For the 2022-23 school year:
CEP Starting in 2022-2023:
We are pleased to announce that the Entiat School District will be participating in a federal program called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). This program allows all children in our schools to receive school breakfast and lunch at no charge. Entiat has been approved to offer this program through the 2024-25 school year.
What does this mean for my student(s) who attend Entiat School District? In a CEP school, all students receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch at no cost, regardless of family income.
BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Since some education programs we provide are funded with state dollars that are based on the economic level of our community, we must provide income data to the state.
We will no longer be collecting Free and Reduced-Price Applications, but instead, we will collect the new Family Income Survey. This form helps us collect household information for all students attending CEP schools. Without this information, the District could lose important state funding for educational programs that our students are entitled to.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Please take a moment to complete the Family Income Survey and return it to your student’s school. Only one survey is needed per family.
We’re excited to offer no-cost meals to all students and appreciate your help. In order to continue to offer this program, we must collect this important data. If you have any questions, please contact Janet Guerrero-Ramirez at (509) 784-1800.
Breakfast in the Classroom continues in the elementary school:
The District will continue the “Breakfast After the Bell” program started last year for morning Preschool and Grade K-5 students. Elementary students will participate in a “Breakfast in the Classroom” model where breakfast is served to students after the start of the school day in their classrooms. Students will have the chance to eat breakfast with their classmates during the first 15 minutes of class. Teachers will begin lessons as usual during this breakfast time.
(Students in Grades 6-12 will eat breakfast in the Commons/Cafeteria.)
There are many great things about this style of breakfast program. Eating with classmates every morning creates a community experience, and it takes pressure off parents and caretakers to provide breakfast in the morning. Plus students who sometimes skip school breakfast to enjoy more morning recess time will now be able to get breakfast!
Students are not required to eat breakfast in class, so if you prefer that your child eats breakfast at home, just have your child let the teacher know they do not want a school breakfast (or you can let the teacher know via e-mail).
Students will still need to pay for a la carte items and individual milks, and can charge these items to their school meal accounts. Food Service money should be paid in the school office in advance. Payments cannot be accepted in the lunch line.
NOTE: Breakfast will not be served on days that school has a delayed start due to weather or emergency.
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 a 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 mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW; Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or email:firstname.lastname@example.org