The Summer Feeding Program was established to ensure children have access to the same high quality school meals during the summer months. Everyone wins with summer food.
- Parents are able to stretch food dollars and have healthy recreation and/or academic enrichment for the children.
- School Nutrition employees have summer employment, and the School Nutrition Program receives Federal money to support the program.
DeKalb School District participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and National Breakfast Program (NSBP), and the Federal Snack Program. We offer and serve snacks to all eligible students in after school enrichment and educational programs after the regular school day.
- The After School snack program includes education or enrichment activities in an organized, structured, and supervised environment.
- Eligible students include students through age 18 and mentally or physically disabled students.
School Nutrition Managers and Assistant Managers are required to obtain ServSafe Certification in food protection and food handling.
The ServSafe Food Protection manager Certification is valid for five years from the date of the examination. The ServSafe Certificate is nationally recognized.
The Managers and Assistant Managers are trained to practice food safety techniques during meal preparation and service for our students and staff.
The Community Eligibility Program (C.E.P) is a new alternative on the traditional meal application process as outlined with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). All students enrolled in a CEP school are eligible to receive a healthy school breakfast and school lunch at No Cost each day. (USDA CEP Guidelines)
The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools for SY 18-19 are as follows:
|Allgood ES||Clarkston HS||Indian Creek ES||Rainbow ES|
|Avondale ES||Columbia ES||Jolly ES||Redan ES|
|Barack Obama ES||Columbia HS||Kelley Lake ES||Rowland ES|
|Bethune MS||Columbia MS||McLendon ES||Snapfinger ES|
|Bob Mathis ES||Dunaire ES||McNair ES||Stone Mill ES|
|Canby Lane ES||E.L. Miller ES||McNair HS||Stoneview ES|
|Cedar Grove ES||Fairington ES||McNair MS||Toney ES|
|Cedar Grove HS||Flat Rock ES||Oakview ES||Towers HS|
|Cedar Grove MS||Flat Shoals ES||Panola Way ES||Woodridge ES|
|Chapel Hill ES||Freedom MS||Peachcrest ES||Woodward ES|
What does it mean for you and any siblings attending another DeKalb County School?What does it mean for you and your children attending the CEP school?
Your Child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without paying for meals or submitting a Free & Reduced Lunch Application. No further action is required of you. If your child (ren) leave the CEP school and enroll in another DeKalb County School he or she will need to submit a new application to the School Nutrition Manager as soon as your child is enrolled at the new school. You have 10 days to submit a new application.
If you have child (ren) attending another DeKalb County School(s) and one school is a CEP and the other school is not; you will need to submit a Free and Reduced Application to the School Nutrition Manager for the child attending the school that is not participating in the CEP Program.