We are pleased to inform you that the Emily Howland Elementary School and Southern Cayuga Junior/Senior Hight School will be implementing a program available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).
What does this mean for your child(ren) attending the school(s) identified above?
All students enrolled in the Emily Howland Elementary School and Southern Cayuga Junior/Senior High School are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2023-2024 school year. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application.
The CEP not only promotes the health and well-being of our students but also eliminates the need for families to complete and submit free and reduced-price meal applications to qualify. That said, filling out the “CEP Household Income Eligibility Form”, provides the district with financial data used towards the attainment of federal and state grant funding opportunities. Hardcopies of the application are available upon request at 315-364-7111 extension 1109. Please send electronic submissions to email@example.com Hard copy submissions can be mailed to:
Southern Cayuga Central Schools
Attention: Jodi Baker
2384 State Route 34B
Aurora, NY 13026
It's important to note that while a breakfast and a lunch are provided at no cost, any additional items or à la carte options must be paid for with either cash or MySchoolBucks electronic funding. Charging of such items is not allowed.
We are committed to ensuring the success and well-being of every student at Southern Cayuga Central Schools. The Community Eligibility Provision is another step in that direction, and we are excited about the positive impact it will have on our school community.
If you have any questions or would like further information about the CEP, please do not hesitate to contact our school office at 315-364-7111 extension 1109. We look forward to welcoming your child back for another wonderful school year filled with learning, growth, and shared experiences.