Parent Guide and Information


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Dear Parent/Guardian:                                                                                                                                                                                                                       August 17, 2021         

We are pleased to inform you that Lakeland High School, Walter Panas High School, Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School, Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, George Washington Elementary School, Lincoln-Titus Elementary School, Thomas Jefferson Elementary Schools and Van Cortlandtville Elementary School will be serving breakfast and lunch under the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the National School Lunch Program for the 2021-2022 school year, which would allow for all children attending the following schools to be served meals at no charge.

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What does this mean for your child(ren) attending the school(s) identified above?  

 All students enrolled at Lakeland High School, Walter Panas High School, Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School, Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, George Washington Elementary School, Lincoln-Titus Elementary School, Thomas Jefferson Elementary Schools and Van Cortlandtville Elementary School are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2021-22 school year. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an application.  Second meals, a la carte items and snacks will continue to be priced accordingly and may not be charged if the purchase would result in a negative balance on your lunch fund account.

 If you have any further questions, please contact us at: 
Lakeland CSD – Food Service
1086 East Main Street
Shrub Oak, NY 10588
(914)603-9055

Sincerely,       
Magalie Porretto, SNS
Food Service Director 

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(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.

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