Transportation is arranged for and provided by the sending district.
Students can bring a lunch or purchase one available through the school lunch program. A nutritional lunch which is prepared on the premises is available daily. At the Clifton campus, two nutritional choices are prepared on the premises daily.
The goals of the program is to provide nutritious, reasonably priced lunches to all students in school, foster good eating habits and contribute to a better understanding of nutrition. Eligible students receive meals free or at a reduced price.
The national school lunch program is governed by federal (U.S. Department of Agriculture) and state (Department of Education) regulations, as well as policies that the School has implemented and deems necessary. The objective of the School’s lunch program is to serve the students one-third of the recommended daily allowances, 665 calories for K-5 students and 825 calories for 6-12 students, with no more than 30% of the calories coming from fat and no more than 10% coming from saturated fats. In order to achieve this, the school’s program is required to serve certain quantities of food every day to every student who purchases or is eligible to receive a school lunch.
The Food Based Offer vs Serve Guidelines that the School follows is one part of the lunch program. This means the lunch program must offer the five (5) meal components (meat, fruits, vegetables, grains/bread, milk).
At the elementary level, the student needs to take 4 of the 5 meal components offered. The student may elect to refuse one food item. At the Middle School/High School level, students may decline 2 of the 5 meal components. The School encourages students to take all of the meal components offered.
We encourage you to review the menus with your child to help them decide what they would like to eat for the day. Please encourage your child to try new food items (or at least take a taste).
We hope your child enjoys the variety of food offered in the school lunch program.
You can find the School’s Wellness and Nutrition Policy here.
An overview of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 can be found here.
USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center: http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=4&tax_level=1http://www.health
National Coalition for Food-Safe Schools
School Nutrition Association:
The Food Guide Pyramid:
USDA Food and Nutrition Service (Nutrition Assistance Programs):
Dietary Guidelines for Americans:
National Dairy Council:
The boys’ uniform consists of khaki pants, a white shirt, and a blue sweater. Girls can choose between a khaki skirt or khaki pants along with a white shirt, and a blue sweater.
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As trained support parents, we offer emotional support and information, and act as a valuable resource to families. We offer assistance in learning the necessary skills to help parents face the challenges of raising their child.
We are not counselors or therapists. We are parents who have experienced the feelings and emotions that come after learning that our children have a developmental delay, disability, or other special health needs. We offer moral support and encourage parents to feel comfortable and optimistic about the future. Parent to Parent is dedicated to supporting families at their most challenging times and to celebrating each new victory. Parents helping parents... it's a simple concept that works.
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