Food Service

Clinton Community Schools Food Services

Summer EBT 2024


NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM 2023-2024

We are pleased to inform you that we will be participating in the Michigan School Meals an option of the National School Lunch and National School Breakfast

The Great news is Clinton Community School is now participating in Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the 2023-24 school year.  Our participation will ensure that all enrolled students will receive one healthy breakfast and one healthy lunch daily at NO CHARGE to your household.  There will be a charge for extra meals, milk, juice and all ala carte items

To maintain our program status, parents and guardians are asked to complete and sign the Education Benefits Form You can do this using a paper form or online the quickest and secure at your Infinite Campus Parent Portal. If you have filled out a Free/Reduced application for 2023/24 you do not need to do anything further.  You do not have to fill out a new form for this school year.  

This form like the Free/reduce form are critical in determining the amount of money that your child's school receives from a variety of state and federal supplemental programs such as Title I A, At-Risk (31a), Title II A, E -Rate, etc.  All information on the form submitted is confidential. Without your assistance, the school cannot maximize utilization of available state and federal funds.

If I can be of any further assistance, please contact Penny Petipren, @ 517-456-2045 or email penny.petipren@clinton.k12.mi.us

 2023-2024 Education Benefit form


Summer Free Lunch Programs in Lenawee County & throughout Michigan

Summer Lunch Program Information              

Dial 211 or text Food to 304-304 to find a site near you.

The FREE meals served at these Meet Up and Eat Up locations follow USDA nutrition guidelines.                           

Students with Allergies that require food modifications can fill out a medical form for meal accommodations and return physicians signed form to the food service office at penny.petipren@clinton.k12.mi.us

All our menus follow and meet USDA guidelines. 

Field Trip Lunch Form
 

Lunch deposits   Infinite Campus Parent Portal
 

Clinton Community Schools Cafeteria Information

2023-2024 Breakfast Information

Breakfast is offered in all Clinton Community School buildings for

Students- One free breakfast daily-additional meals $1.50       Adults $2.89

Breakfast information Flyer 

2023-2024 Lunch Information   

Lunch prices with Milk: 

Elementary:     One free Lunch daily-  additional meals   $2.55
Middle School: One free Lunch daily- additional meals $2.75
High School:     One free Lunch daily- additional meals $2.85
Adult: $ 4.90
Extra Milk or 100% Fruit Juice: $.50

 

Ala Carte Line opening soon at the Middle and High school!

This line is not part of the Free lunch program.  All purchase requires funds to purchase.

* Funds must be pre-deposited for all ala carte purchases

Example items  Extra milk, meals and snacks       NO CHARGING

This can be done thru Infinite campus parent portal.

 

CLINTON FOOD SERVICE MEAL CHARGING PROCEDURE

No child shall be denied food. We offer Breakfast and Lunch at all school sites, each day we are open for school.

For All buildings: 

  • Students who do not have money or who have charges on their meal account will continue to have the same access as everyone else;
  • Students will not be denied a hot meal, nor limited in their food choices, or otherwise treated differently
  • Students will not be identified with wristbands or hand stamps and/or shamed for not having money and or a negative balance at the time of service.
  • Students with no money and/or negative balances will never have to perform chores or other work to pay for school meals     
  • Students will not be ask to dispose of meal tray after it was served due to negative   balance or inability to pay.
  • All communication pertaining to the students negative meal balance will be with the parent/guardian, not the student.  If communication must happen with the student (only if attempts with parent have been tried) it will be done privately away from students and adults.
  • Students may charge their meal, and families will be required to pay for all meals accrued on their students’ account. 
  • There will be no charging at the Middle and High school Ala Carte line.

For Families with Meal Charges:

  • Families will be notified of unpaid meal charges by mail and/or email. Payment is due upon request.
  • If the account remains unpaid, the family will continue to receive notifications until the last day.
  • • All unpaid meal charges will be added to the list of outstanding fees at the end of the school year. Negative Food Service balances will be processed in the same manner as all other outstanding school/district balances (i.e., lost library or text books).

    • Federal Regulation prohibits Food Services Department to subsidize, write off or repay fees from uncollected Food Service accounts.

For families with large negative balances, Food Services will devise a re-payment plan that includes manageable installments. Please contact me to arrange a suitable plan for your family at (517)456-2045

Meal charges can be paid for in the following ways:

  • at your child’s school in the cafeteria
  • at the Food  Services Office at Clinton High School
  • through the US mail  340 E. Michigan Ave   Clinton, MI 46236

Positive Balances If a student leaves the district with a positive Food Service account balance, a request for a refund must be made within 30 days. Any remaining balances may be donated to the Food Service Account Assistance Fund which provides financial assistance to students who are unable to pay negative account balances. Food Services will attempt to contact families with a positive balance.

A copy of this letter will be posted in the school cafeteria office and will be included in the notification that families receives for unpaid meal charges on their student’s account.

Please see below for important information regarding the free/reduced meal application process.

National School Lunch Program Meal Application Process

Every school year, families who would like to join the National School Lunch Program to qualify for free lunch based on family income are required to submit a new meal application. Here’s what you need to know:

  • New applications are available July 1 through June 30 of each school year, and are available in English and Spanish.
  • Even if your family had been on the program the previous school year, a new application must be submitted, or your family will be dropped from the program on October 1.
  • Only one application is needed per family, even if family members attend different schools.
  • The district requests that all families consider applying, even if you do not intend to take advantage of the lunch program because every qualified application counts towards bringing additional federal and state funding support to our schools based on the income of our students’ families. Also, if your family’s income decreases during the year, please consider filling out a new application as you may qualify for the program.
  • The easiest and quickest way to apply is online: Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
  • Please look for the Notification of Eligibility letter and keep it for your records as this letter may be used to receive other benefits for families who qualify (reduced prices on test, etc.).
  • If you do not receive a Notification of Eligibility letter within 10 days of submitting your application, please contact our office for more information at 517-456-2045.
  • Do not assume you qualify for benefits until your family receives a notification in the mail informing you of your child’s eligibility status (eligible or not eligible).
  • If your family receives a Notification of Eligibility letter that states your student is Paid (ineligible for free lunch) and you believe this to be in error, contact Food Service office at 517-456-2045).
  • Family and student confidentiality is protected by your right to privacy; information obtained during the free and reduced-price school meals eligibility process may not be shared with other government agencies or individuals outside Food Services’ office. Only a student’s parents or legal guardians may request information regarding that student’s account or application.

Thank you so much for your participation in our program. We are proud of the healthy and delicious food we serve, and appreciate the opportunity to support the daily lives and education of our students.

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:

mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

email:
program.intake@usda.gov

USDA Civil Rights Complaint Site

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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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:

mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

email:
program.intake@usda.gov

USDA Civil Rights Complaint Link: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Wellness Committee

Wellness Committee

Name
Position
Wellness Committee Leader
Elementary Teacher
Middle School Teacher
Food Service Manager
Middle School Teacher
High School Teacher
High School Teacher
Elementary Counselor
Business Manager
Middle School Teacher

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) to update or modify their wellness policy, as appropriate. When wellness committees meet on a regular
basis throughout the school year, an assessment plan should be used to ensure progress is being made on the district’s wellness policy and procedures.

Local Wellness Policy: Triennial Assessment Summary

Lunch Deposits and Free and reduced applications can be completed on your

Infinite Campus Parent Portal      After you login to the Parent Portal, click on More, then click on Meal Benefits.

 

Clinton Food Service is looking for individuals interested in working in our Foodservice department. Part-time hours- work while your children are in school.

Apply at Aramark Careers

Questions call 517-456-2045

   

Penny Petipren

Food Service Manager
Phone: 517-456-2045