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Nutrition Services

The Nutrition Services department is dedicated to student health and well-being. We support learning and academic achievement by promoting a healthier school environment with access to appealing foods that meet the health needs of our students.
 

We proudly serve:

  • 100 % whole grain-rich items
  • Fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables
  • Farm-to-School produce
  • Low-fat and fat-free milk
  • 100% fruit and/or vegetable juices 

All school meals follow the nutrition guidelines under the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 for the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.

Meal Applications
Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications for the new school year are available at any time starting mid-July. Meal Applications need to be renewed every school year. Only one application is needed per household per school year. Please note that it may take up to ten (10) business days to process your application. Until notification of your eligibility status, you must provide your child with breakfast/lunch OR breakfast/lunch money.

Click the PDF links below to view both English and Spanish Meal Applications. Paper Meal Applications are also available in the Front Office.

Completed Meal Applications can be turned into the cafeteria, the Front Office, OR mail to:

Pathways at P.O. Box 402672 Hesperia, CA 92345. 

 

New Charge Policy:

The school allows meal charges up to $10.00  on student meal accounts.  Once students have reached this charge limit, parents must provide their child with a lunch or lunch money daily until their balance is paid off.  Parents and guardians will be notified weekly via phone regarding their student's unpaid meal balance. 

 

Blocks on Student Meal Accounts:

If a parent or guardian wishes to prevent their student from charging on their student meal account, the parent/guardian may reqest that a block be placed on a student's meal account.  This can be done at any time by completing a Meal Account Block Form found only in the School office (an orange form).  This block can prohibit the student from purchasing meals.  Parents/guardians may request to remove this block at any time by completing an additional Meal Account Black Form. 

 

FOOD ALLERGY OR INTOLERANCE

Special meal accommodations can be provided for children with food allergies or intolerances. USDA regulations require schools to make substitutions or modifications at breakfast and lunch for children whose disabilities restrict their diets. An individual with a disability is defined as "any person who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities."

If your child requires a meal accommodation, a form must be completed by a parent and/or guardian and turned back into the Front Office immediately. This form can be found in the Enrollment and Re-Enrollment packets parents fill out each year. If anything changes please update this form and turn it in immediately.

 

Don't forget to view our Healthy Snacks page (to the left) to get ideas about healthy snack choices for your students!

We are looking forward to a wonderful year of healthy meals and happy students!

Thank you,

 - PTC Nutrition Services dept.