Serving all of Louisiana

Resto! Meal Program

**COVID-19 MEAL SERVICES UPDATE**

  • LYCEE is currently participating as an Open Community Feeding site under a new USDA waiver that allows schools to operate under the Summer Food Service Program 2020 to help ensure students nation-wide receive proper nutrition during this Covid-19 emergency. 
  • This waiver allows LYCEE to serve delicious and nutritious breakfasts and lunches FREE of charge to ALL of our students until December 31st, 2020. 
  • Note: The federal government recently announced the continuation of this waiver through June, 30th. LDOE has not issued updated guidance for SFAs yet.

WHO IS IN THE KITCHEN?


For the 2020-21 school year, we are happy to introduce our new food service vendor: Genuine Foods LLC. Genuine Foods was created to help provide equal access to quality, fresh food to all people regardless of their zip code, demographic, cultural identity, or background. We selected Genuine for their dedication to providing fresh, high quality, and nutritious meals to all students. Below you will find important information about meal services this year.

NORMAL RESTO! MEAL SERVICES PROGRAM (Starting January 2021)

Payment Billing

    • Parents/guardians will be required to pre-pay for meals using MySchoolBucks (website/app that allows money to be digitally loaded onto student accounts) or checks made out to Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans.

 

 

    • Parents who are already signed up for MySchoolBucks do not need to sign up again, except if your student is moving from Patton(Lower) to Johnson(Upper).
    • Parents using MySchoolBucks can select to receive low balance alerts on the website/app and will be emailed a monthly balance. Parents paying by check will need to keep track of their student(s) balance on their own.
      • If a student’s account does not have the funds to cover the cost of a meal, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide a meal, and if we do their account will still be charged and will drop into a negative balance. We will also inform parents/guardians of this fact so they know to replenish their student’s account.
  • Students who are eligible for Free Lunch will not be billed.
  • Students eligible for Reduced Lunch will be charged $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch. Parents/guardians will need to follow the same guidelines above about loading student accounts with funds.
  • Parents/guardians of students who currently have a negative balance will need to bring that balance into the positive to be able to participate in LFNO Meal Services.
  • Parents with questions or concerns about student account balances should email the Coordinator of Meal Service (John-Henry Trant / jtrant@lfno.org)
  • Parents requesting a refund should also email the Coordinator of Meal Service (John-Henry Trant / jtrant@lfno.org). Please note that the refund process may take up to 2 weeks to complete, and when completed a check will be written for the amount of the refund and made available for pickup at your student’s campus.

 

MEAL COSTS:

SCHOOL LUNCH APPLICATION 

    • Many families suffered hardship during the pandemic due to loss of income and may now be eligible for free or reduced-priced lunch, as well as other benefits that use completion of this application to determine eligibility.
      • Note: If you were eligible for free or reduced-price lunch last school year, your status expired on September 11, 2020.  In order to maintain eligibility, you must reapply each year.  
    • Having as close to 100% completion is very important in securing State and Federal funding for Lycee. Even if you know your family does not qualify, we encourage you to please take a few minutes and complete the application.

 

 

LYCEE WELLNESS POLICY | DOWNLOAD

Updated Oct. 18, 2020.