FREE AND REDUCED MEAL PROGRAMS
Windsor Public Schools is committed to providing a safe environment for students with food allergies and to support parents regarding food allergy management. The State Department of Education has created guidelines for establishing plans for the management of students with life-threatening food allergies and glycogen storage disease. Substitutions to the regular meal provided by the school will be made for students who are unable to eat school meals because of their disabilities, when that need is certified in writing by a physician.
Medical Statement for Meal Modification Forms
USDA and CSDE Non-Discrimination Statements
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
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: How to File a Complaint, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE)
The Connecticut State Department of Education is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons. The Connecticut Department of Education does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of age, ancestry, color, criminal record (in state employment and licensing), gender identity or expression, genetic information, intellectual disability, learning disability, marital status, mental disability (past or present), national origin, physical disability (including blindness), race, religious creed, retaliation for previously opposed discrimination or coercion, sex (pregnancy or sexual harassment), sexual orientation, veteran status or workplace hazards to reproductive systems, unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification excluding persons in any of the aforementioned protected classes.
Inquiries regarding the Connecticut State Department of Education’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: Levy Gillespie, Equal Employment Opportunity Director/Americans with Disabilities Coordinator (ADA), Connecticut State Department of Education, 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 505, Hartford, CT 06103, 860-807-2071, email@example.com.
FREE MEALS 21-22
Windsor Public Schools is pleased to announce that Breakfast and Lunch meals will continue to be FREE for ALL Windsor Public Schools students for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. This is being made possible through funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
One free breakfast and one free lunch is available daily for all Windsor Public Schools students. There are no income restrictions; free meals are available for all students.
Federal guidelines specify that free meals provided under this program must be complete meals (i.e., entrée plus a fruit or vegetable).
MY MEALTIME INFORMATION
Meal Account Donations
Due to the interest and generosity of Windsor town residents, the Superintendent of Schools has asked the Food Service Department to set up a meal donation fund account on their Point of Sale software. Interested donors can contact the Food Service Department with questions and donations. Monies will be distributed at the discretion of the Superintendent or his designee. Principals, school counselors and school social workers will also help with the distribution of funds. All information pertaining to this fund is confidential.
Healthy Food Certified District Guidelines
The Windsor School Food Service participates in the National School Lunch Program at each of our school facilities at St. Gabriel’s, and CREC’s Academy of Aerospace and Engineering.
We also participate in the National School Breakfast Program at our four elementary schools, Sage Park Middle School, Windsor High School.
We are also Healthy Food Certified with the CT State Department of Education, complying with Connecticut Nutrition Standards for all foods sold to students separate from school meals.