School Lunch & Inclement Weather

National School Lunch Program

Bridges Public Charter School participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), a federal program providing funding for well-balance nutritious meals. Through our partnership with Revolution Foods, we offer breakfast, lunch and an afterschool snack. Breakfast and lunch are available to all students at Bridges. Breakfast is free for all students, and lunch is free for students who qualify for free or reduced meals. The cost for lunch for students who do not qualify for free or reduced meals is $3.41 per day. The afterschool snack is free to students who participate in aftercare and any other academic afterschool programs.

Breakfast and lunch are served daily in the classrooms. Breakfast is served at 8:20. The serving times for lunch vary according to the classrooms’ lunch schedules.

To determine whether you qualify for free and reduced meals, please complete this lunch application and turn it in to the front desk.

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: US Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email: Program.Intake@usda.gov.

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 ohr@dc.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

SCHOOL LUNCH APPLICATION

 

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.