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Letter From The Director

July 2021

Dear Parent or Guardian of Dundee Community Schools

Back to school is an exciting time for students and families, and we are thrilled to join you as we welcome you back to school and back to the cafe! Dundee Community Schools and Chartwells K12 are excited to introduce you and your student(s) to our school cafe full of new flavors, events and food and wellness education that are sure to inspire a healthy and fun 2021-2022 school year!

All meals including Breakfast and Lunch will be free of charge for students in K-12 grades.  Please continue to fill out Free and Reduced Meal applications for the school district. This helps our district qualify for additional funding. Free and Reduced meal applications can be completed online! The link can be found on Dundee’s Food Service page or you can go directly to https://dundee.familyportal.cloud to set up an account.Please click on guest to begin you application.  There are instructions on how to set up an account and complete the application online in this packet.

Free and Reduced paper applications also can be found in the office at your child’s school or on Dundee’s Food Service website. https://dundeecommunityschools.org/for-parents/food-service/ if you qualified free and reduced pricing for the 2020-2021 school year, your child will remain eligible until October 11, 2021. See below for Frequently Asked Questions regarding free and reduced applications and if you qualify.

Please be patient as menus may change without notice due to supplier issues beyond our control. We will do our best to notify you of the changes.

Students may pay for A la Cart items in advance by making a deposit to their student meal accounts. We recommend doing so as it speeds up service and provides more time for your child to eat. However, cash is also accepted at the registers. Please make checks payable to “Dundee Community Schools.” You can also make deposits online by creating a Send Money to School Account for your student(s). You will need their student number to set this up.

Menus are available on the Dundee Community Schools Food Service website.

 

Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

Shelly Farris
Food Service Director
Shelita.farris@dundeeschools.org

734-529-2350 x 11014

 

How to Find a Meet Up and Eat Up Site
Call 2-1-1
Text 'food' to 877-877

Breakfast

Eat Breakfast at School!

All Dundee Community Schools Service Breakfast!

(Breakfast served in the building main café)

Dundee High School & Middle School breakfast times:

7:15AM - 7:50AM Monday – Friday

Elementary Breakfast times:

8:25AM- 9:00AM Monday - Friday

All students qualify for a free Breakfast and Lunch Meal 

Mornings can be really crazy…the alarm doesn’t go off…the kids don’t want to get up…there’s no time to eat breakfast before the bus comes…or they’re just not ready to eat. Or maybe your teenager grabs a can of soda and a candy bar on the way to school. If this sounds like your house, we have good news for you!

Breakfast is served at your school! School Breakfast helps students be more alert so they can learn more in class. Breakfast has vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body.

Breakfast is affordable, too. If you qualify for free and reduced-price meals, you also qualify for the breakfast program, with no additional paperwork! You can’t find a healthy breakfast at such a low cost anywhere else.

Allergy Management

In order for us to best accommodate your child who requires special meals or foods please be sure that this form is completed and on file with the Food & Nutrition Department.

Meal Accommodation Form

For any questions or further help please contact the Food & Nutrition Director, Shelly Farris at shelita.farris@dundeeschools.org or 734-529-2350 x 11014.

 

Locate a Summer Food Service Program Near You:

Once school has ended for the year, your free and reduced benefits do not end. Access to breakfast and lunch is still available to your students. (Dundee Community Schools proudly participates in the Summer Feeding Program)

Meet Up and Eat Up Summer Food Service Program

As a participant in the National School Lunch Program, in addition to nutritional requirements, the district is required by law to re-evaluate the menu prices each year.

  • Milk (grades K-12) - $0.00 (when purchased separate from a meal, one milk is included per meal)
  • Breakfast (grades K-12) - $0.00 ($.00 reduced)
  • Elementary Lunch (grades Young Fives-3) - $0.00 ($.00 reduced)
  • Middle School/High School Breakfast (grades 4-12) - $0.00 ($.00 reduced)
  • Middle School/High School Lunch (grades 4-12) - $0.00 ($.00 reduced)
  • Adult Breakfast - $1.95
  • Adult Lunch - $3.95

2020-2021 Application Benefits Expire October 11, 2021. Please submit this year's application now so your benefits don't lapse!

Reminder: Applications must be filled out annually - The benefit applies to both breakfast and lunch.

Application Links (to print):

Free and Reduced Application 2021-2022


Spanish version coming soon...

Helpful Links:

How to Apply

2021-2022 Frequently Asked Questions and Income Eligibility

Monitor student account activity and set purchase guidelines.


Start Your Online Application 

  • The online application is secure and private
  • Paper applications available in all building offices and in each cafe 

Payment Options - Convenient online bill pay is available, please follow this link:

Charging to Accounts: Effective September 6, 2016

The district will permit a charge allowance, per student account, up to -$12.00. Any account with a balance of -$12.00 (and above) will be flagged by the Food Service Director in the district’s Meal Magic POS system and an alternative meal will be offered. The alternative meal incurs a fee and will be added to the balance on the account. 

No "extras" (bottled water, Smart Snack, extra entree) will be available for purchase until the negative balance has been satisfied. 

A letter or phone call to the household indicating this balance will be initiated by the Food Service Director for immediate payment. Please utilize the online tools or call the food service office to regularly monitor your student's account balance. 

All balances must be paid prior to the end of each school year. 

We need your help - Wellness Committee Letter

 

Next Wellness Meeting to be held on:

February 18, 2020
Time: 3:15 pm-4:15 Pm
Location: Dundee Middle School, Media Center

For more information please contact: Shelly Farris at 734-529-2350 x 11014 or email at shelita.farris@dundee.k12.mi.us or Rachel Palmer at rachel.palmer@dundee.k12.mi.us

As required by law, the Board of Education establishes the following wellness policy for the Dundee Community Schools School District.

The Board recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well-being of the District's students. Furthermore, research concludes that there is a positive correlation between a student's health and well-being and his/her ability to learn. Moreover, schools can play an important role in the developmental process by which students establish their health and nutrition habits by providing nutritious meals and snacks through the schools' meal programs, by supporting the development of good eating habits, and by promoting increased physical activity both in and out of school.

The Board, however, believes this effort to support the students' development of healthy behaviors and habits with regard to eating and exercise cannot be accomplished by the schools alone. It will be necessary for not only the staff, but also parents and the public at large to be involved in a community-wide effort to promote, support, and model such healthy behaviors and habits.

The wellness committee has recently updated our wellness policy.

Wellness Policy 

Goals/Assessment of Wellness Policy

Triennial Assessment of Wellness Policy

 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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 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 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,(11) (AD-3027) at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to 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 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; or

(3)       email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Shelly Farris
Food Service Director

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