FOR 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR
For 2023-2024, students will be required to pay for breakfast and/or lunch daily, unless they qualify under the free/reduced meal application process. We strongly encourage families to complete the free/reduced meal application so it does not impact any current or future benefits that you are receiving. Families can apply online at Online Free/Reduced Meal Application, https://www.compass.state.pa.us, or for a printed copy please visit: Free/Reduced Meal Application (English) or Free/Reduced Meal Application (Spanish). Please contact your local building for a printed copy, if needed. If students wish to purchase additional items during breakfast or lunch, they must have the funds available to purchase.
Para 2023-2024, los estudiantes deberán pagar el desayuno y/o el almuerzo todos los días, a menos que califiquen bajo el proceso de solicitud de comidas gratis o a precio reducido. Recomendamos encarecidamente a las familias que completen la solicitud de comidas gratis/reducidas para que no afecte los beneficios actuales o futuros que está recibiendo. Las familias pueden presentar su solicitud en línea en Solicitud de comidas gratuitas/reducidas en línea, https://www.compass.state.pa.us, o para obtener una copia impresa, visite: Solicitud de comidas gratuitas/reducidas (inglés) o Solicitud de comidas gratuitas/reducidas (español ). Comuníquese con el edificio de su escuela local para obtener una copia impresa, si es necesario. Si los estudiantes desean comprar artículos adicionales durante el desayuno o el almuerzo, deben tener los fondos disponibles para comprar.
Important - Supply Chain Message
Due to supply chain issues, please note the menu may frequently change. The changes are reflected on the menus posted on the website and the printed version may be outdated.
School is soon starting and we need every family to submit a meal application ~ one application for the entire family! We made it faster and easier for our Upper Adams Families to apply for free or reduced priced meals. Go to the link below. The website address to direct them is: https://www.compass.state.pa.us
NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT AND COMPLAINT PROCEDURE
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992undefined(202) 690-7442undefined(202) 690-7442 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax undefined or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339undefined(800) 845-6136undefined(800) 845-6136 or undefined (in Spanish).
Persons with disabilities, who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).
Director of Dining Services: Karsten Kerrick
Phone: (717) 677-7191, ext. 2510
The Upper Adams School District has partnered with independent contractor, Chartwells School Dining Services, a division of the Compass Group – U.S.A., beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. For more information about the food service program at the Upper Adams School District, please contact the Director of Dining Services at (717) 677-7191.
Together, Chartwells and the Upper Adams School District is pleased to provide healthy, nutritious, and wholesome meals in a nurturing environment. Our program will offer nutritious breakfasts and lunches to each and every student throughout each of the district’s four (4) schools. We offer a great selection of hot and cold entrees, fruit and vegetable choices, whole grains and vegetarian items to meeting every child's need or discriminating taste. Best of all we have worked nutrition into the program to provide a great foundation to become healthy and successful young adults and link nutrition to education in our District!
Child Nutrition Fast Facts
➢ Chartwells has exciting plans for the school meal program.
➢ School meals remain nutritious, a great value and more satisfying than ever for both students and parents.
➢ We will utilize USDA government commodities that help support our farmers and provide many nationally branded products that you are already familiar with from home.
➢ Partners with local organizations will allow for us to purchase locally grown produce and support our community needs.
➢ We meet the 30% fat and 10% saturated fat guidelines established by the USDA as well as the other nutritional requirements for other vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.
➢ We are proud of that fact that we strictly follow safety and sanitation guidelines and have consistently high scores (1>deduction) with our USDA inspections that are conducted two times a year in each kitchen facility
➢ The milk served in our program is hormone free.
➢ We serve NO foods containing MSG.
➢ Our "ham" products are lean smoked or cured dark meat turkey providing a healthy alternative to pork.
➢ Our "sausage" products are chicken or turkey again providing a healthy alternative to pork.
➢ Our gelatin does not contain any pork by-products.
➢ We are proud to offer an assortment of healthy choices for children to build the basics of a good nutrition foundation for life.
At all building levels for a lunch to meet the new requirements for a reimbursable meal (free, reduced or paid) the student must have 3 components on their tray with 1 being either a fruit or vegetable. Components of a lunch include Fruit, Vegetable, Grain, Milk and Meat/Meat Alternate. If no fruit or vegetable choice is selected we will have to charge the a la carte price for the items chosen which far exceeds the cost of a lunch. Please see below for the NEW Meal Prices.
We ask that parents and guardians please refrain from bringing in fast food and pizza meals to share with your child at lunch. In addition, birthday treats may not be distributed in the cafeteria. Please support our child nutrition program and our District Wellness initiatives for healthy students!
In our elementary program, we will offer several entrée choices each day that students will pre-ordered in the classroom each morning. If a student should arrive late to school, students and parents need not worry. An additional amount of each item will be prepared by the food service staff to insure that student’s choices can be met. As students move through the lunch line they will be served their meal choices and a milk. At the end of the line each student will provide their ID information to a food service associate/cashier.
In our middle/high school location students will have a number of meal choices to choose from including deli sandwiches, salads, yogurt parfaits, a choice of pizza selections , a number of hot sandwiches as well as a number of other hot selections available daily. Students will be allowed to select their meal choices including an entrée, their choice of fruits, vegetables and milk. All foods are also available to purchase at the a la carte price. If a student chooses not to select 3 of the 5 meal components (including a fruit or vegetable) to make a meal. Students must use their ID card to ring up their lunches and access their accounts.
Meals Sold as a Unit
All meals are sold as a unit whether the student chooses the minimum of 3 components or the maximum of 5 components. There is no reduction in price for students that choose fewer items.
Meal Benefits (Free/Reduced Price Meals)
Some students are eligible for Free or Reduced Breakfast and Lunch meals. To determine if your student(s) may qualify for this opportunity, parents MUST COMPLETE a new application each year. Once completed and returned to the district, families will be informed if they will qualify for this opportunity. If you received benefits last year, there is a 30 day window at the start of school during which the benefits will carryover for the new school year. After the 30 days, the benefits expire and you are expected to pay full price for any/all meals received until you reapply and are approved.
2023-2024 Meal Costs
ELEMENTARY K-6 GRADES
SECONDARY 7-12 GRADES
If your child has a disability that requires a substitution, please contact your schools nurse or the Director of Dining Services for assistance.
Best wishes to all students for an outstanding year at the Upper Adams School District. We look forward to serving you, and hope to serve as your “Nutritional link to Education.”
**Medical Forms/Special Dietary Needs
Food Service Medical Forms, can be picked up at any cafeteria office, please utilize these forms for your student(s) with special dietary needs.