NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM

Children need healthy meals to learn. Empower College Prep and Empower College Prep High School offer healthy meals (breakfast & lunch) every school day at NO COST to the students, due to the schools’ participation in the Provision 2 program of the National School Lunch/School Breakfast Programs.

While the meals are provided at no cost, the school must determine which students qualify for free meals or for reduced-price meals. Below is the meal application for free or reduced-price meal benefits, as well as a set of detailed instructions. Please fill out the application and turn it into the school office.

Los niños necesitan comida saludable para aprender. Empower College Prep y Empower College Prep High School ofrecen comidas saludables todos los días escolares SIN COSTO alguno para los estudiantes. Esto es debido a la participación de la escuela en Provisión 2 del programa Nacional de Almuerzo Escolar/Programa de Desayuno Escolar.

Aunque las comidas se ofrecen sin costo alguno, la escuela debe determinar qué estudiantes califican para recibir comidas gratis o comidas a precio reducido. Abajo está la aplicación para beneficios de comidas gratis o a precio reducido, en conjunto con instrucciones detalladas. Favor de llenar la solicitud y entregarla a la oficina de la escuela.

Breakfast/Desayuno: 

ES/MS: 7:45 AM – 8:00 AM

HS: 7:25 AM – 7:40 AM

Lunch/Almuerzo: 

ES/MS: 10:05 AM – 1:00 PM

HS: 10:50 AM – 11:30 AM

Local Wellness Policy & Assessment 

We are committed to the optimal development of every student and believe healthy eating and physical activity are not only good for our students, but will support the academic goals of our school as well. Our wellness policy outlines our goals and nutritional guidelines to promote the health and wellbeing of all students.

If you are interested in supporting our work around wellness, here are some ways you can be involved:

  • Join our Wellness Committee
  • Participate in our next review of our wellness policy
  • Lead a nutrition education or physical activity lesson
  • Volunteer at our next parent event to distribute wellness information
  • Donate equipment or other materials related to nutrition or physical activity

Contact Jose Martinez at (602) 283-5720 if you are interested in getting involved.

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: program.intake@usda.gov. 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA. 

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas. 

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: https://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Spanish_Form_508_Compliant_6_8_12%5B1%5D.pdf  y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por: (1) correo: 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; o (3) correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov. 

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.