Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Letter to Parents
J. D. Dickerson Primary School Manager: Sue Sullivan 912-537-7071
Sally D. Meadows Elementary School Manager: Teresa Hunt 912-537-3787
J.R. Trippe Middle School Acting Manager:Juanita Monroe 912-537-217
Dear Parent or Guardian of Vidalia City School Students:
We are pleased to inform you that J.D. Dickerson Primary, Sally D. Meadows, and J.R. Trippe will be participating in a new option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for School Year 2016-2017.
What does this mean for you and your children attending the school(s) identified above?
Great news!! All enrolled students (PreK – 8th grade) of
J.D. Dickerson Primary, Sally D. Meadows Elementary, and J.R. Trippe Middle School
are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2016-2017 school year. No further action is required of you except to make sure your child(ren) participate in the program. Meals are completely free and you don’t need to fill out an application if your children attend J.D.D. Primary, SDM Elementary or J.R. Trippe Middle School!! Their information will still need to go on the Vidalia High School Application if you are applying for free lunches there.
Unfortunately, Vidalia Comprehensive High School does not meet the requirements set forth by the USDA to be a CEP school, so your child(ren) enrolled at VHS must fill out an application if they are presented with one. Parents will be notified of eligibility if you receive certain services from DFACS.
Parents at all schools are still responsible for any charges made in previous years. Please contact your school manager or Denise Parson, School Foodservice Director at 912-537-9738 or email@example.com. Your child will be presented with a charge letter each week until balance is paid off.
Let me encourage you to allow your children to participate in the School Nutrition Program by eating with us every day for breakfast and lunch! The only way this program will work and continue being free to all students through the coming years is if we have good student participation!!
All students at the CEP schools will be required to go through the lunch line where they will be offered a supplement to their lunch boxes, if they bring one, that is completely reimbursable. We would like to get credit for all students at each school by offering a completely reimbursable meal to supplement those that bring lunchboxes, so please, encourage your students to pick up the supplement every day.
If our team at VCS School Foodservice can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us
FACULTY MEAL PRICES AT ALL SCHOOLS:
$1.80 Breakfast and $3.50. Teachers are allowed to charge up to $12.40 (4 lunches)
on a monthly basis. All accounts must be paid by the last day of the month.
NO charges will be made to faculty or staff until previous months account is paid in full.
Please remember that menus are made with children in mind.
Check out your child's school website for updated lunch menus.
School meals are planned with students in mind. Menu selections are based on the foods they prefer. All menus
must meet the United States Department of Agriculture requirements, and successfully implement the
Healthy School Meals Initiatives and Dietary Guidelines. All schools offer a choice of entrees daily.
For more information about the School Nutrition Program in Vidalia City Schools, contact Ms. Denise Parson,
Vidalia City Schools Nutrition Director, 301 Adams Street, Vidalia, GA 30474 or call 537-9738.
Below are the newest health inspection scores as of September 2015.
We have health inspections 2 times a school year.
J. D. Dickerson 100
Sally Meadows 100
J. R. Trippe 100
Vidalia High School 100
Any deficiencies noted have been reported to the appropriate personnel so corrections could be made.
Scores will be sent in to the Georgia Department of Education and posted on our web page.
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