Seamless Summer Option Letter to Families



August 2, 2021

Dear South Milwaukee Families,

The School District of South Milwaukee is participating in the USDA Seamless Summer Option (SSO) for the entirety of the 2021-22 school year. This means that our school is providing free meals to all students! This program provides additional support and flexibility for our district to continue serving meals to children while maintaining safety measures and managing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though receipt of free meals does not depend on an approved free and reduced-price meal application, we are still distributing and processing them so South Milwaukee families, who are eligible, may qualify for P-EBT benefits as well as other school funding.

When your child participates in our healthy school meals program, it will save your family time and money. At breakfast, all children are offered at least four food items from three food components (grain, fruit, and fluid milk) and at lunch are offered five food components (grain, protein, fruit, vegetable, and fluid milk). For your child’s breakfast to be free, they must take at least three food items, one of which is ½ cup fruit or vegetable. For your child’s lunch meal to be free, they must take at least three different food components, one of which is ½ cup fruit or vegetable.  

Second meals, a la carte items, milk only, or meals that do not meet the requirements described above will be charged a fee. Please be sure there are funds available in your student’s meal account. MySchoolBucks.com is our convenient online payment portal.  Setting up this account allows you to monitor purchases & balances of your student as well as make payments.

Menus and nutrition information are posted on our district website and can be found at nutrislice.com.

For questions regarding meals and menus, please contact John Xynos, School Nutrition Director at (414)766-5178 or jxynos@sdsm.k12.wi.us.  For questions regarding Free & Reduced Meals and meal accounts, please contact Donna Mildebrandt, School Nutrition Secretary at (414)766-5023 or dmildebrandt@sdsm.k12.wi.us.

Sincerely,

 

You School Nutrition Team

School District of South Milwaukee                                                                                                                  

  

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  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
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  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

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