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Breakfast and Lunch Program

Breakfast and Lunch Program

Mountain Island Charter School regularly serves breakfast and lunch in our school cafeteria located in the gym/multipurpose building. We are an active participant in the National School Lunch Program, which is a federally assisted meal program which provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free meals to students who qualify.  School breakfasts and lunches meet meal pattern and nutritional standards based on the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americanswhich increases the availability of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to all of our students.
 
Breakfast is served from 7:15-8:05 am and the cost is $2.00.  Lunch is served per grade level schedule and the cost is $3.50.  The 2017-18 free and reduced lunch forms will be available soon.  Payment for student meals can be done electronically at www.PayPams.com.  You will need your student's ID number to link your payment to their account.  All students have an account and must be prepaid - no credit is issued.  You may also pay by check in the administration office, made payable to MICS.  Cash is not accepted.
 
Breakfast and lunch are catered by Preferred Meals.  More information about their services may be found at www.preferredmeals.com. Check out the MICS menu for meals that are served weekly.  
 
DISCLAIMER: Allergy information is obtained from the caterer's product labels and is accurate to the best of our knowledge.  
 
Peanuts and shellfish are not served in our cafeteria.  We can make accommodations for special diets as ordered by your child's health care provider.  Contact the business office for more details.
 

Local Wellness Policy

Mountain Island Charter School, Inc.is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children's health and well-being, reduce childhood obesity, and enhance students' ability to learn by supporting healthy eating, physical activity, and the development of lifelong wellness practices.  
 
To further these goals, and in compliance with federal and North Carolina statutes and North Carolina Board of Education requirements, the Board requires the following:
  • All Mountain Island Charter School students will have the opportunity, support, encouragement to be physically active on a regular basis.  Mountain Island Charter School will comply with the requirements of the North Carolina Board of Education policy HSP-S-000 that require a minimum of 30 minutes of vigorous physical activity for all students in grades K-8, effective with the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.  
  • Mountain Island Charter School will provide nutrition education to foster lifelong habits of healthy eating through its Healthful Living curriculum.  
  • Mountain Island Charter School will meet or exceed the nutrition standards established by the State Board of Education for school meals, a la carte foods, and beverages.  
  • Each principal shall assure that all products offered for sale in vending machines on school campuses meet the nutritional standard for vending sales of beverages and snack foods established in North Carolina law and are sold only during the times allowed by North Carolina law.  In addition, elementary principals shall assure that students in elementary schools do not have access to snack products from vending machines.
  • The principal shall establish nutritional goals for foods and beverages available to students on campus during the school day other than in the school cafeteria and vending machines.
  • The principal shall establish and maintain a local School Health Advisory Council to plan, implement and monitor compliance with this policy as part of the coordinated school health planning process.
 
The principal shall develop regulations setting forth the detailed procedures to implement the requirements of this policy.  In addition, the principal shall develop a plan to measure implementation of this policy and its accompanying regulations and shall designate a person (s) to assure that Mountain Island Charter School complies with the policy and regulations.
 

Wellness Assessment Conclusion October 5, 2015

Mountain Island Charter School, Inc. is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children's health and well-being, reduce childhood obesity, and enhance students' ability to learn by supporting healthy eating, physical activity, and the development of lifelong wellness practices.
 
MICS has met the goals as listed on our Local Wellness Policy.  Based on the data from the Wellness Policy Assessment tool, the required policies and regulations are in place and practiced.
 
The Wellness Policy Tool will continue to be administered annually in an effort to track the progress of the program.  The results strongly support the conclusion that MICS is striving to development environments that are conducive to students' healthy behavior and academic achievement.  
 
Each year brings about new changes and challenges, but also provides opportunities for our communities to come together in support of the well-being of MICS students.  
 
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 (ie: 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), 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 Assistant Secretary of Civl Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442;
 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.