Plumas Lake Elementary School District

 
We are very excited to have our students returning to in person learning.  We will be serving free lunch during the school day at Cobblestone and Riverside.  Students will order the meals at the start of the day and all meals will be delivered to and ate in the classroom, or designated outside area.  Students will be eating with their cohorts. 
If your child is eating with us at school we need to alter the Friday pick up bag for your student or it will be necessary to pay for school lunch.  This is because we are only allowed to serve and claim one free lunch per day per child.  If your child eats with us at school and then a weekly bag is picked up on Friday, we have served them 2 lunches for the same day.  Our program could lose money and end up costing the district money that comes out of the general fund.  We do not want this to happen.  Please call the Nutrition Services office if you would like to have your student eat at school and you would like to pick up meals for them on Fridays.  We can work this out. 
 
Please see the menus for Cobblestone and Riverside below. 
 
OCTOBER MENUS:
 
Menu

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Various fruits and vegetables
 
Nutrition Services is committed to ensuring that every child, 18 and under, has access to breakfast and lunch during virtual learning.  Choose the time that works best for your family regardless of what PLESD site your student is enrolled.
 
Starting in October we will be serving meals for Saturday.
 
The pick-up times and locations are:
 
Rio Del Oro - 1220 Zanes Dr.  - Fridays, 7:00am - 8:00am
 
Cobblestone - 1718 Churchill Dr. - Fridays, 11:00am - 12:00pm
 
Riverside Meadows - 1751 Cimarron Dr. - Fridays, 2:15pm - 3:00pm
 
At pickup you will receive a weeks’ worth of meals for each child 18 and under.  
 
Printer-Friendly versions of the menu are available here.  
 
2020-21 AUGUST MENU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meal Prices

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Plumas Lake Elementary School District is committed to providing appealing, nutrient dense meal options for students to fuel up and be ready to learn!
 
Breakfast:
$2.00 for students
$2.50 for adults
**$0.00 for the first meal for students qualified for the Meal Benefit Program.  Click here for an application. 
 
Lunch: 
$3.00 for students
$3.50 for adults
**$0.40 for students qualified for the Reduced Tier of the Meal Benefit Program.  Click here for an application.
**$0.00 for students qualified for Free Tier of the Meal Benefit Program.  Click here for an application.
 
 
Meal Charge Policy

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We get it - life is busy.
 
Mornings can be especially busy, and getting out the door with breakfast and lunch taken care of sometimes just isn't happening.  
 
Our full Meal Charge Policy is here for you, for us, and for your students.
 

Meal Charge Policy

The goal of the Plumas Lake Elementary School District (PLESD) is to provide students with healthy meals each day. However, unpaid charges place a large financial burden on our Nutrition Services Department. The purpose of this policy is to insure compliance with federal reporting requirements for the USDA Child Nutrition Program, and to provide oversight and accountability for the collection of outstanding student meal balances.
The intent of this policy is to establish uniform meal account procedures throughout the PLESD. While the USDA Child Nutrition Program does not require that a student who pays the base priced meals be served a meal without payment, the Plumas Lake Elementary School District provides this service as a courtesy to those students in the event that they forget or lose their lunch money.

 

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:

The Nutrition Service Department:  Responsible for providing access to healthy meals for all enrolled students, maintaining transaction and charge records, and for notifying the student’s parent/guardian of low or outstanding balances at regular intervals. The Nutrition Service Department is also responsible for notifying the School District of outstanding balances.

The School District:  Responsible for supporting the Nutrition Service Department in maintaining accounts in good status and collection activities.

The Parent/Guardian:  Account monitoring and immediate payment.

Where does the money go?

Funds collected for meal purchases pay directly for the food included in your child’s meal, as well as so much more.  Some goals meal purchases fund include:

  • Continued lean protein and whole grain entree options

  • Continued access to fresh produce

  • Continued farm to school and locally procured produce

  • Continued Nutrition Services Team excellent service standard

  • Scratch cooked menu items (meaning food is created and prepared completely on site)

  • Farm to school activities, such as farmer visits and produce taste testing/cooking events

  • Nutrition Education in the classroom

  • Increase children’s consumption of fruits and vegetables

Charge Policy and Methods of Collection

PLESD allows students to charge meals even if they have a negative balance because we understand that there are days when automatic payments may not have been completed, students forget to bring lunch or their money, and more.  Parents are expected to immediately bring the account into good standing. If negative balances are not paid the school district will use, but will not be limited to, the following methods collect the balance due:

  • Email communication sent home requesting balance to paid;

  • Automated phone calls requesting balance to be paid;

  • Discrete letters mailed directly to home address requesting balance to be paid; 

  • Personal phone calls home;

  • Referral of account to student services department;

  • Home visit.  

Balances Owed with No Response by Parent/Guardian:

If the payment is not received, the Superintendent or his/her designee may take one or more of the following actions, unless or until prohibited by state law or regulation, and/or current Board Policies:

1) Prohibit participation of student, or other students in the student’s household, from participating in any future fee based program until or unless outstanding balances are resolved.

2) Revoke inter-district agreement. 

Account Management

Account management is the responsibility of the family.  Account management tools include:

  • Convenient online access to view your student(s)’ account for free with www.MySchoolBucks.com.

  • Access to the most recent 30 days transaction records through www.MySchoolBucks.com.

  • On-the-go monitoring with the FREE MySchoolBucks app for smart phones and smart devices.

  • Access to transaction histories detailing all purchases and payments for the current school year, available by request through the Nutrition Services office.

  • Repayment arrangements directly with the Nutrition Services Department.

Refunds:

For withdrawn, and promoting students; a written request for a refund of any money remaining in their account must be submitted. An e-mail request is also acceptable. Students who are promoting at the end of the year will be given the option to transfer to a sibling’s account with a written request.

Unclaimed Funds:

Unclaimed funds must be requested within one school year. Unclaimed funds will then become the property of the PLESD Nutrition Service Program.

 
What's in my student's meal?

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What a great question!  We follow USDA guidelines when creating our menu.
 
Our breakfast meals are made up on whole-grain rich entrees, fruit, and low-fat White Milk.
 
The selection of fresh fruit and veggies will change throughout the school year. 
 
Lunch meals are made up of whole-grain rich items, lean proteins, fat-free Chocolate Milk, and a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. 
 
 
 
A carton of low fat milk.
Student Account Refund

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Before asking for a refund, consider these easy options:
1. Transfer funds to a younger sibling.  As long as your student is actively enrolled in our school district, they will have access to that money no matter which of our sites they attend.
2. Donate funds to our Lunch Buddy Account.  We collect donations throughout the school year and apply these funds discreetly to students in need.  If you'd like to make an additional donation, please contact the Nutrition Services Department directly at (530) 743-4428 x 770
 
If you need a refund, follow these simple steps:
 
1.  Contact Nutrition Services Department
(530) 743-4428 ext 770
2.  Request a partial or full refund from your student's account.  Please have your student's ID number ready.
3.  A refund check will be issued to the parent/guardian we have listed, and mailed to the address on file.  Did you move?  No problem!  We can verify with the Student Services Department.
 
Refunds must be requested within one calendar year of exiting PLESD.  After this time, funds are not able to be refunded.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
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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, 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: How to File a 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 (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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; 
  • fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
  • email: program.intake@usda.gov.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
 
02/06/2020
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