Lunch Info

Last Updated: 12/22/2022 5:47 PM

 

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July 5 Parent Reminder:

Dear Parents – We wanted to remind you again that for this coming school year, the federal school lunch program will not be free for all students this year. Therefore, it’s important that everyone completes the federal Free & Reduced Application to ensure whoever qualifies for free or reduced lunches, receives them. Given the rising costs in food prices, it’s possible more families than ever might qualify for free and reduced lunches. The online application process for the 2022-2023 schoolyear begins tomorrow, July 6. Going to this online submission makes the process easier, faster, safer, and more private and secure. To complete the online application, go to www.schoollunchapp.com, click on “Start Application,” then enter Idaho under State, and for the school district, scroll down until you find our school. Paper applications are available to those who would prefer it by calling the school and leaving a message to request one. (Families currently receiving food stamps do not need to complete an application. If the USDA offers a PEBT [Pandemic Food Stamps] again this school year families will still need to have a free and reduced application on file at the school in order to receive the PEBT benefit.)

 

School Lunch Prices for 2022-2023:

1st-6th grade: $2.50

7th-8th grade: $2.75

Adults: $4.35

If a family qualifies for reduced lunches, students will pay just .40 per meal.

 

Thank you for completing and submitting the form. We look forward to seeing your students on the first day of school on Monday, August 8!

 

Dr. Saunders and Mrs. Luce

Co-Administrators

 

Estimados padres: Queríamos recordarles nuevamente que para este próximo año escolar, el programa federal de almuerzos escolares no será gratuito para todos los estudiantes este año. Por lo tanto, es importante que todos completen la Solicitud federal gratis y a precio reducido para garantizar que quien califique para almuerzos gratis o a precio reducido los reciba. Dado el aumento de los costos de los alimentos, es posible que más familias que nunca califiquen para almuerzos gratuitos o reducidos. El proceso de solicitud en línea para el año escolar 2022-2023 comienza mañana, 6 de julio. Ir a esta presentación en línea hace que el proceso sea más fácil, rápido, seguro y privado. Para completar la solicitud en línea, vaya a www.schoollunchapp.com, haga clic en "Iniciar solicitud", luego ingrese Idaho en Estado, y para distrito escolar, desplácese hacia abajo hasta que encuentre nuestra escuela. Las solicitudes en papel están disponibles para aquellos que lo prefieran llamando a la escuela y dejando un mensaje para solicitar una. (Las familias que actualmente reciben cupones de alimentos no necesitan completar una solicitud. Si el USDA ofrece un PEBT [Cupones de alimentos pandémicos] nuevamente este año escolar, las familias aún necesitarán tener una solicitud gratuita y reducida en el archivo de la escuela para recibir el beneficio PEBT).

 

Precios del almuerzo escolar para 2022-2023:

1° a 6° grado: $2.50

7°-8° grado: $2.75

Adultos: $4.35

Si una familia califica para almuerzos reducidos, los estudiantes pagarán solo .40 por comida.

 

Gracias por completar y enviar el formulario. ¡Esperamos ver a sus estudiantes el primer día de clases el lunes 8 de agosto!

 

Dr. Saunders y Sra. Luce

Coadministradores

 

COVID-19

COVID-19 USDA Free Lunch Program-Updated

COVID-19 USDA Free Feeding Program

For Immediate Release

Idaho children will receive free school meals this year; income guidelines set

(BOISE) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering free meals to all children in eligible schools running USDA meal programs for the 2021-22 school year. This “Seamless Summer Option” also was offered last year because of the pandemic.

However, each year the USDA sets new income guidelines for the free and reduced-price meals provided through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, and for free milk in schools operating the Special Milk Program, and parents can submit applications even if all meals are being provided for free, the Idaho State Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs announced.

During the school year 2021-22, all Idaho schools running USDA school meal programs are eligible to operate the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) providing free meals to all children in eligible schools.  If a school chooses to operate as a “closed enrolled site,” the meals are available only to enrolled children. If a school chooses to operate as an “open site” the meals are available to all area children.  Families should check with their districts to see which option will be offered.

Families must have the option to complete an application for free or reduced-price meals even though their school is providing free meals to all children. Households will be notified by the district if their school chooses to operate the National School Breakfast and/or Lunch program and will be collecting applications and charging the children for meals based on their reduced-price or paid status.

Households will be notified of any child’s eligibility for free meals if the individual child is known to be receiving educational support through migrant, homeless, or runaway education, Head Start, or court-ordered foster care. Children in households receiving Food Stamps or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance to Families in Idaho (TAFI), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) are eligible for free meals. No other application or verification of eligibility is required for students directly certified.

The 2021-22 income guidelines are:

 

Reduced Price Meals

Participants may qualify for reduced price meals if the household income falls at or below the limits on this chart

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

65823

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

 

 

Free Meals

Participants may qualify for free meals if the household income falls at or below the limits on this chart

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

Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed are eligible for free or reduced-price meals or for free milk during the period of unemployment, provided that the loss of income causes household income to be within the eligibility criteria. Information provided on an application may be verified at any time during the school year. An application cannot be approved unless it contains the following information:

A Food Stamp, SNAP, or TAFI case number (not Medicaid) for each child, or an indication that the household is receiving FDPIR and the signature of an adult household member.

OR

The names of all household members, the amount and source of income received by each household member in the prior month, the signature of an adult household member, the actual number of household members, and the last four digits of the Social Security number of the adult household member who signs the application (or an indication that the signer has no Social Security number).

Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the school official who determines eligibility may discuss the decision with the official.  Parents wishing to make a formal appeal may make a written or oral request to the school’s food service hearing officer (contact the school food service office for the name, address, and phone number of the officer) for a hearing on the decision.

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    Program.Intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Nutrition Nuggets

Nutrition Nuggets January 2023

Nutrition Nuggets October, November, and December 2022

Nutrition Nuggets September 2022

Nutrition Nuggets May 2022

Nutrition Nuggets March and April 2022

Nutrition Nuggets February 2022

Nutrition Nuggets January 2022

Nutrition Nuggets November 2021

Nutrition Nuggets October 2021

Lunch Times

1st-2nd Grade: 11:15-11:45 pm
3rd-4th Grade: 11:45-12:15 pm
5th-6th Grade: 12:15-12:45 pm
7th-8th Grade: 10:45-11:15 am

Wellness Policy Information

Wellness Policy Document 8200-8250

2019-2020 Wellness Policy Progress Report – Victory Charter School

 

 

MySchoolBucks Announcement:

NEW! Pay for Student Meals Online. You can set up your account as early as 1/16/2020, but will not be able to use it until January 23rd.  We will ask that you don’t add the money to the old ezschoolpay after that date. Any money left on the ezschoolpay will be transferred on January 22nd.

 

Victory 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 or electronic check.
You can also view recent purchases, check balances, and set up low balance alerts for FREE!

MySchoolBucks provides:

  • Convenience – Available 24/7 on the web or through our mobile app for your smartphone
  • 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.

Enrollment is easy!

  1. Go to MySchoolBucks.com or download the mobile app and register for a free account.
  2. Add your students using their school name and student ID.
  3. Make a payment to your student's accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check.

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:

Thank you,
Debby Hall, Food Service Director

2020-21 Lunch Prices

  • Grades 1 through 6:  $2.25
  • Grades 7 through 12:  $2.50
  • Adults:  $4.00
  • Milk: $.40

Students also have the option to purchase extra treats after they have eaten their lunch.

Federal Free and Reduced Lunch applications are in enrollment packets. You need to re-apply each year.  If you were enrolled at another school, you need to re-apply.  If you were enrolled in the previous year, students will receive benefits for a two week grace period until new applications can be processed.   If at any time during the school year your situation has changed and you wish to re-apply for enrollment in this program, applications are in the school office.

PLEASE ONLY COMPLETE THE ONLINE VERSION AT THIS TIME.

2020-21 Free and Reduced Application-English
2020-21 Free and Reduced Application-Spanish
Free and Reduced Application-Online



USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement-English

Declaración de No Discriminación del USDA en Español

Free & Reduced Lunch Program Frequently Asked Questions
2020-21 Free and Reduced- Frequently Asked Questions-Parent Letter
2020-21 Free and Reduced- Frequently Asked Questions-Parent Letter-Spanish

More Frequently Asked Questions
More Frequently Asked Questions-English
More Frequently Asked Questions-Spanish

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If a day’s lunch menu includes peanut butter and jelly, substitute  “cheese sandwich”.  Our menus are used by three charter school districts.   Students should not bring lunches or snacks containing peanuts or peanut products to school.