School Breakfast and Lunch Program
Bridges participates in the National School Lunch Program. Breakfast and lunch will be available to all students. Breakfast is available to all students for free in DC public schools. Lunch will be free or reduced-price for students who qualify, and available for purchase for other students. Families also have the option of sending lunch to school for their child. You must have a completed application form for the school Lunch Program on file for your child to receive free meals.
All children are treated the same regardless of ability to pay. In the operation of Child Nutrition Programs no child will be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, age, disability, national origin, religion or marital status.
“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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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:
Pertinent section of DC Code § 2-1402.11:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Parent Handbook / Manual para padres de Familia
Bridges PCS Parent Handbook (coming soon)
Bridges PCS Manual para Padres de Familia
School Closing Inclement Weather & Emergencies
Bridges follows the decision of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) in opening late and/or closing entirely on account of inclement weather and/or emergencies:
- If DCPS is open, Bridges is open.
- If DCPS is closed, Bridges is closed.
- If DCPS is delayed, Bridges is delayed.
Welcome Packet for Families 2015-2016