Charging of Lunches
Charging of Lunches
In the event that a student does not have adequate funds to cover their lunch purchase, we will allow up to 2 USDA compliant meals that may be charged to their account. This will allow parents time to apply money to their childís lunch account. Each week we will send a letter home to parents whose child/children has reached a negative balance. We will follow up with a courtesy phone call if needed.
Your child will receive a cheese sandwich meal in the event that they reach the negative amount of 2 charged meals. Elementary: -$5.10 High School -$5.60 (Remember that if your student is also purchasing a breakfast this will bring their balance down much faster.)
No ala carte items (chips, cookies, bottled beverages etc.) are allowed to be charged.
If at any time during the school year your household income should change, please contact your childís building secretary or the cafeteria. You could qualify for the free and reduced lunch program.
We want each and every student to enjoy a healthy lunch every day. Statistics has shown over and over again that children need food to learn.
If you have any questions regarding your childís lunch account, the food service program, or assistance in applying payments on their account, please contact Mrs. Barbara Lewis, Food Service Director at 517-625-0064.
Breakfast and Lunch Service
Breakfast service begins at 7:30 am and ends at 7:45 am.
Prices are $1.60 for Elementary and $1.75
Lunch at Elementary is served from 11 am - 1 pm
Prices at Elementary are $2.55 and reduced price is $.40
Middle/High School is from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Prices at Middle/High School are $2.80
8510 Ė WELLNESS for Morrice Area Schools
As required by law, the Board of Education establishes the following wellness policy for the Morrice Area Schools.
The Board recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well-being of the District's students. Furthermore, research concludes that there is a positive correlation between a student's health and well-being and his/her ability to learn. Moreover, schools can play an important role in the developmental process by which students establish their health and nutrition habits by providing nutritious meals and snacks through the schools' meal programs, by supporting the development of good eating habits, and by promoting increased physical activity both in and out of school.
The Board, however, believes this effort to support the students' development of healthy behaviors and habits with regard to eating and exercise cannot be accomplished by the schools alone. It will be necessary for not only the staff, but also parents and the public at large to be involved in a community-wide effort to promote, support, and model such healthy behaviors and habits.
The Board sets the following goals in an effort to enable students to establish good health and nutrition habits:
The Superintendent shall appoint a District wellness committee that includes parents, students, representatives of the school food authority, educational staff (including physical education teachers), school health professionals, members of the public and school administrators to oversee development, implementation, evaluation and periodic update of the wellness policy. The Wellness Committee shall be an ad hoc committee with members recruited and chosen annually.
The Wellness Committee shall be responsible for:
The Superintendent shall report annually to the Board on the progress of the Wellness Committee and on its evaluation of policy implementation and areas for improvement, including status of compliance by individual schools and progress made in attaining goals of policy.
The Superintendent is also responsible for informing the public, including parents, students and community members, on the content and implementation of this policy. In order to inform the public, the Superintendent shall distribute information at the beginning of the school year to families of school children and post the policy on the Districtís website, including the Wellness Committee's assessment of the implementation of the policy.
42 U.S.C. 1751, Sec. 204
42 U.S.C. 1771
7 C.F.R. Parts 210 and 220
Non Discrimination Statement
Non-discrimination Statement: 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 Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Farm to School
FARM TO SCHOOL Program and Other Environmental Issues
Farm to School
Morrice Area Schools food service is excited to offer students locally grown produce during September and October. The produce will be available on the fruit and vegetable bars at the elementary and high school buildings for students to have during lunch.
Morrice Area Schools food service is supportive of family farms and giving back to our community. We are purchasing produce from a local produce vendor in the Coopersville area.
We purchase Poultry produced without the routine use of Human Antibiotics
We provide Milk that is Free of Artificial Growth Hormone
We are offering more packaging from Plant Based Renewables
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us:
Barbara Lewis, Director Dining Services
Food Service is provided by:
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