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FREE GRAB and GO BREAKFAST, LUNCH, & DINNER 

PLEASE WEAR A MASK & STAY IN YOUR CAR WHEN PICKING UP STUDENT MEALS.

ONLY ONE SET OF MEAL KITS PER STUDENT PER WEEK.

STAFF WILL PUT MEALS IN YOUR TRUNK or BACK SEAT.

USDA REQUIRES EACH MEAL DISTRIBUTED IS RECORDED AND REPORTED. STAFF WILL ASK FOR YOUR STUDENT'S NAME.

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P- EBT QUESTIONS PLEASE GO TO:  DHS Customer Service   484-363-2137  After the middle of MAY.  No benefits will be issued any earlier than the middle of May 2021

3.24.21 What resources are available for families to learn more about P-EBT?  

The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 provided temporary benefits, referred to as P-EBT, to families of school-aged children who would have received free or reduced-priced meals through the USDA National School Lunch Program (NSLP) if school had not been affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. These benefits were issued in late Spring/Summer of 2020. A second issuance of P-EBT was authorized by Congress for the 2020-2021 school year. This second issuance will provide the equivalent monetary amount for school breakfast, lunch, and snack to families of students who are enrolled in schools participating in the NSLP but are not attending in person due to COVID-19. For the issuance this school year, Pennsylvania will distribute benefits to about 928,000 children – for a total distribution of about $1 billion.

 

P-EBT benefits are only available to students who are eligible for free and reduced-price school meals or attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school,  enrolled in a school which participates in the NSLP, and for school days the eligible student was/is not receiving in-person instruction (school closures, virtual/remote instruction, absences, quarantine, etc.). The USDA has approved a simplifying assumption that allows Pennsylvania to issue a standard partial benefit amount across the state for students that were/are both in person and virtual (blended).  ALL STUDENTS ACTIVELY ENROLLED IN WHSD SCHOOLS WILL RECEIVE BENEFITS.

 

Benefits will be issued in three separate stages:

Benefits for September – November 2020: Issued late Spring 2021

Benefits for December 2020 – February 2021: Issued in second and third week of June 2021

Benefits for March – May 2021: Issued in third and fourth week of July 2021

Children whose families already receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits will receive the PEBT benefits on the household’s regular EBT card, if possible. Otherwise, students will receive a new P-EBT card in the eligible student’s name.

Each eligible student will be mailed a letter detailing P-EBT. This letter is a separate mailing from the card. The letter will be mailed in the student’s name to the address provided for the primary parent/guardian. The letter will explain what the P-EBT card is, where and how to use the card, how to create a PIN for the card, what items are eligible for purchase with the card, and who to contact with questions.

Children whose families already receive SNAP or TANF benefits will receive P-EBT benefits on the household’s regular EBT card, if possible. Parents can check card balances at www.connectebt.com or calling 1-888-328-7366.

P-EBT-eligible students who do not currently receive SNAP or TANF benefits will receive their benefits on a white card marked with “Pennsylvania” on the front. All students will receive a new card on their first issuance for the 2020-21 school year, even if they received a P-EBT card during the 2019-2020 P-EBT issuance. Each student will receive a card. For example: a family with 3 eligible students will receive 3 separate cards. Cards will be mailed in the student's name to the address provided for the primary parent/guardian. This mailing will be coming from Texas in a non-descript white envelope.

 

Each student will receive $6.82 for each day they were not attending school in person. This will range from 0-180 school days. Benefits will be issued based on September 2020 – May 2021, using an average of 20 school days/month (9 months x 20 days = 180 days).

The USDA has approved a simplifying assumption that allows Pennsylvania to issue a partial standard benefit for all students in a blended learning model (in-person and virtual).

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) will calculate the benefits each student will receive based on data the school provides.

Students are only eligible for P-EBT benefits on days they were not receiving inperson instruction. How will this information be captured? The level of in-person instruction a student received/s will be generalized into three categories for each respective month September 2020 – May 2021:

 In-person (100%) NO BENEFITS

 Virtual (100%)  RECEIVES 100 % BENEFITS

The students who attended virtual classes or were not in-person 100% of the month (every school day). Students in this category will receive full benefits for the respective month. The calculation would be $6.82 x 20 days = $136.40/student.

 Blended (both in-person and virtual) RECEIVES 65% BENEFITS

Students who were  “Blended”  or HYBRID are the students who  received a combination of in-person and virtual/remote instruction during the month. Examples include, but are not limited to: • The student was neither 100% in-person nor 100% virtual/remote (including absences) in the respective month. • The student had some in-person days and some virtual/remote days. • The student was scheduled to be in-person but had absences or could not attend school due to being quarantined, virtual/remote snow days, etc. Students in this category will receive a standard partial benefit. For the months of September 2020 – February 2021 (first and second issuance stages), the benefit level will be 65%. The calculation would be $6.82 x 20 days x .65 = $88.66/student.

 

The school district administration Transportation Department is open between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and may be reached at 412-731-1300 x5   Email:  bus@whsd.net  See bus garage contacts to call the dispatch for your student's bus.  

The Transportation Department is responsible for planning transportation for the students of the Woodland Hills School District who attend the five district schools or one of the 100 schools that includes public charter schools, non-public schools and special education facilities located within 10 miles of the district borders. Transportation assignments are implemented according to District policies as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Education's guidelines for pupil transportation.

Please be advised that buses may be equipped with audio and video monitoring devices according to School Board Policy 810.1 “The use of video and audio recording equipment supports efforts to maintain discipline and to ensure the safety and security of all students, staff, contractors and others being transported on district-owned, operated, or contracted school buses or school vehicles."

 

 

 

First Student 101 Old Frankstown Rd Pittsburgh PA 15239  412-793-9600
   Bus numbers 200s, 400s and 3900s  (bus numbers will be on your child's transportation record)                        

First Student 121 Wall Ave Wilmerding PA 15148   412-927-5343
  
Bus numbers W100s and W4100s   (bus numbers will be on your child's transportation record)                   

AJ Myers & Sons 500 Brown Ave Turtle Creek 15145  412-646-2320
  
Bus numbers 600s (bus numbers will be on your child's transportation record) 

ATS 119 Wall Ave WALL PA 15148  412-598-4626 
  Bus numbers 700s (bus numbers will be on your child's transportation record)

PAT Bus - Pittsburgh Port Authority Customer Service 412-442-2000   For Trip Tools True Time  Room to Ride      PAT bus connect cards will be distributed at your student's school . 

 

 

Pennsylvania Department of Education frequently asked questions regarding transportation including how far can a child be asked to walk to a stop, how long can a bus ride be, suspension of bus service and more.

 

Transportation information will be provided in your welcome packets from your schools. See Daycare Transportation regarding requesting an alternate bus stop. Bus information may be obtained by registering for Traversa 360 .   Data will be released  mid-August.

 

Transportation for students will be provided after the school district receives the “Enrollment Notification Forms” or rosters and the transportation request form from the non-public school your child attends. Bus information may be obtained by registering for Traversa 360 .  Data will be released  mid-August.

 

Woodland Hills School District provides transportation to and from  daycare facilities that are within the borders of Woodland Hills School District dependent upon bus seat availability. The nearest school board approved district bus stop will be used for pick up and drop off. The daycare facility is responsible for meeting the bus if necessary. Requests must be submitted annually on the “Request for Alternate Bus Assignment Form”.  It may be mailed to the Transportation Office 531 Jones Avenue North Braddock PA 15104, faxed to 412-271-6657, or  emailed to bus@whsd.net

 

If your child is assigned a Port Authority bus pass, it will  be  sent to their school for the start of the school year in the beginning of August. Once the pass is in your child's possession it is your child's responsibility. Replacement connect cards are $10.00. Click here for FAQs  To plan your student's trip to school, go to the Pittsburgh  Port Authority Website.  See benefits of PAT transportation.  See  Port Authority 's  Room2Ride for what to expect on your ride to your destination.

 

School  Transportation services
ACLD TILLOTSON SCHOOL School bus
AIU-OPERATED @MON-VALLEY School bus
AIU-OPERATED @SUNRISE School bus
BEARCAT B.E.S.T  School bus
CARLOW CAMPUS SCHOOL School bus
CARNEGIE-MELLON School bus
CATALYST ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL School bus
CENTRAL CATHOLIC Port Authority, School Bus
CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY School bus
CITY HIGH CHARTER  Port Authority
CITY OF BRIDGES HS Port Authority
COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL - SQUIRREL HILL School bus
COMMUNITY SCHOOL EAST School bus, Port Authority
CORNERSTONE PREP School Bus
DART at Edgewood School Bus
DEPAUL INSTITUTE School Bus
DIVINE MERCY School Bus
EASTER SEALS EXPORT School Bus
ELLIS SCHOOL School bus, Port Authority
ENVIRONMENTAL CHARTER SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL Port Authority
ENVIRONMENTAL CHARTER SCHOOL INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL School Bus
ENVIRONMENTAL CHARTER SCHOOL MIDDLE SCHOOL School Bus
ENVIRONMENTAL CHARTER SCHOOL PRIMARY SCHOOL  School Bus
FALK SCHOOL School Bus
FALK SCHOOL @Rodef Shalom School Bus
FAMILY LINKS THERAPEUTIC LEARNING CENTER School Bus
FRIENDSHIP ACADEMY - EAST LIBERTY (The Watson Institute) School bus, Port Authority
GREATER WORKS ACADEMY School Bus
HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC SCHOOL School Bus
HOLY FAMILY INSTITUTE School Bus
IMANI CHRISTIAN ACADEMY School Bus
KENTUCKY AVENUE SCHOOL School Bus
MANCHESTER ACADEMIC CHARTER SCHOOL Port Authority
MARY OF NAZARETH School Bus
MOTHER OF SORROW School Bus
NAZARETH PREP Port Authority
NEIGHBORHOOD ACADEMY School Bus, Port Authority (HS)
NEW STORY School Bus
OAKLAND CATHOLIC Port Authority, School Bus
P.L.E.A. School Bus
PACE School Bus
PASSPORT ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL  Port Authority
PENN HILLS CHARTER School Bus
PITTSBURGH  NEW CHURCH SCHOOL School Bus
PITTSBURGH URBAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL School Bus
PRAISE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY School Bus
PRESSLEY RIDGE DAY SCHOOL School Bus
PRESSLEY RIDGE SCHOOL for AUTISM School Bus
PROPEL -  BRADDOCK HILLS - HIGH SCHOOL Port Authority
PROPEL -  BRADDOCK HILLS -MIDDLE SCHOOL School Bus
PROPEL - BRADDOCK HILLS - Elementary School Bus
PROPEL - EAST School Bus
PROPEL - HAZELWOOD School Bus
PROPEL - HOMESTEAD School Bus
PROPEL - MCKEESPORT School Bus
PROPEL HS - MONTOUR Port Authority
PROPEL HS - MUNHALL ANDREW STREET Port Authority
PROPEL PITCAIRN School Bus
PROVIDENT CHARTER SCHOOL School Bus
REDEEMER LUTHERAN SCHOOL School Bus
SACRED HEART School Bus
SECOND United Presbyterian CHURCH SCHOOL School Bus
SERRA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL School Bus
SHADY SIDE ACADEMY COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL FOX CHAPEL School Bus
SHADYSIDE ACADEMY JUNIOR SCHOOL School Bus
SHADYSIDE ACADEMY MIDDLE SCHOOL School Bus
SHADYSIDE ACADEMY SENIOR HIGH School Bus
SISTER THEA BOWMAN ACADEMY School Bus
SPECTRUM CHARTER SCHOOL School Bus
ST. ANTHONY @ DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY School Bus
ST. BEDE SCHOOL School Bus
ST. BENEDICT the MOOR School Bus
ST. EDMUND'S ACADEMY School Bus
ST. JOSEPHS School Bus
THE CHILDREN'S INSTITUTE School Bus
THREE  RIVERS  VILLAGE  SCHOOL School Bus
TRINITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL School Bus
UNIVERSAL ACADEMY OF PITTSBURGH School Bus
UNIVERSITY SCHOOL Port Authority
URBAN ACADEMY OF PGH CHARTER School Bus
URBAN PATHWAYS CHARTER SCHOOL 6-12 School Bus, Port Authority
URBAN PATHWAYS CHARTER SCHOOL K-5 School Bus
W.PA.SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND School Bus
W.PA.SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF School Bus
WALDORF SCHOOL PITTSBURGH School Bus
WALNUT GROVE CHRISTIAN School Bus
Watson The Education Center School Bus
WESLEY HIGHLAND HS School Bus
WESLEY SPECTRUM K-8 School Bus
WESTINGHOUSE  ARTS ACADEMY Port Authority
WH PROMISE @  HIGH SCHOOL School Bus, Port Authority
WHSD TURTLE CREEK ELEMENTARY School Bus
WHSD EDGEWOOD ELEMENTARY School Bus
WHSD DICKSON PREP School Bus, Port Authority
WHSD HIGH SCHOOL  School Bus, Port Authority
WINCHESTER-THURSTON SCHOOL School Bus, Port Authority
YOUNG SCHOLARS OF MCKEESPORT School Bus
YOUNG SCHOLARS OF WPA School Bus

 

Please remember that for 2 hour delays OR closings due to inclement weather ALL transportation for schools that Woodland Hills provides is delayed or suspended. Example: If your individual school in another district has a 2 hour delay and Woodland Hills is following a regular schedule then your students will be picked up at regular time and dropped off at the school.  It is expected that the school provides access for its students.  If your school is in a district operating on a regular schedule during the inclement weather and Woodland Hills is Closed then transportation would not be provided for those students or  if Woodland Hills is 2 hour delayed then your school's bus will be 2 hour delayed as well. 

 

Safety Dog Says

COVID-19 UPDATE: ALL STUDENTS MUST WEAR MASKS.  Fill in seats from the back to the front of the bus home to school.  Get off the bus at school starting from the front.  Do not push past students.  Wait patiently for your turn.

Student bus transportation is a privilege and convenience that is provided by the Woodland Hills School District to eligible students. This transportation is governed by Section 1361 and 1362 of the Pennsylvania Public School Code. Although we do know that the vast majority of our students are responsible young people, we have a few who do not behave on a bus or at the bus stop. Therefore, this Safety and Conduct Code has been established.[1][2]

When Waiting at a Bus Stop:

  1. Report to the bus stop ten (10) minutes ahead of schedule.

  2. Stand in orderly and safe groups avoiding traffic.

  3. Remain at a safe distance until the bus stops.

  4. Board the bus quickly and carefully. All regular seats may need to accommodate three (3) students.

  5. Remain seated while the bus is in motion.

  6. Do not distract the driver.

  7. Keep hands, arms and head inside the windows.

  8. Disembark quickly and carefully and move away from the bus.

  9. If you must cross the street, walk in front of the bus and watch for traffic.

When Boarding:

  1. Students may not bring animals, alcoholic beverages, firearms or any considered weapon or explosives onto the bus.[16]

  2. All foods and beverages must be in a container and are not consumed on the bus. Glass containers must be safely packed and encased in a break-resistant container.

  3. Students may board only the assigned bus. Students will not be permitted to board a later bus either going to school or returning home.

When Riding:

  1. Students must conduct themselves in an acceptable manner at all times. Vulgarity, profanity, fighting or other improper conduct is not permitted.

  2. Students may not block the aisle or emergency door with musical instruments, lunch boxes, books or other possessions.

  3. Students must not extend arms or heads out of windows at any time.

  4. Students must remain seated while the bus is in motion of if the bus is delayed on the road.

  5. Students may not operate the bus door or tamper with the emergency door.

  6. Students may not use the emergency door except in the case of an emergency.

  7. Students may not eat, drink, smoke, or play radios on the bus.[17]

  8. Every student who rides a bus must get on and off at the assigned bus stop. Exceptions will be made only through the assistant principal/principal's office when a written parental request has been made and is signed by the principal or his/her designee and the request verified in writing.

  9. Any student who wishes to ride a bus other than his/her regular school bus must have a written request signed by the assistant principal/principal's office when a written parental request has been made and has been signed by the principal or assistant principal and the request verified in writing.

When Departing:

  1. Students may not depart the bus in the morning before it arrives at the designated school of the student.

  2. Students may not depart the bus in the afternoon except at their designated bus stop.

  3. Students who must cross a street after alighting from the bus shall cross only in front of the bus on the signal by the driver.

 

Students are subject to suspension per Policy 233 if they are involved in disrupting action jeopardizing the safety and welfare of their fellow students or any infraction of the stated rules of conduct.[18]

All discipline problems will be handled between the school bus driver, the student, the principal, parents/guardians, and when necessary, the Director of Transportation.

Violation of the standards for bus conduct shall be subject to the following penalties:

  1. First Offense: Conference with student and warning letter to parents/guardians. A principal may suspend a student from the bus on the first offense if the first offense is serious in nature.[5]

  2. Second Offense: Suspension of bus riding privileges of one (1) day.[5]

  3. Third Offense: Suspension of bus riding privileges of three (3) days.[5]

  4. Subsequent Offenses: Permanent suspension may occur from school bus riding privileges for the balance of the school year.[5]

Drivers are supplied with bus disciplinary report forms that will be presented to building principals or their designee when specific violations of the bus regulations occur. The school building administration is responsible for discipline on the bus. Parents/Guardians will be afforded a copy of this report and notified of the action taken. Copies of this report will also be submitted to the Director of Transportation.

These regulations apply to all forms of student transportation made available by the district. Activity buses, detention buses and field trips also fall under the guidelines of these regulations.

According to the Pennsylvania Special Education Regulations and Standards, an exceptional student cannot be deprived of his/her appropriate education program without the implementation of procedural safeguards. Therefore, school transportation cannot be withheld without procedural safeguards if it interferes with the student's participation in his/her Individual Education Program.[19] 

 

Special needs transportation is an IEP team decision and, if necessary, will be included in the related services of the student's IEP.  Students should be ready to board the vehicle ten minutes prior to the scheduled arrival time and be at the curb when it arrives ready to board.  The vehicle is not required to honk or call prior to arrival at the curb stop nor stay in excess of three minutes.  Please be prepared and ready to board the vehicle upon arrival so that it can stay on schedule and get to the school on time.

 

All transportation carrier employees are required to meet the Department of Transportation requirements relating to commercial driver physical examinations. DOT physical cards are required to be kept with the drivers at all times when operating a transportation vehicle for the Woodland Hills School District.[11]

 

All transportation carrier employees are required to have their Act 34, Act 151 and FBI clearances on file with the district prior to their first day of work.[12][13][14]

 

Transportation routes may be established with the advice and approval of the Board. Bus drivers shall not deviate from the established bus route except for hazardous driving conditions or upon written consent by the Board.[5]

 

Students shall be taken on and discharged from the school bus only at the designated stops. All stops should be made where the bus can be easily seen. The driver shall give proper signals when slowing and stopping the bus. The driver shall keep the bus stopped until all students are across the highway and safely on the other side after being discharged. The driver will not proceed until all students are seated.

 

Each student shall be assigned to a bus. Persons other than a school student, employee or official shall not ride in a school bus on a regular route.[15]

 The bus driver shall not leave the bus while the motor is running.

 Bus doors shall be closed while the bus is in motion.

 Bus doors shall be opened at railroad crossings.

 Bus drivers are not required to stop and wait at bus stops with no students present. Be at the bus stop--not in a car or on a porch.

The bus driver shall not drive the bus backward on school grounds without the direction of a person on the ground.

Advertising shall not be displayed on the school bus.

No student is permitted to ride any bus other than the one regularly scheduled, unless the driver receives a signed note from the principal or his/her designee. The principal must have a signed note from the custodial parent/guardian, and verify the request by a telephone call.

Parents or guardians should refrain from requesting special services from a bus driver including changing bus stop locations including picking up or dropping off in front of the house.  Curb to curb stops are for special needs students only and included in their IEPs.

Kindergarten students will not be dropped off at a stop without a parent, guardian, or appropriate designee to meet them.  If no one is at the stop the driver will alert their dispatch who will try to make contact with the family.  If there are other children on board the bus, it will continue its run until someone has been contacted.  The bus will then return to the stop. 

The Transportation Director shall be notified of any overloading of school buses.

 

To access your student's bus information register on the portal from your mobile phone or computer.  This is a secure site where your student's bus stop, bus number, pick up and drop off times are available.   Registration is available at https://pawoodlandhillssd.traversaride360.com/   The bus information will be released to the student's records when routing is complete approximately one week before the start of school.

Click here for additional instructions to register for Traversa 360.   

 



Food Service:        All Woodland Hills School District Students have access to free breakfast  and lunch.

  School menus                      My School Bucks  Choose my plate.govIs your snack a smart snack?And Justice for AllI Value Food

 

If your child has a food allergy or specific dietary need that requires an accommodation you must complete a Medical Plan of Care Form in order for a reasonable accommodation to be made by the federal school meal program.  Please note that the Department of Education REQUIRES a doctor's signature in order to accommodate an alternative option for the stated dietary need or restriction.  The physician must also list the foods to be omitted from the diet as well as any recommended alternatives. 

Please complete the form and submit to your school's food service department as soon as possible.  

Medical Plan of Care for School Food Service

Medical Plan of Care for School Food Service Electronic Fill in Form

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 412-244-1100 ext 5170 OR email cafe@whsd.net

 

Dear Parents:
With national attention currently focused on children's health and wellness issues, Woodland Hills School District's Food Service Department is excited to provide parents a convenient, easy and secure online prepayment service to deposit money into your child's school meal account at any time. This service also provides parents the ability to view your child's account balance through a web site called MySchoolBucks.com. By placing money in each child's account prior to entering the cafeteria, we find the lunch lines move along much faster so your child has more time to eat and be with friends.
Also, parents will have the ability to print out a copy of their child's meal purchase history report. This history report will show you all dates and times that your child has purchased any additional meals or ala carte items. Remember that every Woodland Hills School District Child is provided free breakfast and free lunch.  See you school's menus for more information.

To access these services:

Click on the MySchoolBucks.com link. From this site you will create your account and add money to your child's school meal account. All you need is your child's name, student ID number and school ZIP code. The instructions listed on the bottom of this page will guide you through the easy online account set up process.

 
Things to know:
  • If you have more than one child in the District you can handle all online prepayments from the same online account.
  • Payments may be made through an existing account
    or with a major credit or debit card only.
  • In order to use the online prepayment service, a small convenience fee for each transaction will be assessed to cover the bank fees. Woodland Hills School District will not profit from the use of this site.
 
We are very excited to offer these new services and we are confident this new system will benefit you, your child and our district. However, if you choose not to take advantage of the online prepayment service you may continue to make advance payments via check, which should be made payable to the Woodland Hills School District. Please write your child's full name on the check.
 
If you have any questions about these services, please feel free to contact my office at: 412-731-1300 x0187 or email me at nicksi@whsd.net
 
The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 required USDA to establish nutrition standards for all foods sold on school grounds during the school day. On June 28, 2013, USDA released interim regulations that delineate the standards and are referred to as the Smart Snacks in Schools Standards. These standards are available at www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/governance/legislation/allfoods.htm. The standards are effective July 1, 2014.
School fundraisers are included in the standards. The proposed rule requires that each State Agency that has oversight for the School Nutrition Programs (Pennsylvania Department of Education) to determine if schools will be permitted to sell foods (including beverages) as fundraisers that do not meet the Smart Snacks in Schools Standards and, if permitted, establish the number and duration of each fundraiser.
A fundraiser is considered an event that includes an activity which currency/token/tickets, etc. are exchanged for the sale/purchase of a product in support of the school or school-related activities. Examples include: bake sales, candy bar sales, vending machines where profits are used to support a school-sponsored club or activity, such as the school band or sports team.
The PA Department of Education has determined that a maximum of five exempt fundraisers will be permitted in each elementary and middle school building per year, and a maximum of ten exempt fundraisers will be permitted in each high school building per year. Each fundraiser may not exceed one school week.  It is important to remember that these exemptions only apply to fundraisers that do not meet the requirements for foods sold in school in the Smart Snack Standards. Non-food fundraisers and food fundraisers that meet the requirements of the Smart Snack Standards do not require an exemption. Exempt fundraisers may not be sold in the food service area during the meal period. Additionally, the Smart Snack Standards only apply to foods sold to students during the school day. Therefore, the Smart Snack Standards are not applicable to fundraisers that take place after the school day from the school's dismissal time until 11:59 PM or for foods not meant for immediate consumption (i.e., fundraisers where a brochure is sent home, such as frozen pizzas, subs/sandwiches).

 

 

 Wellness Committee The district shall establish a Wellness Committee comprised of, but not necessarily limited to, at least one (1) of each of the following: School Board member, district administrator, district food service representative, student, parent/guardian, school health professional, physical education teacher and member of the public. It shall be the goal that committee membership will include representatives from each school building and reflect the diversity of the community.[2] The Wellness Committee shall serve as an advisory committee regarding student health issues and shall be responsible for developing, implementing and periodically reviewing and updating a School Wellness policy that complies with law to recommend to the Board for adoption. The Wellness Committee shall review and consider evidence-based strategies and techniques in establishing goals for nutrition education and promotion, physical activity and other school based activities that promote student wellness as part of the policy development and revision process.[3]  If you are interested in participating in the Wellness Committee, please contact your school.

 

Department of Education
333 Market Street | Harrisburg, PA 17126 | www.education.state.pa.us
MEMO

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, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and 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)      E-mail: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

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