your application has been approved. Last year's status will carry over for the first 30 days. You MUST reapply for this school year. After September 22, 2021, your child will go back to full paying status without an approved application on file. 

you may apply at any time during the school year and if your income status changes you can also at any time.

Lunch accounts and charges

Our policy is that a student may only charge two lunches and then they will receive a sandwich and milk. In addition, a la carte items will NOT be allowed to be charged at any time. The student must have cash or money on their account to purchase and extra item like a slice of pizza. Any money sen to the cafe will be put on the student's account and can be used any time throughout the year. We do NOT provide change to elementary students. Please be assured that any student approved for free meals will not be denied a MEAL even if they have a negative balance on their account. Please see the Unpaid Meal policy for more detail.

**Online payments

In order to help parents know what their child's lunch account balance is and monitor what they are eating, we are strongly encouraging families to take advantage of our online payments option. Myschoolbucks.com is an online payment portal especially designed to allow parents to make quick and easy online payments to their children's school accounts. You will be able to pay with a credit card, check your child's account balance, see what your child is eating, and receive account balance alerts and much more. Go to http://oasiselementarynorth.org/ and then click on Parent Portal which at the bottom of the page. Click on the myschoolbucks.com under the School Lunch item on the menu. You will need either your child's birthdate or student ID number.

Meal Requirements

Each lunch will consist of 8 ounces of milk, 1 ounce minimum of meat and grain, 3/4 cups of vegetables and 1/2 cup of fruit. 100% of the grains must be whole grain rich. Vegetables have been broken down into 5 subgroups that must be represented each week. There is a minimum and maximum calorie range for each lunch that is 600-650 calories. The maximum sodium range for each lunch is 1230.

We will be serving a whole cup of fruit to breakfast. Each breakfast will consist of 8 ounces of milk, 1 ounce of meat and grain rich, an 1 cup of fruit. The breakfast calorie range is 350-500. The maximum sodium range for each breakfast is 540.

This information will be at all open houses, posted on our website and distributed through our student information system to ensure all families are aware of our policies. 

This institution is and equal opportunity provider. 

Free/Reduced Lunch Form

We will be continuing the free and reduced lunch program for any families that may need it. We have applications in the office and you will also be able to complete applications online. Go to http://capecharterschools.org and then click on applyforlunch.com under the school lunch info menu. It is important to note that it may take up to 10 days to process your free and reduced lunch application. You must pay the full price until your application has been approved. Last year’s status will carry over for the first 30 days. You MUST reapply for this school year.

National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs

CAPE CORAL CHARTER SCHOOL AUTHORITY

Announces its policy for Free and Reduced-Price Meals for students under the

NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAMS

Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting

DANIELLE JENSEN, 3519 OASIS BLVD, CAPE CORAL, FL 33914, 239-424-6100 x7477

Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility. An application can not be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information. Once approved, meal benefits are good for an entire year. You need not notify the organization of changes in income and household size.

Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for Free or Reduced-Price Meals, households must complete the application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal’s office in each school. The information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year.

Households that receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) are required to list on the application only the child’s name, SNAP/TANF case number, and signature of adult household member.

Foster children will receive free benefits regardless of the child’s personal income or the income of the household.

Households with children who are considered migrants, homeless, or runaway should contact the district liaison Tiffany Cobin at 239-424-6100 ext. 7148.

For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed service members on their application. Report only that portion of the deployed service member’s income made available to them or on their behalf to the family. Additionally, a housing allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included as income.

All other households must provide the following information listed on the application:

· Total household income listed by gross amount received, type of income (e.g., wages, child support, etc.) and how often the income is received by each household member;

· Names of all household members – check the “no income” box if applicable; if household member is a child, list school name for each;

· Signature of an adult household member certifying the information provided is correct; and

· Social security number of the adult signing the application or the word “NONE” for this household member if he or she does not have a social security number.

If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the school should be contacted. Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed should also contact the school.

Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced-Price meal policy

DANIELLE JENSEN, 3519 OASIS BLVD, CAPE CORAL, FL 33914, 239-424-6100 x7477

will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian is dissatisfied with the ruling of the official, he or she may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. If the parent wishes to make a formal appeal, he or she may make a request either orally or in writing to

Jacquelin Collins, Superintendent, 3519 Oasis Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33914, 239-424-6100 x7447

Unless indicated otherwise on the application, the information on the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application may be used by the school system in determining eligibility for other educational programs.

FLORIDA INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES

FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS

Effective from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022

FREE MEAL SCALE

Household

Size Annual Monthly Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly

1 16,744 1,396 698 644 322

2 22,646 1,888 944 871 436

3 28,548 2,379 1,190 1,098 549

4 34,450 2,871 1,436 1,325 663

5 40,352 3,363 1,682 1,552 776

6 46,254 3,855 1,928 1,779 890

7 52,156 4,347 2,174 2,006 1,003

8 58,058 4,839 2,420 2,233 1,117

For each

additional family

member, add

+ 5,902 + 492 + 246 + 227 + 114

REDUCED-PRICE MEAL SCALE

Household

Size Annual Monthly Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly

1 23,828 1,986 993 917 459

2 32,227 2,686 1,343 1,240 620

3 40,626 3,386 1,693 1,563 782

4 49,025 4,086 2,043 1,886 943

5 57,424 4,786 2,393 2,209 1,105

6 65,823 5,486 2,743 2,532 1,266

7 74,222 6,186 3,093 2,855 1,428

8 82,621 6,886 3,443 3,178 1,589

For each

additional family

member, add

+ 8,399 + 700 + 350 + 324 + 162

To determine annual income:

· If you receive the income every week, multiply the total gross income by 52.

· If you receive the income every two weeks, multiply the total gross income by 26.

· If you receive the income twice a month, multiply the total gross income by 24.

· If you receive the income monthly, multiply the total gross income by 12.

Remember: The total income before taxes, social security, health benefits, union dues, or other deductions must be reported.

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: How to File a Complaint, 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 protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.