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Food Service

The Food Service page is under construction. Please contact Mike Ely, Director of Food Service, with any questions: miely@ccs.us or 610-903-6371.

Meal Program Extended

Great news!
The Secretary of Agriculture has extended the free meal program for all school-age children through the entire 2021-2022 school year. 

Who is eligible for Free Meals?
All Collegium K-12 students can receive a free breakfast and lunch. 

Breakfast

Food Service staff will distribute a Grab & Go breakfast to students as they enter the building each day. Students will be allowed to eat breakfast in the classroom. 

Lunch
Students will eat lunch in the cafeteria during their scheduled lunch period. 

Do I need to fill out a National School Free & Reduced Application since we will have free meals throughout this school year?
The application is not required for your student to participate; however, we encourage you to fill out the application so you can benefit from all the program offers. The application is available in Resources. 

Food Service Account (SchoolCafe)
CCS is no longer using MySchoolAccount for your child’s Food Service account. Over the summer, we launched an upgrade to SchoolCafe, an easy-to-use system for parents/guardians to view menus, as well as a secure and convenient way to pay for meals or a la carte food items. If funds were remaining in your child’s MySchoolAccount from last school year, they have been transferred to SchoolCafe.

SchoolCafe was introduced a few years ago for parents/guardians to submit an application for the Free & Reduced Breakfast and Lunch Program. The upgraded SchoolCafe system offers many more features, such as:    

  • Apply for the National School Free & Reduced Breakfast & Lunch Program
  • View menus, menu items, nutritional and allergen information
  • View your child’s Food Service account balance and add funds to the account
  • Make deposits using a Visa or Mastercard debit or credit card. Please note: A $2.25 convenience fee per transaction will be added. To avoid a transaction fee, send a check, payable to CCS Food Service Department, to the main office of your child’s building. We will deposit the amount into your child’s Food Service account within 24 hours of receipt.
  • Receive low balance email reminders or schedule automatic payments
  • Access from any smartphone or computer 24/7 
  • Customer Support Services available to answer your questions – 855-729-2328 or via email customercare@schoolcafe.com.  

 

Follow the instructions below to set up your child’s Food Service account in SchoolCafe. Additional instructions are detailed in the SchoolCafe Parent Guide (English or Spanish). Students must have a SchoolCafe account in order to purchase a la carte food items at school. 

Log on to SchoolCafe.com or download the SchoolCafé app on any smart device

  1. Create a new account
  2. Enter PA – Collegium Charter School as your school district
  3. Complete new profile information
  4. Set up your new credentials
  5. Accept the terms and conditions
  6. Add your student to your profile using their student ID# and building 

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Ely, Food Service Director, at miely@ccs.us or 610-903-6371. 

About Collegium’s Food Service Department

The Collegium Food Service Department serves breakfast and lunch in our school buildings. Collegium participates in the Federal Free and Reduced Meal Program.  As such, there are specific nutritional standards we are required to meet for the meals served.  Additionally, we are required to provide grade-level ranges (K-5, 6-8, & 9-12) with different portion sizes that meet different nutritional standards.  A la carte items are available for purchase during lunch periods for grades 7-12.  Questions about our Food Service program should be directed to Mr. Mike Ely, Food Service Manager, at miely@ccs.us or 610-903-6371.

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.

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