Free Food Service 2021-2022
We are pleased to inform you that Arts Academy in the Woods will be participating in the Seamless Summer Option as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the School Year 2021-2022.
The GREAT NEWS is that ALL students enrolled at our school can receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at NO CHARGE to your household each day.
We still need your household to fill out and sign the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application. This information is critical in determining the amount of money that our school receives from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programs like Title I A, At-risk (31a), Title II A, E-Rate, etc.
These supplemental programs have the potential to offer supports and services for our students including, but not limited to:
- Instructional supports (staff, supplies & materials, etc.)
- Non-instructional services (counseling, social work, health services, etc.)
- Professional Learning for staff
- Parent and Community engagement supplies and activities
We are asking that you please complete and submit it as soon as possible to ensure that additional funding for our school is available to meet the needs of our students. All information on the application submitted is confidential. Without your assistance in completing and returning the attached application, our school cannot maximize the use of available State and Federal funds.
We are excited to be working with Diamond Hospitality to provide food service options for our students this year. Diamond Hospitality is committed to creating a dining experience that is not only nutritious, but invites our students to explore new and exciting food concepts.
We will provide multiple daily menu options.
Breakfast every morning from 7:30 – 8:15 am.
Regular price for breakfast will be $2.00. Reduced price will be $0.30
Lunch every day
This year’s lunch assignments are based on 4th hour class.
If your 4th hour is North of the middle stairwell, you have A lunch.
If your 4th hour is South of the middle stairwell, you have B lunch.
The regular price for lunch will be $3.75. Reduced Price will be $0.40.
During lunch, students will be able to choose from the regular Home-Style entree menu or a salad bar style menu option that will give students an opportunity to customize their meals to their style of eating.
Families are not required to complete the free and reduced lunch application, but we strongly encourage all families to do so. It is critical for the Academy to collect as many of these forms as possible because these forms are the basis for many funding opportunities from the state and federal governments.
In addition to the obvious benefits of free or reduced price meals for qualifying families, the Academy can also offer significantly reduced prices on other student fees for families who qualify for free or reduced lunch.
We are aware that many families are reluctant to share their personal information, so we encourage concerned families to use the online application instead.
In accordance with Federal 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, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
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 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. Additionally, program information is available in languages other than English.
To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or 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:
U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
The Arts Academy is an equal opportunity provider.