New School Nutrition Regulations Mean Changes for School Meals
Please take some time and revisit our menus as they offer new items such as soup, tortellini, fish tacos, etc. We have also been modifying recipes to include less sodium and saturated fat. Students will be offered foods from five food groups (grains, fruit, vegetable, protein, and dairy) and they must take at least 3 of the 5 menu items. In addition, they must always take at least a half cup of a fruit or vegetable. Please be proactive and talk with your child about the USDA ChooseMyPlate. We will use this identifier to try and help students put into practice the guidelines needed to help them build healthier meals. For more information on ChooseMyPlate, please visit www.choosemyplate.gov.
PAUSD provides Lunch at all schools, and brunch is at middle and high schools. Snacks, or a la carte items, are offered during brunch and lunch at middle schools and high schools.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Alva Spence (Nutrition Services Director) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free and Reduced Priced Meals
Families may be eligible for free or reduced priced meals. To apply for Free or Reduced Meals please contact Food Services. You can also pick up a Free and Reduced Meal Application Form at any school site or at the district office, and mail it to: 25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306.
Infinite Campus has an app to help manage student grades, attendance, and schedule on your mobile device. Download and install the app from your device's app store. Follow the on-screen instructions to search for Palo Alto Unified, and log in using your Infinite Campus credentials.
Gunn School needs our help getting ready for students' Return to Learn. We are looking for a pool of volunteers willing to help over the next few weeks. All volunteer activities will be carefully designed with social distancing and safety in mind, and consistent with public health & safety guidance. Details and times are still being finalized, but examples include: assembling Freshman Orientation bags, assembling art supply bags for students to work at home, keeping students socially distant on Photo Day, and teacher and student appreciation. Once an event is scheduled we will send an email to the pool asking for help at a specific date and time. THANK YOU!
The parent, guardian, or youth will read and complete the middle sections of the Housing Questionnaire as it relates to the child or children’s names, nighttime residency, contact information, and other children living with parent or guardian.
The LEA will need to complete the bottom portion of the Housing Questionnaire. There are three fillable sections: one for the name of your LEA’s Homeless Liaison, one for their phone number, and one for their email address.
This form should be included as part of the registration materials that the LEA shares with families and youth. This form is intended to be used as a template or as a standalone depending on your LEA’s current enrollment forms.
For further guidance on the use or completion of, or any questions about, the Housing Questionnaire, please access the Guidance for Completion of Housing Questionnaire (https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/hs/cy/documents/guidanceforquestionnaire.docx). The guidance provides the LEA with detailed information around the purpose and use of, data/information sharing concerns regarding, and how to best use the Housing Questionnaire with families and youth.
If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact the California Department of Education Homeless Education Program within the Integrated Student Support and Programs Office by phone at 866-856-8214, or by email at HOMELESSED@cde.ca.gov.