Food Service

Important Updates for the 2022-2023 School Year:

  • Nationwide waivers provided flexibilities to help millions of children receive free meals at school during the COVID-19 pandemic. These waivers have ended and the school food program will be returning to normal rules that were in place before COVID-19 for the 2022-23 school year.  This will require you to complete and submit a free/reduced meal application in early August to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals at school for the 2022-23 school year.  Access to the 2022-23 online application, and paid meal pricing will be available in the coming weeks.  Questions can be directed to susan.frank@neric.org or Susan Frank at (518) 464-5133. 

Tech Valley High School is switching to Titan Family Portal. Here you can:

      • Deposit money securely to student accounts (Coming in November 2022)
        • Any balance you have left on your student account will automatically be transferred to Titan.
      • Fill out the free and reduced meal application.
      • Access menus

    How to Sign up for Titan Family Portal:

    1. Go to the Titan Family Portal from any computer, tablet or mobile device: https://family.titank12.com/
    2. Create a free account using your email address and create a password.
      • Search District: Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga BOCES
    3. Once signed up you can:
      • Deposit money securely to student accounts (Coming in November 2022)
        • Deposits to your student accounts can be made at the register. Cash or checks are accepted. Please make checks payable to Capital Region BOCES.
      • Fill out the free and reduced meal application.
      • Access menus

      Free and Reduced Meal Applications:

      It remains important that families who believe they may qualify for the Free and Reduced-Price Meals program submit an application.

      • To fill out the application online click here. Select district as Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga BOCES.
      • To fill out a paper application click here. Please mail paper applications to the address listed at the top of the application.
      • To view the application in another language please click here: Translated Application

       Applications will be available to complete after July 1, 2022 and must be completed by September 30, 2022.

      For any questions about the free ad reduced application process please contact Susan Frank, Shared Food Service Program Specialist at Capital Region BOCES at 518-464-5133 or by email at susan.frank@neric.org

      As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the President and Congress created the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides eligible households up to $30/month (or $75/month for households living on Tribal lands) toward their internet bills, as well as a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. 

       All households with a child who was approved to receive free or reduced price school meals under the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, within the last 12 months, including children who attend schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision, are eligible for ACP benefits. Households are also independently eligible if:

      (1) their income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level ($55,500 for a family of four); or

      (2) a member of the household participates in certain other Federal benefit programs—including, among others, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Medicaid, and Federal Public Housing Assistance.

      Families can check their eligibility, sign up, and find fully covered plans at GetInternet.gov(link is external) (mobile-accessible and available in Spanish) or by calling 877-384-2575.

      School Meal Prices

      Adult Breakfast Price: $2.71 +tax
      Adult Lunch Price: $5.02 + tax
      Student Breakfast & Lunch Price: $3.75

      Menus

      Online Menu

      Questions about the menu or the food service program? Please contact Claire Groudine at Claire.Groudine@neric.org

      How to Order Lunch:

      1. Please click this link to order meals: Tech Valley High School Lunch Order Form
      2. Please complete the lunch order form every Friday by 9 a.m. Orders placed will be for the following week. 

      Forgot to order on Friday? No problem. Please have day-of orders in by 8 a.m. Day-of orders can be placed on the lunch order form above. We cannot guarantee day-of orders if placed after 8 a.m. Thank you.

      Breakfast is grab and go daily. No order is needed for breakfast.

       

      Nondiscrimination Statement

      In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

      Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

      To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf(link is external), from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

      1. mail:
        S. Department of Agriculture
        Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
        1400 Independence Avenue, SW
        Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
      2. fax:
        (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
      3. email:
        intake@usda.gov