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Nutrition Services

The cafeteria is open before school, during brunch, and during lunch.

You can check out the menu in the daily bulletin as well as in the cafeteria.

Medical Statement To Request Special Meals and/or Accommodations. Use the link below to fill out the form. Forms must be signed by a state licensed Healthcare Professional. Forms will need to be submitted to school nurse, for approval, and placed on student account in the cafeteria.

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Cafeteria Covid 19 Policies:

Any individual entering the cafeteria must follow state/local covid 19 guidelines which in the following:

  1. Masks must be worn at all times in the cafeteria except for when taking a bite of food or drinking. Masks can be pulled down during the eating process and pulled back up when not eating.
  2. Gloves must be worn by cafeteria workers at all times while serving meals
  3. Social distancing is required while in cafeteria. 6ft social distancing must be enforced.

Federal Meal Charge Policy Requirements

A meal charge policy is still required by federal regulations, and you must also consider the legal requirements of the California law when developing the policy.

  • Reimbursable meals for children qualifying for free meals: Children who qualify for free meals may never be denied a meal, even if they have accrued a negative balance from other purchases. Note: School food authorities (SFA) may prohibit a child from charging a la carte meals or “extra items” if the account is negative, but may not deny the child a reimbursable meal.
  • Local meal charge policies: Effective July 1, 2017, all SFAs must have a policy in place for children who are participating at the reduced-price and paid rate, but either do not have the money in their account or on hand to cover the cost of the meal at the time of service. Such a policy ensures that school food service professionals, school administrators, families, and students have a shared understanding of expectations in these situations.
  • Policy communication: SFAs must ensure the policy is provided in writing to all families at the start of each school year and to families transferring to the school midyear. SFAs must provide the unpaid meal charge policy to all school or district-level staff responsible for policy enforcement. This includes school food service professionals responsible for collecting payment of meals at the point of service, staff involved in notifying families of low or negative balances, and staff involved in enforcing any other aspect of the policy. School social workers, school nurses, liaisons for homeless, migrant, and/or runaway students, and other staff members assisting children in need should also be informed of the policy.
  • Delinquent meal charge debt: Also known as unrecovered debt, delinquent debt refers to meal charges that have not been paid by the student(s) or parent(s) during the fiscal year. SFAs must include policies regarding the collection of delinquent or unrecovered debt in the written meal charge policy and communicate the policy to households. After an SFA has taken all reasonable steps to recover the unrecovered or delinquent debt, and if the SFA is unsuccessful in collecting the debt by the end of the fiscal year, then the CDE considers the debt as bad debt.
  • Recordkeeping: Once delinquent debts are converted to bad debts, records relating to those charges must be in accordance with the record retention requirements outlined in Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations (7 CFR), sections 210.9(b)(17) and 210.15(b).
  • Bad debt must be covered by nonfederal funding sources (e.g., Parent–Teachers Association or district general fund) to repay the nonprofit school food service account for the total amount: Title 2, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 200.426: Bad debts are an unallowable cost to federal programs. According to federal guidance, unpaid meal charges are designated as unrecovered or delinquent debt until it is deemed uncollectable, at which time it becomes bad debt. Additionally, the district bad debt and collection policy must be included as part of the LEA’s Unpaid Meal Charge Policy requirement per the Policy Communication section above. The state requirements regarding federal bad debt are different; please review the Bad Debt section under the State Meal Charge Policy Requirements below.
  • Federal meal charge policy must be available for the CDE and USDA review: All LEAs participating in the NSLP and/or SBP must have a meal charge policy in place per the USDA, as of July 1, 2017, and that policy must be communicated in writing to families at the start of the school year and to families transferring to the school midyear.

State Meal Charge Policy Requirements

  • LEAs affected by the state law: This law applies to schools, school districts, COEs, and charter schools participating in the federal NSLP and/or SBP.
  • Students shall not be shamed: A pupil whose parent or guardian has unpaid meal charges shall not be shamed, treated differently, or served a meal that differs from what a pupil receives whose parent or guardian does not have unpaid meal fees. Pupils must be able to select a reimbursable meal of choice regardless of unpaid meal status.
  • LEAs may not take action against students for unpaid meal debt or use a debt collector: The LEA may not take any action directed at a pupil to collect unpaid meal debt, but must direct these efforts to the parent or guardian of the child. The LEA cannot use a debt collector, as defined in Section 803 of the federal Consumer Credit Protection Act (15 U.S.C. Section 1692a), which conflicts with USDA guidance.
  • Meals cannot be delayed or denied to students: School personnel and volunteers cannot deny or delay students from receiving meals based on any disciplinary action. For example, a teacher cannot hold students back from going to lunch as a discipline action.
  • LEAs are required to conduct direct certification matches and encourage households to submit household meal applications: The law requires LEAs to review direct certification match lists and encourage the household to submit a household application no later than 10 days after the pupil’s school meal account has reached a negative balance. Before sending the notification, the LEA must attempt to directly certify the student for F/RP meals. If the LEA cannot directly certify the student—or find their names on a homeless, migrant, runaway, foster, or Head Start list from the liaison, or the foster list available on CALPADS—then the LEA shall provide the household with a paper or electronic application. Please note that the LEA cannot mandate that a household complete and return the meal application.
  • Reimburse school meal fees paid during the time the students would have been determined eligible: To the extent of federal regulations, LEAs shall reimburse school meal fees paid by parents or guardians during the time that the student would have been determined eligible for F/RP meals. For example, if the parent or guardian submitted a household meal application on September 1, and the LEA informed the household that the student qualifies for F/RP meals on September 8, the LEA would return any meal fees collected between September 1 and September 8.
  • Bad debt: Is defined as unrecovered or delinquent debt that, after all reasonable steps have been taken, has not been recovered by or before the end of the fiscal year in which the debt was incurred. Although USDA Policy Memo SP 47-2016 states that unpaid meal charges may be carried over to the next fiscal year, the policy memo also states that, “SFAs [are] to rely on state and local policies for such determinations [emphasis added].”

Federal and State Guidance related to Unpaid Meal Charges

All SFAs operating the NSLP and/or SBP must have a written unpaid meal charge policy in place by July 1, 2017, and must immediately comply with the California law. The SFA must communicate the policy to all families with children within the SFA and all school or district-level staff members responsible for the policy’s enforcement.

On July 8, 2016, the USDA distributed Policy Memo 46-2016: Unpaid Meal Charges: Local Meal Charge Policies on the USDA Food and Nutrition Service Unpaid Meal Charges web page at

In April 2017, the CDE provided additional guidance in MB SNP-03-2017: Unpaid Meal Charges and Excess Account Balances on the CDE School Nutrition Programs MB web page at

The USDA developed the guidance manual Overcoming the Unpaid Meal Challenge: Proven Strategies from Our Nation’s Schools on the USDA Food and Nutrition Service web page at This guidance offers many best practice tips.

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