Welcome Students and Staff to the 2020-2021 School Year
Chardon Food Service remains focused on feeding kids, taking care of our staff, and supporting the Chardon community. We recognize that the mealtime experience at each school may look very different this year. As your students return to school please know that Chardon Schools is committed to feeding the students in the safest way possible. Chardon Food Service will support all scenarios and solutions designed to meet the needs of the changing school environment
As we return to school under the current situation, we will have some changes in meals and meal service. All COVID-19 guidelines established in any Nutritional Services Department SOP will be followed. Additionally, procedures implemented by Federal, State, and Local or District authorities that Increase measures set by any Food Services SOP will be followed.
1. Standard operation of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) will be followed.
2. Healthy meals will be provided offering all five meal components and vegetable subgroups set by the NSLP (only one entrée option will be served, no offer versus serve), with the exception of incidents caused by interruption in the food supply chain. When interruptions in the food supply chain occur, the Director of Nutritional Services will contact the NSLP Field Specialist to request a one meal exemption under current USDA waivers.
3. Healthy meals will be prepared following all Federal, State, Local, District, and Department standard operating procedures:
- Proper handwashing procedures will be followed prior to and during the preparation of food.
- Food will be prepared in an area that has been properly cleaned and sanitized prior to use.
- All utensils used in food preparation will be properly cleaned and sanitized prior to usage.
- Meals will be served in containers that are disposable
- All utensils and additional condiments will be individually wrapped and disposable.
- All meals will be portioned and distributed by Food Services staff (there will be no salad bars, No self-serve options there will be no 2nd entrée).
- Students, Faculty or any other non-Food Services staff shall not have access to the meal distribution process, and will not be able to “self-serve”.
- There will be no table set aside for sharing food.
- Students will be responsible for disposing of their waste into receptacles located throughout the facility. Rinse and sanitize all food-contact surfaces after disinfecting.
- Students will need to check with their individual teachers for microwave availability.
Children need healthy meals to learn! We offer a wide variety of menu choices to meet the nutritional needs of your child. The meals we plan meet and exceed the requirements of the USDA School Breakfast and Lunch Program. Breakfast and Lunch will be served beginning with the first day of school, August 31. Menus coming SOON to this web page.
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 on line 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