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18-19 Welcome Back Letter

August 2018

Welcome to the Floresville ISD Child Nutrition Department.  The Child Nutrition Department is an integral part of your child’s daily experience and we would like that to be an enjoyable part of their educational adventure.  Here are some guidelines that will make the transition into the 2018-2019 school year as smooth as possible:

  • New students to the Floresville ISD will need to fill out an application as soon as possible to qualify and participate in the Free/Reduced Breakfast and Lunch Program. Applications will be processed within 10 days by the Child Nutrition Department.  Parents will need to pay for their child’s lunches until the application is processed.

 

  • Returning students to the district will be able to use their status from last school year (2017-2018) to begin the new school year. Returning students will have until September 21, 2018 to complete a new application for the 2018-2019 school year.  If an application has not been completed by September 21, 2018, that student’s status will change to paid and will be responsible for payment of meals at that time.  The Child Nutrition Department encourages all students to apply.

 

  • The Floresville ISD Child Nutrition Department is excited to offer an online method of monitoring and making payments to your child’s account through MySchoolBucks. Payments can be made using your child’s student ID# and a valid debit/credit card.  Please go to the FISD website, select Child Nutrition from the Departments tab and then select online payments to sign up for MySchoolBucks.  Payments by check/cash are accepted at your child’s cafeteria.  Please make sure you have your child’s student ID# so that their account is properly credited.


Breakfast in the Classroom

Floresville Elementary Schools will offer Breakfast in the Classroom throughout the school year. Breakfast is free and will be offered to every elementary student whether they come in the cafeteria or head directly to their classroom.    

Eating breakfast at school helps children learn.  Studies show that children who eat breakfast at the start of their school day have higher math and reading scores.  They have sharper memory and show faster speed on cognitive tests.  They have broader vocabularies. They do better on standardized tests.  They focus better and behave better. Eating breakfast at school has health benefits too.  Children are less likely to be absent. They’re less likely to see the school nurse and less likely to be overweight.  They eat more fruit, drink more milk and consume a wider variety of foods.  Please help us by encouraging your child to start their day with us.

Charge Policy

House Bill 3562 – Charge Policy states that students using an account to purchase school meals are to be given a grace period during which a student is able to charge meals after the prepaid funds are exhausted.

Each student will be able to charge the following meals including breakfast and lunch according to the following:
  •       Elementary:    Paid - $5.60   Reduced - $0.80 (equals 2 lunch meals)
  •       Middle/High:  Paid - $8.80   Reduced - $1.40 (equals 2 breakfast + 2 lunch meals)
    • After reaching the charge limit(s) listed above the student will receive a reimbursable (bonus) meal for (3) days.
    • The manager will call the parent/guardian informing them the student’s meal account has a negative balance and that the student will receive a reimbursable (bonus) meal for (3) days.
    • After the 3rd reimbursable (bonus) meal the student will begin to receive an alternate meal until their account balance has been paid. An alternate meal consists of a cheese sandwich and milk.

(Please note that a student will continue to receive an alternate meal until the account balance has been paid.  In addition, students with a negative balance will not be able to purchase ala carte items.)

  • The parent/guardian will have three options to resolve the negative balance. (1) Send check or cash, (2) go onto myschoolbucks.com or (3) contact the Child Nutrition office to set a repayment schedule for the meal charges.
  • Please note that additional restrictions may apply if account is not paid such as: student not being able to attend field trips, school dances, etc.

 
FISD BOARD APPROVED MENU PRICES FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR

Paid

Breakfast

Lunch

Meals per day

Meals per week

Elementary

Free

$2.80

$2.80

$14.00

Middle & High

$1.50

$2.90

$4.40

$22.00

Reduced

Breakfast

Lunch

Meals per day

Meals per week

Elementary

Free

$0.40

$0.40

$2.00

Middle & High

$0.30

$0.40

$0.70

$3.50

Adults

$2.50

$3.75

$6.25

$31.25

 

If at any time you have questions concerning the cafeteria offerings, please call the parent line 830-393-5357.

Allergies and Food Intolerances:

New guidelines have been established for serving children with Food Allergies and Food Intolerances:

If your student has turned in a “Doctor’s note” describing a food allergy or intolerance The FISD child nutrition department is now being directed to have an updated form each year.  We are no longer able to accept a doctor’s note on a prescription pad as sufficient information.  We must have the Texas Department of Agriculture’s form on file in the Child Nutrition Department office before we are able to accommodate any special dietary need.   This form is available on our website or we can mail you a copy.   Accommodation of any non-life threatening food intolerance will be done on a case by case basis.