All CCA Approved for Free Meals Through end of School Year
The USDA has approved FREE Breakfast and Lunch for all students through the end of the school yea. Your students enrolled in the Clear Creek Amana Community School District will not be charged for any regular school meals, both breakfast and lunch meals.
Who is eligible for free meals?
All Clear Creek Amana students ages 18 and under will be eligible for free meals to include breakfast and lunch. We will serve students attending on-site at all CCA buildings.
Virtual Learners are still able to pick up meals. The Meal Sign Up Form must be completed each week and meals picked up on Tuesdays and Fridays. This form can be found in every weekly district-wide newsletter that is emailed on Thursdays.
The free meals are part of the Child Nutrition Program and are free for students only for this Waiver and does not include teachers, support staff or administrators’ meals, nor does this Waiver change the cost of these meals for adults.
How does this affect your student's school lunch status?
If your student is in full pay or reduced pay meal status, they will be temporarily moved to free status. No meal charges will be made to the students account through the end of the school year. No one really knows when this funding may run out, so like everything related to COVID, it will be a fluid process and we will notify families as soon as possible of any changes. At that point the student's account will return to their original lunch status and charged accordingly. All money placed in the meal account will carry over until regular meal prices resume.
Ala carte options will be available and charged to the student's meal account (extra milk and sack lunch milk at $.35). Please add funds into the account to cover sack lunch milk and ala carte charges. You can add funds to your student account using InTouch or send to school to be deposited.
How does this affect applying for free and reduced lunches?
We highly encourage Parent/Guardians to please fill out the Iowa Eligibility Meal Application online at LunchApp.com to apply for free or reduced meal status so when we return to charging for meals, you will still receive the appropriate meal benefits.
Meal Sign Up For Virtual Learning Students
Under the on-site learning model, students still have access to daily meals, Monday through Friday. A grab and go breakfast is available for students on-site along with a lunch meal. Following is the meal schedule for Virtual Learners. A pre-order form will be sent out every Thursday in the District Newsletter. Families must sign up for every week they want to pre order meals.
Meal Distribution will be at each building from 8:00 to 8:15 am on Tuesdays and Fridays, starting September 1.
On Tuesday, September 1 pick up includes meals for Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.
On Friday, September 4, pick up includes meals for Friday and Monday.
Students/parents will pick up meals from their registered school building.
Pick-up location for each building:
High School - south door around the curve (there will be a sign on the door)
Middle School - MS pickup is at the main office entrance on the west side of the building. Parents need to wait at the door, not enter the building.
Oak Hill, Tiffin Elementary, North Bend Elementary use the back door by the rear dumpsters near the door that goes to the kitchen
Clear Creek Elementary - main office entrance on the east side of the building instead of doorway on the south side of the building. Parents need to wait at the door, not enter the building.
Amana Elementary - north door near the outside freezer that goes to the kitchen
Paying for School Meals
Meals are available to students enrolled in the Clear Creek Amana Community School District. Meals can be paid for on-site or in advance online. View the meal menus and prices online. Please make sure your child's lunch balance is current. Follow the link to pay your lunch fees online.
The Nutrition Department works with the standards set by the United States Department of Agriculture to offer nutritionally balanced, appetizing school meals to the students and staff of the Clear Creek Amana Community School District. Our meals and snacks must meet the standards set forth by the USDA.
Wellness Plan and Policy
The Clear Creek Amana School District believes in aligning wellness, good nutrition and regular physical activity as a part of the total CCA learning environment. The school district supports a healthy environment where students learn and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices. By facilitating learning through the support and promotion of good nutrition and physical activity, schools contribute to the basic health status of students. Improved health optimizes student performance potential.