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Last Updated: 6/2/2022 4:39 PM

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Lunch Update - For Immediate Release

Idaho children will receive free school meals this year; income guidelines set

(BOISE) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering free meals to all children in eligible schools running USDA meal programs for the 2021-22 school year. This “Seamless Summer Option” also was offered last year because of the pandemic.

However, each year the USDA sets new income guidelines for the free and reduced-price meals provided through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, and for free milk in schools operating the Special Milk Program, and parents can submit applications even if all meals are being provided for free, the Idaho State Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs announced.

During school year 2021-22, all Idaho schools running USDA school meal programs are eligible to operate the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) providing free meals to all children in eligible schools.  If a school chooses to operate as a “closed enrolled site,” the meals are available only to enrolled children. If a school chooses to operate as an “open site” the meals are available to all area children.  Families should check with their districts to see which option will be offered.

Families must have the option to complete an application for free or reduced-price meals even though their school is providing free meals to all children. Households will be notified by the district if their school chooses to operate the National School Breakfast and/or Lunch program and will be collecting applications and charging the children for meals based on their reduced-price or paid status.

Households will be notified of any child’s eligibility for free meals if the individual child is known to be receiving educational support through migrant, homeless or runaway education, Head Start or court-ordered foster care. Children in households receiving Food Stamps or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance to Families in Idaho (TAFI) or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) are eligible for free meals. No other application or verification of eligibility is required for students directly certified.

The 2021-22 income guidelines are:

 

Reduced Price Meals

Participants may qualify for reduced price meals if the household income falls at or below the limits on this chart

Household Size

Annual

Monthly

Twice Per Month

Every Two Weeks

Weekly

1

23,828

1,986

993

917

459

2

32,227

2,686

1,343

1,240

620

3

40,626

3,386

1,693

1,563

782

4

49,025

4,086

2,043

1,886

943

5

57,424

4,786

2,393

2,209

1,105

6

65823

5,486

2,743

2,532

1,266

7

74,222

6,186

3,093

2,855

1,428

8

82,621

6,886

3,443

3,178

1,589

For each additional family member add

8,399

700

350

324

162

 

 

Free Meals

Participants may qualify for free meals if the household income falls at or below the limits on this chart

Household Size

Annual

Monthly

Twice Per Month

Every Two Weeks

Weekly

1

16,744

1,396

698

644

322

2

22,646

1,888

944

871

436

3

28,548

2,379

1,190

1,098

549

4

34,450

2,871

1,436

1,325

663

5

40,352

3,363

1,682

1,552

776

6

46,254

3,855

1,928

1,779

890

7

52,156

4,347

2,174

2,006

1,003

8

58,058

4,839

2,420

2,233

1,117

For each additional family member add

5,902

492

246

227

114

Applications may be submitted any time during the year. Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed are eligible for free or reduced-price meals or for free milk during the period of unemployment, provided that the loss of income causes household income to be within the eligibility criteria. Information provided on an application may be verified at any time during the school year. An application cannot be approved unless it contains the following information:

A Food Stamp, SNAP or TAFI case number (not Medicaid) for each child, or an indication that the household is receiving FDPIR and the signature of an adult household member.

OR

The names of all household members, the amount and source of income received by each household member in the prior month, the signature of an adult household member, the actual number of household members, and the last four digits of the Social Security number of the adult household member who signs the application (or an indication that the signer has no Social Security number).

Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the school official who determines eligibility may discuss the decision with the official.  Parents wishing to make a formal appeal may make a written or oral request to the school’s food service hearing officer (contact the school food service office for the name, address, and phone number of the officer) for a hearing on the decision.

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USDA Nondiscrimination 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.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Lunch Update - August 6, 2021

The lunch menu for Monday and Tuesday has changed. Monday will be cheese pizza and Tuesday will be chicken chunks. Looking forward to seeing all the students next week!

Lunch Update - July 13, 2021

Great News! Free lunches for ALL students will continue for the 2021-2022 school year! This means all our students are able to have school lunch for FREE this coming school year!

 

2020-2021 USDA Free Lunch Program for Liberty Charter School students
Good News –the USDA has extended its COVID-19 free feeding program for all of the 2020-2021 school year, or as long as funding continues! For us, this means ALL of our Liberty students will receive FREE lunches from now until the end of the school year. Please note: Lunches will not be available as follows: October break (Oct. 1-18), Thanksgiving break (Nove. 23-29), Christmas break (Dec. 21-Jan. 10), Spring break (March 25-April 11), federal holidays (9-7, 1-18, 2-15, 5-31) Liberty kindergarten parents can pick up free lunches from our café between 10:45-11:15 am, Monday-Friday. Due to strict social-distancing protocols, no one can enter the school for meal pickup. Therefore, kindergarten parents must park their cars in the parking lot and walk to the back of the school where there will be signs on the door being used to distribute meals.

Earlier in the school year the state of Idaho dispensed money in the form of ebt balances to low income families in our school due to the lack of access to school lunches in March of 2020.  Liberty’s stringent health precautions made it possible for us to provide free lunches every day of this school year to our students.  The second round of ebt money will not be sent to the low income families of Liberty.

Lunch Update - September 8, 2020
UPDATE: USDA FREE MEAL PROGRAM AT LIBERTY
The USDA's COVID-19 free feeding program that will run until Dec. 31, or until funding runs out, has been modified so that Liberty is a free meal site only for its enrolled students. In other words, only students enrolled at Liberty, K-12, are eligible for Liberty's free lunches. ALL Liberty students will receive FREE lunches now until our Christmas break begins on Friday, Dec. 18, or as long as funding continues. Liberty kindergarten parents can pick up free lunches from our café between 10:45-11:15 am, Monday-Friday. Due to strict social-distancing protocols, no one can enter the school for meal pickup. Therefore, kindergarten parents must park their cars in the parking lot and walk to the back of the school where there will be signs on the door being used to distribute meals. Please Note: No lunches will be available during the school’s October break (Oct. 1-18) and Thanksgiving break, Nov. 23-29. Liberty Charter School is an equal opportunity provider.
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Lunch Update - June 10, 2020
Hello Parents – Here are some updates regarding our school lunch program:
 
n  In the midst of school going to remote learning and then finishing the year being able to pick up free meals daily, please remember that prior to end of this school year, students’ lunchroom accounts need to be current. If students had a balance owed prior to us going to remote learning, please go to www.myschoolbucks.com to bring them current, or drop off a check or cash at the lunchroom or front office. If you’d like to review the meal plan charge policy, go to www.libertycharterschool.com to the School Lunch Menu/Account Info tab. Policies are also listed under the school policies tab. If you have questions or concerns, please call the food services director at 208-466-7952 and press “3” for the lunchroom. Please know, too, that annually Mrs. Stallcop creates a personal lunchroom fund she uses throughout the year to help ensure no child is without a lunch. Thank you.
 
n  Our school was able to receive a waiver from the State Department of Education allowing us to keep our meal prices the same going into the 2020-2021 school year. Therefore, prices for 2020-2021 will be:

  • Grades 1-6:  $2.25
  • Grades 7-12:  $2.50
  • Adults:  $4.00
  • Milk: $.40

 
n  Free and Reduced Price Applications will be available online as of July 5, 2020. We encourage all parents who think they might qualify to complete and submit the application. Doing so not only ensures children receive healthy school lunches within their family’s budget, but the overall percentage of students who qualify also determines the Title IA funding the school receives yearly, which is used to provide daily, additional learning time between teachers and students. All personal family information included in the application is kept confidential so that only the food services director receives information regarding a family’s eligibility – in other words, information contained in a family’s application is not shared beyond it being received by the food services director. To complete the application online, go to http://libertycharter.schoollunchapp.com.


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Hola padres: aquí hay algunas actualizaciones sobre nuestro programa de almuerzo escolar:


 En medio de la escuela, yendo al aprendizaje remoto y luego terminando el año pudiendo recoger comidas gratis todos los días, recuerde que antes de que finalice este año escolar, las cuentas del comedor de los estudiantes deben estar al día. Si los estudiantes tenían un saldo adeudado antes de que nosotros fuéramos a un aprendizaje remoto, visite www.myschoolbucks.com para actualizarlos, o deje un cheque o efectivo en el comedor o en la oficina principal. Si desea revisar la política de cargos del plan de comidas, vaya a www.libertycharterschool.com a la pestaña Menú de almuerzo escolar / Información de cuenta. Las políticas también se enumeran en la pestaña de políticas escolares. Si tiene preguntas o inquietudes, llame al director de servicios de alimentos al 208-466-7952 y presione "3" para el comedor. Tenga en cuenta también que, anualmente, la Sra. Stallcop crea un fondo de comedor personal que utiliza durante todo el año para asegurarse de que ningún niño se quede sin almuerzo. Gracias.
 
 Nuestra escuela pudo recibir una exención del Departamento de Educación del Estado que nos permitió mantener los precios de nuestras comidas iguales durante el año escolar 2020-2021. Por lo tanto, los precios para 2020-2021 serán:
o Grados 1-6: $ 2.25
o Grados 7-12: $ 2.50
o Adultos: $ 3.95
o Leche: $ .40


Applications Las solicitudes gratuitas y de precio reducido estarán disponibles en línea a partir del 5 de julio de 2020. Alentamos a todos los padres que creen que pueden calificar para completar y enviar la solicitud. Hacerlo no solo garantiza que los niños reciban almuerzos escolares saludables dentro del presupuesto de su familia, sino que el porcentaje general de estudiantes que califican también determina el financiamiento del Título IA que la escuela recibe anualmente, que se utiliza para proporcionar tiempo de aprendizaje diario adicional entre maestros y estudiantes. Toda la información personal de la familia incluida en la solicitud se mantiene confidencial para que solo el director de servicios de alimentos reciba información sobre la elegibilidad de una familia; en otras palabras, la información contenida en la solicitud de una familia no se comparte más allá de ser recibida por el director de servicios de alimentos. Para completar la solicitud en línea, vaya a http://libertycharter.schoollunchapp.com.
 


Lunch Update - April 13, 2020

Hello Parents!
 
We had a great, first day providing the breakfast & lunch combo meals for pick-up at the school! Thanks to everyone who came. We’re looking forward to continuing this service and seeing even more of you take part!

Remember, your student(s) and siblings, ages 1-18, do NOT need to be with you to receive their meals and the meals are FREE for every child. If you’re unable to pick up meals, but your students are able to walk or ride their bikes to school (and you have given them permission to do so), they can pick up them up. The meals can be picked up Monday-Friday from 10:30 am to Noon.

And these lunches aren’t peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! Rather, they’re exactly what would be served if it were lunch time in the school building. Therefore, here’s the upcoming menu:

4/14...Chicken nuggets
4/15...Corn dogs
4/16...Rippers
4/17...Nachos
4/20...Personal pan pizza
4/21...tangerine chicken rice bowl
4/22...Chicken Burger
4/23...Crispitos
4/24...Hamburgers and fries
4/27...Rippers
4/28...Popcorn chicken
4/29...Hamburger and fries
4/30...Nachos

5/1.....French toast sticks and sausage
5/4.....Chicken Tenders
5/5.....Build a sandwich
5/6.....Chicken nuggets
5/7.....Chicken fried steak (potatoes and gravy)
5/8.....Chefs choice

 All lunch entrees come with a milk and either a fruit, veggie, chips or cookies. Breakfast comes with a box of cereal or a cereal bar, fruit and milk.

Thank you for your support as we get this meal combo pick-up program underway. If your students would like to make signs to hang out your car windows saying ‘hi to their teachers, EAs, principal, or friends, have them bring those along and we’ll do our best to take pictures & videos to post on the school’s website and social media!

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow and in the days ahead!

13 de abril de 2020
Hola padres

¡Tuvimos un gran primer día brindando las comidas combinadas de desayuno y almuerzo para recoger en la escuela! Gracias a todos los que vinieron. ¡Esperamos continuar este servicio y ver a más de ustedes participar!

 Recuerde, su (s) estudiante (s) y hermanos, de 1 a 18 años de edad, NO necesitan estar con usted para recibir sus comidas y las comidas son GRATUITAS para cada niño. Si no puede recoger las comidas, pero sus estudiantes pueden caminar o andar en bicicleta a la escuela (y usted les ha dado permiso para hacerlo), pueden recogerlas. Las comidas se pueden recoger de lunes a viernes de 10:30 a.m. a mediodía.

¡Y estos almuerzos no son sándwiches de mantequilla de maní y mermelada! Más bien, son exactamente lo que se serviría si fuera la hora del almuerzo en el edificio de la escuela. Por lo tanto, aquí está el próximo menú:

4/14 ... Nuggets de pollo
4/15 ... Perros de maíz
4/16 ... Desgarradores
4/17 ... Nachos

4/20 ... Pan personal pizza
4/21 ... tazón de arroz con pollo y mandarina
4/22 ... hamburguesa de pollo
4/23 ... Crispitos
4/24 ... Hamburguesas y papas fritas

4/27 ... Desgarradores
4/28 ... pollo con palomitas de maíz
4/29 ... hamburguesas y papas fritas
4/30 ... Nachos

5/1 ..... palitos de pan tostado francés y salchichas
5/4 ..... Licitaciones de pollo
5/5 ..... Construye un sándwich
5/6 ..... Nuggets de pollo
5/7 ..... Filete de pollo frito (papas y salsa)
5/8 ..... Elección del chef

Todos los platos principales del almuerzo vienen con leche y frutas, verduras, papas fritas o galletas. El desayuno viene con una caja de cereal o una barra de cereal, fruta y leche.

 Gracias por su apoyo mientras ponemos en marcha este programa combinado de comidas. Si a sus estudiantes les gustaría hacer letreros para colgar las ventanas de su automóvil y saludar a sus maestros, EA, director o amigos, pídales que los traigan y haremos todo lo posible para tomar fotos y videos para publicar en la escuela. sitio web y redes sociales!

¡Esperamos verte mañana y en los próximos días!

Lunch Update - April 1, 2020
Breakfast & Lunch Meals Update – April 1, 2020
Beginning Monday, April 13, the free, cold breakfast and lunch combo meals for students and their siblings, ages 1-18, will be available daily for curbside pickup at the school between 10:30 am –Noon while supplies last. UPDATE: Students and siblings do NOT now need to be present to receive the meals. Please remember the meals are to be taken and not consumed on site. Thank you.

Actualización de desayuno y almuerzo - 1 de abril de 2020
A partir del lunes 13 de abril, las comidas combinadas gratuitas para el desayuno y el almuerzo fríos para los estudiantes y sus hermanos, de 1 a 18 años, estarán disponibles todos los días para que los recojan en la acera en la escuela entre las 10:30 a.m. y el mediodía hasta agotar existencias. ACTUALIZACIÓN: Los estudiantes y hermanos NO necesitan estar presentes para recibir las comidas. Recuerde que las comidas deben tomarse y no consumirse en el sitio. Gracias.

​Free meals for Children:What a great State and local community we live in! We’ll share these types of helpful opportunities for families as we hear about them. Take care everyone.
From the State Department of Education: Free meals for children are available at approved sites across the state. Children ages 1-18 may pick-up meals at any site, regardless of enrollment. Children must be physically present at the feeding site to receive a meal. Please contact individual sites for meal service times. To locate a feeding site near you, go to the Feeding Site Locator below. New sites are added as they are approved.
https://batchgeo.com/map/3195baf394a7f7db04ce06c69b17842f
Spanish:
Comidas gratis para niños

¡Qué gran comunidad estatal y local en la que vivimos! Compartiremos este tipo de oportunidades útiles para las familias a medida que las escuchemos. Cuídense, todos.
Del Departamento de Educación del Estado: Hay comidas gratuitas para niños disponibles en sitios aprobados en todo el estado. Los niños de 1 a 18 años pueden recoger comidas en cualquier sitio, independientemente de la inscripción. Los niños deben estar físicamente presentes en el sitio de alimentación para recibir una comida. Comuníquese con los sitios individuales para conocer los horarios de servicio de comidas. Para ubicar un sitio de alimentación cerca de usted, vaya al Localizador de sitios de alimentación a continuación. Se agregan nuevos sitios a medida que se aprueban.
https://batchgeo.com/map/3195baf394a7f7db04ce06c69b17842f

Liberty MySchoolBucks Information Document

MySchoolBucks Website Link

Wellness Policy Document 8200-825

2021 Wellness Report