It is the goal of Covington County Schools Child Nutrition Program to provide a variety of healthy choices daily for breakfast and lunch that meet your child's nutritional needs for growth, development, and learning. We wish to extend to your child a warm welcome to join us for both breakfast and lunch each school day. Monthly menus are planned centrally in accordance with federal guidelines and distributed to each school site. Not only do we take care in providing meal choices that offer nutritional balance, but you can also be assured that food safety practices are a part of our everyday lives in the school nutrition program. For your convenience, each school has an automated system to track the payment and purchasing activity of each individual's account. Prepayment is encouraged because it eliminates the daily handling of money for the child, and reduces the time the student must stand in line waiting, providing them more time to eat. Meals may be prepaid for the week, month, or even the year at the school. If you feel that you may qualify for free or reduced price lunches you may request an application at your respective school office. Applications for free or reduced price lunches are processed at the Central Office, the application process is computerized, resulting in a prompt turn-around for a decision regarding your child's application status. Student lunch prices are as follows: lunch full price $2.25; breakfast full price 1.00; lunch reduced price .40; breakfast reduced price .30 The School Nutrition Program is a part of the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program and it is designed to safeguard the health and well being of our nation's children, utilizing USDA commodities, and to provide nutritionally adequate meals at affordable prices to all school children. Breakfast provides 1/4 of the recommended dietary intakes and lunch provides 1/3 of the recommended dietary intakes. More interesting facts can be found on the National School Lunch Program (NLSP) website.
PARENTS!!! DID YOU KNOW!!!
***YOU MAY GO ONLINE TO www.myschoolapps.com TO FILL OUT A FREE & REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION. JUST CLICK ON THE LINK, PUT IN YOUR ZIP CODE, AND COVINGTON COUNTY SCHOOLS. CLICK "SELECT DISTRICT & CONTINUE". YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION FROM THERE. PLEASE CONTACT US IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS. ***
NEW! Pay for Student Meals Online
Covington County Schools is excited to offer MySchoolBucks®! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card. You can also view recent purchases, check balances, and set-up low balance alerts for FREE!
· Convenience - Available 24/7 on the web or with the Mobile App for your iPhone, Android or Windows phone!
· Efficiency - Make payments for all your students, even if they attend different schools within the district.
Eliminate the need for your students to take money to school.
· Control - Set low balance alerts, view account activity, recurring/automatic payments & more!
· Flexibility - Make payments using credit/debit cards and electronic checks.
· Security – MySchoolBucks adheres to the highest security standards, including PCI and CISP.
Enrollment is easy!
1. Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com and register for a free account. (click on the link)
2. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to activate your account.
3. Add your students using their school name and student ID (You may call your local school
for the student ID number).
4. Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic
A program fee may apply. You will have the opportunity to review any fees and cancel if you choose, before you are charged.
If you have any questions, contact MySchoolBucks directly:
· Visit myschoolbucks.com and click on Help/FAQ’s
PLEASE GO TO OUR CHILD NUTRITION "NEWS" SECTION TO VIEW MEAL PRICES AND OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION! (Click Tab at the top of this page.)
YOU MAY ALSO GO TO THE "DOWNLOAD" SECTION TO SEE MONTHLY MENUS, FREE/REDUCED LUNCH INFORMATION AND NEWLETTERS!
SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM INFO:
Covington County has a Summer Feeding Program. The City of Andalusia is pleased to announce its participation in the Summer Food Service Program again this June and July. With help from the Alabama State Depoartment of Education and the US Department of Agriculture, Andalusia Regional Hospital and the City's A.P.P.L.E. Program have partnered once again to provide an evening meal for the children ages 18 and under. Beginning June 6, meals will be served Mondays through Fridays at the Woodson Community Center (1201 C.C. Baker Avenue) from 4-4:30 p.m. The program will end July 29 (no meal will be served July 4). Legal Guardians may register children online at www.cityofandalusia.com or by visiting the Woodson Comuunity Center, A.P.P.L.E. office, Monday-Fridays, 1-5 p.m.
Privacy Act Statement: This explains how we will use the information you give us.The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced price meals. You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application. The last four digits of the social security number is not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals, and for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs. We MAY share your eligibility information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules.
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 in 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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