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Tyler County Schools: Child Nutrition Program

By Staff | Jul 21, 2021

What’s happening for the 2021-22 school year? Free Meals Available For All Schools in Tyler County: Grades PreK – 12th

We are pleased to inform you that all Tyler County Schools will implement the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for School Year 2021-2022.

What does this mean for you and your children attending the school(s) identified below?

Arthur I. Boreman Elementary, Sistersville Elementary, Tyler Consolidated Middle School, and Tyler Consolidated High School

Great news for you and your students! Your child is eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2020-2021 school year. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application.

2020-21 School Meal Prices

Paid Reduced

Children Breakfast $0.00 $0.00

Adult Breakfast $2.40

Children Lunch $0.00 $0.00

Adult Lunch $3.40

Extra Milk – All Schools $0.40

AT-RISK AFTERSCHOOL SUPPER PROGRAM

Students at Tyler Consolidated will now have access to a nutritious supper through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The 2009 federal Omnibus Appropriations Act expanded the at-risk afterschool supper program to include West Virginia as a state to participate in this program.

The at-risk afterschool supper program provides reimbursement to programs that offer suppers to children. The suppers fill a much-needed gap in nutrition that occurs in low-income areas; a gap where some children’s last full meal of the day is school lunch. Now, those children can have an additional meal, which meets set nutrition guidelines.

Schools and child care centers are eligible, under CACFP, to participate if they are located in an attendance area of a school in which at least 50 percent of enrolled children are eligible for free or reduced-priced meals.

The at-risk afterschool supper program supports the link between learning and nutrition. All centers and schools that participate in the program must include an educational component in their programming. In states where the program has already been established, the at-risk afterschool supper program has been shown to increase participation in afterschool learning activities. At Tyler Consolidated, tutoring is offered Monday – Friday for interested students. Additionally, athletics, clubs, student organizations, band, choir, etc. occur during after-school hours. For the parents’ convenience, an after-school activity bus is available Monday – Friday. The buses drop students off in the Middlebourne and Sistersville area.

The CACFP plays an important role in establishing healthy eating and physical activity habits that last a lifetime. Tyler County is proud to be participating in such a worthwhile program.

Medical Plan of Care for School Food Service

Accommodations in meal services are available for Tyler County School students with special dietary needs. Schools will make substitutions in foods for students with dietary needs who are unable to consume the regular meal because of medical or other special dietary needs.

These meals/substitutions will be provided at no additional charge, or free or reduced to those with free and/or approved reduced price applications on file.

Schools require parents/guardians of children with or without a disability who have need of special meals to provide a Medical Plan of Care for School Food Service form. Substitutions will be made on a case-by-case basis. A physician must sign the statement. Your school can provide the Medical Plan of Care form for the physician to complete. Schools must have a current (updated yearly) form on file before they can begin serving a special diet. Contact your school immediately to inform them of any special diet of food allergies, or other needs. For further information, please contact the school nurse.

USDA Civil Rights: Nondiscrimination 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:

MAIL:

U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

FAX: (202) 690-7442; or EMAIL: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.