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Parent Information

 Meal Pickup Information... PDF Document

Elementary Lunch Deposit Slip | MS & HS Deposit Slip | Meal Account Refund/Transfer of Funds Account FormFood Charging Policy 

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If you need an application for Free/Reduced Lunch - Families can download, pick up an application, or request one to be mailed to them by calling the Food Services Office, 203-452-4500 Trumbull Public Schools 6254 Main Street Trumbull CT 06611.

SNAP
Early Closing
Debit Policy
Nutrition
Breakfast and Lunch Protocol
Fund Raising

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TECEC

All Early Closings – LUNCH IS NOT SERVED

  

Elementary and Middle Schools 

Planned Early Closings (stated on District Calendar) – Breakfast & Lunch IS NOT SERVED

Unplanned Early Closings (due to weather, etc.) – Breakfast & Lunch IS SERVED

 

High School

 Breakfast & Lunch is served every day.

The Trumbull Schools use a computerized Point-of-Sale Program where all students have an account ready to be used for the purchase of lunches and snacks. All students are issued Bar Coded Personal Identification Number (PIN) that each child memorizes and enters at the serving line. With less cash to handle, the serving lines move much faster with the computerized point-of-sale allowing students more time to eat.  Any amount of money is deposited into the account. At mealtime, the student will punch in their (PIN) and the computer accesses his/her account. If there is money in the account, the purchases are deducted. Elementary Schools ONLY, if you wish your total amount to be for lunches only, you must note “for lunch only" on your deposit slip. If you wish purchases to be for both lunch and ala carte, you must note, lunch/a la carte on your deposit slip.

 You may, as in the past, send in cash for lunch and ALA carte purchases. If a student is eligible for free meals, the computer acts as if the student has meal credits in the account. If the student is reduced lunch, your prepayment will be deducted from the account. If there is no money in the account, you pay reduced price with cash. If there is no money in the account and the student is full priced, the computer will ask for the price of the purchases (you pay with cash).You may make a deposit (prepayment) at any time. Please use the deposit slip and write all information on the slip. Deposit slips are available on the menu and in your school cafeteria or from downloading below:

Deposit Slip | Middle & High School Deposit Slip

You may also us MySchoolBucks to deposit money into your child's lunch account.

Note: A returned check for insufficient funds plus the bank fee will be deducted from your child’s account.

TrayThe Build-a-Tray™ program is an interactive game that Children participate in, while they walk through the lunch line and fill their lunch trays. The shapes and colors represent the 5 food groups.  Match and fill your 5 tray sections, with at least 3 of the 5 food components, required on your school lunch line.
This program is in tandem with Offer Verses Serve, using Traditional Food Based Menu Planning and with the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

 

Nutrition Information

As part of the National School Lunch Program and
Section 10-221q of the Connecticut General Statutes,

Beverages Allowed in Connecticut Public Schools is as follows.

Only five categories of beverages can be sold to students in public schools at all times
and from all sources.

The categories are:

    1. Milk (flavored or plain) with no more than 4 grams of sugars per ounce and no artificial sweeteners.
    2. Nondairy milks, such as soy or rice milk, which may be flavored but contain no artificial sweeteners, no more than 4 grams of sugar per ounce, no more than 35 percent of calories from fat per portion and no more than 10 percent of calories from saturated fat per portion.
    3. 100 percent fruit juice, vegetable juice or combination of such juices, containing no added sugars, sweeteners or artificial sweeteners.
    4. Beverages that contain only water and fruit or vegetable juice and have no added sugars, sweeteners or artificial sweeteners.
    5. Water, which may be flavored but contains no added sugars, sweeteners, artificial sweeteners or caffeine.

Portion size of allowable beverages is limited to no more than 12 fluid ounces, with the exception of water.

Please click to downloard the procedure for lBreakfast and lunch pickup.

 

Healthy Food Fundraising Information

Under C.G.S. Section 10-215f, all public school districts that participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) must certify to the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) whether they will follow the Connecticut Nutrition Standards for all foods sold to students separately from reimbursable school meals. 

More information can be found at the State Department of Education website:

Healthy Food Certification | Connecticut Nutrition Standards |
Acceptable Foods |Healthy School Fundraising idea’s | TPS Fundraiser Form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - School Lunch Manager

Read the Federal & State ruling concerning the sale of competive foods at school

About the School Lunch

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is governed by federal and state guidelines set by the US. Dept. of Agriculture and the State Department of Education. Meals are planned to meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and one-third of the Recommended Dietary allowances for school-age children. The following key nutrients are the focus of our meals: calories (< 30% calories from fat, < 10% calories from saturated fat), protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A , C.

School meals are planned to encourage children to choose a variety of foods (an established dietary guideline) by making food choices on a daily basis. Our entree, side dishes and milk choices are offered to help students best meet their recommended nutrient levels especially for vitamins A, C and calcium.

Today's school cafeterias provide much more variety and nutrition than lunchrooms of old. Today's kids are much more sophisticated than we were at their age, even in term of the food they like. And with school lunch, if they don't like what they see, they won't eat it.

But don't think for a minute that school nutrition programs have sacrificed nutrition for taste just to keep kids interested! Schools participating in the National School Lunch Program are required to plan menus that meet at least one-third of a child's Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA). Plus, school nutrition managers across the country are:

  • Implementing the principles in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

  • Revamping children's old favorite recipes with ingredients lower in salt, sugar, fat and cholesterol and higher in fiber.

  • Introducing more fresh fruit and vegetables and whole grains to students.

As you know, getting children to eat foods that are good for them is often a difficult task. But school nutrition managers educate students about good nutrition through special promotional and marketing campaigns to encourage lunch choices. The program offers elementary through high school students healthily, well-balanced meals with menu choices ranging from favorites such as pizza and nacho's, to sandwiches, salads and pasta. All meals are consistently low in cost and offer a variety of foods from each of the Five Food Groups. There is a smorgasbord of menu choices from several main dishes and a variety of vegetables, fruit and salads, to drink options such as flavored milks, waters and juices. And serving styles vary from the self serve line, to salads and buffets.

It's no wonder students are eating in the cafeteria more often today than ever before. The goal of the food service program is to provide students with nutritious foods that will enhance learning. We're really feeding their bodies and minds. By providing good-tasting, nutritious meals in pleasant surroundings and helping to teach students the value of good nutrition, our child's school nutrition program is an essential part of the education system. A menu of popular food items, healthy variety of food choices, an enticing atmosphere - it just may be the best deal in the country, and it's all at your local school cafeteria. 

 

Free and Reduced Lunch Application and Information coming soon!

The 2020 - 2021 Application and Information will be posted soon!

The Trumbull Public Schools participate in the National School Lunch Program where families who qualify can receive free meals or reduced price meals. Family Applications will be distributed on the first day of school to every child in the Trumbull Public Schools. The application is also available here with the directions for filling it out. Only one application per family is required.

Application
Note that parents need to fill out a new application every year . Please note this will only be good for the current school year! A new application is required each year.

SNAP
If you qualify for free school meals, you might also qualify for 
SNAP (formerly called Food Stamps). SNAP helps people buy food for themselves and their families. SNAP benefits are issued each month on plastic debit cards. You can use SNAP benefits to buy food at major supermarkets, neighborhood grocery stores and some farmers’ markets authorized to accept SNAP.  

Persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency needing assistance with applications or other food service related information should call the Food Services office at 203-452-4500 for assistance.

If you have any question please call the Food Services Office at 203-452-4500 for assistance

The Trumbull Public Schools participate in the National School Lunch Program where families who qualify can receive free meals or reduced price meals (for breakfast $.30 and for lunch $.40 per day). The application is also available here with the directions for filling it out. Only one application per family is required. If you need an application for Free/Reduced Lunch - Families can download, pick up an application, or request one to be mailed to them by calling the Food Services Office, 203-452-4500 Trumbull Public Schools 6254 Main Street Trumbull CT 06611.

Application
Note that parents need to fill out a new application every year . Please note this will only be good for the 2020-2021 school year!

FAQ
Questions about the Free and Reduced Lunch Program? Download this FAQ

SNAP
If you qualify for free school meals, you might also qualify for 
SNAP (formerly called Food Stamps). SNAP helps people buy food for themselves and their families. SNAP benefits are issued each month on plastic debit cards. You can use SNAP benefits to buy food at major supermarkets, neighborhood grocery stores and some farmers’ markets authorized to accept SNAP.  Please Download the updated Information - Addendum C.

To save you time and effort, the information you gave on your Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application may be shared with other programs for which your children may qualify.  For the following programs, we must have your permission to share your information.  Please download the form - Addendum A and sign for those additional benefits if you are interested in receiving them.  By signing for the benefits, you are certifying that you are the parent/guardian of the child(ren) for whom the application is being made.  Note: Sending in this form will not change whether your children get free or reduced price meals. 

Persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency needing assistance with applications or other food service related information should call the Food Services office at 203-452-4500 for assistance.

If you have any question please call the Food Services Office at 203-452-4500 for assistance

Credit & Debit Policy

Trumbull Public Schools Food Charging Policy - pdf

Our lunch credit policy for students who do not have cash or money on their account is to allow 2 lunches to be purchased on credit. When the 2-lunch credit has been reached, the student will receive a modified lunch that includes milk and fruit or vegetable so that they will not go hungry, all credited meals must be repaid. Our policy does not permit charging any ALA carte items on the account including snacks or ice cream.

Parent suggestion: Parents can keep track of how many lunches/ALA carte items have been prepaid in order to know when to send in more lunch money.

We make every effort to communicate with parents by sending negative balance letters home. As always, parents may contact the kitchen manager to get their child's lunch balance. The best time to call is between 9:30 am and 10:45 am or between 1:00 pm and 1:30 PM In addition, the kitchen manager can process a report that will detail what the child has purchased over a period of time.

SCHOOL LUNCH DEBIT and MySchoolBucks YEAR END POLICY

All lunch accounts with a positive balance amount in their meal account will be transferred to the next school year

Exceptions:
High school seniors and students leaving the Trumbull School system ONLY. Can request a refund of monies left in their account. You must have a written request for a refund from a parent or guardian and inform the Manager of Food Services at your school or mailed to Trumbull Public Schools/Food Services, 6254 Main Street, Trumbull CT 06611. All refunds will be mailed to your home. Refund-Transfer Form

Graduating seniors can have their balance transferred to a sibling if requested in writing from a parent.

Smart Pay - Parents must stop MLM Smart Pay and remove their child from MySchoolBucks Program if a refund is due from the MSB account.

Refunds will not be returned from a child's account until confirmation from the MySchoolBucks Program that the child has been removed from the MySchoolBucks program Any questions please call the Trumbull Food Services Office at 203-452-4500

Refunds will be mailed to your home
Request for refunds will NOT be accepted after the deadline.
NO EXCEPTIONS

The Trumbull Schools use a computerized Point-of-Sale Program where all students have an account ready to be used for the purchase of lunches and snacks. All students are issued Bar Coded Personal Identification Number (PIN) that each child memorizes and enters at the serving line. With less cash to handle, the serving lines move much faster with the computerized point-of-sale allowing students more time to eat. 

School Nutrition Accountability Program (SNAP) is a debit account
 (not a credit account). Any amount of money is deposited into the account. At mealtime, the student will punch in their (PIN) and the computer accesses his/her account. If there is money in the account, the purchases are deducted. If you wish your total amount to be for lunches only, you must note " for lunch only" on your deposit slip. If you wish purchases to be for both lunch and ala carte, you must note "lunch/ALA carte on your deposit slip. 

You may, as in the past, send in cash for lunch and ALA carte purchases. If a student is eligible for free meals, the computer acts as if the student has meal credits in the account. If the student is reduced lunch, your prepayment will be deducted from the account. If there is no money in the account, you pay reduced price with cash. If there is no money in the account and the student is full priced, the computer will ask for the price of the purchases (you pay with cash).You may make a deposit (prepayment) at any time. Please use the deposit slip and write all information on the slip. Deposit slips are available on the menu and in your school cafeteria or from downloading below:

Elementary Deposit Slip | Middle & High School Deposit Slip

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Trumbull Public Schools participates in MySchoolBucks

Are you tired of writing checks or searching every day for cash to pay  for your child's lunch?  MySchoolBucks can help. There are many benefits to this web site, which is secured through Verisign. 

*Message from MSB. The MySchoolBucks program convenience fee that parents pay from $1.95 per payment will increase to $2.49 per payment. This fee increase is the result of an increase in card scheme fees and will be effective as of December 11, 2017.All MySchoolBucks account holders will be notified of this change via email on Monday, November 27, 2017. Please direct any questions to (855) 832-5226 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Using MySchoolBucks.com:

  • Decreases the chance of your child running out of money.

  • Eliminate the need to send lunch money daily or weekly.

  • Deducts from your credit card or debit card automatically or by request, depending on which method you prefer.

  • Enable you to check your child's account balance online.

  • Show what your child has been eating in the past seven days.

  • Let you check payment history with MySchoolBucks.com

  • Notify you by e-mail when your child's account balance drops to a certain level. 

How does MySchoolBucks.com work?   

4 EASY STEPS TO ENROLL

1. EASY! Go to www.mySchoolBucks.com & click on "Sign Up Today".

2. CONVENIENT! Create an account for yourself & your children (you'll need the student’s school, grade, birth date & student ID#.

3. SECURE! Provide credit or debit card information.

4. ONE TIME! Select the automatic pre-payment option if desired.

* There is a transaction fee $1.95, cents for each payment made. Transaction fee will change to $2.49 as of December 11, 2017. All fees will be displayed at the time of payment

For more information check out the Help section of My School Bucks.

 

The Trumbull Food Services is proud to provide the Wellness Newsletter. This monthly newsletter provides healthy tips for your family. There are nine issues annually.

2018 - 2019

SeptemberOctober |  November |   December |   January |  February |  March |  April |  May |  

 

Past Issues:

2017 - 2018

2016 - 2017

2015 - 2016

2014 - 2015

2013 - 2014

2012 - 2013

2011- 2012

2011- 2012

Food Allergy Policy

bowl of nutsThe Trumbull Board of Education has passed a new policy regarding the Management of Food Allergies in the schools. This policy affects food being brought in for curriculum and celebrations. This and all policies can be found on the Policies page of this website.

Emergency Notification

In the event of an emergency, school delay, closure or early dismissal, notification is made to the following:

Ø  Radio Stations:WEBE 108 FM (107.9), 600 AM, 99.9 FM

Ø  TV Stations : WTNH – Channel 8, WNBC – Channel 6 and 30, WFSB –  Channel 3

    In addition, the information will be posted on the TPS home page and on Twitter.

    Refer to the school hours page for opening and closing times for schools.

Health Forms

Medical Symbol for health moduleEach pupil, before initial enrollment in the Trumbull Public Schools shall have had a health assessment. In addition, each pupil enrolled in Trumbull Public Schools shall have a health assessment at least once in each three year interval: in grade three, in grade six, and in grade nine. These forms and insurance enrollment form can be found here...

Wellness Newsletter

Screen shot of Wellness NewsletterEvery month, September through May, the Trumbull Food Services posts a Wellness Newsletter with tips about healthy eating and living. Past issues can be found on the Wellness Page.

cesTPS is a member of CES - Cooperative Educational Services. CES provides quality educational opportunities for educators, students, families, and community