September 23, 2020
Dear Creede School District Families,
We are pleased to inform you that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the waivers that were initially implemented in March at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. These waivers will allow us to provide free meals to all children in our community aged 18 and under, through December, dependent on available funding.
Any lunch charges acquired so far in the early weeks of this school year will be credited back to student accounts, and there will be no charge for lunches for any student while these waivers remain in place. However, if your student opts to have additional servings or a la carte milk, the purchase price will be charged to their account. Any lunch money that has been paid to the school will be retained in your student’s account to be used when these waivers expire.
Additionally, if you have children in your household who are homeschool, remote-learning or below school age and they would like to take advantage of free lunches, we will be scheduling pick-up times for to-go lunches in front of the school or at the South Fork Fire Department. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like the weekly menu/email to order.
If you have any questions, please contact Lori Heinrich in the school office: email@example.com, 719-658-2220.
Dear Parents, Students and Staff,
We believe our school lunch program will soon be the best rural meal program in the state. To reach our goal, we continue to update and improve it. Here are some fresh and delicious updates you can expect to see this year.
We take pride in exposing students to a variety of cuisines from all over the world. Students recently tasted Asian noodle ramen bowls and also Chicken Shawarma, a cuisine from the Middle East. We continue to bring students new creative flavors to expand their food palates.
We are fortunate to live in an agricultural area where we can purchase local foods in season from the Valley Roots Local Food Hub.Students benefit from fresh and local items in our meal program that include: potatoes, beets, carrots, onions, mushrooms, cheese, spinach, arugula, cherries, peaches, watermelon, honey dew, radishes, zucchini and green chilis. Local foods not only taste better, but our kids like them too. Purchasing local is an investment in our farmers and our community.
We keep close tabs on making sure that our menu items are student approved.
Close to 90 percent of our menu offerings are made from scratch, which means that we prepare the food right in our own kitchen. When meals are freshly prepared, they taste better and are better for our students.
It is a pleasure to be of service to the community. Thank you for your continued support of our program.
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 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 (566) 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:firstname.lastname@example.org. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.