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Nutrition Services

Summer 2021 Meal Service

 

Summer Meals will be available for free to all kids ages 18 and younger at each of the following sites Monday through Friday beginning June 21st, 2021 and running through August 27th, 2021. There will be no meal service Monday, July 5th in observation of the Independence Day Holiday. 

Breakfast & Lunch served together at the following school sites from 11:00am-1:00pm

Harvey Clarke Elementary

Joseph Gale Elementary

Cornelius Elementary

Echo Shaw Elementary

Tom McCall East Upper Elementary

Forest Grove High School

 

Breakfast & Lunch served together at the following park sites from 12:00pm-12:30pm

Talisman Park

Lincoln Park

Bard Park

Rose Grove Park

Harleman Park

Rogers Park

 

Sodexo, in cooperation with the Forest Grove School District, has put into place what we call The Six-Foot Kitchen. The Six-Foot Kitchen is our response to the COVID-19 safety needs, with extra precautions added onto our already high standards. For reference, the Oregon Ready Schools, Safe Learners is linked here and the section specific to Meal Service/Nutrition is included below.

 

Six-Foot Kitchen

The Six-Foot Kitchen is a Sodexo training program for Nutrition Services staff with both physical and behavioral changes. These changes incorporate CDC guidelines as well as best practices that we have developed from lessons learned at schools and businesses that have reopened across the country.

Kitchen staff are trained on updated practices for: personal hygiene, personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning of food and non-food contact surfaces, workstation spacing, traffic flow, accepting deliveries, food storage, and food production and service.

If you were to look into our kitchens, you would see workers spread out at stations six feet apart and wearing masks. Each worker has their own set of gloves and other kitchen PPE. When they receive deliveries, there is a minimum of contact between delivery and kitchen personnel.

 

P-EBT Benefits

 

P-EBT provides food benefits to families whose children are missing the free or reduced-price meals usually provided at schools participating in the National School Lunch Program, impacted by the COVID public health emergency. Oregon P-EBT benefits will be sent in phases, starting in July.

 

Households do not need to apply for P-EBT. Benefits will be automatically issued for students who normally have access to federal free and reduced-price meals and are enrolled at a school in Oregon that offered the National School Lunch Program before COVID. 

Oregon families are encouraged to use the DHS P-EBT support email, ebt.schoolmeals@dhsoha.state.or.us where they will see the following auto-reply:

We recommend you take these steps to make sure your family receives the food benefits you qualify for:

  • Learn more about P-EBT and how families qualify on the Oregon P-EBT webpage here: https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/assistance/food-benefits/pages/p-ebt.aspx
  • If you think your family qualifies, apply for free or reduced meals if you haven’t already.  You can apply online  through Oregon Department of Education at https://www.ode.state.or.us/apps/frlapp or contact your school for information. Please apply by June 15,2021.
  • Make sure your children’s school has your most current mailing address on file because program notices and instructions will be sent to participants by mail.  
OUR FOOD AND NUTRITION PROGRAMS
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The Clubhouse (Elementary School)

The Clubhouse makes nutrition fun for elementary students. Featuring healthy food choices and fun events where every students feels part of the club!

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My Mondays

My Mondays is our nutrition education program that features Lift-Off!, a bright blue, star-shaped character that expands your students’ awareness of their overall well-being while highlighting important topics such as the environment, physical activity, kitchen skills and community involvement.

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Did You Know Cafe (Middle School)

Did You Know Café is a dining program designed for students by students. The program is an extension of classroom by providing a fun and educational environment where students learn about the foods they consume. The menu features student favorites as well as a number of special additions to keep the menu fresh and exciting.

 

 

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Cross Roads Café (High School)

Cross Roads Café promises to be the destination of choice for discerning high school students. Nutritious menus offer quality, variety and flexibility. Meals are made-to-order or self-service. Monthly themed food promotions, menu boards and colorful signage help direct busy students navigate their favorite food choices quickly.

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So Happy

So Happy is an easy-to-use menu and nutrition app that allows parents and students to see all ingredients and allergens in every meal served in their school cafeteria on a weekly basis. Available as a FREE download on the App Store & Google Play. Search “So Happy.”

Breakfast program

Mornings are rushed and we know your student doesn’t always have time to eat breakfast at home. We’ve got it covered with hot, fresh and delicious breakfast options that will jumpstart your student’s day. Does your student need a grab-and-go option? We have bagels, yogurt parfaits, cereal bars and fruit.

Lunch Program

When your student has good nutrition, they will perform better in school, and feel happier and be healthier. The school lunch program includes a range of offerings to ensure that your student has access to the nutritious meals they need to lead healthy and productive lives.

Student achievement starts with nutrition. Well-nourished students perform better in the classroom. Your child’s school cafeteria provides several options for both breakfast and lunch, so you are sure to find something that will keep your child fueled throughout the day. A school lunch consists of their choice of one entree, unlimited Garden Bar (fresh fruits and vegetables) and the choice of flavored non-fat,1% or skim milk. A School Breakfast consists of a student’s choice of one entree, unlimited fruit, and a choice of 1% or non-fat milk. All menus are posted on the district website and Elementary School menus are also available at the front office. 

Parents can deposit money and view a student’s account history online at mymealtime.com. To add your child to your online account, please have your child’s student ID number. This can be obtained from your child’s school. There is a link to   pay online on the school district’s website along with the menus. Money, in the form of cash or check, may be sent with your student to the school cafeteria and deposited into your child’s account. Parents must keep track of their child’s account. 

While meal charging generally is not allowed, the district follows current Oregon Law, HB 3454, that specifies that when a student requests a meal during meal service, they shall receive a meal regardless of the ability to pay for meals.  The cost and account balances of received meals are the responsibility of the parent or guardian and will follow students from year to year.  Due to this, the district is unable to establish a charging limit for all accounts.  Charging limits can be set by parents or guardians only.  This can be done in writing and submitted to the School or the Nutrition Services Department.  The District allows for the prepayment or payment of meals through mymealtime.com or the school.  

Negative balances will be communicated to the parent or guardian via letter home, a phone call or email.  We understand families have busy schedules and the District wants to make every effort to communicate with families about the status of their students' meal account balance.  However,  the District reserves the right to pursue collection of debt if debt goes unattended to.  

Parents may apply at any time during the school year for Free or Reduced meals. Contact your school main office for an application or apply online from the district website.

 

Lunch Offerings

  • A variety of healthy options including wholesome grains, local fresh fruits and vegetables, and lean meats
  • A variety of low-fat and fat-free milk with every meal, including white and chocolate.
 

Special Dietary Needs

We take our student’s special dietary needs very seriously. Please contact the food services office to discuss your student’s special needs.
 

Meal prices 2020-2021

Breakfast  is provided at no charge at all schools

Lunch 

Elem- $2.65

Upper Elem- $2.75

Middle- $3.00

High School- $3.25

Adult  B-fast- $2.00  Lunch- $3.75

Milk-$.60

Fern Hill, Cornelius Joseph Gale, and Echo Shaw are CEP schools and receive meals at no charge

Who to contact:

 

Laycee Pickerill
Director of Nutrition

503-359-8110 x4546

 

Raymond Alfonso

Operations Manager

503-359-8110 x4510

 

Amanda Krupp

Office Manager

503-359-8110 x4524

 

Michelle Terry 
Application Specialist
503-359-8110 x4554