Nutritious meals play a vital role in the health and well-being of all GOCA students and form an essential foundation for strong academic and athletic performance and success. Global Outreach Charter Academy remains highly committed to enhancement and enrichment of its nutritional strategy through introduction of innovative menu items and dishes in a creative and appealing way so that even the pickiest eater would be motivated and stimulated to taste new healthy meals with emphasis on more fresh fruits and vegetables.
Our ultimate goal is to attract and enroll each single Global Outreach Charter Academy student to discover the beauty and goodness of healthy eating in a new appealing perspective. Our nutritional standards are based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Food Guide Pyramid. Student meals are designed to comply with these nutritional standards related to adequate calories and optimum daily nutritional value.
We are pleased to announce that Global Outreach Charter Academy continues to participate in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for Academic School Year 2017-2018.
This means that Global Outreach Charter Academy provides healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks every single day at NO CHARGE FOR ALL STUDENTS during the 2017-2018 School Year.
Global Outreach Charter Academy’s Lunch Procedures
At Global Outreach Charter Academy (GOCA) we pride ourselves in the fact that we have a program in place so that all of our students have the opportunity to receive breakfast, lunch, and snacks afterschool at no charge to them. However, we do have certain procedures that all students are expected to adhere to. Lunch procedures are as follows:
- As students walk into the cafeteria all the students are checked to make sure that they are in compliance with the uniform. Students who are not in compliance with something that can be fixed, such as an untucked shirt are asked to step to the side to fix their uniform to bring them into compliance. However, students that do not have a belt are written down on a list and warned that further offenses will result in them receiving lunch detention.
- Students receive two warnings for failure to have a belt and on the third offense they are placed in lunch detention.
- Students in lunch detention sit on the other side of the cafeteria away from their class and friends and are not allowed to talk.
- After all the classes are called up, the students sitting in lunch detention are called up to get their lunch as well.
- All students are given sufficient time to eat their lunch and if any student did not have a chance to finish their lunch they may remain a few minutes longer to finish up, upon their request.
Also added to the procedure will be a slip that will be sent home with the student in the agenda for every time they are not in compliance with the uniform, or specifically do not have a belt.
For any further questions or assistance, feel free to contact our Dining Services Department.
Adult Breakfast & Lunch:
If you would like to have lunch with your child, you must register as a volunteer, 24 hours prior. This is a district-wide policy, effective immediately. Visit Duval Schools, click on “Community”, scroll down to “Volunteer Information”, and click “Apply to Be a Volunteer”.
Adult Breakfast: $2.00
Adult Lunch: $3.00
- Complete the volunteer background screening online using the button below.
- Contact the School Volunteer Liaison or the school staff that handles volunteers at the school you wish to volunteer at or the Department of Family and Community Engagement at (904)390-2960 to check the status of your volunteer application. Please allow 10 business days for processing. Reminder: The district no longer issues volunteer cards. Also, use that opportunity to let the school know you are interested in volunteering and to discuss volunteer opportunities.
- Please remember to sign in and out using the Volunteer Sign-in Book in the front office. Your volunteer hours help not only students and teachers, but also help schools achieve awards from the Florida Department of Education.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. (Current DCPS students under 18 must complete the Under 18 Consent Form found HERE and submit it to the school)
- If you don’t have access to a computer, you may be allowed to use a computer at a school or stop by the Department of Community & Family Engagement kiosk. A social security number is required to apply. All required information must be entered in order for the application to be submitted.
Click HERE to gain access to valuable resources to help increase volunteering, mentoring, partnerships, and engagement.
For additional questions about becoming a volunteer, contact the Department of Community and Family Engagement at (904) 390.2960 or email@example.com.
Volunteers are a vital part of student success in Duval County Public Schools. More than 27,000 volunteers support schools each year and the number is growing. The employees of the Department of Community and Family Engagement work hand and hand with volunteer liaisons at schools to encourage interested parents and citizens to join us in our mission to provide every student with a high quality education. You can help by becoming a volunteer today.
To ensure the safety of our students, volunteers who will be at the school more than once, must complete an application and undergo a criminal background screening, free of charge. Please note–DCPS is no longer using volunteer cards as proof of clearance. Designated school staff will verify volunteer clearance using our online process. Anyone, including parents, who will visit the campus more than once to help must complete the process.
Each Duval County Public School has priorities set by their school leadership team that are based on the needs of the students. Liaisons assist by aligning volunteers and partners with school needs. Principals have oversight regarding volunteers and volunteer opportunities at each school.