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GRAB AND GO for the week of May 25, 2020

 

Grab and Go pick up will be Wednesday, May 27, 2020

10:00 am to 12:00 for this week ONLY.

Thank you

 

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Grab and Go will starting back at the 

Westport Jr. Sr. High School, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Loading dock area(signs will be posted).

 

Westport Community Schools will begin their "Grab and Go" Breakfast and Lunch Program

Every Tuesday, beginning Tuesday, April 28, 2020 .

Students will receive 5 days worth of grab and go breakfast and lunch items. This will allow for less contact with staff and families. 

It will also allow for less exposure with the handling of food items. 

All staff preparing these food items are fully Servsafe certified and work in our school lunch kitchens and understand the 

extent of cross contamination and handling food safely.

 

We will ask vehicles to enter into the "exit" area to the right of the Jr. Sr. High School, closest to the girl's softball field

and pull into the loading dock. Signs will be posted in the "grab and go" area. Please open your trunk and a staff member will place items in the trunk.

We ask that you use the same precautions you would use when grocery shopping. Please wipe all items down prior to bringing your home then wash your hands with 

soap and water for 20 seconds. Then wash down all areas that have been in contact with these grab and go bags. This is a precautionary method and we advise everyone to follow

to keep our families safe!

 

Thank you in advance for your patience and we hope this new "grab and go" process is more convenient and allws for less exposure in the community.

 

 

Per instructions from USDA and The School Nutrition Program, all school must require students to be in the vehicles, to ensure

meals are being handed out to students. This program is sponsored through the school lunch and breakfast nutrition programs, therefore meals 

must be distributed to children under the age 18.

 

Thank you for your patience and please reach out to Michelle Rapoza @ mrapoza@westportschools.org if you have any food needs for your families. 

 

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LEGAL NOTICE

WESTPORT COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

 

INVITATION TO BID FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021

 

SCHOOL LUNCH PIZZA & MILK AND DAIRY PRODUCTS

 

Westport Community Schools invites sealed bids from qualified vendors capable of supplying various items in accordance with specifications. Bids will be received at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, 17 Main Road, Westport, MA 02790, until 10:00 AM on Friday, June 5, 2020 at which time they will be opened via a recording due to COVID 19.

 

Specifications and other bid documents may be examined and may be obtained at the Office of the Superintendent, 17 Main Road, Westport, MA 02790.

 

The Town reserves the right to waive any bidding informality procedures, to cancel this Invitation to Bid, or to reject any and all bids, in whole or in part, if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the Westport Community Schools. Should a contract be awarded pursuant to this Invitation to Bid, then, such a contract shall be awarded to the entity which is determined to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder by the Westport Community Schools School Committee.

 

No bidder may withdraw his/her bid for a period of at least 45 days after the day and date set for the receipt of bids.

 

The Westport School Committee will award the bids no later than 30 calendar days following the date of the bid opening. Preparation of bids shall be in accordance with the provisions of General Laws Chapter 30B.

 

Dr. Gary S. Reese

Superintendent of Schools

 

 

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Please see a list of Food Resources below.

Food Resources during COVID 19

https://www.usda.gov/

 

https://www.westport-ma.com/recreation-department

 

https://meals4kids.org/

 

 

Thank you and stay safe and healthy!

 

 

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Choking Prevention Policy: Nutrition for Young Children

(Under the age of four)


Based on guidance from USDA*, foods that pose the highest risk for choking are foods that possess the following characteristics: ‘round, tube-shaped, small, hard, thick and sticky, smooth, slippery, or easily molded to the airway’.
In order to align with Massachusetts state licensing and USDA’s recommendations, FNP’s policy restricts the serving of the following foods to children under four years of age:
• Hot Dogs, sausages, sausage links or similar processed food items • Grapes, cherries, melon balls, kiwi fruit, cherry and grape tomatoes • Specific berries- kiwi berries, raspberries, blackberries, goji berries
• Peanuts, nuts and seeds (for example, sunflower or pumpkin seeds) • Peanut butter and nut/seed butters
• Dried fruit such as raisins or cranberries     • Shelf stable, dried and semi-dried meat, poultry, seafood snacks (such as beef jerky or summer sausage)   • Popcorn

 

Please see the attachment below for the full Choking Prevention Policy

 

http://www.doe.mass.edu/news/news.aspx?id=24961

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School Free and Reduced Lunch Eligibility CLARIFICATION LETTER
Attached below
Pre-School students do not qualify for free and reduced lunches.
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Dietary Guidelines 2015-2020
 
 
 
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Myschoolbucks payments fee

MySchoolBucks program convenience fee that parents pay per lunch payment $2.49 per payments.
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Public Release Statement enclosed below:
    
         Food Service Substitutes NEEDED:           
   Substitute Food Service Workers - $12.50 an hour, hours are 7:30 - 1:30 pm, as needed.
         Perfect hours if you are retired, have school aged children or just looking for part time work.
        Substitute Food Service Workers must have a minimum of a high school diploma or G.E.D. 
For further information, please contact Michelle Rapoza, School Business Administrator
774-309-3371
 
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2019-2020 School Lunch Applications are now available online
 
 Lunch applications are available in the Central Office located at 17 Main Road, Westport, Ma
 
Breakfast Program
 
Westport Elementary School offers breakfast to all students starting at 8:00 am until 8:30 am.
Macomber Schools offers breakfast to all students starting at 8:15 am until 8:45 am.
Westport Jr. Sr. High School offers breakfast to all students starting at 7:00 am until 7:30 am.
Students who qualify for free lunch will receive free breakfast, students who qualify for reduced lunch will pay the reduced breakfast rate of $.30 and full pay breakfast is $1.75.
There will be a poster that explains what is considered a complete breakfast.
Thank you for participating!
 
 
Dear Parents/Guardians:

The National School Lunch Program offers two Breakfast Programs; one is the Universal Breakfast Program that offers “free” breakfast to all students regardless of their eligibility. The other program is offered to all students but at a cost for those students who do not qualify under the free or reduced lunch program eligibility.  Beginning, Monday, February 01, 2016, the previous FREE breakfast program will only be free to students that have qualified for the free lunch program. Students that have qualified for the reduced lunch program will have a fee of $.30 per breakfast. All other students that would like to purchase breakfast will be charged a fee of $1.75 per day.  If your child does not qualify for the free or reduced lunch program, and has a negative lunch balance, they will not be allowed to purchase breakfast.

 

 

Breakfast cost:            Full paying students pay $1.75 per breakfast

                                    Qualifying free students pay $0.00 per breakfast

                                    Qualifying reduced students pay $0.30 per breakfast

                                    

 

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact myself or Holy Moreau at 508-636-1140, or my direct line at 774-309-3371.

I can also be reached by my email address, mrapoza@westportschools.org.

 

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        School Meal Prices 2019-2020

 

         Pre-K-Grade 6:  $3.00             
    Grade 7-Grade 12:  $3.00  
8 oz. Milk:  $0.50            
              Adult Meal:  $4.00 (includes tax) 
 

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Westport Jr. Sr. High School A La Carte Items 
 
Menus are subject to change, notices will be posted through the website! 
 
Most items are available on a daily basis. By the time of the last lunch, some items may run out but there are still other items that will be available. Students may pre-order favorite items daily, weekly, or monthly to ensure they are available. 
 
  •  Grilled cheese  
  •  Regular or spicy chicken patty
  •  Egg, bacon & cheese
  •  Cheeseburger or Hamburger
  •  Smuckers
  •  Pizza
  •  Mozzarella sticks
  •  Tuna roll
  •  Buffalo or ceasar wraps/pockets
  •  Salad plates with or without tuna

Urgent Message!

 

FOOD ON SCHOOL BUSES

 

There is NO food allowed on school buses!

 

At the beginning of the school year Westport Community Schools informed ALL parents that students caught eating on the school bus would be immediate grounds for dismissal of bus privileges! Some students still continue to eat on the bus without being aware that some foods may contain allergens that may cause Anaphylaxis - a severe, potentially fatal allergic reaction.

 

Allergens

Although nearly any food is capable of causing an allergic reaction, only eight foods account for 90 percent of all food-allergic reactions in the United States. These foods are:

Reference: http://www.foodallergy.org

                                                                                                                                                  

School District Policies:

EEAD-R, Student Conduct on Buses

JLCF-R, LIFE-THREATENING ALLERGY POLICY

 
Love what you do and do what you Love!
 
Thank you to our dedicated Food Service Staff  for their commitment and dedication to the Westport Community Schools! 
 
 
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.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Non-Discrimination Statement 

"It is the policy of the Westport Community Schools to maintain a learning and working environment that is free from harassment,

violence or discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex/gender, marital status, 

homelessness, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, family care leave status, pregnancy or any condition related to

pregnancyor military/veteran statement

 

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If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing-cust.html,
or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.
You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.
Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail as U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9420,
by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. 
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Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

 

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 

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