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2021-2022 Updates

Free Meals for All Students
USDA along with PDE granted a nationwide waiver for schools participating in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs.  This waiver will continue to allow all students to eat breakfast and/or lunch for free through the entirety of the 2021-2022 school year.  This free meal will only be for one regular breakfast and/or lunch per student per day.  Second meals, extra milk, and a la carte items are NOT included in this waiver, and will be charged to student’s accounts accordingly

CVSD Food Services

Conewago Valley School District (CVSD) recognizes that wellness and proper nutrition are related to students physical well-being, growth, development and readiness to learn. All foods available in the district schools during the day are offered to students with consideration for promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity. Foods provided through the National School Breakfast & Lunch Programs comply with federal nutrition standards under the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA).  The Conewago Valley School District offers breakfast and lunch to all students during the school day in each of its buildings. 

Be sure to check out our Back to School Newsletter for 21-22 Updates!

2021-2022 Free & Reduced Meal Applications
At this time, all students are eligible for free meals for the duration of the 2021-2022 school year. Completion of a Free/Reduced application is not required in order to participate in the free meal program.  While submitting the application is not necessary, families may still opt to complete one to determine eligibility for P-EBT benefits and to ensure your child is eligible for free or reduced meals at the start of the 2022-2023 school year. CVSD will continue to process applications for Free/Reduced Priced lunch and breakfast for the 2021-2022 school year for this reason.  At this time, due to COVID-19, we strongly encourage families to consider completing the application online via Skyward Family Access or COMPASS. Please note that students may be automatically eligible for benefits through Direct Certification. Notices of Direct Certification can be found in Skyward Family Access under the Food Service tab.

 To apply for free or reduced meals, please utilize one of the following options. 
  • Complete an application online via Skyward Family Access
  • Complete an application online via COMPASS
  • Complete a Paper Application and return it to your child's school as soon as possible
Applications are processed in the order of which they are received.  Once your application has been processed, your child's meal status and approval letter can be found in Skyward Family Access under the Food Service tab. 
Free and Reduced Meal Program
Many families need financial assistance at various times throughout the school year. It is important to take advantage of programs that can help keep your children healthy and learning in spite of financial pressures. We encourage all families who are eligible for the Free and Reduced Meal program to apply, and to know that we are committed to protecting your privacy.
  • Children need healthy meals to learn. CVSD offers healthy meals every school day.
  • Children from low-income families may qualify for free lunches or for reduced-price lunches. Income guidelines change annually.
  • In addition, our schools can receive federal funding for reading intervention and other services when all eligible families apply.
  • Your privacy is protected by federal law, and our PIN-code entry system in all our cafeteria lines insures no one knows who is getting a free or discounted lunch.
  • Find out more about this program and whether your family is eligible by reading the rules and application on this web site.
  • Families could possibly take advantage of other discounted state programs 
  • Even when enrolled, you are under no obligation to participate each day, or ever.​

Breakfast & Lunch Program
Each school in the district has a cafeteria that prepares nutritious meals daily. Students and adults in the elementary and secondary schools can purchase breakfast and lunches or students may bring a lunch from home and purchase milk in the cafeteria.

All students in grades K-12 may deposit money into an "account" to purchase meals and/or a-la-carte items through the district's point-of-sale system. Monthly menus are available to all students.

How do I purchase school meals?
Parents are responsible for providing their children with lunch money or a packed lunch from home.  Parents are also encouraged to put money “on account” for their children in the district to utilize daily.  When children have money on their lunch account, it allows for a smoother process during lunchtime and can avoid money being misplaced or lost. Parents may write a check to CVSD Food Service, send cash, or make a payment online with debit, credit, or e-check via Skyward family access.  Due to COVID-19, we strongly encourage you to utilize online payments via Skyward, to cut back on face-to-face currency exchange.  If you prefer to utilize cash or check, we ask that you send the payment in an envelope with your child's name & PIN and have it sent to the office for deposit on their account. For secondary students, please have your child drop the payment into the safety deposit box located in the office.  Payments in-person and in the food service line will be strongly discouraged. 

The Food Service Department is thankful your child(children) participates in the in the school breakfast and lunch programs. Please know that our programs rely on funds from student accounts along with state and federal reimbursements for meals served to students. All funds are utilized to operate the program, purchase food, purchase equipment, and more.  It is crucial that all negative balances are paid in full by the end of the school year.  Please note that any unpaid balances may be turned over to a delinquent collector at the end of each school year.

Insufficient Funds
Email reminders are sent home to parents when a student's account balance is in the negative.  Students with a negative balance are able to purchase meals, but will be unable to purchase a la carte items.  If charging persists, parents will be notified accordingly, and debt is to be paid in a timely manner.

Grades 9-12
Students in grades 7-12 are verbally notified when their account balance is starting to get low or if they have insufficient funds. In addition, email reminders are sent home to parents when a student's account balance is negative. Students with a negative balance are able to purchase meals, but will be unable to purchase a la carte items.  If charging persists, parents will be notified accordingly, and debt is to be paid in a timely manner.
2021-2022 Breakfast Prices 
All Buildings-Free
Milk - $0.50
2021-2022 Lunch Prices
All Buildings - Free
Food Allergies
If your child has a food allergy and requires any accommodations or substitutions, please complete the following form and return a copy to the school nurse in your child's building. 

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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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: How to File a Complaint, 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:
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