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NO Meal Applications For The

               2021 - 2022

               School Year






Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication

Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its Web site at

You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its Web site at



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Where Do I Pick UP Daily MEALS?

Student Meal Kits will include a breakfast and a lunch one per student/Child ages 2-18. For Sanitation and Safety Handling of food, frozen meals will be  Heat & Serve At Home style.


Cedargrove Elementary:  Curbside Service  10:30 am - 11:15 am, Monday - Thursday

Any child in Child Care will receive a breakfast and lunch at no cost to the family during operational hours. 

Food Services will be very flexible to ensure proper safety distancing of student groups/classes is followed.



School Meal Policy

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When students come to school with no provision for lunch, the Food Services Department allows students to charge lunches.  All students need to pay balances due, even if students became free after charging meals.  All charges remain on student accounts until paid.  


Paypams LogoTo prevent the need for meal charging, the Food Services department provides free access to online meal payments available at

Check or cash prepayment options are also available in the cafeteria.  Using these prepayment options help parents/guardians ensure their student has provision for lunch.  If prepayments are not made, students may call home when lunch or lunch money is forgotten; and parents/guardians may bring a lunch or lunch money for their student. 

Please contact Tosha Morales at 626-966-8331 x90521 if you have any questions.



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Charter Oak USD Food Services Passes Nutrition Audit with Flying Colors

 View Nutrient Analysis on Menu page under Nutrition Info

Charter Oak USD takes part in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program.  This means strict nutritional guidelines must be followed for each meal served.  Whole grain breads and products are used.  Fruits and vegetables with their appropriate fruit and vegetable subgroup (red/orange, dark green, beans and peas, starchy, or other) must meet federal and state required offerings each week.  Sugar, sodium, and fat contents are strictly monitored to meet federal guideline restrictions.  When your child eats at the school cafeteria, you can be assured your student is offered foods that are nutritionally balanced.

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 Mobile App for PayPAMS

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What the New App Provides:  The new App provides options to make payments and to view student meal account balances, cafeteria purchases, and  the last 3 payments on account.

 How to Download the New App:  Download the app by searching for “PayPAMS” on Google Play or iPhone Store and logging in with the same user name and password you use on


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Breakfast---At No Cost To Families

Be Ready To Learn.

Eat Breakfast At School Every Day!


We know that good nutrition and learning go hand in hand!

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The Food Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

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Food and beverages sold or served at school meet the nutrition recommendations of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines.
We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
The Charter Oak Unified School District takes part in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.


Lunch Applications

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Smart Snacks In School
USDA Dietary Guidelines

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