Welcome to Whitewright ISD Child Nutrition
HAVE YOU HEARD?
We have been approved to offer free breakfast and lunch to all our students for the rest of the school year.
ALL STUDENTS EAT FREE (BREAKFAST AND LUNCH) FOR THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR
This is a considerable savings for our parents.
Elem/MS Student: Breakfast and Lunch $4.20 a day x 5 days a week = $21.00 a week x 4 weeks = $84.00 a month.
High School Student: Breakfast and Lunch $4.45 a day x 5 days a week = $22.25 a week x 4 weeks = $89.00 a month.
Additionally, the District is offering pre-ordered meals for all children 18 or younger at no cost. Pre-ordered meals can be picked up by parent/guardian daily at the Whitewright Elementary Campus or the Whitewright High School Campus from 12:00pm – 1:00pm Monday through Friday. The meal includes one lunch and the next day’s breakfast. Sign up is required – please call Donna Lucas at 903-364-2155 ext 106 or email at email@example.com to schedule grab and go pickup. If child is not present, an adult will need a letter or an email with name and age of child/ren from child care facility or school for eligibility verification.
On Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, USDA extended flexibilities in its Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) through June 30, 2021, to allow schools and other sites to continue to provide meals at no cost to all children. The department previously extended free meals through December 2020, based on funding available at the time, but was now able to extend throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year thanks to language in the continuing resolution signed into law by President Trump on Oct. 1, 2020.
"The Texas Department of Agriculture has provided new guidance for school districts across the state of Texas concerning the food and nutrition program. Whitewright ISD will be offering all students, Pre K through 12, the opportunity to eat both breakfast and lunch, free of charge. We are excited to provide quality meals for our students during this time. Meals only will be free. A la carte items will still be available for purchase.
You can apply for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program anytime during the school year. Click on the link below to access the online application.
If you would like a paper application, stop by any campus office to receive one. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Donna Lucas, Nutrition Director. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 903-364-2155 ext. 106
For more information about the federal child nutrition programs and the fair treatment of students participating in school meal programs, please visit the Department of agriculture's Square Meals website at www.squaremeals.org
ALA CARTE AND SNACK CHARGES ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED
Money can be deposited in the student's account at the campus cafeteria or online using www.myschoolbucks.com. This may be done daily, weekly, or monthly. Parents may also choose items that may be bought by their students. Upon time that student starts to charge, notices are sent to home by letters, emails and/or notices in folders or handed to students at cashier stand. Students are allowed to charge for reimbursable meals, unless parent/guardian prohibits any charges. We ask that students not overdraw their accounts more than $15.00, however no student will be denied a reimbursable meal. Parents are expected to promptly fund overdrawn balances; all efforts will be made to collect unpaid meal debt.
Elementary Cafeteria Manager:
Rita Ballard, email@example.com – 903-364-2155 ext.139
High School Cafeteria Manager:
Sandy Whitt, firstname.lastname@example.org – 903-364-2155 ext.309
Director of Nutrition:
Donna Lucas, email@example.com – 903-364-2155 ext,106