FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS – Expiring Eligibility
Students whose family qualified for this benefit last year will expire on October 8, unless a new qualifying application is submitted by this Friday, October 4. Applications for free and reduced price meals are available
on our website and were sent home on the first day of
school. Students of families who qualify
are able to eat a free/reduced breakfast and lunch every day. New applications
are always accepted, but there may be a break in eligibility if the October 4
deadline is not met. Once approved, eligibility remains in place for the
remainder of the school year.
New Menu Item–Crispy Orange Chicken served with rice–October 1 (all schools)
New Menu Item–Twin Hot Ham and Cheese Sliders–October 3 (all schools)
National Taco Day–October 4 (all schools)
Brunch for Lunch–French Toast Sticks with Sausage–October 9 (all schools)
Lucky Tray Day (October 16) – Find a special marked tray and get your special prize. (Elementary schools)
New Menu Item–Chicken Parmesan served over pasta and sauce National Pasta Day–October 17 (all schools)
Lunch Week (October 14 – 18)
ACTIVITY AND NUTRITION ADVISORY COUNCIL SEEKS MEMBERS
The District’s Physical Activity and Nutrition Advisory Council (PANAC) serves as an advisory committee regarding student health issues, periodically reviewing and recommending changes to the District’s Student Wellness Policy. PANAC also serves as a Food Services Advisory Council providing students, parents/guardians, and staff the opportunity to provide feedback on the District’s Food Services Program.
PANAC continues currently looking for students, parents, and staff who may be interested in participating on the council this year. This year's meetings are scheduled at 4:00 PM on 11/13/19, 2/12/20, and 4/22/20 at the Administration Center for Education. Please contact Dr. Argot email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering.
For the 2019-2020 school year, K12PaymentCenter.com is using a
new variable convenience fee based on the payment amount. For payments up
to $95 the convenience fee will remain at $1.95. For payments over $95,
the convenience fee will be 3.99%. Additionally, customers will eventually have
the option of using electronic checks which will offer a convenience fee of
$0.95 regardless of the amount paid. Of note, West Shore School District
does not receive any of these convenience fees. Cash (or preferably) checks made payable to
West Shore Cafeteria Fund may be sent in with your child at no additional
West Shore participates
in the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch
Programs. 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 and lunch, students must take three items including
at least one fruit or vegetable in order to purchase the regular meal.
If students do not
take the required items, cashiers will encourage them to take the necessary
items before charging a la carte prices. 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
(found online as one of our department
documents), signed by a physician, to the school nurse or Food Services
Department at the Administration Center.
West Shore School District is an equal opportunity provider and Food Services
Department is always looking to add new staff members to our substitute food
service roster. More information about working for food services is
found here. Please
contact Ms. Deb Shaffer or Dr. Ryan Argot at 717-938-9577 if interested.