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Dear Parent or Guardian;

ARE YOU AWARE THAT YOUR STUDENT MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE FREE OR REDUCED COST MEALS AT SCHOOL?

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program that is open to all enrolled students. Free or reduced price meals are provided to students whose families qualify for such benefits according to specified family size and income standards. If you are approved for reduced price meals, each breakfast costs 30 cents and each lunch costs 40 cents. School staff will randomly verify income on students receiving free or reduced price lunches to confirm their eligibility. Income information will remain confidential.

This year, the Oroville Union High School District will have the 2013-14 meal application for free or reduced breakfast and lunch available for you to apply electronically online thru Nutri Link on the District web page at http://www.ouhsd.org. A paper meal application is available and may be obtained from the Food Service Department. Computers will be available on campus for you to use in filling out the meal application. The District also offers an online prepay option through our computerized point of sale (POS) system, where your student will have their own personal Cafeteria account based on their current student ID number and will be able to access their account online. You can set up an account for your student on the online prepayment service thru Nutrikids on the Districts web page. Your student will enter their student ID number on the PIN pads located at each of the serving lines in the cafeterias for their meals. We encourage parents and guardians to take advantage of the online prepayment service by depositing money into each student’s account. A bonus meal will be credited when a student prepays $25.00 on his or her account. Students that qualify for full-priced meals are not allowed to incur charges on their meal account in excess of $5.00. Whenever a student’s account has an unpaid balance of $5.00 or more, parents/guardians shall be notified in writing that full payment is due.

Our cafeterias offer a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, milk and an entrée that your student may select from for a complete lunch for a full pay price of $3.00. In the morning and during student break, we serve a Grab-N-Go Breakfast meal for a full pay price of $2.00. For a Grab-N-Go Breakfast your student may choose from several main entrées, fruit or juice, and milk.. Snack and beverage vending machines are available on each of the high school campuses offering nutritious items for your student to purchase. We hope that your student will participate in our Grab-N-Go Breakfast and Lunch program as we feel strongly that a good day starts with good nutrition!

If you have any questions concerning the program please contact:

Paula Wakefield
Food Service Director
Oroville Union High School District
Las Plumas High School
2380 Las Plumas Ave.
Oroville, CA 95966
(530) 538-2316
Email: pwakefie@ouhsd.org

FEDERAL INCOME CHART
For School Year 2017-2018

Household size Yearly Monthly Weekly
1 $22,311 $1,860 $430
2 $30,044 $2,504 $578
3 $37,777 $3,149 $727
4 $45,510 $3,793 $876
5 $53,243 $4,437 $1,024
6 $60,976 $5,082 $1,173
7 $68,709 $5,726 $1,322
8 $76,442 $6,371 $1,471
For each additional family member, add: $7,733 $645 $149

 


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 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: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.