National School Lunch Program
Thurgood Marshall Academy offers a comprehensive meal program for all students. The school participates in the District of Columbia National School Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Program which follows USDA meal pattern requirements, rules and regulations. The program enhances children’s learning abilities. Studies have shown that children whose nutritional needs are met have fewer attendance and discipline problems and are more attentive in class. Below, you will find more information about Thurgood Marshall Academy’s Wellness Policy, and Healthy School Act Compliance.
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Meal Charge Policy
Thurgood Marshall Academy is a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)/ Seamless Summer Option (SSO) school. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a non-pricing meal service option for schools and school districts in low-income areas. CEP allows the nation’s highest poverty schools and districts to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without collecting household applications.
The Seamless Summer Option (SSO) allows the school to serve free breakfast and lunch to all students in person and distance learning, if needed.
Afterschool Snack is provided to all students free of charge through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
Students with medical exemption waivers can opt to pick up meals by notifying the school in advance. Meal pick up hours are M-F, 9am – 1pm.
For information regarding the National School Lunch Program at Thurgood Marshall Academy, please contact Nora Moore @ 202-563-6862.
USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
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 (e.g. 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) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and 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:
- mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
- fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
District of Columbia Human Rights Act
The following is an excerpt from the District of Columbia Human Rights Act that must be included in the above communications. It should appear after the USDA non-discrimination statement. The text may not be altered when posting to your website or in written communications. Font and font size must remain the same. Also, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, approved December 13, 1977 (DC law 2-38; DC official code §2-1402.11(2006), as amended) states the following:
It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice to do any of the following acts, wholly or partially for a discriminatory reason based upon the actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, or political affiliation of any individual. To file a complaint alleging discrimination on one of these bases, please contact the District of Columbia’s Office of Human Rights at (202) 727-4559 or email@example.com.