MEAL PROGRAM

July 2021
Dear Parents/Guardians:
We are pleased to announce that the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District will continue participating in the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) meal program for the 2021-2022 school year.

All students enrolled in the school district are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day for the 2021-2022 school year. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in this meal program without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application. The district looks forward to serving nutritious well-balanced meals to your child(ren) all year long.

To ensure maximum student support services for your high school student(s), we kindly request that your household submit a Household Income Data Survey online no later than October 31, 2021. This survey will ensure that your high school student(s) has access to all eligible resources, including waivers for college admissions test and applications, discounts on home internet, and it also generates additional State and Federal funding to support supplemental education programs and services at our high schools. The website is accessible by clicking on this Titan link which is also located on the District and high school websites. Paper forms are also available at each school site's community liaisons' office and at the District Support Services Center. The online and paper survey forms will be available after August 1, 2021.

If you need assistance, please contact Michele Beach at email - mbeach@smjuhsd.org or telephone at
(805) 922-4573 x 4402.

Thank you very much.
The Child Nutrition Department

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 the 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 the 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 the USDA Filing a Program
Discrimination Complaint web page at
https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-program-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer, and at any USDA
office, or write a letter addressed to the 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 the 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
(3) Email:program.intake@usda.gov
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Julio de 2021
Estimados padres o tutores:

Nos complace anunciar que el Distrito Escolar de Las Escuelas Preparatorias de Santa Maria continuará participando en el programa de comidas Seamless Summer Option (SSO) para el año escolar 2021-2022.

Todos los estudiantes inscritos en el distrito escolar son elegibles para recibir un desayuno y almuerzo saludable en la escuela sin costo para su hogar cada día, para el año escolar 2021-2022. Su(s) hijo/a(s) podrá(n) participar en este programa de comidas sin tener que pagar una tarifa o presentar una solicitud de comida. El distrito espera poder servir comidas nutritivas y balanceadas a su(s) hijo(s) durante todo el año.

Para garantizar los máximos servicios de apoyo estudiantiles para su(s) estudiante(s) de la preparatoria, solicitamos amablemente que envíe una Encuesta de Datos de Ingresos de los Hogares en línea a más tardar del 31 de octubre de 2021. Esta encuesta asegurará que su(s) estudiante(s) de la preparatoria tenga acceso a todos los recursos elegibles, incluyendo exenciones parapruebas y solicitudes de admisión a la universidad, descuentos en internet en el hogar, y
también genera fondos estatales y federales adicionales para apoyar a los programas y servicios de educación complementaria en nuestras escuelas preparatorias. También se puede acceder oprimiendo el enlace de Titan que también se encuentra en los sitios web del Distrito y las Preparatorias. Los formularios de encuestas en línea y en papel estarán disponibles después del 1 de agosto de 2021.

¿Tiene preguntas o necesita ayuda con la solicitud? Por favor contacten, Enlace de Comunidad de Preparatoria Santa Maria (805) 935-2567x3202; Enlace de Comunidad de Preparatoria Righetti (805) 937-2051x2751; Enlace de Comunidad de Preparatoria Pioneer Valley (805) 922-1305x5758 o Asesor de alcance de Preparatoria Delta (805) 937-6356x1742.

Muchas gracias.
El Departamento de Nutrición Infantil
De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles
del Departamento de Agricultura de EE. UU. (USDA -
U.S. Department of Agriculture), el USDA, sus organismos, oficinas y empleados, y las instituciones
que participan o administran los programas del USDA tienen prohibido discriminar por motivos de
raza, color, origen étnico, sexo, discapacidad, edad o tomar represalias o venganza por actividades
anteriores a los derechos civiles en cualquier programa o actividad llevada a cabo o financiado
por el USDA. Las personas con discapacidad que requieran medios alternativos de comunicación para
informarse del programa (por ejemplo, braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lengua americana de
signos, etc.) deben ponerse en contacto con el organismo (estatal o local) donde solicitaron sus
prestaciones. Las personas sordas o con problemas de audición o deficiencias en el habla pueden
ponerse en contacto con el USDA a través del Federal Relay Service (servicio federal de
transmisiones) en el (800) 877-8339. Además, puede encontrar información del programa en otros
idiomas además del inglés.

Para presentar una queja por discriminación contra el programa, rellene el formulario de quejas por
discriminación contra el programa de USDA, (USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form - AD-3027)
disponible en línea en: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, y en cualquier oficina
del USDA, o escriba una carta dirigida al USDA con toda la información solicitada en el formulario.
Para solicitar una copia del formulario de queja, llame al (866) 632-9992. Envíe el formulario
rellenado o carta al USDA por:
1) correo: 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
3) correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov
Esta institución aplica el principio de igualdad de oportunidades.

Food Services

Our district participates in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program which provides breakfast and lunch daily at no cost to enrolled students. Daily offerings include a variety of fresh, made-to-order, seasonal, and ethnically diverse cuisine. Menus include fresh salads, homemade sandwiches, pizza, daily specials, and favorites such as burgers and fries. We collaborate with local businesses and farmers to provide fresh baked goods and seasonal produce.

Although families do not need to submit an application to receive meals at no cost, we are requesting that they complete a Household Income Data Survey no later than October 31, 2021. This survey will ensure that high school student have access to all eligible resources, including waivers for college admissions tests and applications, discounts on home internet, and it generates additional State and Federal funding to support supplemental education programs and services.

Our Foods Services Department maintains strict compliance with the Policy of the SB 19 Bill that mandates nutritional standards for our students' meals. The District's Wellness Policy is available for viewing on this website under the Board Policies, BP 5030.

Please contact our Outreach Consultant, Martha Janzen, at (805) 937-6356 x 1742. You may also email mjanzen@smjuhsd.org with any questions.