Halifax Cafeteria Update! Dec 2019

    Hello Halifax Parents and Guardians,

    We are excited to announce that at the Halifax Cafeteria has migrated to our new point of sale system - SchoolCafe, for cafeteria purchases and payment transactions.

    SchoolCafe has helped to provide a more seamless service for our district’s families. This system allows you to make online payments, view purchase history, receive low balance alerts and set-up automatic payments to replenish your child’s cafeteria fund. You also have the capability to split one online credit card payment among all of your children instead of having to make several transactions. Traditional deposits of cash or check can always be sent into the school with your children. Families also have the option to apply for free or reduced meal benefits through this program.

    Click here for step-by-step instructions to sign-up for SchoolCafe. SchoolCafe is the only way that you can view your child's account balance and transaction history.

    The entire Halifax Cafeteria Crew along with the Director of Technology and the Administrative Team are excited about this new program. We thank you so much for your time and attention to this matter. If you have any questions at any point, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

    Lori Weber - Director of Food Services

    Wildcat Food Services and The Halifax Area School District recognizes that proper nutrition is essential for the social, emotional, physical, and educational needs of our students.   Our goal is to provide a nutritional, well balanced breakfast and lunch for every student.  Within this site you will find information to help you understand what the Wildcat food services will offer you and your child throughout their educational experience. **For the 2019-20 school year the lunches that are served in the High School and Middle Schools will cost $2.60 per meal and the Elementary School cost is $2.40 per meal, milk price is $.65. We also serve breakfast for $1.60 per meal.
    *** Juice 100 is now being offered in the Middle School and High School Cafeteria. One serving of the Juice 100 slushie is included with lunch service. The 4oz serving is equivalent to a 1/2 cup serving of fruit. Nutritional guidelines require a complete meal to include a 1/2 cup serving of a fruit or vegetables every day. Juice 100 is an exciting new way to meet the required nutritional standards. Additionally, Juice 100 meets the USDA Smart Snacks for schools requirements. For additional information click Juice 100.
    Cafeteria account procedures with information about Powerlunch and mySchoolBucks
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    On June 27, 2013 the USDA announced the Smart Snacks in School interim regulation. It is effective July 1, 2014.  This regulation establishes nutrition standards for all foods sold to students at school outside of the federally reimbursable meals served through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Side items, snack foods, beverages, and any entrées not served as part of a reimbursable meal will need to comply with the nutrition standards, including calorie, fat, sugar and sodium limits, in order to be sold to students in school. 
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    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.
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