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Nutrition Services

  • The Hernandez and Pedroza families enjoy the food and camaraderie of the Summer Meals cookout at McElroy Park.

  • Goose Creek CISD Student Interns help with the Summer Meals cookouts.

  • Lunch with the Chef Walker Elementary students share their food preferences over Lunch with the Chef.

  • Please check the TDA Income Eligibility Guidelines at left to see if your child qualifies for Free or Reduced Price Meals. You may submit a new application any time throughout the year. If your circumstances change, please update your status.

     

    You may apply online, or pick up an application from your school office, or visit Nutrition Services at the Goose Creek CISD Service Center, 2200 Market St., Baytown, TX 77520. Contact our office at 281.420.4640.

     

    Adults and staff will be charged regular adult rates of $2.50 for breakfast and $2.85 for lunch. (The ONLY adults authorized by the TDA to eat meals free are those who play a specific role in distributing Breakfast in the Classroom or After School Snacks and Suppers.)

     

    Teachers and Coaches: Do you supervise a before or after school activity? Our cafeterias will be happy to provide meals or snacks to your students. Fill out the appropriate form below and talk to your school cafeteria manager to get started!

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Download the FREE

Nutrislice Menu App

on your phone!

Go to your app store and search for Nutrislice.

Once you install it, select gccisd as your location

Menus

Parents: If you have 5 minutes, please take our short survey about School Breakfast and Lunch Programs.

Parent Survey on School Menus

Elementary school students receive printed menus prior to the start of each calendar month.

The printable menus posted here are abbreviated listings of the main courses available on certain serving lines. Click on the red bar for complete menus.  

For further Nutritional Information, please call or email Dietitian Kirsten Kruizenga at 281-707-3226.

 

Menus & Nutrition

 

Complete List of Items Served & Nutritional Values

 

 

  • Printable Menus

    For further Nutritional Information, please call or email Dietitian Kirsten Kruizenga at 281-707-3226.
  • Printable Menus

    Main Course Menu for
    Cedar Bayou, Gentry,
    Highlands Junior & Horace Mann
    Main Course Menu for
    Baytown Junior
    The POINT
    Additional Junior School Serving Line Options:

    Deli

    Grill

    Grill on Wednesday

    Pasta

    Pizza

    Tortilla

    For further Nutritional Information, please call or email Dietitian Kirsten Kruizenga at 281-707-3226.
  • Printable Menus

    Lee, Memorial & Sterling
    Peter E. Hyland Center & Stuart Career Tech
    IMPACT Early College High School
    Additional Senior High Serving Line Options:

    Custom Bros Grill

    Custom Bros Grill Wednesday

    Green Street Deli/Salad Bar

    Pasta Bar

    Potato Bar

    Tortilla Breakfast

    Tortilla Lunch

    Not all lines available at all schools.
    For further Nutritional Information, please call or email Dietitian Kirsten Kruizenga at 281-707-3226.

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Nutri Apps

Goose Creek CISD Nutrition Services partners with the “Nutri Apps” program, which makes it easy for parents to apply for meal benefits online. Please note that if your child has qualified for free or reduced price meals in the past, you must still update your information at the start of every school year.

 

Nutri Apps Online Application

 

Not sure if you completed an application or what the status is?

Check your F&R application status online!

Please note, you must have your student ID or application confirmation number to pull up the status information. If you have NOT completed an application this school year, nothing will show up when you hit submit.

 

F&R Status Check

 

My School Bucks

“My School Bucks” makes it easy to keep up with your student’s meal account balance. This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to an account using a credit/debit card or electronic check. You can also download the app to your smartphone for 24/7 convenience.

 

My School Bucks

 

Contact Information

Nutrition Services Team Photo

Nutrition Services Management Team

 

Front: Roshelle Stevenson, Director Natalie Edwards, Suellen Lambert

 

Middle: Irma Tyler, Kirsten Kruizenga, Chelsea Arkadie, Dina McCartney

 

Back: Susan Rosales, Marlon Hilyer, Michelle Ojeda, Chef Franchesca Bland

Catering

Classic Fare Catering Logo

There is just something comforting about the taste and smell of fall!  Click on the Online Ordering system below to order some delectable treats today! 

Catering Fair 2019

Go pink with our Breast Cancer Awareness Month specials!  

We have some spooktacular treats to celebrate Halloween!

We have some Sweet bosses!  Celebrate Boss' Day with a delightful treat!

As the weather begins to dip, we encourage you to savor every sip of Hot Chocolate!


Classic Fare Catering

Let Classic Fare cater your next

school meeting, event or banquet!

We offer a wide variety of menu items for breakfast, lunch and everything in between.

Browse through our online menu at the link below. 

Special Orders: 

Tiers of Joy! Specialty Cake Order Form

Sucre Paris! Macaron Special Order Form

 

Chef Bland

Living the Dream: Meet Aramark Chef Franchesca Bland

Chef Franchesca Bland

Chef Franchesca Bland joined the Nutrition Services Department in November, 2017. 

 

When Chef Bland was in elementary school, she remembers arguing for control of the television with her two sisters. They wanted sitcoms and cartoons; Franchesca wanted to watch cooking shows. Her favorites were “Great Chefs: Great Cities” and “Cooking Live with Sandra Moulton.”

 

One day, she saw a television commercial for the Culinary Program at the Art Institute of Houston.

 

“I was amazed that you could cook for a living,” she said. “That’s when I knew what I wanted to do.”

 

Franchesca never strayed from that dream. She earned her culinary degree from there and has been refining her skills ever since (and getting paid for it, much to her delight.) Her experience ranges from Food Operations Manager at St. Luke’s Hospital, to teaching culinary arts students at Alvin community College.

 

Chef Franchesca enjoys bringing her passion for cooking to the students and staff of Goose Creek CISD.

Free & Reduced Meal Application

Please review important notice above before completing application.

Apply Online

Goose Creek CISD parents and guardians can apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals online. The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere.

Safe & Secure

We use the highest level of data encryption available, meaning that your information is always safe and guarded.

Private & Available

Apply online in the comfort and privacy of your own home. The online service is available 24/7 anytime, anywhere there is an Internet connection!

Fast

Your data is transmitted to the Nutrition Office the same day you apply, allowing for quicker processing so you can receive benefits faster.

Go Green

No more paper applications to complete and return to the school office. Applying online is so convenient and good for the environment as well!

  • Follow the easy to use, step-by-step screens to enter student and household information.
  • Click "Apply" to submit your application for meal benefits!
Please note, you must have your student ID or application confirmation number to pull up the status information. If you have NOT completed an application this school year, nothing will show up when you hit submit.

Meal Prices

2019-2020

Goose Creek CISD participates in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. Both of these are federally assisted meal programs which provide nutritionally balanced low-cost or free lunches to approximately 31 million children each day.

 

All Goose Creek students are eligible to eat a free breakfast at their school, regardless of whether or not they qualify for free and reduced meal prices.

 

Breakfast choices vary from school to school. These elementary schools offer breakfast in the classroom: Alamo, Ashbel Smith, Bowie, De Zavala, Highlands Elementary, Lamar, Travis and Walker. At the secondary level, Baytown Junior serves a limited breakfast in the classroom. The other secondary schools offer meals in the cafeteria, and some have quick "grab and go" options.

 

Each year, School Food Authorities (such as Nutrition Services at Goose Creek CISD) must review their paid lunch revenue to ensure compliance with the paid lunch equity requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture. School districts are reimbursed for meals served to school children, but not for meals served to adults, including teachers. In fact, federal guidelines state that adult meals must be priced so that it is sufficient to cover the cost to produce the meal. Those expenses include food, wages and benefits, supplies and equipment.

 

School food authorities must ensure that the federal reimbursements, children's payments and donated commodities do not subsidize program meals served to adults whatsoever. Our ability to serve reduced price meals to students would be jeopardized if it were discovered that adults were paying the student price.

 

The United States Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture conduct periodic audits of all school districts utilizing the programs to ensure that all standards are being met and the district can continue utilizing the funds to feed children healthy meals.

 

 

Secondary Meal Prices

Breakfast Lunch
Full Price Free $2.15
Reduced Price Free $0.40

Elementary Meal Prices

Full Price Free $1.90
Reduced Price Free $0.40

Adult Meal Prices

Regular $2.50 $2.85
Visitor $2.50 $2.85

MySchoolBucks

MySchoolBucks
Goose Creek CISD Nutrition Services offers MySchoolBucks®. This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check. You can also view recent purchases, check balances, and set-up low balance alerts for FREE!

MySchoolBucks provides:

  • Convenience - Available 24/7 on the web or with the Mobile App for your iPhone, Android or Windows phone!
  • Efficiency - Make payments for all your students, even if they attend different schools within the district. Eliminate the need for your students to take money to school.
  • Control - Set low balance alerts, view account activity, recurring/automatic payments & more!
  • Flexibility - Make payments using credit/debit cards and electronic checks.
  • Security – MySchoolBucks adheres to the highest security standards, including PCI and CISP.

Enrollment is easy!

  1. Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com and register for a free account.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to activate your account.
  3. Add your students using their school name and student ID.
  4. Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check.

If you have any questions, contact MySchoolBucks directly:

Thank you,

Natalie Edwards

Nutrition Services Director

News & Events

‘It’s a Wrap!’ Goose Creek students win 2019 Lone Star Chef Contest
04/22/2019

Goose Creeks team gives a thumbs up.

Friday, March 29 was an exceptionally good day for Alejandro Alcantar, Nathan Garza and Destiny Whitener. The Goose Creek CISD Culinary Arts team cooked their way to first place in Aramark’s 2019 Lone Star Chef state contest with their recipe for “Nathan’s Crunch Wrap.”

Fourteen Texas school districts sent teams to the Lone Star Chef finals at Minute Maid Park in Houston that day, where their challenge was to create and prepare a dish that fit this year’s theme – “Eat the Truck.” 

Coached by Chef Kylie Sobczak of Stuart Career Tech High School, the students took the food truck theme seriously when they created their recipe.

“We wanted to make something that was fast and easy to eat on the go,” said Alejandro Alcantar.

Destiny wraps the tortillas during the Lone Star Chef Competition.

Their first inspiration was to make pupusas, but then teammate Nathan Garza said the idea for “Nathan’s Crunch Wrap” came to him in a dream. Destiny Whitener’s perfect wrapping technique completed the winning dish.

Prior to the competition, all teams enjoyed a tour of Minute Maid Park provided by the Houston Astros, plus a BBQ-themed lunch prepared by the Aramark chefs who run the park’s food operations.

Once lunch was over, the real work began. The high school culinary teams had time to set up their stations and scope out the massive table of ingredients before the 30-minute cooking clock started. They also learned that they needed to include at least two of these four “mystery ingredients” into their recipes: Poblano Pepper, Grapefruit, Shitake and Portobello Mushrooms and Radishes.

“Hehejandro and the Boys” – as the Goose Creek team called themselves – remained poised and calm as they prepped their dish for the judges.  They were able to incorporate three of the mystery ingredients into their pork wrap.

Their perfect execution won over the judges and “Hehejandro and the Boys” went home with a first-place trophy and $2,500 in scholarship money.

Goose Creek won $2500 in scholarship money.


Stuart Career Tech High School advances to state in Aramark's Lone Star Chef Competition
02/08/2019

Chef Kylie Sobczak, left, and her Stuart Career Tech culinary students who won the district-level competition in Aramark's Lone Star Chef Contest. Destiny Whitener, Nathan Garza and Alejandro Alcantar.

Goose Creek Lone Star Chef Contest Winners

Culinary Arts teams representing Lee, Sterling and Stuart Career Tech High Schools competed in Aramark’s annual Lone Star Chef Competition February 7 for the right to represent Goose Creek CISD at the state competition in March.

The theme of this year’s contest is “Eat the Truck.” Students are challenged to create a recipe that has food truck appeal, while still meeting the nutritional requirements of the TDA School Lunch Program.

Lee’s team, coached by Chef Ginger Zoidis, created “Trash Can Nachos” and Sterling’s team, coached by Chef Alesha Tate, concocted “Freestyle Tostadas.” But in the end, the dish that won over the judges' taste buds was “Nathan’s Crunch Wrap,” prepared by the team representing Stuart Career Tech High School, coached by Chef Kylie Sobczak.

 

Nathans Crunch Wrap was the winning dish

The competition was judged by Dr. Anthony Price, Deputy Superintendent for Goose Creek CISD; Chef Cheyenne Peer of H-E-B’s Cooking Connection; and Rex Miller, Stuart Meat Processing instructor at Stuart Career Tech HS.

The Stuart Career Tech team, calling themselves “Hehejandro and The Boys,” includes Destiny Whitener, Nathan Garza and Alejandro Alcantar. They will now face off against 14 other school districts at the Aramark Lone Star state competition at Minute Maid Park in Houston on March 29.

 

Pictured below are all the Goose Creek competitors:

Front Row: Alejandro Alcantar, Nathan Garza, Favyon Russell

Back Row: Destiny Whitener, Angel Palos, Jason Buruca, Joseph Coy, Kaitlyn Ruiz

 

 

Culinary students from Lee, Sterling and Stuart Career Tech High Schools


Lee Culinary Team performed with skill and grace in Aramark's Lone Star Chef Competition March 29
03/01/2018

Lee Culinary Team performed with skill and grace in Aramark's Lone Star Chef Competition March 29

Students Present Plate to Judges

Darely Sandate, Mildreth Sandate and Naomi Carrey of Lee High School present their plate (below) to the judges at the Aramark Lone Star Chef Competition at Baylor University. The team was coached by Chef Ginger Zoidis of Lee High School.

 

Plate

For the last four years, Aramark has hosted a statewide cooking competition for high school chefs called the Lone Star Chef Competition. This was the first year that Goose Creek CISD has entered the competition, in which teams are challenged to create and execute a recipe that meets all the USDA nutritional requirements for a school lunch entree. The 2018 theme was "Latin Fusion."

 

The district competition was held February 1. It was Lee vs. Sterling. Ultimately, the local judges selected the Lee High School’s “Latin-Inspired Pizza” to represent our district at the state competition at Baylor University on March 29.

 

Fifteen teams from throughout the state competed for $5,000 in scholarships and prizes. Although our team from Lee High School did not place in the top three, they were definitely a contender as they sailed through the tense competition with practiced poise.

 

Congratulations to Chef Ginger Zoidis and the Lee team – Mildreth Sandate, Darely Sandate and Naomi Carrey – for representing Goose Creek CISD so well!

 

Competition Team

The Goose Creek CISD Lone Star Chef Contestants at the district-level competition in February.

 

From left to right are Brayan Franco and Harlan Haynes of Sterling High School, and Naomi Carrey, Mildreth Sandate and Darely Sandate of Lee High School.


Chelsea's Challenge: 'Texas Produce' Recipe Contest Winners
12/31/2017

Meet the winners of Chelsea's Challenge: 'Texas Produce' Recipe Contest!

 

Chelsea's Challenge Winners

Congratulations to these TOP CHEFS from 2017!

From left to right: Robert Johnson (Highlands), Ismael Santana III (Walker), Genesis Acosta (Harlem), Annaira Aguilar (Banuelos), Erik Gonzalez (Crockett), Jeikobs Joel Mercado (Alamo).

 

Missing from photo: Yoleth Alvarez (Travis).

 

Back row: Chef Franchesca Bland and Chelsea Arkadie, Registered Dietitian.

 

Printable Packet of 2017 Winning Recipes

2016 Top Chef Winners
12/31/2016

Here are the 2016 Top Chef Winners!


2016 Top Chef Winners

 

Top row, from the left: Evyn Edwards (Austin); Asana Gordon (Austin); Ariana Lizette Loy (San Jacinto); Jason Wheelock (Highlands); Chef Kylie Sobczak.

 

Bottom row, from the left: Briyana James (Harlem); Madeline Gomez (Alamo); Madalynn Blackburn (Travis); Viridiana Nunez (Banuelos); Kyilee Whittington (Clark).

 

Not pictured: Alejandra Herrera (Ashbel Smith)


Promotions

Teachers and Coaches: Do you supervise a before or after school activity? Our cafeterias will be happy to provide meals or snacks to your students. Fill out the appropriate form below and talk to your school cafeteria manager to get started!

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  • Ace Rocks!

    ACE's Global Adventures!

    This year, ACE's monthly program is Ace's Global Adventures! ACE the Fox helps us communicate and reinforce the importance of good nutrition and exercise to our elementary school students throughout the 2019-2020 school year. One day each month, we offer an ACE prize to every child who eats lunch that day. Be sure to watch the menu calendar to see when ACE Day is each month!

    During FUEL Week each month, we introduce a new recipe to students to see if they approve. 

    The 2019-2020 Elementary Student FUEL program is themed

    "The Colors of the Rainbow." 

    September: Bruschetta Pizza (red)

    October: Chicken Hard Tacos (yellow)

    November: Chicken & Waffle Sandwich with Purple Slaw (purple)

    December: Rainbow Flatbread

     

    FUEL logo
    "Taste it Tuesday" is a fun monthly promotion in which students are encouraged to try new fruits and veggies.
    We also celebrate holidays throughout the year, including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, Read Across America, Astros Opening Day, and many more!
  • fuel
    During FUEL Week each month, we introduce a new recipe to students to see if they approve. 


    The 2019-2020 Secondary Student FUEL program will feature these recipes:

    September: Spicy Popcorn Chicken with Sweet Potato Tots & BBQ Cream

    October: Chicken Pastor Soft Tacos

    November: Chicken & Waffle Sandwich with Cranberry Slaw

    December: Rainbow Flatbread

     

    We also celebrate holidays throughout the year, including Thanksgiving, Super Bowl, Valentine's Day, Go Texan Day, Astros Opening Day, and many more!

Student Allergies & Diets

Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs

Goose Creek CISD adheres to the The Texas Department of Agriculture guidelines for accommodating children with special dietary needs.

 

 

The Nutrition Services Department will accept either of the following as documentation of a special dietary need:

 

 

  1. Physician's Request for Special Dietary Accomodations Form [preferred]
    The form must:
    • Be signed by a licensed physician.
    • Identify the child’s disability and/or life-threatening food allergy.
    • Include an explanation of why the disability and/or allergy restricts the child’s diet.
    • Identify the major life activity affected by the disability.
    • List the food or foods to be voided from the child’s diet and the food or choice of foods that must be substituted.
  2. We will also accept a Medical Statement for Children with Special Dietary Needs as long as the following is included:
    • It must be signed by a physician, physician assistant, or advanced practical nurse.
    • The form must identify the medical condition(s) that restrict the child’s diet.
    • It must lists the food or foods to be voided from the child’s diet and the food or choice of foods to be substituted.

 

 

Specific requests must be detailed on the submitted documentation.

 

 

Documentation must be submitted to the School Nurse for verification, who will then forward a copy to Nutrition Services. Dietary accommodations begin once Nutrition Services receives and processes the request. Please note that dietary accommodations that require purchasing specific items may not be immediately available. It can take up to four weeks to receive delivery of special order items.

 

 

Parents

  • Provide a physician’s statement to the school nurse, making sure that it includes all required information as listed on page 1.
    Note: If the physician's order contains any statements requiring further clarification, special dietary accommodations will not begin until the physician provides further written clarification.
  • Provide updated physician’s orders as necessary. Give the school nurse a written statement signed by the physician when accommodations are no longer needed. Dietary accommodations cannot be changed prior to receiving updated documentation from the physician.
  • Work with the school nurse and Registered Dietitian to review and return modified menus as soon as possible.
    Note: Modified menus will not be implemented until approval is received.
  • Physician's diet orders must be renewed every school year. Please provide an updated physician's statement to the school nurse during the summer, prior to the beginning of school. Remember that there may be a delay of up to 4 weeks if special orders are required.

School Nurse

  • Send physician's orders to the Nutrition Services Department:
    Fax: (281) 420-4632; Attn: Special Diets - Kirsten Kruizenga
    Email: Kirsten Kruizenga
  • Serve as liaison between the Nutrition Services Department and the parent to gather needed information and physician documentation.

Nutrition Services

What we can do:
  • Provide reasonable accommodations that meet the physician ordered dietary restrictions, to the best of our ability / knowledge.
  • Work with the parent and school nurse to adjust the diet as updated physician's orders are received.
  • Non-disability students will be handled on a case by case basis.
What we are unable to do:
  • Interpret, revise, or change a diet order for students with disabilities.
  • Provide dietary accommodations for students without a valid medical condition.
  • Provide dietary accommodations without the proper physician's documentation.
  • Provide fruit juice as a milk substitute for non-disability students.

 

 

 

Summer Meals

2019 Summer Meals for Kids serving

June 3 through August 2

Cookouts every Tuesday and Thursday in June! 

Goose Creek CISD Nutrition Services has teamed up with local organizations to provide free lunches for children 1-18 at six Baytown Parks, two area libraries, community centers, apartment buildings and more this past  summer. 

Printable Schedules are linked below:

Summer School Meal Schedule

Summer Meals at the Parks and Libraries

2019 Summer School Meal Schedule

Congratulations to our 2019 Summer Meals Bicycle Winners!

2019 Bike Winner
2019 Bike Winner
  • Congratulations to our 2018 Summer Meals Bicycle Winners!

    • Brayden Guidry

    • Fabian Medrano

    • Jazmin & Ximena Chavez

    • Sofia Ceja

  • Congratulations to our 2017 Summer Meals Bicycle Winners!

    • Georgina Buenrostro

    • Ignacio and Giovani Huerta

    • Jenna Johnson

    • Joshua Connor Mathews

  • Congratulations to our 2016 Summer Meals Bicycle Winners!

    • Lissette Velazquez San Jacinto Elementary School

    • Jacob Zamarripa Carver Elementary School

Texas Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Regulations

As a participant in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program, Goose Creek CISD is required to follow TDA Food and Nutrition Standards. To learn more about these programs, nutritional requirements for participation, and more, visit Square Meals.
  • Smart Snacks

    What Are “Competitive Foods”?

    “Competitive Foods” refers to all food and beverages SOLD to students on school campus during the school day, other than meals reimbursable under government programs. Effective July 1, 2014, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a memorandum to inform State agencies and School Food Authorities (SFAs) that USDA no longer provide waivers once these rules went into effect.

  • Snack Smart, Snack Healthy

    The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act required the USDA to establish nutrition standards all foods and beverages sold to students outside of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program meals on the school campus during the school day. USDA’s interim final rule “Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School,” was effective July 1, 2014. These science-based nutrition standards promote a healthy school environment and apply to all foods sold, such as:

    • A La Carte Cafeteria Sales
    • School Stores
    • Snack Bars
    • Vending Machines
    • Fundraisers
  • More on Fundraisers in Texas Schools

    TDA analyzed the potential impacts of USDA’s Competitive Rule requirements in light of Texas Laws and the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy. Schools may have unlimited fundraisers as long as the fundraisers adhere to the federal Competitive Rule (i.e. Smart Snacks) requirements. Food items that do not meet the Competitive Rule requirements must be sold outside of the school day. The following are additional examples of allowable fundraisers that may occur during the school day:

    • Any Non-Food Items
    • Any food items not meant for consumption on the school camps during the school day (e.g. cookie dough to be prepared at home).
    • Any food item sold after the end of the school day (e.g. 30 minutes after the end of instruction on campus). Food items sold in concession stands after the end of the school day (e.g. 30 minutes after the end of instruction on campus). Any food items that meet the federal Competitive Rule requirements.

     

    These rules DO NOT apply to food given to students for free or brought by the student for their own consumption.

     

    USDA Snack Smart Flyer
  • Where do the standards apply?

    School Campus
    This means all areas of property under jurisdiction of the school that are ACCESSIBLE to students during the school day.

     

    When do the standards apply?

    School Day
    Defined as the period from the midnight before to 30 minutes after the end of the OFFICIAL school day. There are no current restrictions on sales during after school programs occurring 30 minutes after school day ends.

    What about school "Party Days"?

    Schools may still have Party Days, however there are some stipulations:
    1. All foods SOLD to students are subject to Smart Snack standards. These standards also apply to food items which are not provided by the scenarios outlined below: For example, if students are required to bring money for a pizza party, the pizza served would have to meet the Smart Snack nutrition standards. The Smart Snack standards also apply to fundraisers in which the item sold is consumable, such as candy bars. If the item is being SOLD during the school day and is likely to be consumed during the school day, it must meet the Smart Snack standards.
    2. The exception is for foods that are provided to students free of charge (without exchange of money/tokens/tickets/etc.) Smart Snacks only regulates foods which are SOLD, not given away. Foods that are brought to school by parents or students do not have to meet the Smart Snacks requirements. Parents may still bring treats for celebrations, however at Goose Creek CISD we request that they take into consideration students with allergies or special dietary needs.
  • Goose Creek CISD knows that sometimes families forget lunch money. We have a plan to ensure that students can receive a meal during times when the child's meal account is low or negative. The Emergency Meal Policy applies to all grade levels. The emergency meal policy applies to lunch meals only. All GCCISD students can eat breakfast without charge, regardless of free, reduced or paid meal status.

    The Nutrition Services Department wants to:

    • Feed all students.
    • Make sure that every student has a completed meal application on file. 
    • Ensure it is common knowledge that parents are responsible to pay for all lunches eaten until their student is approved for free and/or reduced price meals. 
    • Notify families whose students have unpaid meal charges through phone calls, letters and call-outs from the school staff and / or Nutrition Services campus staff.

     

    Policy:

    A student will be allowed to charge 10 emergency meals.

    • Phone calls will be made to parents through the school messenger system.
    • Once a student has charge 10 meals, then the student will receive a sandwich and juice only. 
    • Students will not be able to charge snack items while they have a negative meal account balance. 
  • GCCISD Local Wellness Policy

    Every school/LEA that participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and/or the School Breakfast Program (SBP) is required to establish a local school wellness policy.

    The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) further strengthened this requirement in order to promote student health, prevent childhood obesity and provide transparency to the public on school wellness policy content and implementation. Per the HHFKA, local wellness policies (LWPs) are to include, at a minimum, the following:

    • Goals for nutrition promotion and education, physical activity and other school based activities that promote student wellness.
    • Nutrition guidelines for all foods available on each school campus during the school day.

     

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

As participants in federally funded nutrition programs such as the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program, GCCISD is required to adhere to USDA non-discrimination standards.

Local Wellness Policy

Every school/LEA that participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and/or the School Breakfast Program (SBP) is required to establish a local school wellness policy. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) further strengthened this requirement in order to promote student health, prevent childhood obesity and provide transparency to the public on school wellness policy content and implementation.

 

Per the HHFKA, local wellness policies (LWPs) are to include, at a minimum, the following:

  • Goals for nutrition promotion and education, physical activity and other school based activities that promote student wellness.
  • Nutrition guidelines for all foods available on each school campus during the school day.

 

To learn more about the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, nutritional requirements for participation, and more, visit Square Meals.

RecipeContestFlyer

Are you the next Top Chef?

Fourth and fifth grade students are invited to show their culinary skills in the Franchesca's Friends Contest.  

There will be one winner from each school.  Click the link below for the entry form and for more information. 

Contest Information

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Chef Franchesca invited contest winners to present their recipes to the School Board prior to the February 4 meeting. From the left are Brooklynn Garrett, Jaliyah Riddick-Grant and Nicolas Llanes. 

 

1
Name
Title
Email
Phone
Natalie Edwards
Director
281.707.3384
2
Name
Title
Email
Phone
Chelsea Arkadie
Assistant Director
281.707.3230
3
Name
Title
Email
Phone
Kirsten Kruizenga
Registered Dietitian
281.707.3226
4
Name
Title
Email
Phone
Franchesca Bland
Chef Manager
281.707.3693
5
Name
Title
Email
Phone
Roshelle Stevenson
Community Outreach / Marketing
281.707.3430
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Title
Email
Phone
Suellen Lambert
Supervisor Elementary Schools
281.707.3546
Dina McCartney
Supervisor Secondary Schools
281.707.3600
Michelle Ojeda
Supervisor Elementary Schools
281.707.3670
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Name
Title
Email
Phone
Irma Tyler
Human Resources Secretary
281.707.3860
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Name
Title
Email
Phone
Susan Rosales
Purchasing
281.707.3761
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Name
Title
Email
Phone
Esmeralda Andrade
Administrative Assistant
281.707.3225
Maria Ramos
Clerk
281.707.3722
Nora Rocha
Clerk
281.707.3910
Marlon Hilyer
Carpenter
281.707.3484
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