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USDA SFSP Unanticipated School Closure Program

 

March 15, 2020

Dear Parents or Guardians,

The Westwood Community School District is doing all we can to keep our students safe and healthy. Therefore, during this emergency school closure, Robichaud High School and Daly Elementary School are going to provide free meals through the USDA Summer Food Service Program Unanticipated School Closure program. Meals are available to kids and teens ages 1 – 18 and up to age 26 for students in the adult education programs Participation is not limited to school age students.

 

Free Meal Program Details:

  • Breakfast and Lunch Meals are FREE and available for pick up for children and teens ages 18 and younger.
  • Free meals will help families save money and stretch their already tight food budgets.
  • Food served is healthy and follows USDA nutrition guidelines.
  • Different from the summer meal program all meals are to be taken home, cafeterias will not be available for children to eat meals at the distribution sites.
  • Children do not need to be present. A parent or guardian can pick up the meal(s) and bring it home to the children.
  • No application or proof of income needed. You can just show up at Robichaud High School between 10:30 AM and 3:00 and pick up the meals needed.
  • Meals for two (2) or three (3) (multiple) days will be issued on each visit. Drive up, provide a staff member with the number of children who need meals at your home and they will be delivered to your car.

 

Meals will be available at the following location:          Robichaud High School – Main Entrance

                                                                             3601 Janet Street

                                                                             Dearborn Heights, MI 48125

                                                                            

                                                                             Daly Elementary School

                                                                             25824 Michigan Ave

                                                                             Inkster, MI 48141

 

Service times:                                                         Monday                  10:30 AM – 3:00 PM

                                                                             Wednesday             10:30 AM – 3:00 PM

                                                                             Friday                    10:30 AM – 3:00 PM

 

  If you have questions, please call:                            Westwood Food Services Office

                                                                             313 565-6631

 

  

USDA Non-Discrimination 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, (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: US. 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: intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Westwood Community School Menus

          All School Menus
 
                        Daly Elementary                                                                 Thorne Elementary        
 
          Tomlinson Middle School                                                                 Robichaud High School
 
Check out what’s for Breakfast & Lunch!
 
The official portal for detailed menus, nutritional analysis, allergen info, and more
for Westwood Community Schools.
 
Did You Know??
Breakfast is Served Free to all Students Each Day

Meals are served in the Classroom the first 10 minutes of each day at:
Daly Elementary
Thorne Elementary
Tomlinson Middle School

Breakfast is Available in the Cafeteria Daily for Students at:
Robichaud High School
from 7:20 am – 7:40 am

Chartwells Contact Information

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chartwells Food Services
3601 Janet St.
Dearborn Heights, MI 48125
 

Steve Fryzel Director of Food Service

(313) 565-6631
Food Service Director

Steven.Frysel@compass-usa.com

 
 
 
 
Building  Contact Number
Daly Elementary Cafeteria (313) 565-3471
Thorne Elementary Cafeteria (313) 292-1648
Tomlinson Middle School Cafeteria (313) 565-3445
Robichaud High School Cafeteria (313) 565-6631

Community Eligibility Provision

3335 S Beech Daly Rd.

Dearborn Heights, MI 48125

 

 

 

 

Dear Parent or Guardian:

 

We are pleased to inform you that Westwood Community School District will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the School Year 2019-2020.

 

The GREAT NEWS is that ALL students enrolled at our school can receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at NO CHARGE to your household each day.

 

In place of the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application we still need your household to fill out and sign the Household Information Report. This report is critical in determining the amount of money that our school receives from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programs like Title I A, At-risk (31a), Title II A, E- Rate, etc. 

 

These supplemental programs have the potential to offer supports and services for our students including, but not limited to:

  • Instructional supports (staff, supplies & materials, etc.)
  • Non-instructional services (counseling, social work, health services, etc.)
  • Professional Learning for staff
  • Parent and Community engagement supplies and activities
  • Technology

 

We are asking that you please complete and submit it as soon as possible to ensure that additional funding for our school is available to meet the needs of our students. All information on the report submitted is confidential. Without your assistance in completing and returning the attached report, our school cannot maximize the use of available State and Federal funds.

 

If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us at Mrs. Kacey Corbin (313) 565-3484 or at corbink@wwschools.net.  

 

Sincerely,

David Stull

Director of Operations

 

Adrienne Hill

Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability

 

District Charging Policy

 
Westwood Community School District

No Charging – Sales Policy – Food Service

The Westwood Community School District Food Service Department operates on a cash basis only and does not accept purchases charged to individual accounts.
Wellness Policy Committee
The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 requires Local Education Agencies to update or modify their wellness policy, as appropriate. The Westwood Community School District Wellness Committee meets on a monthly basis to review our policy, practices and to assess our efforts toward meeting the goals established by the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010.   Parents, Students, Staff and the community are invited to participate.
 
Meetings are held in the District Operations Office from 2:00 - 3:00 pm on the schedule below. 
FY 2020
January 7, 2020
February 12, 2020
March 11, 2020
April 15, 2020
May 13, 2020 Local Wellness Policy (LWP) triennial assessment
June 10, 2020
July 8, 2020
August 12, 2020
 

Chartwells Resources

Healthy Schools Program

 
 
New Nutrition Standards for Snacks Sold in Schools Beginning July 1, 2014
Healthy, Hunger-Free kids Act

  • Provided the USDA the authority to establish nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold outside of the Federal child nutrition programs in schools.
  • The law specifies that the nutrition standards shall apply to all foods sold:
    • Outside the school meals programs; on school campus; and at any time during the school day
    • Including:
      • a la carte in the cafeteria
      • in school stores
      • snack bars
      • vending machines
      • other venues
 
  • What are competitive foods?
    • Competitive Food: all food and beverages sold to students on the school campus during the School Day, other than those meals reimbursable under programs authorized by the NSLA and the CNA.
 
  • Where do the standards apply?
    • School Campus: all areas of the property under the jurisdiction of the school that are accessible to students during the school day.
 
  • When do the standards apply?
    • School Day: is the period from midnight before the start of classes, to 30 minutes after the end of the official school day.
 
General Food Standards:

To be allowable, a food item must meet all of the competitive food nutrient standards and:
  1. Be a whole grain-rich product; or
  2. Have as the first ingredient a fruit, a vegetable, a dairy product, or a protein food (meat, beans, poultry, etc,); or
  3. Be a “combination food” that contains at least ¼ cup of fruit and/or vegetable;or
  4. Contain 10% of the Daily Value of one of the nutrients of public health concern ( only through June 30, 2016) calcium, potassium, vitamin D, or dietary fiber
 
● Foods must also meet several nutrient requirements:

• Calorie limits:
° Snack items: ≤ 200 calories
° Entrée items: ≤ 350 calories

• Sodium limits:
° Snack items: ≤ 230 mg**
° Entrée items: ≤ 480 mg

• Fat limits:
° Total fat: ≤35% of calories
° Saturated fat: < 10% of calories
° Trans fat: zero grams

• Sugar limit:
° ≤ 35% of weight from total sugars in foods

*On July 1, 2016, foods may not qualify using the 10% DV criteria.
**On July 1, 2016, snack items must contain ≤ 200 mg sodium per item

Smart Snacks in School: USDA’s “All Foods Sold in Schools” Standards
Nutrition Standards for Beverages
 
● All schools may sell:

• Plain water (with or without carbonation)
• Unflavored low fat milk
• Unflavored or flavored fat free milk and milk alternatives permitted by NSLP/SBP
• 100% fruit or vegetable juice and
• 100% fruit or vegetable juice diluted with water (with or without carbonation), and no added sweeteners.

● Elementary schools may sell up to 8-ounce portions, while middle schools and high schools may sell up to 12-ounce portions
of milk and juice. There is no portion size limit for plain water.
● Beyond this, the standards allow additional “no calorie” and “lower calorie” beverage options for high school students.

• No more than 20-ounce portions of
• Calorie-free, flavored water (with or without carbonation); and
• Other flavored and/or carbonated beverages that are labeled to contain < 5 calories per 8 fluid ounces or ≤
10 calories per 20 fluid ounces.
• No more than 12-ounce portions of
• Beverages with ≤ 40 calories per 8 fluid ounces, or ≤ 60 calories per 12 fluid ounces.

Other Requirements

● Fundraisers

• The sale of food items that meet nutrition requirements at fundraisers are not limited in any way under the
standards.
• The standards do not apply during non-school hours, on weekends and at off-campus fundraising events.
• The standards provide a special exemption for infrequent fundraisers that do not meet the nutrition
standards. State agencies may determine the frequency with which fundraising activities take place that
allow the sale of food and beverage items that do not meet the nutrition standards.

● Accompaniments

• Accompaniments such as cream cheese, salad dressing and butter must be included in the nutrient profile
as part of the food item sold.
• This helps control the amount of calories, fat, sugar and sodium added to foods by accompaniments, which
can be significant.
 
 
 
Smart Snack Calculator
 
1) Smart Snacks – Have you started work in being ready to implement the ? Informing superintendents, business managers, principals, food service staff, student/parent groups, and the general community NOW will help make the transition to the new standards. There is a lot of information available online. Here is a good overall link http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/smart-snacks-school.
 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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 Formi, (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) email:program.intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Wellness Committee Meeting Dates:
 
February 12 @ 2pm
March 16 @ 2 pm
April 15 @ 2 pm
May 13 @ 2 pm
June 9 @ 2pm
July 21 @ 2 pm
August 12 @ 2 pm
 
If you would like to participate in the revision of and further development of the District Wellness Policy please join us on the dates listed above.
 
Or contact Dave Stull at 313 565-1900 for more information on how you can contribute.
 
All meetings are held at the District Office.