Procedures and Meal Prices
CHILD NUTRITION ANNOUNCEMENTS2023-2024 SCHOOL YEARWelcome to the ACA Student Nutrition Breakfast & Lunch Program!Announcement of Federal Grant for Reduced- Breakfast Meal Eligible Students --- Cost will be Zero for the 2023-2024 School YearThe federal government has provided a grant for this school year so that the cost for reduced price breakfast meals will be zero. Normally, the cost is 30 cents for a reduced-price breakfast meal. The grant does NOT affect the cost of reduced price lunch meals which will remain at 40 cents. This change affects only the reduced price breakfast meal.
Check out these delicious lunch meals served in your school cafe' !!!
Announcement of New Meal Vendor for Arlington Classics Academy
Twelve Oaks Catering and Food Service of Dallas, TX will continue to be the meal vendor for breakfast and lunch service at ACA.
Twelve Oaks has been serving the DFW area since 1989. They are in partnership with many schools and some businesses. They are committed to using local products and resources to provide a meal program that includes:
- quality lean meats including turkey, turkey ham, chicken breast meat/baked drumsticks/baked thighs, and ground beef (no pork is included in their menus),
- wholesome low-fat cheeses, various yogurts, and eggs,
- fresh home-made breads many of which are whole grain,
- a wide variety of fresh vegetables ~ which are cooked and prepared in their kitchen,
- salads of lettuce mixes and dark, green leafy produce such as romaine, spinach, and kale, and
- fresh fruits including melons, berries, and tropical fruits all within their own juice, not a syrup.
Twelve Oaks has their own in-house bakery which provides home-baked bread goods that are included in their breakfast and lunch menus. These items include muffins, cinnamon rolls, sticky buns, fruit pastries, bagels, bread sticks, yeast rolls, cornbread, and biscuits, among others. Twelve Oaks is committed to high quality fresh foods.
Twelve Oaks also provides choice. Each breakfast meal includes two choices of entree. Each lunch meal provides 2-3 delicious entree options. All meals meet the high standards dictated by the National School Lunch Program for sodium, fat, vegetable components, and whole grain components.
PROCEDURES FOR PARTICIPATING
IN THE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PROGRAM
- Menus will be distributed to parents by email and through the school office of every campus on or around the 15th of each month. Menus are also available to view on the ACA website. Students may still bring meals from home if they choose not to eat meals provided by the cafeteria.
- Cash or check payments can be made for student meals at ACA Central Administration, 5206 S. Bowen Rd, Arlington, TX 76017. Credit or debit card payments are only accepted online through ezschoolpay.com
- Whether paying by debit or credit card, all parents must set up a parent account then link it to their student (using student ID number) at http://www.ezschoolpay.com Parents needing assistance in setting up their student's account may email email@example.com
- Families with multiple siblings at ACA have the option to link lunch account balances for all siblings, reducing the need to add funds separately to each child's account. Please call Central Admin on 817-987-1819 for details.
- Application forms for “Free Or Reduced Price Meals” are available at any ACA campus or the central administration building. ALL meal forms should be returned to the central administration building for processing. Failure to turn the form into the central administration building may delay processing of your form.
Breakfast / Lunch Prices Student Reduced Adult Breakfast (including milk and juice) $3.29 $.00 $4.29 Lunch (including milk) $4.69 $.40 $5.69 Extra Milk $ .60 $ .60 $ .60 Extra Juice $ .60 $ .60 $ .60 A la carte items range in price --- $0.50 to $4.00 eachThe meal application for free or reduced priced meal benefits can be picked up at any ACA campus.Non-discrimination Policy:
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