Cicero District 99 is committed to ensuring that all of our students start the day with a healthy breakfast. Kids who eat breakfast tend to perform better in school, have better attendance rates, and display fewer behavior problems. We know that morning routines can be hectic and many kids aren’t hungry when they wake up and that is exactly why we provide breakfast every morning in a way that allows all students to participate, even after the bell.
Cicero District serves breakfast in a way that is accessible to students: Grab and Go to the Classroom
Grab and Go to the Classroom – students pick up breakfasts from mobile carts on the way to their classroom. Students have an opportunity during the first 10 minutes of class to eat breakfast with their classmates and get the fuel they need to be ready to learn.
There are many great things about our improved breakfast program. In addition to having access to a nutritious breakfast, eating with classmates every morning creates a community experience, and it takes pressure off parents and caretakers to provide breakfast in the morning. The No Kid Hungry Starts with Breakfast resource is a great way to find out more about the benefits of breakfast, including how kids who eat breakfast do better in math, miss fewer days of school, and are more likely to graduate high school than their peers who don’t eat breakfast regularly.
BREAKFAST IS SERVED DAILY AT NO COST TO THE STUDENTS:
8:30 AM – 8:50 AM
UNITY JR. HIGH SCHOOL
7:50 AM - 8:05 AM
CHILDREN SHOULD NOT ARRIVE TO SCHOOL BEFORE THE DESIGNATED TIME AS SUPERVISION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE
COMMUNITY ELIGIBILITY OPTION
We are pleased to inform you that Cicero School District 99 will be implementing a new option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the current school year.
What does this mean for you and your children attending the school(s) identified above?
Great news for you and your students! All enrolled students of Cicero School District 99 are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the this school year. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an application.
If we can be of any further assistance, please contact Jan Wolff at 708-863-8229.
Good nutrition shall be promoted in the District's meal programs and in other food and berates that are sold to students during the school day. The Superintendent shall manage a food service program that complies with this policy and is in alignment to School Board policy 6:50, School Wellness. The type and amounts of food and beverages sold to students before schooling during the regular school day in any school that participates in the School Breakfast Program or the National School Lunch Program shall comply with any applicable mandates in the Illinois State Board of Education's School Food Service rule and the federal rules implementing the National School Lunch Act and Child Nutrition Act.
The food service program shall restrict the sale of foods of minimal nutritional value as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the food service areas during meal periods. All revenue from the sale of any food or beverages sold in competition with the School Breakfast Program or National School Lunch Program to students in food service areas during the meal period shall accrue to the nonprofit school lunch program account.
Read more on Food Services on District 99 Handbook
Click below to find out what's for breakfast/lunch:
Cicero East School
Cicero West School
Columbus East School
Columbus West School
Unity Jr. High School
East Campus (8th grade)
Unity Jr. High School
West Campus (7th grade)
Warren Park School