Menus, Charging Procedure, and Methods of Payment

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Menus, Charging Procedure, and Methods of Payment :

We follow a traditional lunch menu with Offer Versus Serve.  Students are offered the following meal components daily:

1 serving of meat or meat alternate

1 serving of fruit

1 serving of vegetables

1 serving of grain

1 serving of milk – 8 ounces

In order to qualify as a meal, a student must take 1 serving of a fruit or vegetable, and 2 of the other components.  A la carte prices will be charged for separate or additional items.

 

MEAL CHARGING PROCEDURES FOR ALL GRADE LEVELS

No student will be refused a meal, regardless of their account balance. No a la carte items may be purchased or charged when a student has a negative balance. Parents/Guardians will be notified when the student has charged 5 meals. If a student asks a Food Service Employee questions regarding their account balance, or requests a payment envelope, the employee may comply with the request. At the Elementary School, payment envelopes are available in the Main Office.  Students should not be given a receipt, notice, memo, or letter of any sort at the register for any reason.


METHODS OF PAYMENT

PARENTS/GUARDIANS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE IN THEIR STUDENTS’ CAFETERIA ACCOUNTS.  Parents/Guardians are encouraged to sign up for free at www.myschoolbucks.com to view their child’s cafeteria account balance and purchase history, and for email alerts on low balances. Payment can be made by cash or check turned in at the Main Office or given to the cashier. Please make checks payable to the Oley Valley School District Lunch Fund, and include your child's name and Student ID number in the memo portion of the check, or on the outside of the envelope with cash.  Payment can be made online at www.myschoolbucks.com.  PLEASE ALLOW 3 DAYS FOR THE ONLINE TRANSACTION TO POST.  There is a fee for online payments


SECOND MEAL PRICING 2021-2022

Elementary School :

Breakfast  $1.55

Reduced Breakfast $0.30

Adult Breakfast  $2.00

Lunch  $2.85

Reduced Lunch $0.40

Adult Lunch  $4.45

 

Middle School :

Lunch  $3.10

Boxed Salad Lunch   $3.45

Reduced Lunch  $0.40

Adult Lunch  $4.45

 

High School :

Lunch  $3.10

Boxed Salad Lunch  $3.60

Reduced Lunch  $0.40

Adult Lunch  $4.45

 

School Meals Program

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School Meals Program 2021-2022

The Oley Valley School District is currently operating under the SSO COVID-19 Program, and all students are eligible to receive meals at no charge, regardless of income or application. However, parents are encouraged to complete a School Meals application, as additional benefits outside the school setting may be available to families who qualify.


COVID-19 relief packages recently passed by the United States Congress contain numerous benefits for families financially impacted by the pandemic. Some of these benefits are available to families of students who qualify for free or reduced price school meals, either through direct certification or through submission and approval of a school meals application.  If you believe your school-aged child(ren) may qualify for free or reduced-price meals this school year, and have not yet submitted an application, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible at www.schoolcafe.com/OleyValleySD. The application will be used to determine which benefits your child(ren) and/or household may be eligible to receive, such as EBT benefits, lower test fees (college prep), field trip scholarships, etc.  Please be aware that applying for free or reduced price meals will not impact the meals that all students currently receive through the District's participation in the SFSP COVID-19 Program.


You may apply for free or reduced meals in one of the following ways:


  1. Complete an online application by visiting www.schoolcafe.com/OleyValleySD

  2. Read the Letter to Households, the Household Application Instructions, and print out and complete the  2020-2021 Household Application for School Meals Return the completed application to Oley Valley School District, Food Services Department, 17 Jefferson Street, Oley, PA 19547.

  3. Pick up a paper copy of the 2021-2022 PA Household Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals, along with the Letter to Households, and Instructions at the Main Office of any District School Building, or in the Administration Office, Room 125 in the High School.  Send the completed application to: Oley Valley School District, Food Services Department, 17 Jefferson Street, Oley, PA 19547

  4. Contact Dr. Shank, the superintendent, by email at tshank@ovsdpa.org, to request a paper copy of the application, instructions, and annual letter to be mailed to your home.


 If your child attends the Berks Career & Technology Center, you must complete an application with the District to receive meal benefits through the Oley Valley School District.  You do not need to fill out an additional application to receive benefits at the Berks Career & Technology Center.

 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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 discriminating 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 who require alternative means 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, https://www.ascr.usda.gov/ad-3027-usda-program-discrimination-complaint-form 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 of 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.

Dot Hamm Legacy Fund

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The Dot Hamm Legacy Fund

The Dot Hamm Legacy Fund was established in 2012 to honor Mrs. Dorothy Hamm upon her retirement after 43 years of service to the students and community through the Oley Valley School District’s Food Services Department. The District will raise funds through community and employee donations. All funds raised will be used for the benefit of District students who require assistance in paying for school meals.

Donations may be made by check to the Oley Valley School District Lunch Fund; please note “Dot Hamm Legacy Fund” on the check. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Shank, the Superintendent, at 610-987-4100, extension 1199, or at tshank@ovsdpa.org.

Thank you for your support of our students!

 

USDA's Federal Communication Commission’s Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB)

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School Nutrition Program Sponsors:

See the following release from USDA below regarding the Federal Communication Commission’s Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB). 

On May 12, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education released information for school districts regarding the EBB. The EBB is a new, temporary Federal program to help eligible families pay for internet service during the pandemic. Households with a child who was approved to receive free or reduced price meals under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or the School Breakfast Program (SBP) during the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year, including children who attend schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision, are eligible for the EBB Program. The Department of Education’s EBB website has further information at the following link: https://tech.ed.gov/broadband/ebb/.

An introductory letter and “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) document will assist schools in learning about the program and includes strategies for reaching out to their school community about the EBB. The letter and FAQ can be found at the following website link: https://tech.ed.gov/files/2021/05/K12-Letter-FAQs-FCC-EBBProgram.pdf.

In addition, an “Outreach Toolkit” with sample templates can be found at the following website link: https://tech.ed.gov/files/2021/05/K12-Outreach-Toolkit-FCC-EBBProgram.pdf.

Please note that this program is not administered through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Food & Nutrition (PDE, DFN).

A La Carte Pricing 21-22

OVSD FOOD SERVICES A LA CARTE MENU ITEMS

A la carte offerings in schools will be based on availability.

Sliced Apples in a Bag $0.75 6 oz. Fresh Fruit Cup – Cut $1.25 Raw Veggie Tray/FF Dip $1.50 Cereal Box 1 oz. $0.75 Assorted Chips $0.75 Animal Crackers 1 oz. $0.75 Goldfish 0.75 oz. $0.75 Cheez-It 0.75 oz. $0.75 Assorted Ice Cream $0.75 Baked Potato Wedges 4 oz. $0.75 Kellogg Snack Bar $0.75 Sunchips Snack Mix .87 oz. $0.75 Rice Krispies Treats Minis $0.25 Upstate Yogurt 8 oz. $1.25 Yoplait Yogurt 4 oz. $0.75 WG Assorted Cookies 1 oz. $0.75 Whole Fruit $0.75 100% Juice Assorted 4 oz. $0.75 Extra Entrée with Lunch $2.00 Hot Dog $1.50 Water 8 oz. $0.75 Water 16 oz. $1.25 Chex Snack Mix 1.03 oz. $0.75 Middle/High School Only Gatorade 12 oz. $1.25 Middle/High School Only Assorted Fruit 16 oz. $1.25 High School Only “Ice” Beverage 16 oz. $1.75 High School Only Hummus/Pita $1.50 High School Only Yoplait Greek Yogurt 5.3 oz. $1.50 High School Only