Recent News or Updates

!!UPDATES!!

  • EPS is sponsoring FREE Meals this summer:

>>> Click Here for Schedule (*Check back for updates)

>>> Meals will be for on-site consumption (grab-n-go no longer available) served to Evergreen School District students and other community children 18 years and younger. Infant meals not available.

>>> These resources can be used to locate USDA free meal availability in your area:

Summer Meals Locator- https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids

USDA National Hunger Hotline- can be reached Monday–Friday:

Families can call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479)

For Spanish, families can call 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273)

Texting Line - Families may text "Food" or "Comida" to 304-304 to find free summer meals near them.

Meal Site Locator - https://www.nokidhungry.org/find-free-meals

>>> Additional Community Resources

Share Summer Meals

Clark County Food Bank

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT)

Federal COVID-19 relief funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture has made it possible for many families in Washington state to start to receive Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits beginning late-July and through the end of the summer. These benefits will help buy groceries while children are home during the summer months.

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) food benefits are available to families with young children who are eligible for Basic Food benefits as well as school-aged children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meal programs. The Public Charge rule does not apply to P-EBT benefits and will not impact immigration status.

Sign Up for Up-To-Date Information:

Families can sign up for text message alerts about the status of their child’s P-EBT by going to textpebt.dshs.wa.gov. There is a verification form to enroll.


Families Can Still Access Summer Meals:

P-EBT benefits do not replace any food assistance program already offered, including free summer meals or meals provided in child care centers. Families are encouraged to continue participating in a summer meal program at their local schools and community locations, even if they receive P-EBT benefits.

P-EBT benefits can be used to shop at any grocery store, farmers market, or food retailer certified to accept SNAP/EBT.

P-EBT Plan Information:

The Children Under 6 and Summer 2022 P-EBT programs will be available as follows:

  • P-EBT Children Under 6 program: Qualifying children under age 6 who live in a household that receives Basic Food benefits (the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or Washington state’s Food Assistance Program) may receive $43 for each month they received Basic Food assistance from September 2021 – June 2022.

  • Summer 2022 P-EBT program: Qualifying children under age 6 as well as school-aged children will receive a one-time lump sum of $391 per child to cover the summer period through July and August 2022. School-aged children enrolled in Washington state schools that operate the NSLP who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals are eligible for Summer 2022 P-EBT benefits. Children under 6 will receive benefits under this plan as long as they receive Basic Food assistance during July and August.

  • These benefits are separate from a P-EBT 2021-2022 School Year program, which has not been approved by USDA at this time.

Qualifying Children:

Children must have been actively enrolled as an EPS student and approved for free or reduced-price school meals in the 2021-22 school year. Parents/Guardians can still complete an application for 2021-22 school year free/reduced-price benefits by completing the household application and turning it into the EPS-Child Nutrition Services office at the Administrative Services Center. Applications for 2021-22 school year will be received until August 26th.

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P-EBT Contact Center:

For full details and additional questions about P-EBT benefits, families can visit dshs.wa.gov/PEBT or call the P-EBT Contact Center at 833-518-0282 between 8 am and 5 pm PT, Monday-Friday (except observed holidays).


Inclement Weather Meal Service Plan

In the event of an unexpected closure, notification and updates will be posted at the top of this webpage. To the best of our ability, we will provide details as to when meal service will be expected to resume.

Department Information

DISTRICT CHILD NUTRITION SERVICES

Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm

Phone: (360) 604-4034 Fax: (360) 604-4052


Customer Service: Michelle, Kimberly and Lorilee

nutrition.services@evergreenps.org


Director, Nutrition Services: Jen Misfeldt

jennifer.misfeldt@evergreenps.org


Child Nutrition Services

Mailing Address:

PO Box 8910

Vancouver WA 98668-8910

Physical Address:

EPS Administrative Services Center

13413 NE LeRoy Haagen Memorial Dr.

Vancouver WA 98684


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Free and Reduced-price Meal Program / Parent Consent

Free and Reduced Meal Applications V2.pptx

Apply Online for Free and Reduced-price Meal Benefits

with your Skyward Family Access account **Fastest Processing Time**

**Online Application Step-by-Step Instructions:

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**Paper Application Step-by-Step Instructions:

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Complete a Paper Free and Reduced-Price Meal Benefit Application and mail or hand it in

at your child's school or the Child Nutrition Services office at the district's Administrative Services Center:

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Do you want to allow your Free/Reduced-price benefit eligibility status to be used for additional opportunities or resources? Mail or hand in the Parent Consent to Share form at either your child's school or the Child Nutrition Services office at the Administrative Services Center. *Original signed form must be turned in. Please do not email the form.

Parent Consent to Share F/R Eligibility Information:

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Just Apply!

Student Meal Account Refund or Transfer

Remaining student meal account funds can be refunded, transferred, or donated for meal account funding hardships.

The completed request form can either be delivered to your child's school or the Nutrition Services office,

emailed to nutrition.services@evergreenps.org, or faxed to (360) 604-4052.

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Special Dietary Needs

Meal and milk modifications can be made with an approved request. Requests for meal or milk modifications must be signed by a State-recognized medical authority.

Questions can be directed to Food Services at (360) 604-3956.

Request forms can be submitted to the Child Nutrition Services Office at Fax: (360) 604-4052, Email: nutrition.services@evergreenps.org, or the CNS office located in the Green complex of the EPS Administrative Service Center.

Meal and Milk Substitutions for Special Dietary Needs


Gluten Free 2-Week Lunch Menu Cycle for Approved GF Prescription

Meal Charge Policy

Menus & Catering

Wellness & Healthy Celebrations

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Evergreen PS proudly encourages healthy eating in schools.

Make your next sharable snack or celebration a healthy and creative one. There are many resources to assist with alternatives to the sugary cupcakes, cookies and doughnuts. Our partners with the WSU extension of SNAP-Ed have put together some useful tools here:

Healthy Celebrations Toolkit

5 Quick Tips for Smart Snacks

5 Ways to Celebrate

DIY Party Crown Template

Chartwell's Dining Services Contact Information

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CHARTWELLS DINING SERVICES (Food Service Operations)

Resident District Manager: Dinh Tran

Phone: (360) 604-3956

dinh.tran@evergreeps.org

Senior Director of Dining & Nutrition Services: Russ Kallwick

Phone: (360) 604-1763

russ.kallwick@evergreenps.org

Language Resources

Spanish Language Family Liaison:

Si necesita ayuda en español,

favor de comunicarse con

Adriana García al teléfono (360) 604-4029.

LauraAdriana.GarciaS@evergreenps.org

Russian Language Family Liaison:

Для информации на русском языке,

пожалуйста, звоните

Елене Кобыльник 360.604.4028

Yelena.Kobylnik@evergreenps.org

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Other Resources

Non-Discrimination Statement

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement:


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.

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Evergreen Public Schools Non-Discrimination Statement:

Evergreen Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination.

Cale Piland Holly Long Tracy Thompson

Title IX Coordinator Section 504/ADA Coordinator Civil Rights Compliance CoordinatorDirector of Athletics/Activities Health Services Manager Director of Personnel13501 NE 28th Street 13501 NE 28th Street 13501 NE 28th StreetPO Box 8910 Vancouver, WA 98668-8910 PO Box 8910 Vancouver, WA 98668-8910 PO Box 8910 Vancouver, WA 98668-8910Telephone: (360) 604-4431 Telephone: (360) 604-6711 Telephone: (360) 604-4010Caleb.Piland@evergreenps.org Holly.Long@evergreenps.org Tracy.Thompson@evergreenps.org

If you have a disability that requires you to need assistance to access school facilities, programs or services, please notify the school principal.