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Zion Lutheran Church & School
Zion Lutheran Hot Lunch Program
Zion Lutheran School offers a hot lunch program to our students. Meals are contracted through Pierce Public Schools.
Zion Lutheran School and Pierce Public Schools participate in the National School Lunch Program for our lunches. You may qualify for free or reduced meals for your children. To obtain an application or for questions regarding this program, please contact the school office at 402-329-4658 or in person at 520 E Main Street, Pierce. The USDA and Pierce Public Schools are an equal opportunity employer.
Meals need to be ordered no later than 8:30 am. If you would like to join your child for lunch, please call the school office before 8:30 and we will order a meal for you. Meals for non students or adults are billed at the $4.20.
Zion offers a snack milk program. The milk will be billed at $.50 per 1/2 pint. Zion Lutheran does not participate in reduced price milk programs. Apple and Orange Juice are also available for $.40 per 4oz.
A copy of the Wellness Policy is available for public review in the Zion Lutheran School Office. The Staff, Board of Parish Education, and the School Nurse review the Wellness policy, generally before the school year begins, on a yearly basis. This policy is referenced in the Annual Student Handbook that is handed out to all new and returning students. Parents of students and the public who are concerned with health and physical activities of the students of Zion Lutheran School, are encouraged to contact the school principal with any questions, suggestions or concerns in regards to this policy.
In School Snacks and Parties
Students are allowed to bring a 'healthy snack' for the classroom milk break. For classroom parties and special events like birthdays, please remember that not all parties need cupcakes. Plan the event with your teacher. Zion maintains a separate health and wellness policy which is required of every school in the state. No child is to bring pop or candy for a snack or lunch or we could lose state funding for our lunch program.
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
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
PLEASE NOTE: As stated above, all protected bases do not apply to all programs. The first six protected bases of race, color, national origin, age disability and sex are the six protected bases for all applicants and recipients of the Child Nutrition Programs.