Food Service Manager: Michelle Dougherty
Cafeteria Office Phone: 589-7150
For the 2021 - 2022 School Year,
1 FREE Breakfast and 1 FREE Lunch is provided daily to all students!
Additional portions are available for a charge.
Breakfast and Lunch will be available for all students who receive free and reduced-price meals, organized through our Food Service Department.
Note to Parents Regarding School Meal Program
1. Click here to download an application for free or reduced meals or they are available at each school building. If you need assistance filling out these forms, the school secretaries are happy to assist you.
2. Applications do not need to be completed for each child applying. Please list each student’s name and grade on the form and this will apply to the entire family.
3. All children in a household who receive SNAP benefits or other assistance programs that provide a case number are eligible.
4. Foster children are eligible for free meals.
5. Reduced price meals may be approved if your household income is within the reduced-price limits on the Federal Eligibility Income Chart. Beginning on July 1, 2020, students in New York State who are approved for reduced price meals will receive breakfast and lunch at no charge.
6. If your child was approved last year, you are still required to fill out a 2021-2022 application for this year. Last year’s application is valid for the first 30 operating days of school. Applications for this year must be received by October 2021.
7. Students who received free and reduced meals will qualify for:
• Free SAT, PSAT, ACT and AP Exams
• Waived fees for college applications
• In-School Programming with outside agencies (Upward Bound and Youth Engagement Services)
Spencer-Van Etten Central School District may also qualify for additional funding from New York State and the Federal Government.
About our Program
The school lunch and breakfast program supplies modestly priced, nutritious meals for students at each of the three schools, supplying approximately two-thirds of their recommended daily allowance of vital nutrients. Some students pay full prices, some reduced prices, and others receive free school meals. All meals are subsidized by the federal government.
Our automated cafeteria system makes it possible to keep student transactions strictly confidential. Each student has an account set up under his or her ID card, and cafeteria purchases are handled discreetly. No one knows whether the meal is free, reduced-price or simply deducted from money placed in the student's account.
Students are given a free/reduced meals form with instructions, income guidelines and answers to frequently asked questions to take home during the first week of school. You can also get a form at any time from your child's school, and you can apply at any time during the school year (for example, if your family income changes). If your family income falls within the federal guidelines, you must complete this form and return it to your child's school in order to receive meal benefits.
Breakfast & Lunch Prices
Please make checks payable to the 'S-VE Lunch Program'
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.