Food Services Personel
Jenelle Himmelreich, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, Intermediate School,
(717)866-4521 x 10860
Deb Layser, Assistant Director and High School Manager ext. 20532
Kim Wilson, Middle School Manager ext. 30532
Lucy Hollinger, Fort Zeller Elementary Manager ext. 50530
Tracey Weik, Intermediate School Manager ext. 40532
Kathy Dove, Jackson Elementary Manager ext. 60530
I hope that this message finds you and your family well. During this unprecedented time, many families’ income situation has significantly changed. If you have been impacted by a change in income or feel that you now qualify for free and reduced meals, please submit an application. By completing a new application your family might qualify for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) as announced by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), through the Federal Families Coronavirus Response Act of 2020.
To ensure that you receive this benefit, your child(ren) must be approved for free or reduced meals and your correct address information (name, address and phone number) must be up to date in our PrimeroEdge Point of Sale system.
There are three ways to complete a 2019-2020 Free and Reduced Application;
- Apply online at schoolcafe.com (Preferred and most efficient method)
- Paper Application Free and Reduced Application (Printable)
- Apply on Compass https://www.compass.state.ps.us
Upon receipt of your application, Food Services will process the application and notify you by the US Mail and your email. If you are approved for free or reduced -priced meals, their names, address and phone number will be shared with PDE to be added to the list for P-EBT benefits. You will receive $5.70 for each school-aged child in your family for each school day your child is approved for free and reduced-priced meals during the school closure. This benefit will be issued in the form of an EBTcard by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DSH). This benefit is not in lieu of the meals that ELCO School District is providing to our community children; P-EBT is in addition to those meals.
For SchoolCafe.com, you will need to create a user ID and Password and then add your child(rens) information. You will need their 7 digit ID number for the online application. You may email Jenelle Himmelreich, Director of Food and Nutrition at firstname.lastname@example.org for their ID numbers.
As part of the National School Lunch Program, due to having no nutritional value, bottled water will not be part of your student's meal choice. Bottled water will be offered as an ala carte option in all school buildings.
Potable water will be available, at all times, in each of the school cafeterias.
As part of the NLSP, for those students who do not want milk, we will offer 100% fruit juice and a vegetable based juice as a lunch option.
SchoolCafe is now available for parents/guardians to monitor school lunch accounts. Parents/Guardians, follow the SchoolCafe instruction manual located below to sign up for an account and link it to your son or daughter. You will need your child’s student school ID which can be found on the Student Information sheet sent home this summer or being distributed to your child the first day of school.
Should you need help locating your child’s school ID, please contact his/her school building. Should you have a specific question about SchoolCafe, please contact his/her school building and ask for the cafeteria or send an email to Director of Food and Nutrition Services, Jenelle Himmelreich email@example.com
SchoolCafe is available for making online deposits and to make the selections for the purchase that are allowed for your child's meal account. You will also be able to use your credit card to make your deposits. There is a 5% convenience fee per deposit. If you have more than one child in the District, the fee goes by the total amount of the deposit, not by the individuals student deposits. As long as the transaction is at one time.
If you wish to transfer money from one child's account to another, please contact Jenelle Himmelreich, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, at 717-866-4521 ext. 10860
There is no fee create and maintain your child's acounts. You may view the purchasing history as well as be notified for low balances through email.
This technology allows us to provide debit accounts for purchases, and increases the speed of food service to students so they have more time to eat and converse. Parents enjoy the convenience of prepaying for thier child's purchases at whatever level they choose. The point of sale system also eliminates the overt indetification ofstudents who are elogble for free or reduced benefits.
The system allows you to pay in advance for meals and/or A la Carte items. Students still have the option to pay cash on a daily basis. We urge ou to take full advantage of this system by placing money into your child's account on a weekly, monthly or annual basis. You choose the amount you want to deposit. Any money not spent by the end of school will be available for your child's use the following school year. You may use the feature to receive a low balance notification. For proper notification of low balances, it is recommended to use $8.00 as the minimum balance so that you are notified in a timely matter.
We are proud of the quality Food Service Program we offer at Eastern Lebanon County School District, and we do our best to keep our customers, the students, happy and well fed.
The mission of the Food and Nutrition Services Department is to provide a variety of appealing and nutritious foods in an invironment that is respectful of each student's needs and differences. Food Service employees will provide all students the opportunity to reach their maximum learning potential through heathly food choices.
In accordance with Federeal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutiions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibitited from discriminating based on race, color national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal of retailiation 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 of 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 fo 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 wrote 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 Assitant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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