Welcome to Sweetwater Nutrition!

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Under waivers provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), all students will receive FREE breakfast, lunch and supper! As a result, for the 2021-22 school year Nutrition Services will not require meal applications or payment. Students will receive three nutritious meals per day, breakfast, lunch and supper.

Please check out the Menu for a nutritious meal.

All Meals are FREE.

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Bienvenidos!

Bajo las exenciones proporcionadas por el Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos  (USDA por sus siglas en Ingles), todos los estudiantes recibiran desayuno, almuerzo y cena GRATIS! Como resultado Los Servicios del Departamento de Nutricion, no requeriran que se complete la solicitud de comidas, ni pagos para el ciclo escolar 2021-2022.  Los estudiantes recibiran tres comidas nutritivas por dia, que consta de desayuno, almuerzo, y cena.

Revise nuestro Menu de comidas nutritivas.

Comidas son GRATIS.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

Dear Sweetwater District Parent (s) /Guardian (s),

 We hope you enjoyed the Independence Day holiday yesterday.

 Recently, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that they have recalled nearly 8.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat Tyson Foods Inc. chicken products due to possible contamination with Listeria. The Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) Nutrition Services Department was notified of the recall late Saturday evening.

 We have been informed that this is a voluntary recall. While there is no conclusive evidence that the products were contaminated, the recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution.

 Symptoms of the illness range from showing no symptoms to having diarrhea, fever, muscle pain, joint pain, headache, stiff neck, backache, chills, sensitivity to bright light, and/or sore throat with fever and swollen glands. These symptoms can begin days to weeks after eating contaminated food.

 As of today, there have been no reported cases of illness in SUHSD related to the recall, however, we ask if you have any of the chicken, please discard of it immediately. Out of an abundance of caution, we have removed the affected items from our inventory and will sanitize all areas where the recalled food items were previously stored.

 For more information regarding the food product recall, please see the attached document from Tyson.

 As always, the health and safety of our students is our number one priority.

 Sincerely,

 SUHSD Nutrition Services Department

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ANUNCIO

Estimados padres de familia / tutores del distrito de Sweetwater:

Esperamos que ayer haya disfrutado del Día feriado de la Independencia.

Recientemente, el Servicio de Inspección y Seguridad Alimenticia del USDA (Departamento de Agricultura de los Estadios Unidos, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció que retiraron del mercado casi 8.5 millones de libras de productos de pollo listos para comer de Tyson Foods Inc. debido a una posible contaminación con Listeria. El Departamento de Servicios de Nutrición del Distrito de Escuelas Secundarias de Sweetwater Union (SUHSD) fue notificado del retiro el día sábado por la noche.

Se nos ha informado que se trata de una retirada voluntaria. Si bien no hay evidencia concluyente de que los productos estuvieran contaminados, el retiro del mercado se inició por precaución.

Los síntomas de la enfermedad van desde no mostrar síntomas hasta tener diarrea, fiebre, dolor muscular, dolor en las articulaciones, dolor de cabeza, rigidez en el cuello, dolor de espalda, escalofríos, sensibilidad a la luz brillante y / o dolor de garganta con fiebre e inflamación de los ganglios. Estos síntomas pueden comenzar días o semanas después de ingerir alimentos contaminados.

Hasta el día de hoy, no se han reportado casos de enfermedad en SUHSD relacionados con el retiro del mercado; sin embargo, le pedimos que, si tiene algún producto de pollo, deséchelo de inmediato. Por precaución, hemos eliminado los artículos afectados de nuestro inventario y desinfectaremos todas las áreas donde se almacenaron previamente los alimentos retirados del mercado.

Para obtener más información sobre el retiro de productos alimenticios, consulte el documento adjunto de Tyson.

Como siempre, la salud y seguridad de nuestros estudiantes es nuestra prioridad número uno.

Atentamente,

Departamento de Servicios de Nutrición de SUHSD

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Farm to School & Garden Resources for Families & Students

Click on the links below to learn more:

Farm to School Promotional Guide: This resource provides tools for school nutrition service professionals to effectively market and promote their school meal and Farm to School programs.
School Garden Resources: This resource provides activities for students with and without access to a garden space, and for teachers who are looking for virtual garden activities.
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Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is a disaster response program intended to support children who lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to pandemic related school closures. Eligible students receive a debit-like EBT card that may be used to buy additional groceries. More information on P-EBT can be found at https://www.cdss.ca.gov/home/pandemic-ebt or by calling the P-EBT help line at 877-328-9677. 


Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication

Notice: The California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 19853(b) requires local educational agencies that operate the National School Lunch Program to annually notify households about the Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act.

Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act

Comunicación de la Ley de Información sobre el Crédito Tributario por Ingreso del Trabajo

Aviso: La Sección 19853 (b) del Código de Ingresos e Impuestos de California requiere que las agencias educativas locales que operan el Programa Nacional de Almuerzos Escolares notifiquen anualmente a los hogares sobre la Ley de Información del Crédito Tributario por Ingreso del Trabajo.

Ley de Información de Crédito Tributario por Ingreso del Trabajo

 

New District Meal Policy

Please see Districts New Meal Policy  BP 3551.1 Meal Charge

 

 

Attention Families! DON’T MISS OUT ON FOOD BENEFITS

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Payment Options

Cash:  Directly to the school cafeteria to deposit the money in your child’s account.

Personal Check:  Checks are to be deposit into your child’s account the same day they are received. Check Cashing Policy: Make the check payable to your school cafeteria. Example: “Sweetwater Union High School Cafeteria.”
Use a check that is pre-printed with your mailing address. Write your home and work phone numbers on the top left-hand corner of the check. Write student’s full name and ID# in the corner or memo area of the check.

Pay for Meals Online: PayPAMS, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This service allows you to make payments to your child’s cafeteria account using a Visa, MasterCard or Discover card. This service has additional features that allow you to receive e-mail reminders when your child’s account is getting low or to set up automated payments. You can register at PayPAMS to make online payments. Please keep in mind that deposits made on PayPAMS can take up to three (3) school days to process. A convenience fee of $1.95 will be charged for each payment. To register for PayPAMS Click here for more information.

 

 

 

USDA 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, 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 online 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;

(2)   fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)  email: program.intake@usda.gov.