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Lunch is an important part of the school day. Holy Trinity Catholic School offers nutritious prepared lunches in the cafeterias at each of our three campuses. Free and reduced meals are available for eligible students at Holy Trinity’s Altoona Campus and Middle School. This benefit is offered through a federally funded lunch program. More details about this program are presented below.

Please see the school lunch menus below. If parents prefer, students are welcome to bring lunch from home in a secure bag or lunch box. Students may also purchase a la carte items in our cafeterias.

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ALTOONA & MIDDLE SCHOOL

Two of our school campus locations ( Altoona & Middle School) will be participating in a federally funded lunch program and the Healthy Hungry Free Kids Act. In the operation of the lunch program, no child will be discriminated against because of race, sex, color, national origin, age, or disability.  If you believe you have been discriminated against, write to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.  20250.  We are working on having our Hollidaysburg site on board with a federal program sometime during this school year, but we will operate it as a federal lunch program as closely as we can.

 

Free and reduced meals are available for eligible students. An application is sent home in the family folder at the beginning of the year, and in subsequent emails with the link to apply online.  An application is also available anytime upon request through the business office, 814-942-7835.

Menus are sent home in the family folder, via email each month and will also be available on the Holy Trinity Website.

Lunch count will be taken in homeroom each morning.  If your student is late he must report to the office to request a lunch.  If it after 9:00am he/she will not be able to order an alternate lunch kit but can still order the main menu item.

School Lunch Prices for the 2017-2018 school year are:
Student: $2.75    Adult: $3.50   Pre-ordered extra ala carte Entrees: $1.00  

The above items are charged to the lunch accounts

A la carte: prices vary (cash only, not deducted from lunch account) extra milk, chips, ice cream etc…

All snacks fall within the federal Smart Snack guidelines.

At the end of the year, a statement will go home.  Any child who will not be returning to Holy Trinity can request a refund of any monies (over $1.00) left in their lunch account.  Any money left in those accounts returning to Holy Trinity, will be rolled over into the next school year. Any negative balances will also be rolled over to the next year.  If upon leaving Holy Trinity Catholic School any unpaid lunch monies are left, they may be subjected to a collection agency.

Menus are sent home in the family folder, via email each month and will also be available on the Holy Trinity Website.

Lunch Payments

Parents/guardians are urged to create a free account on  myschoolaccount.com which will enable them to pay for their child’s meals and view their child’s balance, purchasing history, and payment history. The site will also allow parents/guardians to establish an account balance notification threshold for each of their children. Once the account balance falls below the established amount, myschoolaccount.com will automatically send the parents/guardians an e-mail notice. To sign up for this, you will need your Student’s ID which will be on your student’s lunch account statement.  A statement will be emailed to all before school begins.

Myschoolaccount charges a small fee to pay for lunches using your bank accounts and credit cards.

Payments also can be made to the school campus offices. Please make checks payable to “Holy Trinity Cafeteria”, specify which campus, place in an envelope marked “Lunch Money” and label the envelope with your child’s name on it.  If you are placing money in more than one child’s account, please record how much each child should be credited with.  Each campus has its own cafeteria account.  Please do not write one check for 2 students at 2 different campuses.

Any returned check, will have a $20.00 return check fee added to your lunch account.

As a courtesy, the cafeteria will email monthly lunch statements.  The supplied email address on your student’s school application will be used.  Only one email address can be used.

 

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Free and reduced meals are available for eligible students at Holy Trinity’s Altoona Campus and Middle School. This benefit is offered through a federally funded lunch program, and parents must complete required paperwork in order for their children to participate. Please inquire about this at your child’s school office. In the operation of the lunch program, no child will be discriminated against because of race, sex, color, national origin, age, or disability. If you believe you have been discriminated against, please write to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

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Summer Programs:

During the summer free meals for students may be available via the Summer Food Service Program.

Methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer include the following:
•Call 211
•Call 1.866.3Hungry or 1.877.8Hambre
•Text “MEALPA” to 877877 during the summer months
•Visit the website: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks (note, this replaces the whyhunger.org website)
•Use the site locator for smartphones – Rangeapp.org

Federal Civil Rights Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture

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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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.

Holy Trinity Catholic School is an equal opportunity provider.

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