Welcome to the Dayton School District Food Services Department

Dear Parents & Students,

Welcome back. We are looking forward to serving breakfast & lunch for the 2020-2021 school year. However, there will be some changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Meal service this year will follow the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) guidelines for each age/grade group for the "Serve" meal pattern. To begin, we will only offer white milk at both meals. Once we get the routine established for meal service, we will add non-fat chocolate milk as a second choice. If you have questions or need additional information please contact Jana Eaton at 509-382-2543. We will have meals available for our distance-learning students. Please call for times and available pickup service. We will not be able to deliver meals at this time. 

Jana Eaton
Food Services Director

If your family receives Basic Food through DSHS and your children receive free or reduced-price school meals, you do not need to apply for P-EBT. You will automatically receive these one-time benefits on your EBT card. You will need to apply for P-EBT if your children are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals but do not receive Basic Food benefits.

All students in grades K-5 qualify since Dayton Elementary is a CEP Program school (all students are receiving free meals). Families would need to apply for the P-EBT card (when the application is open) to receive the EBT card in the mail within 35 days of submitting the application. 

If you have questions regarding program eligibility or need more information regarding the Pandemic EBT card, please contact Jana Eaton at 509-382-2543 or 509-520-7051. August 31, 2020 will be the last day you will be able to apply for a P EBT card. EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 11, 2020


CEP PROGRAM APPROVED FOR DAYTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Continued for 2020-2021 school year!

Beginning the 2019-2020 school year all students in grades preschool through 5th will receive free breakfast and lunch as part of the Community Eligibility Provision Program or CEP. Dayton qualified for this program by identifying that 40 percent of the student population (in the elementary building) qualified for free meals without the use of household applications (for example those directly certified through SNAP).

The program was authorized by Congress as a part of the Healthy, Hunger‐Free Kids Act of 2010. It was phased in over a period of 3 years, starting with D.C., Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Ohio, West Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The program became available nationwide beginning July 1, 2014.

As part of the program Free & Reduced applications are no longer required to be filled out. However, some of the education programs the district provides are funded from state dollars that require our school to collect household information for all students attending CEP schools.

In order to collect the information, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has developed the Family Income Survey. The Family Income Survey is used to capture information and ensure the district/school receives all of the funding it is entitled to for other state funded education programs.

If you have questions or would like more information please contact Food Services Director, Jana Eaton, at 509-382-2543. 

Request for Special Dietary Accommodations

Federal law and USDA regulation require school nutrition programs to make reasonable modifications to accommodate children with disabilities. Under the law, a disability is an impairment which substantially limits a major life activity, which can include allergies and digestive conditions, but does not include personal diet preferences. 

To request dietary accommodations please have your doctor complete the Request for Special Dietary Accommodations" form and return to the school nurse or Jana Eaton, Food Services Director. If you have questions please call Jana at 509-382-2543.   
Request for special dietary accommodations form

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