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Kairos Academies Meal Plans
We know that nutritious meals are essential fuel for your child’s learning and health. American Dining Creations’ helps us make that true for every breakfast and lunch. Their team of executive chefs and nutritionists custom design healthy school dining programs that exceed the nutritional needs of your students while still tasting great.
Your child may qualify for FREE meals at Kairos. When you registered or re-enrolled at Kairos, you completed the FRPL application. You received notification of your family's free/reduced price meal eligibility in an email.
Free and Reduced Lunch Plan Application
As part of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program, your child may qualify for free meals at Kairos. Kairos has adopted the following family-size income criteria for determining eligibility:
Maximum Household Income for Free Priced Meals
2x per month
Every 2 weeks
Each add’l member
A complete application is required as a condition of eligibility, including:
Household income from all sources or Food Stamp/TANF case number
Names of all household members
The signature and last four digits of social security number or indication of no social security number of the adult household member signing the application.
We’re happy to help with any frequently asked questions and definitions of terms used. Feel free to reach out to your coach for additional questions or concerns. Kairos will review the applications and determine eligibility. If you are dissatisfied with the ruling, please contact our Registrar, Addie Larson, at Addie.Larson@kairosacademies.org, to set-up a formal hearing. A complete copy of the hearing policy is on file at the Kairos front desk.
Meal Plans at Kairos
Buying a Meal Plan at Kairos
Just like college, Kairos offers meal plans. At the start of each cycle, families have the opportunity to opt into a meal plan if they do not qualify for free lunch. Options include Breakfast + Lunch, Lunch Only, or Breakfast Only.
Please note that payment is collected at the start of every cycle and can be purchased at our online store. Check out the price for each meal below!
If you decide mid-cycle that you want to purchase a meal plan, please just give us a call! One of our fabulous Ops Team Members will make sure that you’re all set! And, if your child has not purchased a meal plan and forgets their lunch, of course we’ll make sure they are fed! You’ll receive an invoice alerting you to the fee due.
Unpaid Meal Policy
Because we know the importance of good nutrition to great thinking, Kairos has taken several steps to increase access to meals and decrease the cost burden:
We work to ensure that all students who are eligible for free meals get access to them.Expect your child’s coach to answer any questions you may have about the Free and Reduced Priced Lunch Form during your annual home visit
We never charge families who qualify as “Reduced”. Donations close the gap between the cost of the meal and what the federal government provides us
We offer cyclical Meal Plans so that you can pre-purchase and not worry about paying on a daily basis
For students who qualify as “paid” based upon their Free and Reduced Priced Lunch Form, their parent or guardian is solely responsible for food payment. Here is what will happen if your child takes a meal and doesn’t pay for it:
Provide the same meal that all other students receive. We will never single out or shame a student when they owe food payments
Send home an invoice at least once a cycle indicating fees owed
If total fees owed exceed $50, a member of Kairos’ Operations Team will set up a meeting with you to discuss next steps, including a long-term payment plan and scholarship options
If fees are not paid by the end of the year, they will roll over to the next school year
Meal Civil Rights Complaint Procedure
All students and families may file a complaint via the School Nutrition Programs Civil Rights Procedure.
An allegation will be determined to be a Civil Rights complaint in the Child Nutrition Program if it is alleged that the program is administered or operated in a manner that results in disparate treatment of services being provided to persons or groups of persons because of their protected class. Unlawful discrimination may be considered intentional or unintentional.
The protected classes for filing a discrimination complaint against a Child Nutrition Program are:
Right to File
Any person who believes they have been discriminated against based on protected classes has the right to file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory action. You may file a complaint verbally or in writing.
Please contact Darius Williams, the Director of Community. He can be reached at email@example.com. Darrius will work with you to collect and transcribe the following information:
Your name and contact information
The name of the individual(s) who you believe discriminated against you
The date of the incident
A description of the incident including how it discriminated against one or more protected classes
Whether this complaint was filed with another agency
All complaints received will be formally directed to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Civil Rights. Kairos will not attempt to resolve the complaint independently.
Please use this form and mail to the address below:
USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
800-795-3272 or 202-720-6382
USDA Non-Discrimination Statement:
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:
mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights