You can now make payments online
Payments can be made on your student's meal account with a credit/debit card online through Skyward Family and Student Access. A small fee applies.
Payments can also be dropped off at school offices or mailed to VISD, P.O. Box 547, Vashon, WA 98070.
Food is Love
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Always fresh meals from the district school kitchen
The Vashon Island School District is proud to serve nutritious food to our students. Each meal is made from scratch (even our salad dressings!) and we source as much as possible organic produce from local producers. We believe that healthy nutrition and understanding its role, plays a vital part in helping our students succeed both at school and in life. Each school day, the district provides breakfast and lunch options at all three schools.
At the helm of the district school kitchen is Lisa Cyra, a professionally trained chef who has owned her own catering company and worked in hotels as a pastry chef. Despite an impressive culinary resume, Lisa finds her role as the district’s Director of Food Service is by far the most satisfying position she’s ever held. “It’s all about good nutrition and good ingredients,” she says.
Cyra and her team of seven, that includes three other professional chefs, use extra virgin olive oil, fresh herbs and vegetables, low or nonfat dairy products, minimal sugar and salt, no high fructose corn syrup, lean meats, and whole wheat pizza dough. Each day, students enjoy fresh fruit and salad bar options, many of which come from island farms.
“We did away with French fries and all fried foods five years ago,” Cyra notes. “Instead, menus abound with flavorful, healthy options as chicken chile verde, pulled pork sandwiches, gyros with hummus and tzatkiki and there is always a vegetarian option each day.
“It’s been so rewarding to watch students become more adventurous eaters over the past few years,” she says. For example, a faculty member contributed an abundance of spaghetti squash from their home garden that the kitchen staff cooked up. “The kids ate all of it!” Cyra exclaimed.
Cyra cites Michelle Obama’s efforts to help reduce childhood obesity and raise nutritional standards for school lunches as having a positive impact on national USDA programs. “We abide by the standards that the bipartisan Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act established in 2010,” says Cyra. “Most of the time, we go beyond what’s required.” Their new kitchen in Vashon Island High School enables them to provide a healthy breakfast before school to both Chautauqua and McMurray students, and between periods to high school students.
The school district is reimbursed for meals purchased by students whose low-income parents qualify. In addition to updated meals standards, the USDA has also implemented standards for what they call Smart Snacks, which are sold at schools or in vending machines. “I like to think that our program helps students feel good and consequently they do well at school,” says Cyra, “and that’s the important thing.”
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Para todos los demás programas de asistencia de nutrición del FNS, agencias estatales o locales y sus subreceptores, deben publicar la siguiente Declaración de No Discriminación:
De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles.
La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.
Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027s.pdf, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:
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