School Breakfast and Lunch Program Information 2022-2023

Art & Science Academy is again partnering with Trio Community Meals (formerly Lancer Dining Services) to provide students with nutritious, catered breakfasts and lunches. Lunch consists of a daily special with vegetable, fruit, and grain sides. One milk choice is included with each meal at no extra cost. You can visit www.triocommunitymeals.com  for more information regarding Trio Community Meals.

Meal prices are as follows: breakfast is $2.00, lunch is $3.95, and no charge for students approved for free or reduced meals.  Each meal includes choice of one milk (1% white, or chocolate skim) at no extra cost.  All kindergarten students are eligible for free breakfasts.  Applications for Educational Benefits (free/reduced meals) are available at Art & Science Academy, on our website, or here. Ala-carte pricing* will apply when a student refuses to take the full reimbursable meal.

As in the past, school meals are ordered a month in advance.  This year online ordering will be available from the 16th through the 20th of each month, starting in August for September meals. All ordering must be completed online through myschoolaccount.com. Information on setting up a meal ordering account is attached or available here. You may visit Art and Science Academy in person to set up an account and/or place an order online if needed. Please place your meal order online so that we have enough meals on hand each day.

**New ASA students’ parents/guardians will receive an email when meal accounts are ready to be set up.

If your child wishes to have an additional milk with their meal, extra milks are 55 cents each and must be paid for with cash on day of purchase or ordered in advance through your child’s www.myschoolaccount.com account. All students will have access to drinking water during breakfast and lunch periods.

If your child needs an emergency meal (some examples are a forgotten lunch or did not eat breakfast at home), one will be provided, and an invoice will be emailed or sent home. Prices for emergency meals are the same as a regular meal.  ASA’s unpaid meal charges policy can be found on the policy section of our website under section 500 Students.

ASA, in collaboration with Trio Community Meals, will make reasonable substitutions to meals on a case-by-case basis for children who are considered to have a disability that restricts their diet. To make such a request, a parent or guardian must submit a Special Diet Statement that is completed by a licensed physician, physician assistant, or an advanced practice registered nurse, such as a certified nurse practitioner. Updates to this form are only required when a child’s needs change.  Visit here or Art & Science Academy for a Special Diet Statement form.

*Ala-carte pricing: main course $2.60, sides (fruit, vegetable, grain) $0.75 each, milk $0.55.

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.