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Click on the links below to view further information regarding financial support
for your children's nutrition needs during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Deadline has been extended to apply for benefits. Click on P-EBT Official Release Update link shown below.
Important Notice for Online Payments
Online payments for MyPaymentsPlus have been re-activated.
Please check this site periodically for any further changes.
Online Payments are available by clicking here.
If you would like to request a refund of unused money on your child's account,
please email the request to Carol Tessen at email@example.com
You must include your child's name & school, payee name, mailing address and phone number where you can be reached. Refund checks must be cashed by June 30, 2020.
Checks will be accepted for the 2020-2021 school year starting in August.
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.
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., 146 College St., Collierville, TN 38017.
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.
Free / Reduced Price Meals
Only online applications will be accepted through May 15, 2020. No paper applications will be accepted.
Online applications can be accessed by clicking here.
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.
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.
School Nutrition uses Horizon, OneSource, as its school nutrition data software provider. Horizon is a leading provider of software solutions for Child Nutrition departments in K-12 school districts across the country. Horizon's online payment system, MyPaymentsPlus, enables School Nutrition to offer parents an alternative way to make meal payments using either a credit or debit card. MyPaymentsPlus 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 MyPaymentsPlus link and follow directions to setup your new student online account.
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:
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
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.