Plumas Lake Elementary School District

Second Chance at a Great Start to the Day!

Second Chance at a Great Start to the Day!title

We know how busy our students get, but we want to give them the chance to grab some nutritious and delicious food at Nutrition Break and during lunch.
 
To make it easier for our students, and to test out some awesome new recipes, we've introduced our Mobile Meal Carts at all our school sites!
 
You can find one of our "fleet" parked in the multipurpose room at Riverside Meadows during Nutrition Break (9:40 am on Monday, 10:00 am Tuesday - Friday) and both lunch periods.  Our Elementary Mobile Carts are available during the morning recess period for students in the play areas.
 
Part of our Meal Benefit Program?  Awesome!  One breakfast meal and one lunch meal each day are covered by the Meal Benefit Program, no matter where your student chooses from.
Breakfast service is available both before school and during our Second Chance period.
 
While we're working on fine tuning our fine Meal Machines, and you can expect to see a few new and exciting menu options!  We'll do our best to stock our snack-stock-car with the daily selections to fuel every craving, but we appreciate your understanding if we run out of certain flavors before you get there.
Menu

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Our Choice Bar features additional fruits and vegetables at each meal to fill your student's plate up for success!
 
We offer two flavors of milk - low-fat chocolate flavored milk and fat-free original (unflavored) milk.
 We do our best to fuel up our students with the best and most appealing foods.  To best meet their needs and accommodate our seasonal items, menus are subject to change without notice.
 
Printer-Friendly versions of the menu are available here.  
 
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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 students qualified for Free or Reduced priced meals.  Click here for an application.
 
Lunch: 
$2.75 for students
$3.25 for adults
**$0.40 for students qualified for Reduced priced meals.  Click here for an application.
**$0.00 for students qualified for Free priced meals.  Click here for an application.
 
Want to join your student for breakfast or lunch?  Let us plan for you!  Call your student's school as soon as you know you'll be eating with us.  The earlier we know, the better we can plan!
 
Students can purchase additional items at full menu cost.  Some examples are listed here.
Milk - $0.50
Breakfast Entree - $1.00
Lunch Entree - $1.00 - $1.50
Choice Bar Items - $1.00 per trip
Second Full Breakfast - $2.00 (including Free and Reduced priced accounts)
Second Full Lunch - $2.75 (including Free and Reduced priced accounts)
Click here for a full list of our 2017-18 school year A La Carte pricing.
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;

  • Discrete memo sent home with children regarding lunch balance;

  • 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) Delay the issuance of Report cards, transfer cards, and class assignments until obligations are met.

2) Limit and/or prohibit participation of the student in the program.

3) 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.

4) Prohibit student participation in promotion activities or promotion exercises.  

5) Revoke inter-district agreement.

6) Use of a debt collection agency.

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 regular milk or fat-free chocolate milk.
Students make their selection of either the menu entree, or cold cereal and either a cheese stick or yogurt.  No matter which your student selects, they get all the other food items as well!
 
Our friendly Kitchen Leaders provide encouragement for students to serve themselves at least one-half cup of fruit in addition to their entree.  Water is always available in the cafeteria from our Hydration Station, as well as on the playground from drinking fountains.  Bring your reusable water bottle and help us reduce the waste from disposable cups!
 
Lunch has some fun variety to it!  Meals are made up of whole-grain rich items, lean proteins, low-fat regular milk or fat-free chocolate milk, and ourseasonal Choice Bar.
Students may choose either the featured menu entree, or the daily "Vegetarian-Friendly"  entree.  (Hint: Vegetarian-Friendly can be a Groovin' Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Super-Cheesey Quesadilla, or an Ultra Bean and Cheese Burrito)
Our Choice Bar is home to fresh fruits and vegetables, salad, sides, and toppings.  You'll see fresh vegetables like carrots, jicama, and more sharing space with fresh apples, bananas, kiwis, and more.  Salads can be pre-mixed with dressings already applied, or be presented like a more traditional build-your-own salad bar.  Other salads include house-made pasta and three-bean salads!  Toppings can include olives and pineapple tidbits on pizza days, house-made croutons, and jalapenos.
 
 
Student Account Refund

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Our Kitchen Team is always happy to help!  However, our Kitchen Team members are not able to issue refunds from your student's account directly from their register.
 
If you need a refund, follow these simple steps:
 
1.  Contact Food Services Manager, April Mackill.
(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!  Just let April Mackill know the new mailing address.
 
Refunds must be requested within one calendar year of exiting the PLESD.  After this time, funds will not be able to be refunded.
USDA Non-Discrimination 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, 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: 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:

 

(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.

Disclaimer

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