Welcome to the SCPS Food Service Department
The Food Service Department is located in the Maintenance Complex Building
Physical Address: 8720 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553
Mailing Address: 8720 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553
Main Line: 540.582.5894
Fax #: 540.582.5687
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Virginia Department of Social Services Statement on Summer 2022 P-EBT
This is an update regarding questions we have received about summer Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits.
The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) has recently made us aware that many households did not receive summer P-EBT benefits due to a card processing error. We have been informed that affected households will be issued a new P-EBT card and that all cards should be received no later than September 30.
If you recently received a P-EBT card that is not working, a replacement card is already on the way. You do not need to take any action to report your invalid card. VDSS has identified the households affected by this error. Please do not contact the P-EBT call center to order another card, as this may further delay the processing of your benefits.
We understand this delay has been frustrating and want to assure you that we are in communication with VDSS to ensure the issue is fixed as quickly as possible. Schools are not able to provide answers to your P-EBT questions. Please visit PEBTVA.com for the latest information and guidance concerning P-EBT.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has authorized the Virginia Department of Social Services to provide Summer P-EBT to K-12 students. All school-age children who attended a school last year, school year 2021-2022, that was approved to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or who were determined eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals are eligible for Summer 2022 P-EBT.
All eligible students enrolled during the last month of school year 2021-2022, including new high school graduates, can expect to receive a one-time summer benefit of $391 beginning on August 25, 2022 on their previously issued P-EBT or SNAP EBT card.
If you do not have an existing P-EBT card, or your information has changed since you last received P-EBT, a card will be mailed to the address provided in your student's school record within 7 to 10 business days. To request a replacement for a lost or discarded P-EBT card, contact ConnectEBT at 1-866-281-2448 or logon to https://www.connectebt.com/, or download the ConnectEBT app on a mobile device.
Contact VDSS with questions about P-EBT at one of the following contact points. Do not contact your child’s school or central office for P-EBT information.
P-EBT Call Center 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday - Friday and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 866-513-1414 or 804-294-1633 or use the P-EBT Online Inquiry Form.
DSS P-EBT Updates Webpage: PEBTVA.com
What's New for the 2022-2023 School Year:
Due to the changes at the federal level, school meals programs will look different than they have for the past two years. There are several important changes as follows:
When schools began closing in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)—which oversees national child nutrition programs—issued program flexibilities to make it easier to serve and access meals during the emergency. As of March 2022 Congress has declined to provide USDA the authorization to extend these flexibilities. Those waivers expired on June 30, 2022, meaning that our programs will return to traditional operations.
The main change is that school lunch and breakfast will no longer automatically be served at no cost to all students.
Families need to be prepared to complete a Free and Reduced Price Meal Application to make sure their child can continue to receive meal benefits, if qualified. Meal benefits begin on the day the meal application is approved. Meal benefits are not retroactive.
If the Parent/Guardian receives written notification, from the SCPS Food Service Office, of Direct Certification eligibility for the 2022-2023 school year, they do not need to complete a meal application. A separate letter is mailed for all students in the household. If you do not receive a letter for all of the students in your household, please contact Linda McGee or Christine Salyers at the Food Service Office at (540) 582-5894.
Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
Based on the percentage of directly certified students, as of April 1, 2022, 19 selected schools have been approved by VDOE to implement the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) the 2022-2023 SY. Students enrolled in an approved school are eligible to receive one reimbursable breakfast and/or one reimbursable lunch, free of charge, per school day.
The approved schools are: Battlefield Elementary, Battlefield Middle, Berkeley, Cedar Forest, Chancellor High, Chancellor Middle, Harrison Road, John J. Wright Educational and Cultural Center, Lee Hill, Livingston, Massaponax, Post Oak, Riverview, Salem, Smith Station, Spotswood, Spotsylvania High, Thornburg and Wilderness
The Parents/Guardians of students enrolled in a CEP school should not complete a meal application for those students. However, the Parent/Guardian must complete a meal application for any other student(s) in the household that are not enrolled in a CEP school.
CEP School Transfers
Students that transfer from a CEP school to a non-CEP school will be eligible for free meals for the first 10 serving days only. During the first 10 serving days, the Parent/Guardian must complete a meal application, unless your child has been directly certified to receive meal benefits.
Students that transfer from a non-CEP school to a CEP school will be eligible for free meal benefits immediately.
Eligibility from last school year will expire on September 22, 2022. Therefore, students that are not enrolled in a CEP school, must have an approved meal application on file in order to receive meal benefits as of September 23, 2022.
Applying for Meal Benefits
Meal applications are available online at www.MySchoolApps.com and on page 75 in the “FORMS” section of the Student Handbook. Approving officials have 10 working from the day the meal application is received in the Food Service Office to process meal applications. Eligibility Notification Letters will be sent to Parent/Guardian via U.S. Mail. If you should have questions regarding meal application status, please contact the Food Service Office.
Incomplete Meal Applications
Meal applications that are incomplete and/or do not include all the information required for processing, will be mailed back to the household for correction. Please return corrected meal application to the Food Service Office.
USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.