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Students to Receive Breakfast & Lunch at No Cost
through the End of the School Year
 
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended free student meals through the end of the school year. This means that students who are enrolled in Collierville Schools (traditional, hybrid, virtual) will continue to receive one breakfast and one lunch daily at no charge.
 
The meals do not include à la carte items, snack items or extra entrées, which may still be purchased at full price.
 
Children who are home-schooled do not qualify to receive the free meals.
 
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P-EBT Cards
 
P-EBT cards are only sent to those children who qualified for free or reduced status in March, April or May of 2020, but did not sign up during the application period with DHS. Children in households who receive SNAP benefits, will not receive a card because their benefit amount was loaded on their SNAP card earlier this school year.
 
If you believe you should receive a P-EBT card but didn't, please contact:
 
Family Assistance Service Center:  866.311.4287
or
Email:  P_EBT.DHS@tn.gov
 
P-EBT cards can be picked up at the central office of your child's school.
We recommend calling the school before arrival to ensure your card is there.
 
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School Meals: Something You Can Count On
We are working to ensure every child continues to have access to safe, nutritious school meals, whether students are attending class in-person, online or a combination of the two.
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Guidance for Parents Concerning School Meals
 

Dear Parents:

Beginning Monday, August 17, each school will offer "Meals to Go" for breakfast and lunch meal services.
Meals will be available for all students whatever the learning model (traditional, hybrid or virtual).
Menus are posted on our site
 
Meal Distribution
Meals will be distributed either in the cafeteria or classroom to students receiving traditional instruction.  Where meals are eaten may vary at each school campus (classroom, outside, cafeteria, etc.).
 
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Virtual & Hybrid Students
Those students receiving hybrid or virtual instruction will be able to take advantage of our meal curbside service available at each school.  Pick-up time and location will be given after sign up.  Click here to access more information and forms.
 
There will be no meal pick-up the week of November 23 - 27.
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Lunch Account Refunds

To request a refund of unused money on account, please go to the Collierville Schools Central Office, located at 145 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN 38017. There, you will be provided the Lunch Account Refund Request form for completion. You will be asked to present your picture ID at that time. Upon completion of the form at Central Office, the request will be submitted to Accounts Payable for processing. All refunds will be made via direct deposit. If you have any questions regarding the refund process, contact Cheryl Cummings at 901.286.6370.

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Important Notice for Online Payments & Online Applications

We have a new software system for online payments and

online applications called SchoolCafe.

SchoolCafe can be accessed by clicking here.

 

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Checks During the School Year

Checks will be accepted for the 2020-2021 school year starting August 11, 2020.

Checks are accepted in all schools.  During the school year, please make checks payable to the school and write your child's name on the check.

 

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Checks During the Summer

If paying on your child's meal account while schools are closed (during summer months), make checks payable to Collierville Schools and write your child's name & school on the check.  Mail the check to: Collierville Schools, Finance Dept., 145 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN 38017.  Be sure to include a note regarding why the check is being sent.

 

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Summer Food Service Program

Need summer meals?  Check http://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks for the nearest location.

It’s as easy as entering your zip code.

 

 

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Your Day Starts with a Good Breakfast

Many families have busy schedules that make it difficult for their children to sit down in the morning to eat a nutritious breakfast. A good breakfast is essential for good health and academic success. Eating school breakfast helps to alleviate that morning hunger as well as provide adequate nutrition for good health. Some of the ways that eating breakfast at school may improve a child’s academic performance include:

  • Children who eat breakfast make fewer mistakes and work faster in the classroom.
  • Children who eat breakfast at school – closer to class and test-taking time – perform better on standardized tests than those who skip breakfast or eat breakfast at home.
  • Providing breakfast to students at school improves their concentration, alertness, comprehension, memory, and learning.
  • Children who increase their school breakfast participation as a result of a school breakfast program show greater improvements in math scores, attendance, punctuality, depression, anxiety, and hyperactivity than children whose participation remains unchanged or decreases.

 

Breakfast is served in all schools in Collierville.

 

Click here for our current menu.

 

 

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Collierville Schools Meal Charge Procedure
 
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Welcome

We strive to serve appealing, tasty, and nutritious meals in a pleasant atmosphere at an affordable cost.  The statement, "You cannot teach a hungry child," is our incentive to meet the nutritional needs for our students.  Students are encouraged to try new foods and use the cafeteria as a learning laboratory for making nutritious choices.  Balance, moderation, and variety are the keys to healthier eating.  If we can instill this into our children today, we will have healthier adults in the future.

 

ONLINE PAYMENTS

School Nutrition uses PrimeroEdge, as its school nutrition data software provider.  PrimeroEdge is a leading provider of software solutions for Child Nutrition departments in K-12 school districts across the country.  PrimeroEdge's online payment system, SchoolCafe, enables School Nutrition to offer parents an alternative way to make meal payments using either a credit or debit card.  SchoolCafe offers a quick and easy way for parents to put money into their children’s school meal accounts any time, from any Internet connection including smartphones and tablets. Parents can view account balances, see purchase history, create low-balance reminders, and make payments.  Please click on the SchoolCafe link and follow directions to setup your new student online account.

SchoolCafe 

  

 

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:

 

MAIL:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

 

FAX:    (202) 690-7442

 

EMAIL:    program.intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.