• CHILD NUTRITION NOTICES

    3/26/20

    UPDATE RE: FREE MEALS FOR STUDENTS DURING TEMPORARY SCHOOL CLOSURES

    Dear Parents/Guardians:

    Please note that the following changes have been made to specific meal service sites:
     
    All eight meal distribution sites in the Conejo Valley Unified School District now provide a breakfast meal in addition to a lunch meal per student per day. Students are still expected to be present in the vehicle in order for parents/guardians to pick up meals.
     
    Las Virgenes Unified School District will continue to offer free breakfast and lunch meals at Arthur E. Wright Middle School until their schools reopen. Families can pick up 2 days' worth of meals for their children.
     
    Beginning Monday, March 30th, Oxnard School District will be adding a fourth meal distribution site at Fremont Middle School located at 1130 North M Street, Oxnard, CA 93030. Also beginning March 30th, Oxnard SD will be modifying the format of their meals at all four sites. Instead of two ready-to-eat meals per child per pick-up, parents can now pick up one week's worth of breakfast and lunch meals per child. Each bag will include 5 breakfast and 5 lunch meals; all entrees will come in frozen form and printed instructions on how to reheat them will be included in the bag. Please note that pick-up times will be changed to 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Supplies are limited, and all meals will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Parents and guardians will now be allowed to pick up meals on behalf of their children. There is a limit of 5 bags per family per week. 
     
    Los Angeles Unified School District added 4 more Grab & Go Food Centers. 
     
    Currently, there are no reported changes to protocol or offerings at the meal distribution sites located within Moorpark Unified School DistrictSimi Valley Unified School District, and Oxnard Union High School District

     

    3/18/20 

    FREE MEALS FOR STUDENTS DURING TEMPORARY SCHOOL CLOSURES
     
    Dear Parents/Guardians:
     
    We understand that this is a time of significant uncertainty for you and your loved ones. We have been working with neighboring school districts in Ventura and Los Angeles counties to determine how best to continue to offer meals to our students during this period of temporary school closures. Given the dispersed nature of our student body and considering the greater number of resources available to larger school districts to run their food service operations, we are referring our students to the following sites for grab and go meals offered free of charge to all children under age 18 regardless of their school district of enrollment. Meals may be picked up Monday through Friday from now through May 1st or until schools open. Please be informed that meals may NOT be eaten onsite and must be taken home to be consumed. Until further notice from the USDA, children MUST be present to pick up meals; parents may not pick up meals on behalf of students.
     
    We will be checking in periodically with these school districts for any changes to their meal services. You may also click on the links to the school districts' websites for updated information.

    Conejo Valley Unified School District is offering sack lunches out of their school kitchen vans at 8 sites. 
     
    The following sites open from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm:
     
     
    The following sites open from 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm:
     
     
    Las Virgenes Unified School District will be offering breakfast and lunch at Arthur E. Wright Middle School located at 4029 Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
     
    Los Angeles Unified School District is partnering with the Red Cross to operate 60 Grab & Go Food Centers between the hours of 7:00 am to 10:00 am. Each student will be provided with 2 meals per day. Listed below are 4 sites in the West San Fernando Valley vicinity. For more information and to search for additional meal sites, please visit LAUSD's dedicated website
     
     
    Simi Valley Unified School District will be serving breakfast and lunch via drive-thru between 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at the following 2 sites.
     
     
    Moorpark Unified School District is serving at Flory Academy located at 240 Flory Ave, Moorpark, CA 93021 with breakfast available from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and lunch available from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
     
    Oxnard School District is serving meals at 3 sites between the hours of 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Each student may pick up one meal bag, which includes one lunch and one breakfast.
     

    Oxnard Union High School District will be serving bagged meals between 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the following sites:

     

    12/13/19

    Dear Parent/Guardian:

    Please see the following notifications from the California Department of Education (CDE)

    Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act

    Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov.

    You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov.

    School Breakfast Program

    As participants in the USDA's School Breakfast Program, OPUSD serves breakfast every school day during the Nutrition period in our cafeterias at Brookside Elementary, Oak Hills Elementary, Red Oak Elementary, Medea Creek Middle School, and Oak Park High School. OPUSD takes it a step further with scratch-cooked breakfast meals that feature a whole grain-based entrée, a side of fruit, and a choice of milk for $3 per meal. For students who qualify for free and reduced-price meals, breakfast is always free of charge.

    You may apply for free and reduced-price meals at any time during the school year. For more information, please visit the Student Nutrition page.

     

    12/28/18

    CDE Mandatory Notifications

    Dear Parent/Guardian:

    Please see the following notifications from the California Department of Education (CDE)

    Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act

    Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov.

    You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov. 

    School Breakfast Program 

    As participants in the USDA's School Breakfast Program, OPUSD serves breakfast every school day during the Nutrition period in our cafeterias at Brookside Elementary, Oak Hills Elementary, Red Oak Elementary, Medea Creek Middle School, and Oak Park High School. OPUSD takes it a step further with scratch-cooked breakfast meals that feature a whole grain-based entrée, a side of fruit, and a choice of milk for $3 per meal. For students who qualify for free and reduced-price meals, breakfast is always free of charge.

    You may apply for free and reduced-price meals at any time during the school year. For more information, please visit the Student Nutrition page.