Sweetwater ISD Food Service
Note: Applications for the Free/Reduced Meal Program may be obtained at any SISD campus or at the District Administration Building
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Sweetwater High School & Sweetwater Middle School:
Sweetwater Intermediate, East Ridge, Southeast, Cowen:
No charge for breakfast.
East Ridge, Southeast, and JP Cowen Early Childhood Center has breakfast in the classroom.
Breakfast for Adults: $1.50
For a reimbursable breakfast at High School, a student must select at least three of the four components. The student cannot be told which items to choose.
Paid: $2.75 - Sweetwater High School
Paid: $2.70 - Sweetwater Middle School and Sweetwater Intermediate
Paid: $2.65 - J P Cowen, East Ridge and Southeast
Special Events, such as Grandparents Day and Thanksgiving Day, will be buffet style and cost $6.00 for adults.
Meal Charge Policy:
All students will be allowed to charge three times, once this amount is reached the student will be offered an alternate meal of turkey sandwich and water. A charge will initiate an automated phone call from the school messenger system notifying the parent or guardian of the lunch charge. Payments to bring the charges up to date may be made at the campus cafeteria or sweetwaterisd.com (Skyward). Charges will be discontinued three weeks before the last day of school. There are no charges for adults.
Barbara Woolsey, Food Service Director
Phone (325) 235-2798 Monday thru Friday 8am to 4pm
Each day, the Sweetwater Independent School District offers a choice of meals that meet the nutritional standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. All campuses offer breakfast and lunch daily.
Children can receive free school meals if the family receives food stamps or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Family income may also make them eligible for either free or reduced-price meals.
You may choose from the menu items at left for more information about the free or reduced-price meal program, breakfast and lunch menus, or other areas of the Food Service Department. You may also call the Food Service Office at (325) 235-2798.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
How do I get free or reduced meal prices for my children?
- Households getting food stamps or TANF: Applicants are to provide only their children's names and case numbers, and an adult household member must sign the form.
- Households that do not get food stamps or TANF: If you do not have case numbers, you are to provide the names of all household members, the amount of income each person received last month, and the source of that income. An adult household member must sign the form and include his or her social security number or indicate that he or she has no social security number.
- Households with foster children: You must include the child's name and the amount of "personal use" income earned last month over and above what was provided by a social service agency to cover the child's costs. An adult must sign the form.
1. What happens to money left in my child's account at the end of the school year?
If your child has a balance in his/her account at the end of the school year, the money will be available on the first day of school the following year. Your child must be enrolled during the last week of school for the money to transfer. Refunds must be requested before the last day of school. Students not returning to the district must request a refund from the food service office 235-2798 ext 834 before the last day of school. We will send a money order to the last known address and the child's account will be closed.
2. How will I know if my student(s) need money in their account?
We encourage you to monitor your child's balance. We make every effort to provide you with access to the information but it is the parent or guardian responsibility to make sure the child has enough money. Letters are also sent home daily from the school if your child has a negative balence.
3. What is the SISD policy for charging meals in the cafeteria?
Charging is limited. If charging is not available, the student will be given an alternative meal. Sweetwater ISD Food Service will provide a Turkey Crossiant at no charge. High School does not allow charging. Adults are not allowed to charge.
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) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.