We have new information to share with our families regarding changes to our lunch service. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced, effective immediately, all children between 2-18 years of age are eligible to receive a free lunch.
The following school sites are currently serving lunch from 11:00-12:30 daily:
Norris Middle School, Norris Elementary, Veterans Elementary, Olive Drive Elementary, and Bimat Elementary
One of the following requirements must be met to receive a meal:
Although the program is providing free meals through December 2020, it is very important for parents who may qualify to continue to submit the Free and Reduced Application available on the Norris School District website before September 23rd. School Districts rely on the socio-economic data provided on Free and Reduced Applications to provide funding for their schools. Without this information, schools may lose out on additional funds used to enrich our student’s education experience. This will also be important as we want your child to be in the correct lunch program when we are able to transition back to in-person instruction. Please visit the Norris School District website at https://www.norris.k12.ca.us to access the application.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.