Food Services & Menus
Time Sensitive Information
Pandemic EBT (P-EBT)
is COMING SOON
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
- Monday, May 18 Family application portal goes live.
- Monday, June 8 Family application portal closes and families can no longer apply for P-EBT benefits
Is your family eligible to receive free or reduced meal benefits for the 2019-2020 school year? If yes, below you will find important information regarding the NEW Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Benefit for all eligible families.
Has your income or household status changed since March 2020? If so, you may be eligible to receive these benefits.
Understanding Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Benefits:
- WHAT IS IT?
- The Pandemic EBT benefits program will provide families with additional help to purchase groceries for students that would normally receive school meals.
- Benefits include: $285 EBT/Student
- Scroll down for additional P-EBT information
- WHO SHOULD APPLY?
- All ISL families are encouraged to complete the online free/reduced application to be considered for Pandemic EBT benefits (P-EBT).
The first step is to ensure you have applied for Free and Reduced meal benefits. To apply, click on the following link:
PRINT A COPY – 2019-20 Meal Benefits Applications
As a Type 2 school, ISL serves families residing in 7 parishes. In times of emergency our state and federal agencies, as well as local officials and organizations work collaboratively to ensure children and teens under the age of 18 have access to meals.
There is a robust and coordinated effort through which at least twenty-two school sites will be providing “grab and go” nutritious meal pickup across Orleans parish by March 18. Other parishes will be joining this effort and providing information as well. If you have any questions about how to receive meals for your family please reach out to Melissa Boudreaux, Director of Food Service, for assistance.
March 17, 2020 (9AM) Feeding locations are OPEN! During this emergency we want to ensure our school age children receive nutritious meals. (any children & teens 18 and below) Schools are serving grab-and-go meals from 9a-12p throughout the city. As schools come online, we will update. Children do not need to be with you.
Text COVIDNOLA to 888777 for updates.
ISL CAFÉ MENU
Special Dietary Needs
DISABILITY SPECIAL DIET REQUESTS
Accommodations for students with special dietary needs are available at each school campus. Federal and State regulations require a completed and current diet prescription form for any type of change or substitution to the student’s diet. The parent/guardian must submit a current form each school year.
The special diet prescription form has to be completed and signed by your child’s physician or medical authority. Special diet requests for your child will not be processed until a 2019-2020 form is received. If you have questions regarding the form please contact the Food Service Office at (504) 444-2696.
**PLEASE NOTE** If a student cannot have fluid milk due to a medical diagnosis, the Physician must prescribe the milk substitute on the Diet Prescription Form. The following substitutions are available 4 oz. 100% fruit juice, bottled water and lactaid and soy milk.
NON-DISABILITY SPECIAL DIET REQUESTS
Special diet requests for personal reasons (i.e., ethnic or religious) without a recognized medical disability may be accommodated at the discretion of the Food Services Director. The ISL Food Services Department is not required to make substitutions for non-medical reasons. However, students are allowed to refuse food items within the guidelines of offer vs. serve.
For your convenience, the diet prescription form is listed below
Note: An updated form must be submitted each school year.
- Check cafeteria balance & purchases
- Receive low balance alerts
- Set up automatic payments
- Pay for school-related items
The procedure for paying for meals is to PRE-PAY by the day, week, month, or year. A check, cash, or money order should be sent in a sealed envelope with the student’s first and last name including the amount enclosed and school campus written on the outside of the envelope. CASH PAYMENTS ARE HIGHLY DISCOURAGED AND THE BURDEN OF PROOF IS ON THE PAYER IF HE/SHE CHOOSES TO USE CASH FOR PAYMENT. There is a $35 NSF fee for each returned check. Meal payment forms are located in the front office of each school or online at www.isl-edu.org/menu.
Money MUST be available in the meal account or paid at the point of service. This policy includes everyone: students, staff, and visitors. Money remaining in the account at the end of the school year will carry over to the following school year.
Student meal account funds cannot be used to pay for guest meals which include parent/guardian meals.
DELINQUENT MEAL ACCOUNT AND ALTERNATIVE MEAL BILLING PROCEDURES
Accounts with delinquent balances of $25 or more will be subject to collections and scheduled meal denial.
PROCEDURES FOR PROVIDING ALTERNATIVE MEALS
When an account is negative $25.00 or more, the parent/guardian will be contacted by the Food Service Department. If payment is not received within the time agreed upon, the student will be served an alternative snack until a payment is received. Upon the third instance during a single school year of an elementary or middle school student being denied a regular meal during school hours, the Food Service Department shall contact the Office of Community Services within the Department of Social Services to report the failure of the parent or guardian to pay for meals which has resulted in repeated denials of meals during school hours.
Student Meal Account Refund
Meal Account balances will automatically carry over to the next school year for returning students.
Students enrolled for the entire current School year, but not returning the following school year, will receive a refund only upon request.
Student meal account refunds are granted upon request when a student graduates, leaves the school district, or if a special circumstance necessitates the refund. Parents/guardians may request a refund by completing the Meal Account Refund request form and send to International School of Louisiana 1400 Camp St. New Orleans, LA 70130 Attn: Food Services or email to email@example.com
Please allow 7-10 days for processing.
Meal Price Increase: 2019-20 School Year
May 24, 2019
International School of Louisiana Food Service Department is committed to providing all students with nutritious, well-balanced meals in a welcoming environment while striving to maintain low school meal prices. In an effort to provide high quality meals that are appealing to our students and meet all federal and state regulations for the school meal programs, meal prices will increase by ten cents (.10 cents) next school year for full price breakfast and lunch.
Effective July 1, 2019 school meal prices will be as follows:
|Meal Service||2019-20 SY Meal Prices|
Please note that the changes will not affect students who qualify for free or reduced priced meals.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve your child nutritious school meals. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Melissa Boudreaux, Food Service Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or (504) 444-2696.
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