At Acero, it is our goal to provide healthy, nutritionally balanced and creative meals for our students that not only provides them access to quality food but also options they enjoy. All Acero campuses participate in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) which provide meals that meet or exceed the federal nutrition standards required by the USDA.
For the 2018-2019 school year, we will continue participation under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Under the CEP program, all Acero students are provided both breakfast and lunch at no cost. No paperwork is required from families for students to participate in breakfast and/or lunch.
All Acero schools offer a breakfast option in the cafeteria for students who arrive early. Additionally, if students do not arrive on time for breakfast in the cafeteria, they can choose to participate in the Breakfast after the Bell program. Breakfast after the Bell gives students the opportunity to take a Grab & Go breakfast on their way to their first period class. Students can eat their Grab & Go breakfast in the classroom during early morning activities and will be ready for the start of instruction. Breakfast times are based on an individual school basis. Please contact your school for more information.
K-12 Sunrise Starters Menu - September 2018
All Acero school lunches offer two main entrée options for students. Students have the ability to choose one of the main entrées along with a fruit, vegetable, whole grain-rich product and milk. Although participation in our programs is not mandatory, we do recommend all parents encourage their student to eat in school. We ask that parents who choose to provide their child with a lunch from home pack a healthy meal in an age-appropriate portion and refrain from providing foods, snacks or beverages with a minimal nutritional value such as chips, candy, gum or soda pop. Lunch times are based on an individual school basis. Please contact your school for more information.
LunchSmart Menus - September 2018
Did you know that free, healthy and nutritious summer meals are available for children and teens when school is out? At Acero, the Garcia High School, Soto High School, Cruz, Idar and Tamayo campuses will have summer meals available to all children and teens 18 and younger, at no cost, during select dates and times. Call a campus for more information!
To find other Summer Meals sites, click on the flyer below for more information.
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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.