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 Welcome to Hudson Academy of Arts and Sciences, Home of the Huskies!     

Welcome to the Weld County School District RE-3J Website​

Thank you for your interest in Weld County School District Re-3J, Let's Talk! We look forward to hearing your feedback about how we can provide the best possible education for all students. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS
Since 1946, the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) has made it possible for schools to serve lunches designed to meet the nutritional needs of children who qualify. The NSLP is a federally assisted meal program that provides low-cost or free lunches to children. The School Breakfast Program provides a nutritious morning meal. These two programs are recognized as one of the most beneficial of the federal nutrition programs. Participation in the program has been shown to improve learning and performance on tests as well as to help students be more focused in the morning
All RE-3J Schools participate in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, except for Cardinal Community Academy (CCA).

WHY ARE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH SERVED AT SCHOOL?
Research confirms that children who skip breakfast and eat little or no lunch have problems in the classroom. A child with an empty stomach can be lethargic or irritable and is not able to participate fully in the learning experience. Good nutrition is critical to student achievement and is an integral part of the educational process.

ARE SCHOOL MEALS HEALTHY BY TODAY’S STANDARDS?
A healthy diet consists of a variety of foods eaten in moderation to promote good lifelong eating habits. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Program sets menu patterns and specific nutrient requirements that our breakfast and lunch menus meet. Several entrée choices and fruit and vegetable choices are offered daily at the Middle School and High School.

WHAT IF MY STUDENT HAS A FOOD ALLERGY?
If your student has a food allergy, which has been documented by a physician, please advise both the kitchen manager and the school nurse of the details of the allergy. The kitchen manager will enter the allergy information into the computer, thus informing the cashier of the allergy. If your student comes through the lunch line with an item containing that allergenic food, he/she will be advised to return the item and choose something else. However, it is still the responsibility of the parent or guardian to make sure the student is aware of the allergy and knows what foods to avoid. The Food Services office will gladly answer any questions you might have about the foods that are offered.

 
HOW MUCH DO SCHOOL MEALS COST?
Meal Prices for the 2016-2017 School Year:
Elementary:
Breakfast                     Lunch

All – 0.00                    Reduced – 0.00
                                    Paid - $2.60
 
Secondary:
WCMS:
Breakfast                     Lunch
All – 0.00                    Reduced - $0.40
                                    Paid - $2.85
 
WCHS:
Breakfast                     Lunch
Reduced – 0.00                       Reduced - $0.40
Paid - $2.10                 Paid - $2.85
 
Extra Milk at all schools $0.50
 
Adult meals:
Breakfast $2.45
Lunch $3.35
 
HOW CAN MEALS BE SOLD TO STUDENTS AT SUCH A REASONABLE PRICE?
Food Services receives federal and state funds for meals served to students. This reimbursement helps keep the charge to students low. The amount of federal reimbursement paid per meal depends on the economic need of the student. Free or reduced-price meals are available to students who qualify. In addition to the variety and nutritional adequacy provided, the subsidized school meal is less expensive than a meal of equal nutritional value prepared and packed at home. The Food Services Department receives no educational tax dollars to operate the school meal programs.

WHY DOES AN ADULT MEAL COST MORE?
The school lunch program is available primarily for students, meals and food items are planned to meet their preferences and nutritional needs. Teachers and adults are served the same portions of food as the secondary school students. Because there is no federal subsidy for adults, the cost of an adult meal is more than the cost of a student meal. Parents or guardians are encouraged to eat with their student. Eating a meal at your student’s school is a great opportunity to observe the cafeteria environment, the food options your student has each day and which of those options your student chooses. If you would like to eat with your student, please phone the kitchen manager by 9 a.m. to order a lunch.
 
HOW DO I PAY FOR MEALS?
All schools use a computerized meal credit system to account for student meals and a la carte purchases. Similar to a bank account, each student may deposit any amount of money into his or her account. To access this account, each student is assigned his/her own PIN number. This PIN number may change when the student changes schools. The account may only be used for purchase of meals and a la carte food items. Money may be refunded at a parent or guardian’s request. Parents and guardians are encouraged to pay for meals by check. Payments can be made one week, several weeks or even a month in advance. Checks should be made payable to Weld RE3J School District. Pre-payment for meals helps provide more time for students to eat.
Online payments can be made with credit card, debit card, or checking account.  Lunch lines move much faster when cash transactions are minimal. Through the National School Lunch Program, free and reduced-price meals are provided to those students who meet eligibility guidelines. An application is distributed to each family via USPS every school year. For the first three weeks of school, students will keep the same paid, free or reduced-price meal status as the previous school year. During that three weeks, a current school year application must be completed and sent to either the school kitchen or the Food Services office and a new determination of eligibility will be made. Completion of an application does not automatically qualify a student for the free and reduced-price meal program. Once the Food Services office receives an application, eligibility determination can take up to ten business days to complete. Applications for free and reduced-meals may be completed at any time during the school year.
 
WHAT IF MY STUDENT FORGETS TO BRING MONEY?
Meals must be paid for at the time of service. Charges are not allowed at the Middle School or High School. Online payments can be made for students up to one hour before their lunch period.  You may also contact the school kitchen manager to make arrangements for your student to eat lunch.
 
WHAT ARE A LA CARTE FOODS?
A la carte foods are available for purchase in addition to the school meal. A la carte items vary with each school but can include fresh fruit, yogurt, milk, juice, cookies, fruit snacks, and a second main dish. The price for a la carte items is the same for adults and for students, including those students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. A la carte items can be paid for with cash or from your student’s meal account.
 
WHAT IF I WANT TO PUT A LIMIT ON MY STUDENT’S ACCOUNT?
Parents or guardians can decide if they want their student to use his/her meal account for a la carte items. Parents or guardians can limit the days of the week that the student may purchase additional items (the day of the week must be specified), set a dollar amount that the student cannot exceed each day, or prevent the purchase of any additional items at all. To set limits on your student’s account, contact the kitchen manager at your student’s school.


If you have any questions about your school’s meal program, please call 303-536-2004 weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
 
Food Service Coordinator    
District Admin Building  Melissa Wellham
​email:
melissawellham@re3j.com 
303-536-2062
Kitchen Managers    
Hoff Elementary Tricia Fredrickson
email:  
triciafredrickson@re3j.com
303-536-2330
Hudson Academy of Arts and Sciences Sue Timmons
email: suetimmons@re3j.com
303-536-2230
Lochbuie Elementary
email: 
303-536-2430
Weld Central Middle School
email:  
303-536-2730
Weld Central High School Faylene Edens
email: 
faylenee@re3j.com
303-536-2130
 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

 

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