CEP

SY 2021-22 Media Release

We are pleased to inform you that the Washington County School District is implementing the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).


What does this mean for you and your child(ren)?

All students enrolled in Washington County Schools, regardless of income level, are eligible to receive a healthy school breakfast and school lunch at no cost each day. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application.

The CEP is a new alternative to the traditional meal application process associated with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. CEP alleviates the burden on families by eliminating household applications, while helping schools reduce costs associated with collecting and processing those applications.

Should You have any questions please email Brenda Green [email protected]

or call 276-739-3031.

For more information about CEP, please visit USDA.gov/school-meals/communityeligibility-provision

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Washington County Virginia Schools is CEP.

All students receive a Breakfast and Lunch at no cost each day.

 

Media Release 2021-2022

Policy for Providing Free Meals for School Divisions Participating in the Community Eligibility Provision for all Schools in Washington County Virginia

Date: August 1, 2021

Washington County Public Schools today announced its policy for providing free meals to all children served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Each school and/or central school nutrition office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

All schools in the division will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as implemented under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Enrolled students will be provided a nutritious meal for breakfast and lunch each day at no charge to the household. Households will not be required to submit a meal application form to receive meals at no charge. A letter to household informing them of the program, including contact information for any questions has been posted to the WCPS Nutrition webpage www.wcpsvacncafe.com.

Virtual program students and non-students may receive meals each day by pre-ordering them one business day in advance from the school nutrition coordinator.

Any questions can be directed to:

Name: Valerie Cupp

Title: Coordinator of Child Nutrition

Address: 812 Thompson Drive, Abingdon, VA.  24210

Phone: 276-739-3074

Email: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

SY2021-22 Letter to Households - Community Eligibility Provision

                        Año escolar 2021-22 Carta a la disposición de elegibilidad de la comunidad de hogares

 

      

 

      P-EBT Update: SY 2021-2022

 

Summer P-EBT benefits will be issued as a one-time, lump sum benefit of $375 on August 25, 2021 to all children attending the Washington County Schools (CEP Districtwide) during the 2020-2021 school year.

Learn more.

FAQ for Summer P-EBT

 
 

P-EBT INFORMATION LINKS

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) 

P-EBT Frequently asked questions 

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Divisionde Programas de Beneficios Preguntas frecuentes acerca de la P-EBT

Benefits will be automatically loaded to the existing P-EBT or EBT card.  If it is the first time receiving benefits, a pre-loaded P-EBT card will be mailed to the current address in the student's school record or funds will be added to their SNAP or EBT card.

To reset your pin:

Constituents will be able to reset their PIN by calling the customer service line on the back of the card. 
1-866-281-2448
If you have not received benefits:
If constituents have not received their benefits they will need to contact our P-EBT call center at 866-513-1414 or by submitting an inquiry on our pebtva.com page to look into the missing benefits.
 
 
P-EBT Call Center
 
VDSS has staffed a call center exclusively for P-EBT that will be open on Monday, 3/15 after 12 noon. Please direct all household questions and concerns about P-EBT to the call center Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 866-513-1414 or 804-294-1633. Households may also use the online P-EBT inquiry form. 
 
 

P-EBT Replacement Card Instructions

Call 1-866-281-2448, logon to https://www.connectebt.com/, or download the ConnectEBT app on a mobile device.  

P-EBT card accounts did not use the parent/guardian's Social Security Number (SSN) or the parent/guardian's date of birth (DOB). When P-EBT households use the automated system, (phone, website, or mobile app) to request a replacement card or access account information, they should use the following information at each step.

  • "Enter P-EBT card number" - for replacement card, bypass by pressing "2" to use personal information.
  • "Enter primary cardholder's SSN" - all PEBT cardholders must enter 000000000, not their own SSN.
  • "Enter primary cardholders DOB" - all P-EBT cardholders should enter the oldest student's DOB, if there was more than one student's benefits on the card. It is the same student DOB that was used to PIN the card.
  • "Enter PIN" - PEBT cardholders should enter the PIN of the card they are seeking to replace.

 

School Meals at No Charge for All Children

Effective immediately, Washington County Virginia Schools will be serving meals at no charge to children 18 and under. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved waivers for local school divisions and other federal meal program sponsors to implement the Summer Food Service Program to provide meals to children in the community free of charge through June 30, 2021. The waivers support access to nutritious meals while minimizing exposure to COVID-19.

Meals are available to all children including those learning in-person or virtually and regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

 

 

 Should there be additional food needs or backpacks, please contact

Brenda Green – Child Nutrition Department

 (276) 739-3031/[email protected]

 

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Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to Students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.


Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

 

 

 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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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: How to File a Complaint, 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: [email protected].

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.