School Breakfast and Lunch Program Information 2021-2022

Art & Science Academy is again partnering with Trio Community Meals (formerly Lancer Dining Services) to provide students with nutritious, catered breakfasts and lunches. Lunch options consist of a daily special, an alternate choice (sandwich or wrap), vegetarian, or gluten free. You can visit http://dining.lancerhospitality.com/ for more information regarding Lancer Dining.

Meal prices are as follows: breakfast is $2.00, lunch is $3.85, and no charge for students approved for free or reduced meals.  Each meal includes choice of one milk (1% white, or chocolate skim).  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. Information on setting up a meal ordering account is attached or available here. **New ASA students’ parents/guardians will receive an email when meal accounts are ready to be set up** All meal ordering must be completed online through myschoolaccount.com. You may visit Art and Science Academy in person to set up an account and/or place an order online if needed.

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 a drinking fountain 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 Lancer Dining Services, 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 $2.50, 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, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discrimination 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 hoe require alternative methods 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_ust.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 f 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.