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Free/Reduced

OPTION 1:

 

Apply for Free/Reduced Meal Benefits online through your Skyward/Family Access account.  No paper application necessary.  See Online Application Reference Guide for assistance.

Not sure if you have a Skyward/Family Access Account?  Refer to the Accessing Skyward/Family Access Reference Guide.

 

OPTION 2:

Complete a printed paper application and turn it in to ONE of your child(ren)'s schools.  Only one application per household.  A new application must be submitted each school year.


ENGLISH 2017-18 Free/Reduced Meal Application Packet
ENGLISH (Crestline, Marrion, Orchards Elementary) 2017-18 Free/Reduced Meal Application Packet

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Refunds and Transfers

To request a refund of Food Service funds from a student's account or 
to transfer Food Service funds from a student's Food Service account to another student's Food Service account, 
complete a 'Request for Food Service Account Balance Refund or Funds Transfer' form and submit it in one of the following ways:                                                             

 

Запрос о возврате или переводе средств счета «Службы питания»  Request for Food Service Account Balance Refund or Funds Transfer 


Solicitud de Reembolso o Transferencia de Fondos de la Cuenta de Servicios de Comida 
Request for Food Service Account Balance Refund or Funds Transfer

 

Food Service Charge Policy and Account Payments

2017-18 Food Service Charge Policy

 

 

 

 

PRICES

 

Elementary Breakfast:   $0.95

Elementary Lunch:        $1.85

Middle School Breakfast:   $1.15

Middle School Lunch:        $2.15

High School Breakfast:   $1.15

High School Lunch:        $2.40

Adult Breakfast:             $2.00

Adult Lunch:                  $3.50

Free or Reduced Qualified, then Breakfast is:                            $0.00 
Grades K-3 Qualified for Reduced Meals, Lunch is:                   $0.00    
Grades 4-12 Qualified for Reduced Meals, Lunch is:                 $0.40

A la carte Milk (Individual, not part of meal):   $0.45

Other various a la carte items (6-12): Prices vary and are clearly and accurately displayed at point of sale. 

 

PAYMENTS
Food service account funds must be prepaid for all grades K-12 or else can be paid at time of purchase for grades 6-12.  Cashiers do not provide change.  Overpaid funds will apply to the student’s food service account.  Food service account funds are revolving as long as the student is actively enrolled in the district.

Acceptable payment methods include check, cash or online with credit card.  However, cash is not recommended.  Food service account activity and balance information is available online to students and parents/guardians through Skyward Family Access, which is accessible from the district website: http://www.evergreenps.org or by calling the Child Nutrition Services office at (360) 604-4034

 


PURCHASES WITH FREE OR REDUCED MEAL BENEFITS
Parent/Guardian/Student is responsible for payment of charges incurred prior to the date of approved benefits.  If approved for free or reduced-priced meal benefits, the benefits will be as of the date the application was received by the appropriate school secretary or Child Nutrition Services office.

One regular reimbursable meal for each breakfast and lunch each day is included in the free or reduced meal benefit program.  Additional purchases such as a la carte items, additional milk, and additional (second) meals are not included in these benefits, although can be purchased at regular price.  Milk is included with every reimbursable meal.  However, milk alone without the other meal components is not a reimbursable meal and therefore will be charged at the regular milk price. 

reimbursable meal can be defined as a complete meal comprised of the required serving amount of the required components and nutritional values as regulated through the USDA Food and Nutrition Service agency in accordance with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.  A meal is the regular menu offerings comprised of mandatory minimum 3 of 5 components (Milk, Meat or Meat Alternates, Grains/Bread, Vegetables, Fruits).  Reference:  https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=1&SID=fb5dc2c7d1e323b7efb1d83c3dc15407&ty=HTML&h=L&mc=true&r=PART&n=pt7.4.210#se7.4.210_110


INSUFFICIENT FUNDS
A negative balance owing (debt) of any amount is immediately due.  Students with insufficient funds or without a meal during the school day will be served one reimbursable meal and their food service account will be charged according to their established meal pricing (normal full price, reduced price or free in the case of approved benefits).  Purchase of a la carte items, additional milk, and additional meals are not allowed if there are not sufficient funds available for the purchase.

A negative food service account balance will remain a food service account balance throughout the duration of the student’s active enrollment with the district unless the district determines the circumstances of the student’s balance warrant a fine and/or third party collections.  A negative food service balance owing the district upon withdrawal or graduation will be transferred to a fine as an outstanding debt until paid in full.        
 

LOW AND/OR NEGATIVE BALANCE COMMUNICATION
When a student's food service balance reaches an amount to cover only 2 - 3 more meals, the cashier will verbally remind the student that their funds are getting low.  An email notification is automatically generated to the parent's email address on file as the primary family (family1) when a student's purchase makes the food service balance low or negative.  Further communication methods such as phone call or mailed letter to parent/guardian will also be used as the food service debt ages or grows. 

In the event third party collections become necessary, the primary family will be notified in writing to the email and mailing address on file 30 days prior to the collections referral.     

Food service account activity and balance information is available online to students and parents/guardians through Skyward Family Access, which is accessible from the district website: http://www.evergreenps.org or by calling the Child Nutrition Services office at (360) 604-4034


RETURNED CHECKS
Food service funds paid by check that are returned by bank unpaid are immediately reversed upon notification from the bank.  An email and/or mailed letter are immediately sent to the payor.  If the returned unpaid check leaves the student’s food service account balance negative, the primary family (family1) will be notified of the food service balance regardless of whether they were the payor of the returned check.  Insufficient account funds are to be repaid immediately.  Credit card or cash payments will be required once two checks have been returned by bank within a school year.         


REFUNDS AND TRANSFERS
Food service account funds can be refunded or transferred across food service accounts at any time upon written request using the Food Service Account Balance Refund and Transfer form.  Food service funds can be transferred to another specifically named student or donated for the district’s discretion of student food service accounts.  Funds remaining on account after a student withdrawals or graduates from the district are not automatically refunded. 


UNCLAIMED PROPERTY
When unused food service funds are not retrieved by refund or transfer and the student has remained inactive for 2 years as of August 31 each year, then the remaining balance is sent as unclaimed property to the state.  


STAFF
Staff are not extended credit or allowed to have negative food service balances.  Staff may prepay to their food service account or pay per purchase.  Cashiers do not provide change.  Overpaid funds will apply to the staff member’s food service account or else are forfeited if the staff food service account is not already established.  Staff can request a food service account by contacting the Child Nutrition Services office.      

 

Make a Food Service payment to your school or online for quick availability.  

To Pay Online:

For Families
·       Login to Skyward/Family Access
·       Select Food Service from menu at left.
·       On Food Service page, select ‘Make a Payment’ to open the Online Payment Entry page.
·       Select the Update Payment Amount button to open the Update Food Service Payment Amount page.
·       Enter the amount you want to pay on account for that student and select the Update Cart button.  Repeat for each child.
·       Once payment amount has been entered for each student and Balance in red is reflected correctly,
            then select Pay with Vendor button at top of Online Payment Entry page.  The Welcome to the Web Store page will display.
·       If payment total reflects correctly, select the Go To Checkout button.
·       Enter your email address and select the new customer or returning customer option.  
            For a new customer, follow the steps to create a login password. 
            For a returning customer, enter your password.  Click the Continue button.
·       Follow the steps to enter your credit card payment information and submit your payment.  You will receive an email confirmation of your payment. 

For Staff
·       Login to Skyward/Educator Access Plus
·       From the Food service menu at top, select 'My Food Service Information'.
·       Select the arrow/carrot to the left of your name to expand Account, Payments, and Purchases information.
·       Select the 'Make Online Payment' link next to Payments. A new Online Payment Entry window will display.
·       Select the 'Update Payment Amount' button to open the Update Food Service Payment Amount page.
·       Enter the amount you want to pay on your Food Service account and select the 'Update Cart' button.  
·       Verify the payment amount is reflected correctly, then select 'Pay with Vendor' button at top of Online Payment Entry page.  
            The Welcome to the Web Store page will display.
·       If payment total reflects correctly, select the 'Go To Checkout' button.  
·       Enter your email address and select the new customer or returning customer option.  
            For a new customer, follow the steps to create a login password.  
            For a returning customer, enter your password.  Click the Continue button.
·       Follow the steps to enter your credit card payment information and submit your payment.  You will receive an email confirmation of your payment. 

 

Catering

CATERING MENU 2015-16


District Catering Questions and Ordering
Karen Steinhardt 
(360) 604-3956
karen.steinhardt@evergreenps.org

 

Special Dietary Needs

Need Meal Substitutions for Special Dietary Purposes?

Please allow at least one week for processing and response.

 

Need to Substitute Milk?

Please allow at least one week for processing and response.

 

Other Resources

*FREE MEALS* for KIDS/TEENS SPONSORED by EVERGREEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Open to all children 18 and younger

 

Burnt Bridge Creek Elementary

14619-A NE 49th St, Vancouver WA 98682

 

07/31-08/14 Mon-Fri

Breakfast 9:00am-10:00am

Lunch 11:00am-12:15pm

 

 

Burton Elementary

14015 NE 28th St, Vancouver WA 98682

07/31-08/11 Mon-Fri

Breakfast: 9:00am-10:00am

Lunch: 11:15am-11:45am

 

 

Crestline Elementary

13003 SE 7th St, Vancouver WA 98683

08/14-08/18 Mon-Fri

Lunch 11:00am-12:15pm

 

 

 

 

 

Fircrest Elementary

12001 NE 9th St, Vancouver WA 98684

 

08/01-08/18 Mon-Fri

Breakfast 9:30-10:00am

Lunch 11:30-12:15pm

 

Mill Plain Elementary

400 SE 164th Ave, Vancouver WA 98684

08/07-08/18 Mon-Fri

Breakfast 9:00-10:00am

Lunch 11:00-11:45am

 

 

Orchards Elementary

11405 NE 69th St, Vancouver WA 98662

08/07-08/18 Mon-Fri

Breakfast 9:00-10:00am

Lunch 11:30-12:15pm

 

 

 

USDA is an equal opportunity 
employer and provider.

 
     

 

 

Students in Transition / McKinney-Vento
Peggy Carlson
Phone: (360) 604-3901
peggy.carlson@evergreenps.org


 

  SAVE YOUR FREE/REDUCED MEAL QUALIFICATION LETTER

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School Lunch Program.


 
   
  FOOD WORKER CARD

Washington State requires that all food workers have food safety
training before handling food served to the public.  Information 
about obtaining your Food Handler Permit can be found here.

      
               Smart Snacks Reference Sheet   

USDA Smart Snack Reference   

 

Contacts

 

District Child Nutrition Services

Customer Service, CNS Specialist   
Beth D'Antonio
nutrition.services@evergreenps.org            
Phone: (360) 604-4034     
Fax: (360) 604-4052     

office hours: 7:30am  -  4:00pm                           

Manager, District CNS Programs 
Jen Misfeldt





Si necesita ayuda en español, 
favor de comunicarse con 
Adriana García al teléfono (360) 604-4029.              
LauraAdriana.GarciaS@evergreenps.org              


Для информации на русском языке, 
пожалуйста, звоните 
Елене Кобыльник 360.604.4028                        
Yelena.Kobylnik@evergreenps.org  

 Chartwells Dining Services 

  


Resident District Manager
& Catering Services

Karen Steinhardt
karen.steinhardt@evergreenps.org
Phone: (360) 604-3956

Elementary School
Cafe Services/Nutrition/Menus     

Chad Kirby
chad.kirby@evergreenps.org
Phone: (360) 604-3956
Middle & High School 
Cafe Services/Nutrition/Menus

John Edwards
john.edwards@evergreenps.org 
Phone: (360) 604-3966
 

 

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