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The federal waivers allowing us to provide free meals for all students expired in June.  Meal prices for the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year have been approved (please see below).  A la carte and milk prices are determined based on "market" conditions and are subject to change throughout the school year as vendors increase the costs the District is required to pay.

Student Breakfast
Elementary Breakfast - $1.85 
Secondary Breakfast - $1.85  
Reduced Price Breakfast - $0.30  
Adult Breakfast - $2.50  
 
Student Lunch
Elementary Lunch - $3.15  
Secondary Lunch - $3.25 and $3.60  
Reduced Price Lunch - $0.40  

Adult Meals
Adult Breakfast - $2.50  
Regular Adult Lunch - $4.35 or $4.65

Please Note:  
Like many other companies across the nation, the manufacturers and distributors West Shore School District uses to supply our school cafeterias are having challenges related to supply chain and staffing levels. As a result, many of our ordered and expected items are unavailable are out-of-stock, causing last-minute changes. This is a widespread problem impacting school districts throughout the area.
 
We understand the importance of sharing with our families a daily menu so that you can plan for your children, and we are doing our best to provide all menu choices listed daily. However, due to these supplier issues, please know that menu items are subject to change based on availability. 
 
Students with dietary concerns should contact the school nurse for guidance or possibly consider bringing a prepared lunch from home if the uncertainty of the menu is a significant issue.

Additionally, in the event of a two-hour delay, middle and high schools will offer a modified breakfast menu and breakfast will not be served at the elementary level.

What makes a meal?

During regular years, the District participates in the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs.  This year we are participating in a federal program called Seamless School Option.  These programs require certain meal components be taken by the students in order for us to provide meals at the prices listed above. For meals, we offer fruits, vegetables, meat (or meat alternatives), grain, and milk. For breakfasts, students must take three items in order to purchase the regular meal. For lunch, students must take three items, but are also required to take at least a fruit or vegetable. If students do not take the required items, cashiers will encourage them to take the necessary items before charging a la carte prices.  Students are not required to take milk.
 
For more details about the meal components, please see our reimbursable breakfast and lunch information on the website. The District is committed to providing healthy meal options for all students. Substitutions and modifications to meals can be made for students with disabling special dietary needs.  In order for these accommodations to be made, parents should return a completed Medical Plan of Care for School Food Service form, signed by a physician, to the school nurse or Food Services Department at the Administration Center.    

What's Cooking in 2022

Special Information for Graduating Seniors
Shortly after their final day of school, seniors will automatically receive a meal account refund request form if they have a positive account balance. Remaining funds may be transferred to younger students or (if greater than $4) refunded to the family. For graduates who do not return the refund form by June 20 and for those graduates with positive account balances $4 or under, the money will anonymously be donated to school meal accounts of those students with recognized economic challenges.  In order to request a refund, the completed refund request form must be returned to the food service office (PO Box 803, New Cumberland, PA 17070) by June 20.
 
Food Service Employment Opportunities
If you are looking for part time school year work opportunities (generally 4-6 hours per day), the Food Service Department might just be the place for you.  Please complete our online application and begin working on getting your background checks for employment.
 
Summer Meals 2022
Monday - Thursday June 13 - August 11 (closed July 4), Hillside and Washington Heights will be open for breakfast 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM and lunch 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM. Children and students to the age of 18 from all over are welcome to eat meals with us, regardless of their family's financial status.  Those obtaining meals will have to eat them on site.  Unless the federal regulations change, we will not be able to provide Grab and Go meals.    
 
Meals in 2022-2023
If available, the District's will pursue federal waivers which would enable schools to provide breakfast and lunch for free again next school year; however, at this time, current regulations only allow free/reduced price meals for students whose families qualify.  The Board approved keeping the meal prices for 2022-2023 the same as what was approved for 2021-2022 school year. These prices are subject to change if market conditions necessitate.
 
What does a meal look like?
We are providing “offer vs. serve” this year and will continue providing “offer vs. serve” for our summer programs.  This means that food service will offer fruit, vegetable, milk, grain, and meat or meat alternative for lunch, but students only need to take three of these components.  One must be a fruit or a vegetable.  For instance, a chicken patty on a bun with sliced apples would count as a meal.  Milk is not a requirement.  Students may have two fruits and two vegetables as part of their free meal.
 
Allergies
Parents of students who have a medical necessity for variations to the meal requirements are encouraged to have their student's medical provider complete and return the Medical Plan of Care for School Food Service to your school's office.

P-EBT
DHS maintains a P-EBT website for families:  https://www.dhs.pa.gov/coronavirus/Pages/P-EBT-Guide.aspx . The DHS P-EBT customer support center for families can be reached by phone at 484-363-2137, or via online inquiry form: https://forms.juvare.com/forms/eb604f74-e01c-463e-82ea-04c416a5c9c5
  
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