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    • Nuestro sitio web y nuestros formularios se pueden traducir con el botón "Traducir" en la esquina superior derecha de la página web y debajo de "menú" en los teléfonos.

     

  • QUICK LINKS:

    Menus 2021-2022

    Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications 

    Online Payments & Lunch Account Balances

     

    Welcome Back to the

    Food for Thought Lunch Program!

     

    The Past: Last year, COVID-19 put an abrupt halt to our usual program as the kitchen staff pivoted to offering ‘emergency’ sack lunches for all children on our island. We are excited to return to serving lunches IN our school’s cafeterias.  

     

    The Present: We return to the buildings and the cafeterias for meal service this year! Due to a nationwide product shortage, the offerings may be different than our typical in-person fare, and menus are subject to change drastically on short notice. But, GREAT NEWS, all of our enrolled students qualify for FREE meals (this year only). More info is found here.

     

    The Future: We hope that the national product and driver shortage will subside in the near future and our menus can offer more variety and increased from-scratch meals. Thanks for your patience as we navigate complicated vendor relationships and shipping logistics.  

     

     

    Moving Forward 

    Here is a glance at what this year’s service looks like. More information can be found in the links in the sidebar. 

    Lunch Menu: The menu will be released on a weekly basis. There will be one entree option for lunch, but this option is subject to change due to product/delivery disruptions. We will do our best to notify you as soon as we are aware of a change on our MENU PAGE. We are excited about the return of our salad bars packed with fresh fruit and vegetables!

    Breakfast Menu: Breakfast service will begin on the first day of school Thursday, September 2nd. Breakfast is available from the time the school’s doors open until the first bell. We will start the year with a cold breakfast option (yogurt, granola bar/cereal, fruit and milk) at the Elementary, Middle and High Schools. The offering of hot breakfast items will be reevaluated as product and staffing become available. We will announce changes as soon as possible on the MENU PAGE

    Meal Prices: Meals are available at no cost to STUDENTS ATTENDING the Elementary, Middle or High School for this school year only. We are unable to extend our meals to siblings, parents/guardians or guests at this time. Enrolled students are limited to one breakfast & one lunch each day they are present at school.

    Free & Reduced Price Applications: Please fill out the free and reduced-price application and submit ASAP. Though the meals are free for THIS SCHOOL YEAR ONLY, you may qualify for discounts, scholarships and more. Also, much of the district’s funding is tied to these applications. For more information contact Al Torres or Jeanna Rheinberger.  

    Dietary Requests: Due to lack of available product and program restrictions, special requests must be related to a medical/allergy issue. Please work with the school nurse, Maurine Clarkfor any specific dietary restrictions. Vegetarian/meatless options may or may not be available due to product shortages.

    Staff & Student Safety: Staff and student health and safety are paramount and ALL CDC, local and state guidelines are followed with fidelity. For details on a specific school’s social distancing practice during mealtimes, please contact the school principal: Elementary Holly Wehner, Middle & High School Martin Yablonovsky

    Disclaimer: Menu items may be altered or substituted without prior notification due to supply and demand nationwide.

    Service Days: Meals are available for every day that school is in session (EXCLUDING half days where only breakfast is served). Please contact the Food Bank for food assistance on weekends, holidays, and breaks.

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    STAFF & CONTACT INFO

    Direct line to the kitchen: 360-370-7106 

    Food Service Director, Food for Thought Program Director: 

    Liz Varvaro 

    Executive Chef; Food for Thought Program: 

    Andy Radzialowski

    Sous Chef; Food for Thought Program: 

    Ashley Spendiff

    Cook; Elementary Kitchen Manager; Food for Thought Program: 

    Kerri Starr

    Utility; Dishwashing; Food for Thought Program: 

    Maria Trujillo 

    Assistant Cook; Student Store; Food for Thought Program: 

    POSITION VACANT apply here

    Utility; Point of Sale; Food for Thought Program: 

    Kim Devine 

    Student Accounts; Food for Thought Program: 

    Janet Scheffer

  • Our District commitment to non-discrimination:

    San Juan Island School District #149 is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. The San Juan Island School District also provides equal access to all educational programs and services.
     
    The district provides equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities program without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation (including gender expression or identity), marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, participation in the Boy Scouts of America or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.
     
    It is our policy and commitment to provide an equal employment opportunity and non-discriminatory treatment in recruitment, hiring, retention, transfer, promotion, and training of all employees regardless of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Grievance/appeal procedures are outlined in district policy and procedures, or by contacting:
     
     
    Title IX Officer:
    Becky Bell, Special Services Director
    (360) 370-7905, beckybell@sjisd.org
     
    District 504 Officer:
    Becky Bell, Special Services Director
    (360) 370-7911 beckybell@sjisd.org
     
    Civil Rights Compliance Officer:
    Cynthia McVeigh, Human Resources Director,
    (360) 370-4133 cynthiamcveigh@sjisd.org
     
    USDA 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 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; or email: program.intake@usda.gov.
     
    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.