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  • D49 Summer Meal Service Begins June 3 

    District 49's Ridgeview Elementary School will host breakfast and lunch service this summer at no cost to all children, ages 1-18. This service is available for all children, regardless of which school they attend, and those who are not currently enrolled in a D49 school. Good nutrition during the summer months helps prepare children for success once school is back in session.

    Service Location: 

    Ridgeview Elementary School Cafeteria - 6573 Shimmering Creek Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80923 

    Service Dates: 

    Monday - Friday: June 3 - June 30 

    Service Times:

    Breakfast 7:45-8:00 a.m.

    Lunch 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.   

    Important Information: We will offer one meal at a time. Breakfast is only available at the scheduled breakfast time, and lunch is only available at the scheduled lunch time. Participants are required to eat in the cafeteria. We will not have a to-go option. 

    These services are part of the USDA summer food service program. Watch for updated menus to be posted soon at D49.org. D49 will participate in the Colorado Healthy School Meals for All Program for the 2024-25 school year.

     

    Did You Know?

    The Free and Reduced program extends well beyond the lunchroom and provides critical support for families and classrooms every year. Click the following link to learn more today about what the program covers and how to apply for this important service! Free and Reduced Program Link

     

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    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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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.

Free & Reduced Resource & Re-Application Reminder

  • As we work hard every day to deliver excellent education and meet critical needs for all of our families, we invite you to take a look at some important information about the overall value of the Free and Reduced Benefits Program at D49.org.  We also want to share a friendly reminder that is extremely important for all qualifying families to complete the application process, regardless of the availability of meals at no cost for all D49 families. This will ensure access to all the benefits provided, which support programs at your student’s schools and includes individual assistance for school and transportation fees. 

    Families who are new to the program can register and apply, and qualifying families may reapply today, by clicking this link to PaySchools Central.

    Apply for Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) at coloradopeak.force.com/PEBT 

     

    District 49 will  be participating in Healthy Meals for All in the 2023-2024 school year.

    Adult Meals are $3.00 without milk for breakfast and $4.75 without milk for lunch.

     

Monica Deines-Henderson
Nutrition Services Director
Phone: 719.495.1106
Roxann Clark
Free and Reduced Processor
Phone: 719.494.8965
Kristina Flaten
Administrative Dietitian
Phone: 719.494.8967
Malinda Reeves
Nutrition Services Specialist
Phone: 719.494.8904

Nutrition Services Overview

  • The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals who are dedicated to student health, well being and their ability to learn.  We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. We're available for visits from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Help with processing a free-and-reduced application is available from 8 a.m. to noon.

    Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
     
    Nutrition departments are regulated by the federal government and part of that regulation is to operate as a self-funded enterprise within a school district. This means that nutrition services does not take any tax-payer’s funds from the district to operate the meal programs. 

Proposition FF: Healthy Meals for All Children

  • Prop FF: Additional Clarity will Inform D49 Decision on State Meals Program

  • 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:

    1. mail:
                U.S. Department of Agriculture
                Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
                1400 Independence Avenue, SW
                Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
    2. fax:
                (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
    3. email:
                program.intake@usda.gov

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.