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Notice of Non-Discrimination 

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Roots PCS and Roots ALC

National School Lunch Program SY23-24

Roots Public Charter School offers a comprehensive meal program for all students.  The school participates in the District of Columbia National School Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Program. The school participates in the District of Columbia National School Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Program which follows USDA meal pattern requirements, rules and regulations. In addition to participating in the NSLP, Roots PCS is also operating under Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) and all meals are free to all students enrolled. The program enhances children’s learning abilities.  Studies have shown that children whose nutritional needs are met have fewer attendance and discipline problems and are more attentive in class. Click on this  link to find more information about Roots Public Charter School’s Wellness Policy and Healthy School Act Compliance. Roots PCS participates in SSO, in the event of school closure, meals will be available to families enrolled for the current school year.

Click here for information on the Healthy School Act.
















Mean Charge Policy

Roots Public Charter School is a Community Eligibility Provision School.  The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a non-pricing meal service option for schools and school districts in low-income areas. CEP allows the nation’s highest poverty schools and districts to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without collecting household applications.
For information regarding the National School Lunch Program at Roots Public Charter School, please contact Rasheki Kuykendall at or 202-882-8073.


Breakfast                 Lunch                          Snack                  Vegetarian

USDA 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:, 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:

U.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:

*This institution is an equal opportunity provider*

Also, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, approved December 13, 1977 (DC law 2-38; DC
official code §2-1402.11(2006), as amended) states the following:

It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice to do any of the following acts, wholly or partially for 
a discriminatory reason based upon the actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, 
age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family 
responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, or political affiliation of any 
individual. To file a complaint alleging discrimination on one of these bases, please contact the 
District of Columbia's Office of Human Rights at (202) 727-4559 or

For more information contact:

Rasheki  Kuykendall
School Principal


Our anti-bullying policy prohibits any Roots PCS defines bullying as any severe, pervasive, or persistent "mean" act or conduct whether physical, electronic, or verbal that is harmful that is harmful and discourages positive learning and social interaction in any way.  Click here to download the RPCS Anti-BULLYING PREVENTION PLAN.

Mayor’s Bullying Prevention Task Force Model Bullying Prevention Policy


On June 22, 2012, the District of Columbia City Council passed the Youth Bullying Prevention Act of 2012 (hereafter referred to as ‘the Act’) to address bullying on a comprehensive, citywide level. The policy requires that all District agencies, grantees, and educational institutions that provide services to youth adopt a bullying prevention policy. Click here to download the Mayor’s Bullying Prevention Task Force Model Bullying Prevention Policy.

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