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Important dates for Schools

Important dates for Schools

Important Dates for School Year

July 1 – Start of New Program Year

July 1 – Direct Certification list for the new school year is available in the online CNP system.

July 15Annual Financial Statement for Non-public schools, Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCIs), and Government Agencies must be completed online in the CNP System.

July 15 – Sponsor/Site Program Applications updated in the online CNP system for school sponsors and RCCIs claiming reimbursement in July.

July-August – Sponsors distribute Free/Reduced Application Packet to households.

August 15 – Deadline for schools to update the Sponsor/Site Applications via the web-based reporting system for the upcoming school year.

August 31 – Direct Certification – Enter all students to NDE using one of four methods listed on the Direct Certification and Direct Verification Timelines. On the Direct Certification and Direct Verification page click on Calendar to view.

30th School Day – Last date free/reduced approvals from previous school year can be honored.

October – Sponsors considering a Food Service Management Company (FSMC) for the next school year must contact Nutrition Services.

October 1 – Date free/reduced applications must be counted for verification pool. Verification process begins. New option is Direct Verification (click here for more information).

October 10-14, 2016National School Lunch Week – “Show Your Spirt”

October 15 – Deadline for recording the number of Health Inspections received by each feeding site the previous school year in the online CNP system.

October 31 – Direct Certification – Enter any new or transfer students to NDE using one of four methods listed on the Direct Certification and Direct Verification Timelines. On the Direct Certification and Direct Verification page click on Calendar to view.

November 15 – Verification must be completed.

December 1 – On-line Verification Collection Report must be completed.

February – AprilPaid Lunch Equity (PLE) Tool must be completed by all SFAs that charge for student meals.

February 1Attachment I On-Site Reviews must be completed for each feeding site in districts with two or more feeding sites.

February 28 – Direct Certification – Enter any new or transfer students to NDE using one of four methods listed on the Direct Certification and Direct Verification Timelines. On the Direct Certification and Direct Verification page click on Calendar to view.

March 6-10, 2017 – National School Breakfast Week – “Take the School Breakfast Challenge”.

April – May – Nutrition Services spring mailing which includes information for the next
school year – program changes, updated forms, training dates, etc.

April – May – FSMC Contract addendum due to Nutrition Services for approval.

May 1st full week, – School Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week

May 2nd Wed – Nebraska School Food Service Employee Appreciation Day

June – FSMC Contract addendum due to Nutrition Services for approval.

June 26-June 29, 2016Nebraska School Nutrition Association Annual Conference – Kearney

July 10-14, 2016 School Nutrition Association National Conference – San Antonia

June 30 – End of Program Year